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Sailing's Guide to New Small Boats

2015 June 1

Performance and style are hallmarks in boats sized to make getting on the water easier than ever

Melges 14

This singlehander was designed Reichel Pugh Yacht Design, the same firm that designed the Melges 32 and Melges 24. It comes in two rigs sizes and has a carbon mast. It can be transported on a car top or by trailer, and is easily launched from a beach. Sailors can leave the bailer onshore: The open cockpit drains water. 

LOA 14’; Beam 5’2”; Sail area 98 sq. ft. (full range), 85 sq. ft. (mid range); Displ. 120 lbs.

$8,900, www.melges.com, 262-275-1110

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