The Melges 15 made its European debut at Boot Dusseldorf last month. The 54th annual international boat show attracted more than 230,000 visitors with 1,500 exhibitors from 60 countries. The show offers an unbeatable stage for manufacturers and dealers alike to showcase their latest products and developments 

Hein Ruyten One Design brought the Melges 15 to the masses alongside the established Melges 14. It was the first European show appearance for the 2022 Sailing World Boat of the Year.

Eddie Cox from Melges joined Ruyten for the show kickoff. “With the Melges 15 Class booming in North America, we’re excited to establish the Class overseas, and there’s no better opportunity than at Boot. Our goal is to bring the great racing and camaraderie of the North American Class to European events,” said Cox. “The Melges 15 fills a void in this market through its fun and exciting design without sacrificing comfort and stability.”

Hein Ruyten One Design is the primary Melges dealer for Northern Europe. With the European builder, the Melges 15 is competitively priced for the region. For more information on Hein Ruyten One Design, visit or email Not in Northern Europe? Click here to locate a Melges 15 Dealer near you!