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2014 Italia 15.98

£ 486,922*
Chioggia, Italy
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4-cabin, 2-heads Italia 15.98

Year:
2014
Length:
16m
Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Chioggia, Italy
Hull Material:
Fibreglass/GRP
YW#:
80212-3617166
Current Price:
EUR  580,000 Tax Paid (£ 486,922) 

Unique available brokerage example of the award-winning Italia 15.98, the only built with 4-cabin, 2-heads layout, complete with B&G instrument pack, full optioned, lightly used, ready to sail.

 

FURTHER BROKER’S COMMENTS:

MIND THE GAP was launched in 2014. Highlights of her specification include:

  • Teak deck, cockpit flooring and seating
  • Hull epoxy primer
  • 2.90m draft T-keel
  • Jefa steering with composite twin helm wheels
  • German mainsheet system
  • Stackpack and lazyjacks
  • B&G instrument package with Zeus plotter
  • 3x B&G 20x20 H5000 Displays at the mast
  • VHF with DSC and AIS
  • 4-cabin, 2-heads interior layout
  • Traditional filled-grain teak interior joinery
  • Electric winch
  • Water maker
  • Generator
  • AGM batteries (with one extra battery)
  • Electric stern platform
  • Spray hood
  • Dishwasher

 

MANUFACTURER’S COMMENTS:

 

Designed to cover long distances. In the design of Italia 15.98 the tradition of the great ocean going fast cruisers is reborn and updated to the latest hydrodynamics. “True Bluewater” best describes Italia 15.98, conceived to cruise long distances, combining performance, comfort and timeless style, with the guarantee of safe arrival even under the harshest conditions.

 

Italia 15.98 is a project by Matteo Polli, Italia Yachts chief designer, in collaboration with the yacht designer Tommaso Spadolini. It is a complete all-round boat with the performance you would expect from a fast cruiser. Seagoing boat behaviour, yet classic and original lines.

 

Italia 15.98 is design to let you live well on board while sailing. Development of the excellent hull that characterizes the smaller sister Italia 13.98, Italia 15.98 earns the internal hull volume and livebility on deck without substantially increasing the wet surface.

The hull has flared sections with knee high and deep deadrise at the bow. The shape allows a variable stern waterline length, limited with low wind, stretches dynamically with increasing speed. Very cared are the aspects related to comfort at sea, with careful study on the longitudinal trim and symmetry of the volumes while heeled as well as in the concentration of the weights as much as possible to limit the tendency to pitch.

 

About construction quality. The hull and deck are made of sandwich with biaxial and unidirectional glass fabrics impregnated with vinylester resin. In the central part of the boat ​​the structure consists of a grid of galvanized steel stringers and floors, to ensure a high resistance to concentrated loads. The structural frame is designed to constitute a closed structural ring, able to distribute in an optimal manner efforts on the hull and deck and to withstand the large loads from the keel, mast and rigging.

 

PRESS REVIEW:

 

From supercars and pointy shoes to novel pasta shapes, Italian design is lauded the world over. But it can lack practicality – there’s no room for the kids in a Ferrari, Gucci heels are terrible off-road and linguine simply translates to sauce on your shirt. This new Italia Yachts model is as true to this generalisation as it is to its patriotic name.

 

Conclusion:

This is a sexy design that sails as beautifully as she looks and is soundly built. But, by trying to offer something for everyone, Italia Yachts has introduced a problem whereby, in the Italian way, aesthetics have won over practicality. Cockpit benches are totally inadequate for protection and, in an effort to be simple, the cockpit layout is too complicated for a typical cruising couple.

 

So the question is: how important is an aft cabin? If only Italia had made the coamings higher, the best of both worlds might still be available. But like driving an Alfa or wearing a sharp Italian suit, this yacht is more about how it makes you feel.

 

The 15.98 is designed to encourage yachtsmen to spend more time at the wheel when sailing offshore. If you are searching for a yacht with looks and performance that can take you long distance and don’t mind sacrificing a bit of cockpit comfort, she’s extremely hard to beat.

 

Toby Hodges, Yachting World

 

 

Sail Republic

 

CONSTRUCTION

 

RCD Status:

  • The vessel complies with the European Union Recreational Craft Directive and is categorised A – Offshore.

 

Hull and deck Construction:

  • Hull and deck are sandwich with a variable density PVC core.
  • Outer layers are biaxial and unidirectional glass fibres impregnated with vinyl ester resin.
  • A single structural frame, bonded internally reinforces the hull spreading the mast, keel and rigging loads.
  • Hull and deck are finished in gelcoat
  • Teak laid side decks, cockpit sole and cockpit bench seating in the cockpit

 

Keel & Rudder:

  • The keel has a reverse “T” configuration with the blade made of Weldox 700 and torpedo casted in lead with 3% antimony. The geometry has been designed using modern flow simulation software which allowed to obtain a very efficient wing despite of a shallow draft.
  • The rudder blade is laminated with biaxial / unidirectional reinforcements and PVC core on female moulds. The rudder stock is made of aluminum. The stock bearings are self- aligning.

