IY 9.98

Italia Yacht's 9.98 concept is to make sailing fun. The essential feature is a powerful easy to helm boat that gives you the optimum balance between upwind and downwind performance in strong or light winds. The IY 9.98 Fuoriserie will have you sailing faster and safer. The IY 9.98 Fuoriserie version is a pure race boat configured for serious fleet racing, a proven performer having won two consecutive ORC World Championships.


Italia Yachts 9.98's hull, keel and rudder were designed using extensive computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling and prediction programs (VPP) to maximise velocity performance. The resulting design has slender waterlines and extended transom lines when upright. This gives the advantage on downwind legs, whereas at increasing heeling angles, waterlines get much longer and wider giving greater stability whilst remaining symmetrical and balanced. The combination of the CFD analysis and the team's vast racing experience has resulted in the perfect balance of performance and handling.


The deck and coach roof are designed to minimise wind resistance whilst ensuring that moving around out of the cockpit is safe and easy. Bevelled edges throughout ensure that the lines are both attractive and functional and efficiency is emphasized by the high freeboard giving a drier ride for crew and helm. This is all achieved without compromising locker space on deck or space below. The importance of obtaining fair lines on deck have been the guiding line for the design team who have designed a functional, ergonomically efficient and safe deck suitable for both race crews and family sailors.IY 9.98 Fuoriserie is fitted with a tiller steering.


The IY 9.98 is also suitable for long cruises, complementing the exciting sailing performance with a refined, carefully crafted and welcoming interior. Both versions have two cabins – one forward and one aft, an aft head, open plan central saloon, a galley and a comfortable navigation station. The modern look below is light, bright and airy characterized by a polished gelcoat finish giving surfaces that are attractive yet functional for racing. Innovative fabric lockers are removable to minimise displacement in race mode. An attractive antislip coating is bonded to the marine plywood cabin floors.


Naval architecture: Matteo Polli / Italia Yachts
Exterior design: Kristian Macchiut / Matteo Polli
Interior design: Kristian Macchiut (KMD)
Displacement: 4.500 Kg
Engineering and structures: Matteo Polli / Italia Yachts
GPH ORC: 625 - 630 sec/m
IRC TCC: 1,015 - 1,025
PHRF: 72
Maximum width: 3.54 m
Overall length: 10.30 m
Draft: 1.90 m
Sail area jib: 32 mq
Gennaker sail area: 105 mq
Main sail area: 38 mq
Spinnaker sail area: 90 mq

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