Italia Yachts U.S.A. to Launch New Twelve Meter Product Line That Complies with ORC and IRC Rules

Milford, Connecticut, UNITED STATES

-Leading Sailing Yacht Manufacturer Expanding Product Portfolio to Meet Growing Customer Demands

MILFORD, Conn., Oct. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Italia Yachts U.S.A., where speed and comfort are built into every yacht, recently announced it has expanded its product portfolio with the development of the new 11.98 model line, a 12-meter (39-feet) family of vessels born with a racing soul and complying with ORC and IRC rules.

Specifically designed to be adaptable to users who want a blend of racing and cruising features, the 11.98 family combines the latest in hydrodynamics research with clean design, easy handling and a layout that will accommodate the requirements of the most experienced sailing teams without sacrificing the comfort and luxury demands of users looking for a leisure cruiser. The 11.98 Series will be available in two models, the Fuoriserie and the Bellissima.

“With the 11.98 project, our design goal was to create a boat that is really adaptable to both cruising and racing users,” said Bill Leonard, Operations Director of Italia Yachts U.S.A. “The result is a boat that will inspire the most ambitious professional sailor while at the same time providing a smooth, luxurious ride to owners looking for a cruiser.”

The Fuoriserie line has been engineered with the demands and needs of the pure racer in mind. The Bellissima features elegant, comfortable interior spaces including three cabins, a spacious dinette and separate shower without compromising performance. Both versions of the 11.98 series utilize highly aerodynamic hull, keel and rudder lines developed from years of racing experience and based on the latest in computational fluid dynamics research. Both versions are highly customizable according to the specific needs of the user.

Features and Availability:

  • Hull and deck constructed of fiberglass sandwich with PVC cores of variable density
  • Skin consisting of biaxial and unidirectional glass reinforcements impregnated with vinyl ester resin
  • Reinforced carbon structural construction, including hull bottom and some internal furniture
  • Hull and deck finished in gelcoat
  • Bridge and walkarounds treated with anti-skid

The 11.98 series is currently under construction and will be commercially available in the fourth quarter of 2018.


Italia Yachts was born near Venice in Chioggia, Italy in 2011 with one, singular mission: to design and build high quality boats for sailors seeking performance and exclusivity. To meet the rapidly expanding demand within North America for sailing yachts in the 34- to 54-foot range that deliver optimum levels of speed without sacrificing luxury and comfort, Connecticut-based Italia Yachts U.S.A. was established in 2018 to provide local sales and service support for this increasingly important marketplace. Headquartered in Milford, Connecticut with a satellite operation in South Florida, Italia Yachts U.S.A. stands ready to meet the demands of those that seek sport and blue water cruising sailboats that offer ease of operation with exhilarating performance, suitable for offshore racing. For additional information, please visit

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Italia Yachts USA