Distinction & Grace
Italmas is a world-class cruising design tuned and tailored for her owner to enjoy sailing the Great Lakes. She combines distinction with grace resulting in a traditional take from Stephens Waring Yacht Design that squarely pays homage to yachts of the 40’s and 50’s.
World-class workmanship by Van Dam created a Great Lakes cruising sloop unlike any other. The yacht exudes “classic” — the hull seemingly born from restrained overhangs and subtle tumblehome, an elliptical transom and a traditional bulwark detail. The cabin trunk and hard dodger continue a theme in spare elegant styling that somehow yields a softening touch to the eye by the mix of strong camber and elliptical shaped details in the corners of the superstructure elements.
A spirit of tradition combined with a conservative sailing platform delivers lively performance and allows the yacht owner to enjoy many years of cruising. The ease of sail handling comes from a manageable sail plan with large mainsail and smaller, non-overlapping jib, while all major trim controls and functions are arranged in the cockpit area.
The most notable feature in the sail plan is the custom designed wooden spar equipped with a modern carbon fiber roller furling boom. The simple suit of sails minimizes work in sail handling, yet is plenty ample for the easily driven performance underbody.
The interior arrangement is uncomplicated, yet comfortable, and will have an “open” feel with a gourmet galley and comfortable, roomy, seating and dining arrangements. There will be a spacious head with enclosed shower and a forward cabin with plenty of room to move about.
Construction is to Van Dam’s high and uncompromising standards with classic and elegant joinery on display throughout the yacht. Italmas is a showcase for the attention to detail that places a Van Dam in a league of its own.