Pogo 8.50 description
The second great success for Structures: from 1999 to 2010, more than 180 Pogo 8.50s were built. Voted“Sailboat of the Year 2001”, the Pogo 8.50 is impressive, and redefines the standards for cruising boats.
Just after its launch in 1999, it won a superb victory in the Transquadra Solo in the hands of Michel Mirabel.
Simple, solid, light, spacious, fast and easy to sail, the Pogo 8.50 is first and foremost an all-round boat ideal for summer cruising and long-distance cruising, and coastal and offshore racing.
It is 6 years now since we launched the Pogo 8.50, which was elected « Boat of the Year » in 2001 by Voile Magazine and distinguished itself during many races like La Transquadra (first place in solo in 2001, second and third places in 2003, fifth, sixth and seventh in 2005, and there were 17 Pogo 8.50 on the departure line) or during the Ostar in 2005 with Lionel Reigner (who won the Jester Trophy and “Petit Bateau” cup which conccerns the first sailing ship under 35’).
This boat was designed for the racing sailors who want a mixed-programme sailing boat .The Shipyard and the architect created a sailing boat able to take a family in cruise and to win deep sea races in solo or with a little crew.
Offshore conception: safety and
This sailing boat with a seafaring conception takes one’s inspiration from the 60’ open.
The Pogo is built with a sturdy and very tidy construction. It is thought out for the sea safety.
On the outside, safety and fimctionality were tested with some skipper in the open-sea the long ergonomie toe-clips allow secure moving along the wide gangways, the stanchions are strengthened with a leg.