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Brand New – Guillaume Verdier Pogo S4 #192 – Launched April 2023 – Never Raced

This Pogo40 S4 V2 is the latest Class40 from multiple America’s Cup, Vendée Globe and Route du Rhum winning designer Guillaume Verdier. She was born with a desire to win the pinnacle Transat races plus next year’s Class40 race around the world. 

Designed to be versatile, powerful and most-important structurally reliable, Verdier combines his usual emphasis on minimum drag for offwind and light air speed with a powerful scow bow for higher average speeds throughout the wind range. Offwind and VMG sailing in particular this design appears to be leading the class of the 2023 fleet, born out again by the latest Fastnet victory.

So, with major oceanic wins already in the drawer including the very rough 2023 Fastnet (1st and 4th) and other wins closer to shore, the Pogo S4 is now a proven top performer. Among recent customers are current Figaro Solitaire winner and Vendée Globe winner Vincent Riou.

This 2023 example of the Pogo S4 V2 hits all the right numbers with 37kg of internal ballast to bring her up to minimum weight and maximum stability. It features the complete list of Pogo upgrades including the latest 5-winch layout incorporating the latest Harken 3-speed high top-gear winches. It also has Morfrac furlers and halyard locks – all upgraded from standard (3/4.5 tonne) to 4.5/6-tonne for oceanic racing. (Standard locks have proved a weak point with many failures this year across the class.)

She also features every possible latest option in terms of electronics, equipment, and sails with North 3Di throughout (plus now available as an extra a Quantum Sails custom Code Zero to replace the gennaker when racing under IRC and ORC). The principle North Sails inventory is all 3Di and consists of Main/J1/J2/J3/A2/A4/A6/gennaker.

The very latest onboard electronics include the full suite of Class40 electronics and instruments and autopilot, all supplied, installed, calibrated and warranted by Skysat in May 2023. Full details on request.


  • LOA:  12.19 m  

  • Beam:  4.42 m  

  • Draft: 3.0 m  

  • Lying: La Trinite, France

  • Builder:  Structures

  • Designer:  Guillaume Verdier 

  • Launched:  2023 

  • Sails: North Sails 3Di

  • Price: €720,000 Ex VAT


  • 2 spreader Axxon mast with 1:1 masthead spinnaker halyard for the A2
  • Intermediate A4/gennaker halyard with Morfrac halyard lock 
  • 2:1 fractional halyard for the A6
  • Furling J1 using a custom-built Morfrac furling unit with integrated jib-Cunningham system
  • J2 halyard with Morfrac halyard lock 
  • 2:1 J3 halyard
  • Marlow running rigging and upgraded deck gear 
  • North 3Di main / J1 / J2 / gennaker 
  • North J3 (storm jib)
  • North A2/A4/A6, 
  • Quantum cable-less IRC Code 0


  • 5 x Harken 3-speed including an overdrive gear (in cockpit)
  • Morfrac furlers for J3/J2/J1/gennaker 
  • Morfrac blocks
  • Upgraded halyard locks


  • Jetboil cooker


  • Electric and electronic installation by Skysat. 
  • 24V electric installation with digital switching that includes 4 x Victron super-cycle 60ah batteries
  • Alpha Pro 3 alternator (upgraded)
  • 520kW Solbian solar panels and Victron battery management.  
  • Pixel Exocet autopilot 
  • B&G H5000 electronics with Nemesis 12 and Zeus 9 cockpit displays 
  • V60 VHF/AIS
  • backup ultrasonic wind instruments, 
  • VesseLink 200 Satcomms 
  • Furuno radar
  • PC


  • Lombardini 30Hp engine (the lightest available)
  • Water ballast divided into 3 compartments per side



  • All safety gear required to comply with 2023 Class 40 rules including a Waypoint liferaft 


  • Extended keel fin
  • Textiles from Outils Ocean:
  • Protective covers for all furling units and blocks
  • Interior stacking systems and rope bags



  • Brand new, never been raced

Inventory and description to be confirmed, subject to contract.

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