Lighter - Faster

She is a yacht with an attitude, 50 feet of sleek, aggressive lines – full carbon epoxy racer from Oscar and Håkan Södergren Yacht Design. She is the product of Swedish hi-tech expertise in close cooperation with leading east coast boat builder Rosättra Båtvarv.

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 cockpi

    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

High Performance in the archipelago

Full Crew and Short hand

Our commission was to make a competitive 50 ft racer suitable for our archiplago with its rather shallow and narrow waters. A boat that can be easily handled by a small crew for ordinary sailing, yet fully able to sock it to the hot competition in the Gotland Round Race.

Open platform for steering and efficient boat handling

Eight winches, each with a special function, offer total control of headsails, main, backstay and reef & trim lines.

Sailing the Archipelago

Depth 3,5 m to 2,0 m

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

  • Hydraullk adjusted

    Push button

  • Keel in carbon and leed

    3,600 kg

Developed for the archipelago

Selected technology

Full epoxy and carbon 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:

    Marströms Composite

  • Vaxholm Komposit

  • Diab Group

  • Macromoulde

Selected carbon-fiber and epoxy

Interior – design meets function

One part racing, one part cruising

A yacht suitable for offshore racing, yet comfortable for cruising. Two separate compartments are needed, one active and one for rest and pleasure; a central, open area at the companionway, with a secluded main cabin moved farther forward than in a traditional cabin layout. With the interior, our focus is to build it as light as possible with sandwich material, carbon fibre, epoxy and wood veneer – and at the same time make the true feeling of craftsmanship come through.

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  • fuel

    170 liter

  • fresh water

    300 liter

Flexible and easily managed under sail

A flexible and easily managed sail-plan is an important part of Shogun’s concept, profiling a fat-head mainsail and wide foretriangle. 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 headsail.

  • mainsail

    75 sqm

  • jib selftack

    60 sqm

  • Code 0

    145 sqm

  • gennaker

    230 sqm

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The story of creation

As much as Shogun 50 is fast and a joy to sail, she is a model of extra ordinary design. Function, esthetics and form are decisive features in their own right, in Shogun they’ve come together in perfect harmony.

”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 sheerline.”
Oscar Södergren

The negative bow gives the hull a longer waterline, but is also a matter of design. The advanced lines of Shogun makes a yacht with a strong, personal character.

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Worldclass design

– 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. - Oscar Södergren

  • front
  • port bow
  • back
  • starboard
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Heritage of craftmanship and quality from 1886

The realisation of this challenge lies literally in the hands of Rosättra’s boat builders. Daniel Gustafsson, responsible for the project, underscores the close multy-party cooperation behind Shogun 50.
– In this project we have a very tight connection between experienced carpenters, project managament, customer and designer. It’s all there to guarantee an optimal balance between the interior’s feeling and weight.
– Our experince of what works on sailboats and create lasting quality, along with advanced materials and a sharp design, make for a truly unique result.”

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