With its revolutionary, yet simplistic stance, the Melges 14 is a true rig-up and go boat when the breeze is on.

Zenda, WI, (December 21, 2015) – Melges Performance Sailboats is thrilled to announce that the Melges 14™ has been named 2016 Boat Of The Year (BOTY), Best Dinghy by Sailing World MagazineView The Melges 14 Promotional Video.

“We worked on the Melges 14 for a couple of years, designing and developing every detail to generate the most fun and exciting upwind and downwind experience,” said Harry Melges, CEO of Melges Performance Sailboats. “It is perfect for all ages — a really cool boat that is easy to sail and move around on a dolly. The Melges 14 makes for a fantastic beach boat too. Like many of our other Melges products, it doubles as a really fun, family-style sailboat or an amazing one-design racing platform.”

“This is not the first time we have won BOTY honors. But, to win it with the Melges 14 is just fantastic,” commented Andy Burdick, President of Melges USA. “We are so very proud to bring this style of boat to market, as it best represents our philosophy and ideology — that sailing is the greatest sport in the world. We will continue to tirelessly support and promote youth sailing to the highest degree encouraging everyone, everywhere to sail more.”

Built by Melges in the U.S.A. and designed by Reichel-Pugh, the Melges 14 exudes innovation and excellence. Perfect for sailing single- or double-handed, the Melges 14’s high-quality construction, durability and comfort is wrapped up into one really fun, dynamic sailing package.

Get up close and personal with the Melges 14 at the forthcoming 2016 Progressive™ Chicago Boat, RV and Strictly Sail Show on January 14-18 in the USA, and in Europe at the boot Düsseldorf 2016 on January 23-31, 2016. Both shows will offer everyone the opportunity to see and feel this award-winning dinghy.

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