THE MELGES 24

The reputation of the Melges 24® precedes itself. Best known for its very competitive disposition and easy-to-sail personality, this modern sportboat maintains its status as a leader in high-performance, one design sailing.

Coming off his America’s Cup win, Buddy Melges had an obvious desire to take one-design racing to the next level. The Melges Team joined forces with Reichel/Pugh to deliver the ground-breaking Melges 24 in 1993. Together they pioneered the next frontier of competitive yacht racing by integrating high-tech materials and concepts used at the America’s Cup level into a sportboat that was fun, affordable, easy to rig, set-up and tow. Winning ‘Boat Of The Year’ in 1994 by Sailing World Magazine, it raised the bar and set the standard in the performance keelboat category.

Decades later, the International Melges 24 Class enjoys more than 900+ boats sailing competitively in more than 20 countries on five continents. Its World Championships regularly see 100+ boats in attendance, attracting the world’s biggest and brightest sailors.

  • Fun and easy to sail as well as rig; only requires two sets of hands for a super quick setup
  • Can be launched via hoist or ramp; it’s a pleasure to tow
  • Typically sailed with a crew of four
PRODUCT OVERVIEW
LENGTH 24 ft 7.31 m
BEAM 8 ft 2 in 2.489 m
DRAFT 5 ft 1.52 m
WEIGHT 1,783 lbs 809 kg
SAIL AREA
MAIN 264 sq ft 21.0 m2
JIB 126 sq ft 12.0 m2
SPINNAKER 670 sq ft 55.9 m2
CREW 2-5 (Typical Crew is 4)

North Sails Tuning Guide – Updated Oct 2018

MELGES HEADQUARTERS
Zenda, WI USA
(262) 275-1110
sales@melges.com
www.melges.com

MELGES EUROPE
Luisa Bambozzi
Viale San Bartolomeo 777/M (Int 10 e 25 Darsena Pagliari)
19126 La Spezia, Italy
+39 01871780834
info@melgeseurope.com
Melgeseurope.com

MELGES ASIA PACIFIC
AUSTRALIA
Northshore Marine Group
Heath Walters
Sydney, Australia
+011 612 4322 6958
heath@melges.com.au
melges.com.au

MELGES JAPAN
JAPAN
Kan Yamada
Zushi Kanagawa, Japan
+81 46 884 8633
info@melgesjapan.com
jpmelges.com

MARINE MAX TECH KOREA
SOUTH KOREA
Danny Taesang, Kwon
Busan, South Korea
+82-51-627-4242
ceo@marinemaxtech.com
marinemaxtech.com

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