The principal goal has been to create a fast boat but at the same time easy to sail and to get to maximum performance. The main objective has been to find the correct balance between the different kind of use, from windward-leeward races to offshore racing or cruising, obtaining a true all-round with an optimal balance between upwind and downwind performance both in light and strong winds.
Dimensions notes: Length overall: m 10,30 (with spoiler) Hull length: m 9,98 Displacement: Kg 4.500 (ORC lightship) Gph ORC 2014 (extimated): 625 s/m
Engines:The yacht is equipped with an inboard diesel with saildrive 20cv bladed folding propeller racing version, place in a compartment easily inspected and soundproofed. The large oil tank (61 liters) allows considerable autonomy at cruising speed incurred.
Tanks: The IY 9.98 has a well-organized water system that includes 1 tank of 110 liters with level indicator on the panel. All water intakes and discharges are flush with the hull.
Accommodations: The interior of IY 9.98 is divided in 2 cabins, one head (aft) and the central saloon that incorporates dinette, galley and chart table. The modern design surfaces in gelcoat is designed so that it can be functional in both racing and cruising. Some parts, such as closets and cabinets are made of fabric and can be removed to lighten the displacement in the race. The deck is made of marine plywood finished in laminate color choice. The 2 doors (head and aft cabin) have thresholds and are finished with aluminium techniques frames to increase endurance sports usage.
Galley: Galley: The “ L” galley consists of a sink with mixer tap folding, a generous 80 liter cell fridge, a kitchen tilting 2 burner gas stove, drawers and other compartments.
Electrical: Electrical and lighting The panel is located above the chart table, where there are the circuit breakers for each service board, digital gauges for tank level and battery status. In a practical and accessible technical space dedicated to the electrical system, it is placed a 100 Ah battery while the engine battery 55Ah is positioned below the bed of the stern. The interior is well lit with LED spotlights creating a warm atmosphere in any room.
Spars&Rigging: Mainsail area: mq 38 Jib area: mq 32 Spinnaker area: mq 90. The mast is made of aluminum with high performance profile and tapered, armed 9/10 - 2 swept spreaders of 21° to facilitate the roach flakes, and has a rail for the pole. The boom in aluminum hides inside the hoist tense-base. The rigging is discontinuous spiral cable in 1x19, with turnbuckles. The lands of the shrouds are in the hull. The forestay, also in spiral cable 1x19, complete with plastic foil. The backstay is in low-stretch textile with stick lifting. The rigging is in Dyneema® and in particular: a main halyard, jib halyard, spinnaker halyard at the masthead.
Deck Equipment: All maneuvers are easily adjustable from the cockpit while retaining the uncluttered deck by ropes and equipment thanks to the steps built into the structure. The deck is equipped with the following: - 2 winches #46 primary - 2 halyards winches #40 - Hoist mainsheet with setting up - Mainsail traveler with on ball bearings - Rails jib on deck with adjustable cart - Backstay 48: 1 - 6 stoppers - Dyneema® sheets - Stainless steels covered in INOX 316 - Deck hardware and other equipment - Backlight compass All functional areas of the deck are finished with non-slip beaded high grip. Four mooring cleats ensure maximum functionality and minimum impediment to navigation.