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New racer boat: the Melges 40 is here

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The Melges 40 successfully completes sea trials with flying colors in Dubai

(03 December / Zenda, WI) - The Melges 40™ is the largest, fastest and only canting keel sailboat ever offered by Melges Performance Sailboats (MPS), designed by Botin Partners Naval Architecture and built by Premier Composite Technologies (PCT). With great confidence, it confirms the continued success of a wide and diversified family of sailboat products.


True to its original vision of 'pure one-design' racing, the Melges 40 is the perfect combination of absolute performance and innovation.

Over the last several months, Melges has embarked on a journey by which more collaboration with the best owners, sailors, teams and yacht clubs have taken place, all in the interest of re-defining the best and highest level of windward/leeward one-design racing.

Brought to life through the skilled and creative talents of Marcelino Botin and Adolfo Carrau, the Melges 40 represents the first Melges keelboat built entirely of carbon material. The design rests solid upon the laurels of Premier as it is the world leader in composite material technology.

The Melges 40 has completed its sea trials in Dubai with Melges Performance Sailboats and Premier Composite Technologies experts on hand. Boat no. 1, owned by Melges Premier Performance (MPP), has been used for overall product development including fine tuning systems in an effort to finalize one-design Class Rules. View Video On Facebook.

Currently, new Melges 40 owners Valentin Zavadnikov of Team Synergy, Richard Goransson's Inga From Sweden and Alessandro Rombelli's STIG are sailing it for the first time. They will also attend the Melges 40 launch party happening at the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club.

Special thanks goes to all the technical partners: North Sails, Gottifredi Maffioli, Cariboni, Southern Spars, Harken, Protect Tapes and Helly Hansen.


A website and digital Melges 40 presentation can be found online at Downloadable PDFs that contain specifications and a sail plan are all available. The Melges 40 can also be found on a number of social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Be sure to LIKE and follow the Melges 40. You may also Sign-Up to Received Melges 40 News Updates and Press Releases and event announcements.




For more than 70 years, Melges has delivered superior-built scows and sportboats around around the world, and now proud to offer the Melges 40. Melges provides continuous customer service and product support unlike anyone else. Every Melges boat is signed, sealed, endorsed and delivered race ready by the best, for the best. For more information about Melges, visit their website at



Multiple award-winning and leading global supplier and manufacturer of advanced composite components for architectural design, transportation and boat-building markets, Premier Composite Technologies (PCT) is the exclusive builder of the Melges 40. Utilizing their 5-axis milling capacity, rigorous quality control and weight management, the Melges 40 is the most precise one design ever.



With a string of significant 2015 winning regatta designs at the Rolex Fastnet Race, Copa del Rey, Block Island Race Week, Japan Cup and many more, Botin is at the top of their profession. They consistently deliver race winning designs and unbeatable performance in many competitive Classes.

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