Solent / Jib area
Trinquette on removable Stay area
51 / 63 m²
20 / 30 m²
150 à 165 m²
1.38 m / 3.10 m
Glass – Polyester or Vinylester resin- Foam Sandwich
Engine : 40 hp Saildrive
& Design interior
(Images 3D – P. Forgia / Cabinet FINOT-CONQ)
High Performance Cruising
After months of development and fine-tuning, we are delighted to present the details of the new POGO44.
From the drawing board of naval architects FINOT-CONQ once again, the POGO44 very much reflects the family spirit of the other models in the POGO range:
– On deck, the famous angled portlights of the POGO36 provide plenty of light and good forward vision from inside the boat, a useful attribute when on watch on long cruises.
– The twin tillers, as with the Pogo 36, allow for good visibility when steering, as well as providing more space for a large cockpit table. Steering wheels will also be available as an option.
– The ergonomics are similar to our other models: the cockpit layout is designed for short-handed manoeuvring. All the halyards and sheets are led to the coachroof pit, making it very easy for one person to tack, gybe or take a reef.
– The use of downwind sails will be simplified with a fixed bowsprit, which also incorporates the bow roller.
– The bow volume gives a clue to the performance capabilities of this boat.
– The mast comes in Aluminum or Carbon, with no backstay (as with our other models from the POGO30 to the POGO50), allowing for a wider, more powerful square top on the mainsail.
– Constant improvements in our building techniques have led to stronger and lighter structure, making it possible to increase the level of comfort while keeping weight down. The interior of the boat is faithful to the POGO STRUCTURES spirit with particular attention paid to weight at all stages of the build in order to optimise the centre of gravity, and therefore performance and power under sail.
– The saloon features an L-shaped bench seat on the port side which faces the large work surface and the galley on the starboard side.
– The two aft double cabins provide incredible volume for this size of sailboat.
It will be possible to equip the boat with one or two heads and a separate shower cabin.
– There is an option for one or two double cabins forward for more crew capacity.
– The lifting keel is the standard Pogo system. The fin is built in vacuum infused solid fiberglass and vinylester GRP with a lead bulb.
As with the other models, a safety pressure valve on the hydraulics allows for automatic release of the keel in case of grounding.
The reduced draft of the lifting keel in the up position allows access to the most protected anchorages.
The build quality of the 100% vacuum infused POGO44 ensures incredible seaworthiness for a long-distance cruising sailboat combined with an increased level of comfort to satisfy even the most experienced sailor.
We look forward to welcoming you soon for a test sail in BENODET Bay …
POGO STRUCTURES Team
Interview with Pascal CONQ on the POGO 44 by Loïc Madeline from Voiles & Voiliers
The pictures of the new Pogo44 are impressive. It promises to be a great cruising boat with a lot of inside volume and the potential to be very fast.
In short, this is a boat you would want to get your hands on. It has filled the gap between the highly popular 12.50 and the more exclusive 50 footer in Structures’ range of boats.
Naval architect Pascal Conq explains the choices that led to this design.
Voiles et Voiliers: Pascal, would it be fair to say that the Pogo 44 looks like a big Pogo 36?
Pascal Conq: When you look at the pictures, it’s true that it looks similar to the 36. But we pushed the bow volume a bit further. It’s a small step, not as extreme as a Class40, but it adds power, stability and performance.
Voiles et Voiliers: Doesn’t that make the bow heavier in a way?
Pascal Conq: No, the boat sits well: its forms lift the bow and even the knuckle out of the water. It’s an evolution of previous Pogo designs.
Voiles et Voiliers: Is it a more civilised, more comfortable boat than previous generations of Pogos?
Pascal Conq: I’m not sure what you mean by “civilised”, but if you look at the coamings for example, it does look more comfortable and it’s true that the attention to detail, the ergonomics and the interior have been even more carefully thought out. Compared to the 12.50, we have been able to propose interior designs which better match the requirements of our clients. The different layout options will all be highly functional.
Voiles et Voiliers: The deck layout of the Pogo 36 stood out with its angled portlights and split coachroof. You opted for a similar design?
Pascal Conq: We’ve noticed that this style of coachroof works well in real life, as well as on the drawing board when the deck layout is superimposed on the interior layout. There is headroom where it’s needed below deck, and a good amount of space all along the side deck. And what’s more, you have forward vision from the saloon. Beyond that, it’s a question of personal taste, but there is no doubt that it’s effective.
Voiles et Voiliers: How do you keep the weight down with boats that have ever more interior volume?
Pascal Conq: It’s not easy. Especially since the mast is a little taller to ensure performance, meaning that we have to also add lead for the righting moment. So we have paid particular attention to the interior fittings, particularly in the choice of materials. The structural bulkheads and fittings are fibreglass foam sandwich, and we have replaced plywood panels with laminated fibreglass panels which are thinner and easier to maintain.
The 44 will be a bit faster and also a little more comfortable.
Voiles et Voiliers: What is the programme for this boat?
Pascal Conq: It’s pretty much the same as for all Pogos, namely to be able to go fast and far. The difference is that the 44 will be a little faster than the others and also a little more comfortable with her three well-proportioned cabins. The buyer almost certainly has plans to sail across the Atlantic or undertake some other long-distance cruise, and will be spending a lot of time on board.
The interior design and the deck layout are from the drawing board of Pierre Forgia, and he also provided these 3D views.
The Pogo 44 will feature three large double cabins, two heads and a long galley. Particular care has been taken with the forward owner’s cabin.
The coachroof and the lifting keel with all the ballast at its extremity are characteristic features. The anchor bowsprit already featured on the Pogo 50.
| Pierre FORGIA
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