monohull / sport keelboat / with bowsprit / carbon mast
Number of hulls:
with bowsprit, carbon mast
5.1 m (16'07")
The success of the Melges 17® can be attributed to a truly dedicated following of speed entrepreneurs. An alternative, double-handed scow, the Melges 17 has a reputation for being fast and fun in light or heavy air. The rivalry pairings range from husband and wives 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