Designed by Oscar and Håkan Södergren and built by Rosättra Boat Yard, the Shogun 50 is a yacht with 50-feet of sleek and aggressive lines.
Shogun started off its first season last year with racing in the Sandhamn Open, Swedish Big Boats Championship and the ORCi European Championship. She took her first victory in the sprint race during the European Championship.
About the deck
Her racing features includes her overall light weight of 7900 kg, which 45% is in the keel bulb – keel depth is 3,5 m (retracts to 2 m for docking). Full grip steering in high speeds with twin rudders in carbon. An extendable bow sprit to launch both codes and gennakers from. Her large sail plan includes a square top main.
The carbon rig from Marstrom has triple swept spreaders and runners with deflectors on hydraulics. All halyards are on locks to reduce mast compression.
The inverted bow gives the hull a longer waterline and increases her performance. It has the same angle as the forestay. The sprayrails limit the amount of water onto the deck and become functional steps for the bowman.
The bow is wide by the deck, then narrows down towards the waterline. The strong bow profile makes the foredeck a wide and safe to work on. This is a benefit when managing the headsails on the bow. The foredeck has two adjustable tack points on hydraulics and one inbound padeye for staysails.
About the retractable keel
The shallow hull is slightly narrower than similar, more offshore oriented yachts, the object being an easily driven hull in the tighter confines of the archipelago. Shogun’s displacement is a low 7,9 tons, almost half of which (45%) is in the keel bulb. The keel’s fin is made entirely of carbon fibre and has no ballast function. For stability and windward going efficiency Shogun 50 has a keel depth of 3,5 meters. Shogun’s keel can be lifted to a very reasonable depth of only 2 meters. With a push on a button, the gates to the archipelago are thrown wide open.
About the interiors
The Shogun 50 is not only a yacht suitable for offshore racing, but also comfortable for cruising. Two separate compartments; one active, spacious area for racing right down the companionway, and one for rest and pleasure in the bow.
The area in the middle of the boat allows for moving sails, navigation table and easy access to the head. The saloon in the bow is a contrast to a traditional interior layout and has a social U-shaped table.