If the speed performance of the Pogo 50 did not impress me on the Voile and Voiliers magazine test, the ones obtained with the Seascape 27 test did
Well, have a look:
6.6K speed with 10k wind, close to the wind.
8.6K speed with 10k wind, at 120º
11.1K speed with 12k wind at 120º
They had called it on the article: The Slovenia Rocket
This boat, a bit less longer than the Pogo 8.5 represents the other contemporary way (without a big beam) designers are following to get very fast boats.
Let's compare some numbers:
: P-8.50 S-7.99 Beam
: P-3.60 S-2.54 weight
: P-2800kg S-1250kg Draft
: P-1,75 S-0.85/1.95m
: P-30% S-48%
I have no doubts that the Pogo is a much seaworthy offshore boat, made to cross oceans and easier to sail while the Seascape is a Coastal small cruiser, but in what regards speed and fun, I guess the Seascape is on another world
They say about the project guidelines:
[COLOR="RoyalBlue"][B]Seascape 27 offers a truly unique experience: the comfort of a 4-berth sailing boat with a separate wet room and toilet compartment, perfect for family cruising, as well as for inshore and offshore regattas, thanks to her superior sailing performance, versatility and easy handling. The boat is ready for sailing or transport in an hour or so, whereas her dimensions allow for trailer or shipping container transportation. Both innovations ensure the owner the benefits of easy accessibility to diverse cruising locations without the costs associated with year-round berthing....
The .. biggest problem that we noticed during our extensive involvement in yacht racing is: assembling a crew larger than 3–4 people is a real pain in the a**, not to mention that it is very difﬁcult to recruit it from the members of our own families.
Therefore both our boats, 18 and 27, are designed to be shorthanded and family friendly. In practice that means that full crew for Seascape 27 in inshore races is 3 or 4, but she can easily sail double handed or solo for navigations or long distance races. Since she is light, the loads on the ropes are relatively low, and her deck gear is generously sized so that everybody can participate
Take a look at this. It is really interesting:
The boat costs 56 500 euros, including French Vat and if you want 5 sails, an engine and a trailer, you can add about more 16 000 euros. A lot of fun for the money