THE MELGES 17

An alternative, double-handed scow, the Melges 17 has a reputation for being fast and fun in light or heavy air. A streamlined and sporty scow geared for speed, it is a quick and easy racer with a reputation for being a fun family boat. The rivalry pairings range from husband and wife to teamed siblings, making the Melges 17 the ultimate family racer!

  • Light and easy sailing: hull weighs 335 lbs and the carbon fiber spar is only 16 lbs
  • Features an advanced underdeck board system
  • Incorporates the most innovative sailing concepts: exclusive Melges Hands Free Kite System™ (HFKS), roller furling Kevlar® jib with recessed roller furler, self-stepping mast design, new foil rudder and shaped boards derived from aluminum extrusions
PRODUCT OVERVIEW
LENGTH 16 ft 7.75 in 5.074 m
BEAM 5 ft 6.375 in 1.686 m
MAST HEIGHT 26 ft 6.5 in 8.09 m
DRAFT 3 ft 11.5 in 1.207 m
WEIGHT 335 lbs 151.953 kg
SAIL AREA
AP KEVLAR® MAINSAIL 154 sq ft 14.30 m2
AP KEVLAR® JIB 66 sq ft 6.13 m2
ASYMMETRICAL SPINNAKER 280 sq ft 26.01 m2
CREW 2

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