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Melges 20

The Melges 20 is a 19’11” multiple crew dinghy designed by John Reichel and Jim Pugh. She was built by Melges (United States) and made of sandwich fiberglass / polyester (composite infusion). The production started in 2009 .
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Melges 20's   Main Features
Model Melges 20
Type of hull Monohull
Category One design sailboat
Shipyard
Designer John Reichel
Jim Pugh
Construction Hull and deck:
sandwich fiberglass / polyester (composite infusion)
First built hull 2009
Last built hull Still in production
Appendages Keel (lifting) :
Fin with bulb, lifting
Helm 1 tiller
Rudder 1 transom hung rudder
Cockpit Open aft cockpit
Unsinkable No
Trailerable Yes
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) About
37 700
(2016)
Melges 20's   Main dimensions
Hull length 19’ 11”
Beam (width) 7’
Draft 4’ 6”
Light displacement 1146 lbs
Melges 20's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 260 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 603 sq.ft
Mainsail area 172 sq.ft
Jib area 88 sq.ft
Asymetric spinnaker area 431 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi (square top mainsail) 7/8
Rotating spars No
Mast position Deck stepped mast
Spars Mast in Carbon fiber and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging Discontinuous
Number of levels of spreaders 2
Spreaders angle Swept-back
Melges 20's   Performances
Crew 3-4
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.
37.42
Downwind 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.
86.60

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