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 yachting. A simplistic, rocket-like approach to speed and world-class competition makes it the ultimate racer.

Voted ‘Boat Of The Year’ in 1994 by Sailing World Magazine, it raised the bar and set the standard in the performance keelboat category. Nearly 900 boats sold worldwide, 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, designed specifically for easy traveling
  • Typically sailed with a crew of four or five

Melges 24 - The One And Only - Majoring In Fun




24 ft

7.31 m


8 ft 2 in

2.489 m


5 ft

1.52 m


1,783 lbs

809 kg




264 sq ft

21.0 m2


126 sq ft

12.0 m2


670 sq ft

55.9 m2


2-5 (Typical Crew is 4)

New Tricks GBR546 of Ben Stone - 2019 Melges 24 World Championship - Villasimius, Sardinia, Italy

Lucky Dog / Gill Race Team USA848 of Travis Weisleder - 2016 Melges 24 World Championship - Miami, FL, USA

Altea ITA722 of Andrea Racchelli - 2018 Melges 24 European Championship - Riva del Garda, Italy

Black Seal GBR437 of Richard Thompson with Jamie Lea at the helm, Nigel Young (IRL), Jimbo Schwerdt (GER) and Rob Larke - 3rd at the 2002 Melges 24 Worlds in Travemünde, Germany

Blow NOR787 of Peder Nergaard - 2012 Melges 24 World Championship - Torbole, Italy

2012 Melges 24 World Championship - Torbole, Italy

Party Girl NOR649 of Jens Wathne - 2018 Melges 24 European Championship, Riva del Garda, Italy

2012 Melges 24 World Championship, Torbole, Italy

2018 - White Room GER677 - Melges 24 European Sailing Series in Torbole, Italy

Arkanoe by Montura of Sergio Caramel at the 2019 Melges 24 Pre-Worlds in Villasimius, Sardinia, Italy

Blu Moon SUI521 at the 2007 Melges 24 European Championship held in association with Rolex Baltic Week

Bora Gulari's USA820 with Norman Berge, Jonathan McKee, Kyle Navin and Charlie Smythe at the 2016 Melges 24 Worlds in Miami