Melges Performance Sailboats
Melges Performance Sailboats manufactures and supports a wide range of one-design boats including scows and sportboats and is located in southeastern Wisconsin. Melges Performance Sailboats focuses on sailboat (Melges Performance Sailboats) and sail design innovation (North Sails Zenda) and promoting the sport of sailing worldwide. The one-design sailboats offered by Melges Performance Sailboats include:
SAILING WORLD’S BOAT OF THE YEAR
Designed by Reichel/Pugh and built by Melges, the Melges 15 prioritizes stability, comfort, ease of use, and performance.
“The Melges 15 creates a clear pathway for junior sailors to get started and stay excited about sailing while also being comfortable and accessible enough for adults to learn, race, or cross-train,” said Harry Melges III.
The Melges 15’s stable hull shape and ergonomic cockpit make it a suitable layout for adult racing and educational sailing. Easy conversion from a club configuration (non-spinnaker) to a one-design setup, provides more versatility to club programs and options for individual owners.
With the main design goals focused on stability and performance in a variety of conditions, the boat features a narrow overall beam and a flat cross-section shape for stability, righting moment, and ease of planing. For a more forgiving feel upwind and to navigate larger sea states, the Melges 15 has just the right amount of fore and aft rocker.Melges.com
Melges Performance Sailboats began as Melges Boat Works, Inc. in 1945, founded by Harry C. Melges, Sr. From the early years, Harry Sr’s son Harry “Buddy” Melges, Jr. was very involved in the success of MBW. Buddy Melges has won the America’s Cup, Olympic gold & bronze medals, Yachtsman of the Year three times, and One-Design Sailor of the Year twice and has won numerous major championships. Over 72 years later, MBW is still going strong with the Melges Performance Sailboats factory still family-owned and located in Zenda, WI.
N598 ZENDA ROAD • P.O. BOX 1 • ZENDA, WISCONSIN 53195 USA • PHONE: (262) 275-1110 • FAX: (262) 275-8012