The request came from an owner who wants to use the boat to sail along the Swedish archipelagos in the Baltic Sea without renouncing the pleasure of joining racing events like the Round Gotland Race which normally takes place in these waters. Hence the idea of the Shogun 50, whose philosophy is likely to inspire the upcoming 42.6.
The goal was to individuate a cutting-edge design suitable for a contemporary racer-cruiser. The lines are by the Swedish studio Södergren Yachts Design. The shipyard, too, is Swedish: Linjett Yachts, builder of the homonymous line of boats, with the collaboration of Marstrom for the deck equipment and fittings.
An all-northern European high-tech product, the hull is in epoxy and carbon for greater lightness and sturdiness. After all, these are two essential features for a high-performance racer.
The overall design fully reflects the latest design trends, but with the introduction of some original and interesting details.
Reverse bow with an important inclination, no edges, a maximum beam that, shortly after the amidships, continues smoothly to the rear ends, open stern and large cockpit. These are the main features of the new Shogun 50. However, the main innovation lies in the bow volumes. Sharp but never exaggerate, they are equipped with two special wings.
Their function is to divert the water flow and keep the deck drier, which is the main focus of all contemporary designers that design fast yet comfortable cruisers. Many designers increase the bow volumes but, in this case, the two steps are particularly efficient not only in deflecting the water flow but also in making the bow less submerged. The V-profile is particularly accentuated.
As for the interiors, the extensive use of divinycell sandwich, carbon fibers, epoxy resins and oak veneer enhances the lightness and high level of craftsmanship at the same time. All woodwork is handcrafted by experienced Swedish carpenters.
The attention to details is perceivable everywhere. However, there is nothing superfluous or excessive, each thickness of the furniture seems to have been carefully designed to respect the idea of a boat that must sail fast. Fast but not only. Also a perfect sport cruiser where the engine stops just outside the port and its noise is forgotten for long hours. www.shogunyacht.se
Length 15.24 m
Width 3.88 m
Displacement 7,900 kg
Draft: 2-3.5 m
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