The POGO 40 S4
The S4 is the fourth generation of Class40 from Pogo Structures.
This new design, produced by the architect Guillaume Verdier, could be the result of an infernal equation combining the following constraints:
- Minimum boat weight
- Reduced wetted surface
- + Hull power
- + Rig power
- + Versatility in navigation
- Gauge Class40
A very AGGRESSIVE HULL DESIGN :
Tested with multiple numerical simulations (CFD) by Guillaume Verdier, the hull of the S4 was selected with the best result of the various studies.
Its massive SCOW-style bow and its detached brion simultaneously provide power and a low drag surface.
The chines extend from the bow to the transom and provide the boat with fabulous stiffness.
The very tight hull on the rear part instantly benefits gliding and planing starts.
The boat is laminated using vacuum infusion technology. A know-how that POGO STRUCTURES has mastered for many years on its entire range.
The RIGGING :
The Carbon rig has the choice of the racer : one or two levels of spreaders and it is very far back on the deck to maintain the centering of the weights and further increase the surfaces of the headsails.
The rudders :
S4 rudders have long, saber-sharp profiles.
Mounted on the transom and can be lifted upwind when sailing.
A system of connecting bars between the rudders joins a central bar: saving weight and effort on the rudder heads.
For the design of the keel, Guillaume Verdier created an incredible keel sail profile incorporating a huge "torpedo" lead bulb.
The experience of the other Class40s manufactured at POGO STRUCTURES has made it possible to design a very optimized deck plan with the latest models of fittings.
For more comfort and safety, most of the maneuvers are done from the coachroof, sheltered by the coachroof which becomes the main control post of the boat.
|Upwind sail area
|Total upwind sail area : 115 m²
|4 T 580
|Guillaume VERDIER – POGO STRUCTURES