Melges Performance Sailboats

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Melges 24 on San Francisco Bay

Melges Performance Sailboats, is a United States company founded by Harry Melges, father of former Olympic sailor Buddy Melges. The company's headquarters is in Zenda, Wisconsin. The about six hundred existing boats are approximately evenly split between North America and Europe, with fleets in Japan as well. The boats were designed by the Reichel/Pugh design team, and went into production during the 1990s.

Reichel/Pugh designed several Melges boats: Melges 17, Melges 20, Melges 24, Melges 30, and Melges 32

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  • Heart of GLASS, Fiberglass Boats And The Men Who Made Them by Daniel Spurr pages 244 – 250
  • The Worlds Best Sailboats Volume II, by Ferenc Máté - - Albatross Publishing House, 2003
  • Best Boats to Build or Buy, by Ferenc Máté – Albatross Publishing House, 1982

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