Melges 40 successfully complete sea trials with flying colors in Dubai
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.
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.