Italia 9.98…power and balance in a small package
Even if Italia 9.98 is our smallest range boat, it encloses all the most important features defining the Italia Yachts U.S.A. brand. Italia 9.98 is designed specifically for fun sailing and is particularly dedicated to handicap racing (ORC and IRC), but it is also well indicated for short cruises.
Italia 9.98 is a fast boat but at the same time easy to sail. The main project purpose for the Italia 9.98 has been to find the correct balance between the different kinds of use, from windward-leeward races to offshore racing or cruising, to obtain a true all-round yacht with an optimal balance between upwind and downwind performance both in light and strong winds.