Pogo 12.50 – best performance cruiser in 2012

| August 20, 2012

Pogo 12.50 runningThe Pogo 12.50 is definitely not a cruiser like all the rest. It’s hull, created by Finot-Conq Architects is the same as the pogo 40S² – a frequent sight on the podium of the Class 40. Effective, stark, accentuated by the chine, she will take you to speeds that you have yet to encounter. In only 3 to 4 knots of breeze, even long distances will seem much smaller.

All this would make you think that it is a machine reserved for expert, but nothing is further from the truth. Like all Pogos, the 12.50 is a simple boat to sail. The deep draught and carbon mast give great stiffness and stability. The absence of backstays, thanks to swept-back spreaders makes manoeuvering easy and you will quickly leave the beach astern.

The helm is light and sensitive and even under autopilot, the pogo 12.50 is as equally adapted to families as it is to small crews. However, thanks to the swing-keel (3m/1.20m) you can spend the night in uncrowded, shallow anchorages without the need to sacrifice performance.

Pogo 12.50 interior

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Even though the hull of the pogo 12.50 is race oriented, she remains a cruiser giving total comfort, simplicity and style like Pogos have done since the beginning. The interior, designed by Roseo Design, is well thought-out for cruising, and is very easy to maintain. They have specifically chosen materials to give the boat a feeling of light and spaciousness.

The lightness and stiffness of our hulls permits us to give all the comforts of modern cruisers without in any way, detracting from the performance. With 6 full-size bunks and her huge saloon, bathed in light, the pogo 12.50 is designed to welcome families and cruising friends alike.

The hull, deck, interior structural components, as well as the numerous other items are vacuum bagged foam sandwich. The interior furniture is produced in our woodwork shop in lightweight materials that are both durable and goodlooking. Finally numerous spaces around the boat particularly under bunks and in the longitudinal strengtheners are filled with foam to aid insubmersibility.

Pogo 12.50 sideviewPogo 12.50 – technical specification:

Length overal 12.50m
Hull length 12.18m
Max beam 4.5m
Swing-keel or fixed keel 3.00m/1.20m or 2.20m
Light displacement 5,5t

Pogo 12.50 – sail plan:

Main sail 63m²
Genoa 44m²
Staysail on removable stay 27m²
Asymmetric spinnaker 155m²
Gennaker 85m²

More about Finot-Conq Architect you can find here.

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