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|Model||SCIARRELLI MARCONI CUTTER 45'LOD|
|Class||Antique and Classic|
Carlo Sciarrelli - Drawing No. 84
Craglietto Shipyard - Trieste
Launching November 1981
ITALIA is registered with the Port Authority of Trieste
Registration code and number: TS 1941 D
Rina Safety Certificate valid until 8 April 2023
Unlimited authorization from the coast for 8 people
In his well-known book Lo Yacht, Origine ed evoluzione del veliero da diporto, published by Mursia, in editions since 1992, in which the drawings of Italia appears, Carlo Sciarrelli writes on page 415:
The last boat I present is something else. It arose from the statement in Chapter xvi of this book that "in my opinion, the Dyarchy is the most beautiful cruising boat still afloat". Well, the client asked me for a boat of that type, and more beautiful than the Dyarchy.
It was made in Trieste, by Craglietto, it's called Italia and it was launched in November 1981.
It's a traditional boat made with great finishes, a high modern level. This type accepts it, it's a type of boat that can be thought of in any era, because the external rudder takes away that 'yacht-like' quality that makes a design age. Without features peculiar to a particular period, such as a plumb or clipper bow, without decorative motifs, but also without the rails on deck, the marconi mast but in wood, tiller rudder. In varnished wood, mahogany and teak. A boat that is yacht and boat at the same time, from all eras. A "zeitlose" shape.
At the club's berth, it is visited by people who have never seen it before, like a monument. It always has a small crowd commenting on it. Everyone finds that she is wonderful but that in some detail she could have been different. I tried to imagine this boat being praised by everyone without the details being condemned and nothing remained, the boat disappeared.
To expose a boat that is too beautiful to the public's judgement is a brazen challenge, one has to bow one's head and silently endure the intransigence of those who dinghy around.
Carlo Sciarrelli was awarded an honorary degree in Architecture by the University of Venice in 2003. The motivation reads: 'His creations have brought naval architecture design closer to the threshold of art'. During the lectio magistralis he gave on that occasion, Sciarrelli presented the designs of Italia saying: "This is one of the most beautiful I have done".
Italia was designed and built as a pure cruising boat, fast, elegant and sober. It is very sailable, has few berths and a perfectly usable interior when sailing.
The construction is classic, planking courses in kaja mahogany on steam-curved acacia frames. The planks are copper riveted and not caulked, but glued. It is extremely solid: the planking is 28 mm and the battens every 20 cm, and the stringers are galvanised steel.
Originally, the deadrise was clear-coated and the deck was teak. The deck was redone in 2014 in ivory-painted plywood and it was decided to forgo flatting on the sides in 2017, when they were enamelled in Awlgrip's oyster white shade.
The superstructures, gunwale and masting (such as the curved gangway and swim ladder) are transparent.
Italia was built in one piece
The model of Italia is kept at the Museo del Mare in Trieste
The yacht, as is to be expected given Carlo Sciarrelli's design inspiration, proved to be extremely well balanced, powerful and fast, especially in strong winds and seas, balanced and gentle to steer, manoeuvrable even in light breezes, comfortably habitable both at sea and in port. Sciarrelli recognised one of his teachers, perhaps the main one, in Bruno Veronese, one of the proponents of the metacentroid hull theory, which he applied in the design of cruising boats.
The construction is classical, planking courses of kaja mahogany on steam-curved acacia stringers. The planks are copper riveted and not caulked, but glued. It is extremely solid: 28 mm planking and frames every 20 cm, galvanised steel stringers.
The deck is plywood from the year 2014
The superstructures, cockpit bulwark, coachroofs and skylights are solid mahogany
Interior is solid mahogany.
6 berths in 3 cabins
to starboard, large chart table with holding belt, chart pouch, bookshelves, instruments, electric panel and waxed wardrobe; refrigerator and drawers below table;
to port, full galley with holding strap, drawers, lockers, sink with hot and cold water mixer tap and seawater tap, both electrically and foot operated; gas oven and cooker
two sofas and two high bunks with anti-roll sheets, table, lockers.
with two entrances, from saloon and master cabin, includes washbasin, shower, electric and foot operated, hot water, Baby Blake toilet, mirror and lockers.
with two bunks with anti-roll sheets, hanging locker, bedside table, chest of drawers, settee with locker under seat, bookcase, lockers.
This is followed by
a bulkhead with no openings behind which is the forward cabin - formerly the fo'c'sle , which actually had the first two owners - with access from the deck, with two bunks, sink, chain well, ample stowage space. Only one berth and toilet appeared in the plans, but this was never installed.
All the interiors are varnished, in the saloon the ceilings are ivory coloured, in the cabin and foc’sole they are varnished.
Cutter Rigging with a single row of spreaders, quartered shrouds, bow thruster
Mainsail mq 52.00 gr 350/sqm
Foresail square metre 14.30 gr 350/sqm
Yankee sq.m. 50.00 gr 325/sq.m.
Flying jib sq.m. 14.50 gr 350/sq.m.
Normal sail area sq.m 116.30
5 bags of sails, :
Mainsail Olimpic two reefs high, as per Sciarrelli's plans
Flying jib new Be Sails
Gennaker with Hood sock
Hood furler for the yankee with new 8 mm line
Small jib made of heavy fabric and cut flat to be strung on the backstay to hold the bow in the wind at anchor in the event of a swinging motion
In the cockpit:
2 for yankee sheets
On the mast
1 for mainsail halyard
1 for yankee halyard
1 for foresail halyard
1 for mainsail reef
On the boom
2 old type
Installed new in 2016
Yanmar 4JH5E diesel 53 Hp
Indirect cooling (heat exchanger)
Engine hours 819
Max Prop three-bladed propeller
Stainless steel fuel tank 350 litres
Cruising speed at 2,100 rpm over 6.5 Kt, at 2,300 rpm over 7 Kt
6 x 110 Ah batteries
Alternator on engine
220 V battery charger
Electrical panel with circuit breakers
Deck and tricolour masthead lights, deck lighting, instruments
Boiler (220 V current or engine heat exchanger)
2 stainless steel tanks totalling 600 litres
Water pessure for cold and hot water in kitchen and bathroom
All taps are also powered by foot pumps
Shower with hot water in bathroom and cold water in bow toilet
20 litre boiler connected to the engine or 220 volt mains
Waste water tank with automatic drain
Cassens & Plath binnacle course compass
Raymarine tiller-mounted autopilot with control unit in a cockpit locker
2 electric bilge pumps, one of which is automatic directly connected to the batteries without going through the electrical panel
Manual bilge pump operated by helmsman
Equipment within 50 miles for 8 people
Arimar raft unlimited from the coast for 8 people
Two horseshoe lifebuoys with light buoy and floating line
4 safety belts
Safety World jack-lines
Lofrans 1000 Watt horizontal electric anchor winch
75 m 10 mm chain
Various thick cables and chain sections
Spade anchor 35 kg
Delta 25 kg
Anchor 10 kg
National flag pole at stern
Varnished mahogany ladder from the water
Clear-coated arched wooden gangway
Fenders: 6 cylindrical and 2 round, all with cream-coloured soft wing covers
Pioneer stereo with four speakers, two in master cabin, two in saloon
Seawater hose in bow with electric pump for washing chain and deck
Seawater faucet in galley with electric and foot pump
|Length on Deck||13.5m|
|Length at Waterline||11m|
|Fresh Water Tank||2 x 600 l (Stainless Steel)|
|Fuel Tank||1 x 350 l (Stainless Steel)|