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new partnership

Proud Partner to Mini Transat Campaign

Shogun Yachts is happy to announce a new partnership with Swedish sailor Joakim Brantingson for his Mini Transat 2021 campaign. Both parties aim to share experiences that will lead to further development of innovative ideas. The Mini Transat has for long been known as the race to test new technologies in sailing and by collaborating with Joakim, Shogun hopes to learn new ways to improve performance. The race is a solo sailing of 4,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean with a pit stop in the Canary Islands. It is sailed in the Classe Mini boats, which has a maximum length of 6.50 m.

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a modern yacht

The Shogun 50

The Shogun 50 is a competitive 50ft racer, suitable for the Swedish archipelago with its shallow and narrow waters. She is a boat that can be easily handled by a two for ordinary sailing, yet fully able to sock it to the hot competition in the Gotland Round Race fully crewed. Designed by Oscar and Håkan Södergren, the Shogun 50 is a yacht with 50 feet of sleek, aggressive lines, built as a full carbon epoxy racer with an attitude. She is a yacht of Swedish expertise in modern technology, produced by the leading east coast boat builder Rosättra Båtvarv.

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World Class Design

As much as Shogun 50 is fast and a joy to sail, she is a model of extraordinary design. Function, esthetics and form are decisive features in their own right, designed together for perfect harmony. The negative bow gives the hull a longer waterline and increases performance. It’s designed with spray rails that limits the water on the deck, but also works as steps for the bowman when working on the bowsprit. Both the spray rails and the negative bow are also a matter of contemporary design. The advanced lines of Shogun make a yacht with a strong, personal character.

Full Carbon fiber hull

All through the laminating process of the hull and deck, state-of-the-art materials and methods are applied, i.e. selected carbon fibre and vacuum injected epoxy on a sandwich core.

  • Full Carbon fiber hull

    All through the laminating process of the hull and deck, state-of-the-art materials and methods are applied, i.e. selected carbon fibre and vacuum injected epoxy on a sandwich core.

  • Rig and Sails from North

    The main sail and foretriangle total 138,5 sqm, giving Shogun a very powerful sailarea/displacement ratio.

  • Retractable fin keel

    A 50 ft racer needs a keel that draws three and a half meters. The deep fin is required for lift and righting moment. However, when sailing in the wide archipelagos off the Swedish coast, such a deep keel is clearly a drawback.

  • Dual purposes cockpit

    Two comfortable settees in the cockpit give another hint of Shogun’s dual purposes. Aft of these, the entire aft section shows the modern Grand Prix yacht’s typical feature.

  • Solid bowsprit

    The solid bowsprit and its push-out extension adds another 1,8 meter to the hull length

With Shogun 50, we wanted to smooth out the boundary between hull and deck. We drew them as one unit. When looked at, the boat should be seen as a whole. Still, some parts want to break loose. We have allowed the superstructure to do that, with a shaded portlight along the entire side and a shade-edging above. The coach roof is sort of suspended on top. We have let hull and deck come together in an organic form, a form that floats all the way to the transom. We have smoothed out the shearline.

— Oscar Södergren, Yacht Designer

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technical details


  • LOA

    15.24 m

  • LWL

    14.2 m

  • Beam

    3.88 m

  • Mast Height

    22 m

  • Depth

    2 - 3.5 m

  • Displacement

    7800 kg

  • Ballast (bulb)

    3600 kg (45%)

  • Engine

    Volvo Penta

  • Fuel

    170 L

  • Fresh water

    300 L

  • Category


  • Designer

    Oscar & Håkan Södergren

Sailing the Archipelago

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 7,8 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.

  • Depth max

    3,5 m

  • Depth minimum

    2,0 m

  • Hydraulic adjusted


  • Keel in carbon and lead

    3,600 kg

Selected technology

Carbon & Epoxy Construction

All through the laminating process of the hull and deck, state-of-the-art materials and methods are applied, i.e. selected carbon fibre and vacuum injected epoxy on a sandwich core. With a complete set of moulds available, more Shogun 50s can be produced at a reasonable cost.

  • Cooperation:


  • Vaxholm

  • Diab Group

  • Macromoulde

the sails

Flexible & Managable Sail-Plan

A flexible and easily managed sail-plan is an important part of Shogun’s concept, profiling a fat-head mainsail and wide fore-triangle with a total sail area of 138.5 sqm. The width at the upper part of the main makes the sail efficient even when reefed. The reef rows’ position are calculated with consideration to the mast’s placing far aft and the need for controlled balance when reducing sail area. For light and medium conditions a 110% Genoa is used, supplying the proven efficiency of an overlapping head sail.

  • Main Sail

    75 sqm

  • Jib Selftacker

    60 sqm

  • Code 0

    145 sqm

  • Gennaker

    230 sqm

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Cruising Comfort

Interior Design

The Shogun 50 is not only a yacht suitable for offshore racing, but also very 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.

With the interior, our focus was to build it as light as possible with divinycell sandwich material, carbon fibre, epoxy and oak veneer – and at the same time make the true feeling of craftsmanship come through. All the wood work in the boat is hand crafted by experienced Swedish carpenters from Rosättra Boat Yard, with a heritage of building yachts since 1886.

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Rosättra Båtvarv

Built by experts

The realization of this challenge was literary in the hands of Rosättra’s boat builders. Rosättra Båtvarv, also known to build the Linjett Yachts, is the eldest boat yard in Sweden and has a heritage of yacht craftsmanship and quality that stretches back to 1886. Daniel Gustafsson, responsible for the project, underscores the close multi-party cooperation behind Shogun 50.

"In this project we had a very close connection between experienced carpenters, project management, the customer and designer. The close relation is there to guarantee an optimal balance between the interior’s feeling and weight. Our experience of what works on a boat and how to create long-lasting quality in a yacht, along with advanced materials and sharp design, make for a truly unique result.”

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