building a pogo 50

I spent a couple years researching which boat I wanted to get. The design spec is pretty simple– I want to push as far as possible on the performance end of the performance cruiser spectrum for a 50 foot boat.  Finding the right boat was not simple.  I narrowed down to the following boats before making the choice of the Pogo.

There’s a million things that make a boat purchase decision, but the most important metric for me was power to weight ratio.  I wanted a cruising boat that approached the P/W ratio of a TP 52.  Yikes!  The summary is below, but I attached the excel spreadsheet in case anyone else things along these lines.  Read on