High Performance Line

Pogo36. A great successor!

We were long waiting to add this new Pogo36 into our fleet and we are happy to have her starting 2017!

The successor of the Pogo10.50 has incorporated all design and performance input from the previous Pogos.  All typical characteristics that make Pogos exceptional performance cruisers are there: robust structure, wide beam, form stability, double tillers, deep keel, voluminous shape….

The new features are the more pronounced chines which together with the voluminous bow sections offer great form stability and will allow the Pogo36 to glide over the waves at high speeds.  The designer office of Finot-Conq, opted for a set of windows facing towards the front, offering tight sheeting angles and … a very aggressive look!

In addition, at Fastsailing, we have selected the 3 cabin version with all the major extras for top performance and great comfort: Carbon mast, pivoting keel, square top mainsail, heating, hot water both inside and in cockpit shower…

What a spectacle it is going to be having a Pogo36 along with a few Pogo12.50s and a Pogo50 moored in a picturesque bay in the Cyclades…



Speed

As you would expect, we are talking about a truly fast saiboat. Not an IRC/ORC “optimized” floating caravan….
Enjoy gliding at 8…10…15 kts with ease, comfort and safety. Max boat speed for the Pogo36 will be around 20kts and we are just waiting to experience that!
This is how it is possible:
Super powered:
  • Sail area /Displacement 2/3 =  31.50 for upwind (D=3.6t, Upwind SA = 74m² )
  • Sail area /Displacement 2/3 = 82.59 for downwind. (D=3.6t,  Downwind SA=194 m²)

Optimized hull:

  • Flat hull shape optimized for planing both upwind and downwind
  • Pronounced rocker => minimal drag in light airs + bow up when sailing downwind in strong breeze
As soon as the yard releases the Polar Diagrams and VMG graphs we will publish them here for you

Certainly Polar Diagrams are theoretical predictions assuming certain “ideal” conditions (perfect trimming, sails’ conditions, steering etc). However, they do provide however a useful tool when it comes to comparing yachts. Double digit boat speed sensations are now for everybody!


Comfort

Interior and exterior comfort that you can only find in much bigger yachts.

Interiors: 3 cabins, WC with shower, hot water, full kitchen, fridge, storage, excellent ventilation

Deck: Large and unobstructed cockpit, cockpit shower, low diving platform

Sailing fast does not have to be uncomfortable!


Safety

Absolute safety. Sail relaxed, feel and be safe at all times, no compromise on that! Safety comes from 5 basic characteristics: Robust structure, Stability, Unsinkability, Offshore design, Speed potential

Robust structure:

  • Hull reinforced both longitudinally and transversally
  • All bulkheads are structurally integrated
  • Extra reinforcement on highly stressed areas of hull and deck (winches, rudder pits, engine etc.)
  • Keel pivots backwards to absorb a grounding shock
  • Structures naval yard construction quality

Stability:

  • Very low center of gravity – below the hull. 1.1 out of the 1.2tons of total keel weight,  located at the lowest part from -2m to -2.8m.
  • Keel/Displacement ratio is at 1.2/3.6=33.3% (most cruising yachts have <30% , most racer/cruisers are rarely above 35%)
  • Significant righting moment
    • Form stability (4.0m beam compared to ~3.0m in conventional boats of similar length)
    • 2.8m deep keel
    • max righting moment of 3.3tm @ 50o or equivalently max righting arm of 0.88m (Most racer/cruisers are rarely above 0.8m…)
    • AVS (angle of vanishing stability) = 122o, with keel down
    • Even with the keel lifted, the Pogo36 could be classified as a Class B Design Category under ISO 12217 (minimum required AVS= 130o -0.005xDisplacement = 130o -0.005×3600 = 112o >95o)
  • Twin rudders inclined to leeward.
    • Always a rudder fully submerged for control.
    • Rudder stands ~vertical => no hydrodynamic lift => steering is always soft and responsive
    • When downwind both the rudders in the water => extra stability.
    • When upwind only one of the rudders remains submerged => reduced drag

Un-sinkability:

  • Buoyancy foam below front and aft cabins
  • Watertight aft and bow crash compartments

Offshore design:

  • All controls and manoeuvres are cockpit lead.
  • All winches are close to the cockpit’s central axis. The crew does not have to lean towards the yacht’s extremity for monoeuvring
  • No permanently fixed table that can seriously hurt the crew during rough seas
  • Banks protect from incoming waves
  • Open aft section for immediate drainage in case a wave breaks into the cockpit.
  • Watertight sliding door is not the classic detachable panel type, but always in place, and ready to be closed at any time
  • Life-raft is stored permanently within the cockpit for immediate access and safe deployment in case of emergency

Speed: Being fast is an element of safety per se:

  • reach shelter quickly
  • escape from a weather front

Technical Specifications

Pogo36

Hull,  deck & rigging
 Length overall 10.86m
Max beam 4.0m
Draft 2.8m/1.2m
Light displacement 3.6t
Mast Carbon
Boom Aluminum
Bowsprit Carbon, retractable
Steering system Twin rudders, Tiller
Motor Volvo Penta D1-20 HP
Propeller 2-blade folding
Navigation Category  ISO 12217 A – unsinkable

 

Sailplan:
Mainsail Square top __ m²
Genoa ___ m²
Staysail on removable stay ___m²
Asymmetric spinnaker A2 ___ m²
Gennaker/Code 0 ___ m²

 

Interiors / Amenities
double cabins 3
single beds 2
Kitchen
WC with shower 1