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Italia Yachts 12.98: an italian cruiser that can captivate USA

The Italia Yachts 12.98 retains the characteristics of the other boats of the shipyard, adding to the usual comfort and easy handling even outstanding performance, making it ideal for any type of race.

The hull and deck are built of sandwich cores with PVC with different densities depending on the construction needs. The skins are laid in E-glass (mat, mats and unidirectional) impregnated with vinylester resin. The lamination is performed at a controlled temperature between 16 °C and 25 °C. Reinforcing plates are inserted at the equipment deck.

Italia yachts 12.98

The central band of the hull is made of full laminated to improve the resistance to concentrated efforts and to avoid delamination. All bulkheads are marine plywood from 15 to 25 mm and are bonded to the hull and gusseted to the internal structure and the deck. The deck is superimposed on the hull, bonded with structural adhesive and laminated internally.

A structural carbon frame is placed inside the hull glued and gusseted, to share the efforts of the mast and the rigging. On the same are placed bulkheads and furniture. The hull and deck have gelcoat surfaces; the bridge and walkable areas are finished with antiskid from the female mold. The benches and the floor of the cockpit are finished in teak 10 mm.

All interiors and bulkheads are veneered in teak with satin varnish and brushed white areas.

The kitchen

The “L” galley including cabinets and drawers, is composed by three burners tilting stove n° 01 160 l refrigerator with a separate compressor and plate, n° 01 stainless steel sink, and with hot and cold water mixer. 


The saloon is composed of a “C” sofa and a folding table; on the opposite side there is provided a further sofa; ample storage space and cabinets to the sides.

Italia yachts 12.98

Chart table

Sliding chart table with seat, stowage compartment and instrument panel. CushionsThe boat is provided complete with removable mattresses for berths, dinette seats and backs in polyurethane foam covered in different washable color. 

Forward cabin

It is equipped with a large double bed, n° 01 wardrobes with shelves and hangers, and a compartment under the bed free for storage with access from the horizontal plane of the bed. 

Aft cabins

They are equipped with a large double bed and wardrobe with shelves and hanging space. 

Italia Yachts 12.98 Specs

Naval architecture: Matteo Polli – Italia Yacht Design Team
Design and styling: Laura Boscolo Meo – Italia Yacht Design Team
Engineering project: Maurizio Cossutti Yacht Design
Length overall: m 12.98
Hull length: approximately m 12.60
Waterline length: m 11.10
Beam max: m 4.16
Draft: m 2.20
Displacement: kg 7.950
Fuel tank: 200 l ca
Water tanks: 330 l ca
Engine: Diesel 40 hp
Transmission: Sail Drive
Engine start battery: n° 1 x 55 Ah AGM
Battery and services: n° 02 x AGM 130 (third battery optional 130 AGM)



One of the best sailboat of the year: great construction, perfect for race and for... cruising

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