monohull / one-design / sport keelboat / open transom
24 Melges

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Characteristics

  • Number of hulls:

    monohull

  • Intended use:

    one-design, sport keelboat

  • Deck layout:

    open transom

  • Rigging:

    carbon mast

  • Other characteristics:

    transportable

  • Class:

    ISAF class

  • Keelboat class:

    Melges 24

  • Length:

    7.3 m (23'11")

Description

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 yachting. With more than 850 boats sold, it continues a humbling tradition of America's Cup, Olympic Medallists, Volvo Ocean Race recruitment. Looking to improve on tactics and boat handling skills? The Melges 24 builds better sailors.

Features high-tech components and materials such as a carbon fiber spar, rudder, bowsprit and vertical keel fin
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