 

MACHINERY

 

Engine & gearbox:

  • Volvo Penta D2-75 4-cylinder 45hp diesel engine
  • Freshwater cooling system governed by thermostat
  • Saildrive gearbox
  • Single lever throttle/gear control

Service & Maintenance:

  • Engine hours – approx. 550 as of December 2019

 

Propulsion & Steering:

  • GORI 3-bladed folding propeller with overdrive
  • Twin wheel Jefa steering system with composite 100cm helm wheels.

 

ELECTRIAL SYSTEMS

 

Voltage systems:

  • 24vDC primary domestic system with 12vDC starting circuit and 220v AC via shorepower or generator

 

Battery Banks:

  • 6x 24vDC 130Ah maintenance free services batteries
  • 1x 12vDC 70Ah engine crank battery
  • 1x 12vDC generator crank battery

 

Generator:

  • Onan 3,5kw generator

 

Alternator:

  • 115 Ah engine mounted marine alternator with built-in charging sensor
  • Mastervolt 24vDC with 230V Socket

 

Battery charger:

  • 220vAC 80Ah battery charger

 

PLUMBING & GAS SYSTEMS

 

Fresh Water:

  • Pressurised fresh water supply via 24vDC pressure pump
  • Hot water produced by engine-driven calorifier or via immersion heater element in 50 litre well-insulated hot water tank.

 

Bilge Pumps:

  • 2x Electric bilge pumps (keel sump and engine room)
  • Each shower has its evacuation pump
  • 1x manual bilge pump

 

TANKAGE

 

Fuel:

  • 600 litres total fuel capacity in 2 stainless steel tanks

 

Fresh Water:

  • Approx. 700 litres fresh water capacity in 2 stainless steel tanks with level gauge

 

Holding Tanks:

  • 2x 15 litre black water holding tanks

 

Watermaker:

  • Spectra Newport 400 mkii 60l/h water maker

 

NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

  • 2x B&G Zeus 9’ colour GPS chart plotter with integrated WiFi
  • B&G Triton autopilot
  • 4x B&G Triton Mk1 multi-displays in cockpit with wind, speed and depth transducers
  • 2x Steering compasses in cockpit
  • B&G Radar 4G

 

Communications Equipment:

  • B&G V50 VHF with AIS

 

DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT

 

Galley:

  • Three-burner Techimpex gas stove with oven, protected by stainless steel guard
  • Double inox sink with hot & cold pressurised fresh water tap
  • Formica counter tops and sink cover
  • 24vDC 140 litres top loading refrigerator with drain valve
  • 24vDC 140 litres front opening refrigerator

 

Heads:

  • Manual marine toilet
  • Electric TECMA marine toilet aft
  • Hot & cold pressurised water supply with shower

 

Hi-fi:

  • Hi-fi with internal speakers
  • Waterproof exterior speakers

 

ACCOMMODATION

Summary of Accommodation:

  • Up to 8 berths in four cabins, two large double aft cabins, port side bunk beds cabin and forward master cabin with head. Occasional berth on saloon settee.

 

Accommodation Finish:

  • The modern design characterized by gelcoat surfaces is studied so that it can be functional in both racing and cruising situations. Some parts, such as closets and cabinets are made of fabric.
  • This particular example features teak interiors
  • The floor is made of marine plywood finished in antislip plastic laminate.
  • Internal doors are equipped with thresholds and finished with technical frames in aluminium to increase resistance to hard usage.

 

DECK EQUIPMENT

 

Rig:

  • Aluminium anodised spars
  • Keel-stepped mast with tapered 9/10 fractional profile.
  • Three sets of swept-back spreaders
  • 1x19 stainless steel discontinuous standing rigging with turnbuckles
  • German mainsheet system
  • Ball-bearing batten cars for mainsail
  • All control lines led aft to companionway
  • Hydraulic backstay
  • Dyneema halyards and sheets
  • Recessed under the deck furling jib
  • Lazy Jacks
  • Lazy bag

 

        

Winches:

  • 4x Harken Performa 2-speed electric self-tailing winches

 

Sails:

  • All sails from One Sails:
  • Triradial full batten main with one reef
  • Triradial furling Jib
  • Gennaker

 

  • Upwind sail area: 176 sqm
  • Downwind sail area: 320 sqm

 

General:

  • Stainless steel twin guardwires and stanchions
  • Open-front stainless steel pulpit and split pushpits
  • Cockpit shower
  • Folding bathing ladder
  • Electric folding transom

 

Anchoring & Mooring:

  • 12vDC 500w Lofrans electric anchor windlass
  • 25Kg Delta anchor with 50 m chain

 

Covers, Cushions & Canvas:

  • Cockpit cushions
  • Cockpit canvas
  • Sprayhood
  • Cockpit foldable teak table

 

SAFTEY EQUIPMENT:

 

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.





VIEWING ARRANGEMENTS

 

Lying: Chioggia, Italy

 

Available to view strictly by appointment

 

Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00

Saturday by prior appointment

                                                         

For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

 

Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

 

Lead Broker: Michele Antonini – Grabau International (Italia)

Tel: +39 333 74 89 281 Email: enquiries@grabauinternational.com



Please contact Alex Grabau at +44(0)1590 673715

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