Meanwhile I carefully monitor the excellent discussion about (vanishing) stability. Looking only at the basic figures the Pogo 12.50 should do quite well, but I did not see the stability curve yet. I look forward to your expert opinion, Paulo. Even if it's bad news, I'll take it like a man
I think you have already suffered enough
. You have nothing to be affraid regarding the Pogo stability, namely the AVS and the safety stability. That's a finot/conq boat and Finot was the guy that have pressed hard to make mandatory on Open 60's and class 40's very strict seaworthiness and reserve stability characteristics. He takes safety very seriously.
I don't have the stability curve of the 12.50 (you should ask for one) but I have an older one from the First Pogo 40. Five or six years ago I was interested in the cruising version of the Pogo 40 and I have asked them for a stability curve.
The one I am going to post is from the race boat but I am sure the new boat has not very different characteristics in what regards stability. Contrary to Azuree, Pogo (and Finot) compensates the lesser efficiency of the keel of the cruising boat (less draft or swinging keel) with significantly more ballast (450Kg).
I believe the stability curves of the racing boat and the cruising boat will be very similar (not taking in consideration the liquid ballast of the race boat). On the racing keel boat you have a 3m draft and a 1800kg bulb. On the swinging
Keel or the 2.2 m bulbed keel you have 2250kg ballast. That's a 450kg difference and one that seems adequate to compensate that 0.8 m different in draft. Maybe there is still a slight difference in what regards stability to the racing boat, but not a big one as in the Azuree 40.
Most of the stability difference between the Pogo racing and the Pogo cruiser will come from the liquid ballasts that are inexistent on the cruising boat. The racing boat will also be faster because only in ballast that 3 m draft permits it to be almost 500kg lighter.
Other factor that indicates a very good stability curve with a good AVS and a good reserve stability is the high B/D ratio for a boat with a bomb keel and a 2.2M draft: 40% of B/D taking into consideration those characteristics is a very good ratio