The Pogo brand stands like no other for the combination of comfortable touring concepts and sporty seaworthiness. The boats from the shipyard in Brittany are known for meeting the needs of cruising and family sailors as well as the needs of offshore racing. The often asked compromise is not an easy one. Nevertheless, Pogo Structures has specialized in precisely this and has been mastering the difficult balancing act for many years with success and new models over and over again.
In March of this year, Pogo Structures surprised everyone with the announcement of a new, large boat. The project has already been presented in detail at YACHT online. Now hull number 1 has been completed and has already passed the first shipyard tests in Brittany. The YACHT test editors now want to try to get on the ship for a test as soon as possible. In the meantime, the shipyard has already sent the first photos of the test fittings (see the following picture gallery). However, photos of the interior construction are not yet available because parts of the upholstery and paneling are not yet finished and installed. The renderings give an idea of what the ship will look like below deck.
Photo gallery: New Pogo 44, first test shot
The hull and deck of the new Pogo 44 are built as a GRP construction using a vacuum infusion process. The greatest possible weight saving is a dominant topic at Pogo. With a weight of only 5.9 tons, the Pogo 44 is relatively light in comparison with similar ship concepts, despite full interior fittings and a not inconsiderable amount of ballast in the keel. The shipyard manufactures both the hulls and the decks using a vacuum infusion process with a foam core. The electro-hydraulic slewing keel with a depth variance of 1.35 to 3.10 meters is standard without an alternative. In addition, because of the wide and flat stern, there are inevitably double rudder blades.
As standard, the Pogo 44 is equipped with a double tiller steering, two steering wheels will be possible as an option. The customer also has to choose between the standard aluminum rig and a carbon fiber rig. The carbon option without a backstay (as with the prototype in the photos) makes it possible to attach a flat mainsail with a wide, flared sail head (square head). The rig is very far aft on deck, even behind the middle of the ship. This makes the Genu very large in comparison. With a value of just under 5.9, the sails load number is well above the average for comparable performance boats.
Two double cabins are provided aft for the interior work, with either one large or two smaller, separated cabins in the foredeck. The layouts of all feasibility are attached below as a small picture gallery. The base price for the new Pogo 44 is given by the shipyard at 323,340 euros, including 19 percent VAT, but excluding sails and electronics.
Photo gallery: Pogo 44 interior layouts
|constructor||Finot / Conq|
|constructor||Finot / Conq|
|Hull length||12.80 m|
|Total length (with bowsprit)||13.55 m|
|Draft with swivel keel||1.38-3.10 m|
|Mainsail||51.0 / 63.0 sqm|
|Cross jib||30.0 sqm|
|Gennaker||150.0 / 165.0 sqm|
|Sail carrying number (STZ)||5,88|
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