Italia Yachts unveiled the first video of the new IY 20.98. This project was presented during the last Cannes Yachting Festival in 2021. The Italia Yachts 20.98 – naval architecture signed Cossutti Yacht Design studio, exterior and interior design by the yard design studio – is inspired by the concepts of the “Classic, Contemporary and Modern” boat. This is the first “Mini-Maxi” from the Italia Yachts shipyard.
The Italia Yachts 20.98 is the fourth model born from the partnership between the Venetian-based Italia Yachts and Cossutti design, following on from the 10.98, 13.98, and newly-launched 14.98.
The hull is technologically advanced, with optical fibres lamination, thanks to the collaboration with B&G, Volvo, and Allspar and some of the most advanced research centres in the infusion lamination sector. “The result is a mini maxi characterized by tapered and sleek lines“, says Cossutti Yacht Design studio, “with a generous sail plan and a technologically advanced hull, with optical fibers in the lamination. Thanks to the optional lifting keel, the new Italia Yachts 20.98 will be able to sail in any sea and get closer to the shore thanks to the reduced draft.“
Italia Yachts 20.98: the deck
The project is designed for navigation with a ‘mixed crew’, sailors and guests, the halyards are managed by winches at the mast foot while the winches are positioned at the stern for adjusting the sheets, for perfect handling even with a small crew. On deck, the living spaces are ample and there are hatches and large windows to ensure a beautiful natural light in the interior.
Italia Yachts 20.98: the interiors
The interiors are the result of ergonomics and design studies that match the use of new high standards materials with the utmost attention to weight to create luxury-style spaces on board. Another interesting news concerns the layout which can be customized, also by mixing the options already provided: one of these sees the creation of a kitchen-living room, usually used in larger boats and a reserved crew area, aft.
The new IY 20.98 will hit the water before the end of 2022.
Italia Yachts 20.98 first specs
|Length overall||21.75 m (71.36 ft)|
|Length hull:||20.15 m (66.20 ft)|
|Beam:||5.35 m (17..55 ft)|
|Displacement:||23.000 kg (50.706 lbs|
|Fixed keel draft:||3.80 m (12.46 ft)|
|Telescopic keel:||2.50-4.10 m (8.2-13.45 ft)|
|Ballast (Fixed keel):||7.400 kg (16.314 lbs)|