Majoring in fun
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.
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
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)
- 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.