Melges 14

The Melges 14 is the first one-handed dinghy (not Scow) produced by Melges. As for keelboats Melges called upon Reichel - Pugh for design. Like the RS Aero the Melges 14 is modern, light and fun. Equipped with carbon spar and with hull weight reduced the Melges 14 is indeed light and fast. The integrated racks help to master the power. For smaller weight the Melges 14 is available with a chastened sail plan, the GV reduced to 7,8sqm.

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Main Features

ModelMelges 14
Sailboat typeDinghy
DesignerJohn Reichel
Jim Pugh
Building years (first/last)2015 / Still in production
ConstructionSandwich foam/fiberglass/polyester
Appendage typeDaggerboard
Rudder bladeSingle transom hung rudder
RudderSingle tiller
Main dimensions
Hull length14.0 ft
Beam over all5.2 ft
Light displacement119 lbs

Rig and sails

Rig typeCat Boat without standing rigging
Rig materialMast and boom in Carbon fiber
Number of rows of spreader1
Spinnaker typeNo spinnaker
Upwind sailarea98 ft²
Downwind sailarea98 ft²
Mainsail area98 ft²


Upwind sailarea / displacement1813.9 ft²/Ton
Downwind sailarea / displacement1813.9 ft²/Ton

Auxiliary engine

BrandNo engine

Based on specification2015

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