Class History

The Melges 32 is the next generation of fast and exciting sport boats from Melges Performance Sailboats. Following the same successful path of the Melges 24, the 32 is easy to trailer, rig and launch. “We wanted the boats to be race-ready right from the factory, a “just add water” approach to the racing market,” says Andy Burdick, Vice President of Melges Performance Sailboats. The Melges 32 has expanded into Europe and is swiftly becoming one of the hottest One-Designs in the world. melges32-sailplan.gif

Boat Specifications

Length: 31 ft 10 in (9.7 m)
Beam: 9 ft 10 in (3 m)
Draft: 7 ft (2.1 m)
Weight: 3, 755 lb (1712 kg)
Main: 445 sq ft (41.3 sq m)
Jib (105%): 254 sq ft (23.5 sq m)
Asymmetrical 1A Code vmg: 1,113 sq ft (103 sq m)
Asymmetrical Code 2A runner: 1,302 sq ft (120.9 sq m)
Assymetrical Code 0 Reacher: 774 sq. ft (71.9 sq m)

Melges 32


Melges 32 mainsheet system2151: 57 mm Carbo T2 block2601: 57 mm Carbo single, becket2673: 57 mm Carbo fiddle, ratchet2670: 75 mm Carbo ratchet144: Cam swivel baseT2732B: 27 mm Midrange car with stand-up, 3:1 controlsR27HB: 27 mm Midrange high-beam track

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Mainsheet System

The lightweight Carbo block mainsheet system features a 6:1 gross-tune with 18:1 fine-tune. Both the gross- and fine-tune sheets are led to swivel bases with cam cleats, allowing them to be worked from both sides of the boat by the skipper or trimmer.

Melges 32 jib system2751.600MM: 22 mm Small Boat pinstop track2682: 75 mm Carbo Ratchamatic cheek35.2PTP: 35 plain-top Performa winch

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Jib System

Small Boat pinstop jib leads have a spring-loaded pinstop for quick, easy car adjustment to fit sheeting leads. Sheets are led to the leeward winch and are easily cross-sheeted to windward using the 75 mm Carbo Ratchamatic® cheek block.

Melges 32 backstay system3215: 57 mm Black Magic block3226: 57 mm low-load Black Magic block2644: 40 mm Carbo cheek block150: cam cleat425B: flairlead2642: 40 mm Carbo double627: padeye3214: 57 mm low-load Black Magic block3145: 11 mm loop

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A combination of 57 mm Black Magic® blocks and 40 mm Carbo blocks creates a powerful 16:1 backstay. The system is simple to rig and led to both sides of the cockpit so it’s easily adjusted from either rail.

  • United States
  • Australia
  • France
  • Italia
  • New Zealand
  • Polska
  • Sverige
  • UK