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    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.

    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)


    • 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.

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