Sailboat specifications and datasheets

Melges 14

The Melges 14 is a 14’ single handed dinghy designed by John Reichel and Jim Pugh. She was built by Melges (United States) and made of sandwich foam / fiberglass / polyester. The production started in 2015 .
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Melges 14's   Main Features
Model Melges 14
Type of hull Monohull
Category Dinghy
Cockpit Open aft cockpit
Designer John Reichel
Jim Pugh
Construction Hull and deck:
sandwich foam / fiberglass / polyester
First built hull 2015
Last built hull Still in production
Appendages Centerboard :
Helm 1 tiller
Rudder 1 transom hung rudder
Unsinkable No
Trailerable Yes
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) N/A
Melges 14's   Main dimensions
Hull length 14’
Beam (width) 5’ 2”
Light displacement 119 lbs
Melges 14's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 98 sq.ft
Mainsail area 98 sq.ft
Rigging type Cat Boat Marconi (square top mainsail)
Spars Mast and boom in Carbon fiber
Standing rigging No standing rigging
Melges 14's   Performances
Crew 1 – 2
Upwind sail area to displacementiThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. Upwind : under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.

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