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Melges 14 Adds European Builder

Saturday, 14 April 2018




Melges 14 Adds European Builder

Establishing a world-renown builder in Portugal and signing new dealers worldwide



ZENDA, Wis. (April 13, 2018) – Melges Performance Sailboats is proud to announce a new Melges 14 build partnership with Nelo, the world’s largest supplier of kayaks and rowing shells.


“We are thrilled to partner with Nelo,” said Harry Melges III, “High demand for the Melges 14 in Europe paired with Nelo’s expertise in high quality epoxy construction makes them a great fit to build the Melges 14."


Based in Porto, Portugal, Nelo is in a prime location to supply the European market easily and efficiently. Coupled with continued production out of Melges's Zenda, Wisconsin factory, this gives the Melges 14 Class worldwide builder and product support.


"Melges and the M14 DNA is a great match with Nelo’s line of performance and high-end racing products,” said Nelo’s Manual Ramos, “To have the chance to be part of such a project is a great honour and responsibility, and we are sure the synergies between both will benefit the European market.”


Melges has partnered with dealers across Europe, Asia, Africa, North America and Central America. In combination with Nelo’s steady supply of high quality boats at a competitive retail price, these new partnerships will expand the worldwide growth that the Melges 14 has experienced.


“We are very excited for what the future holds,” said Federico Michetti, CEO of Melges Europe, “The Melges 14 is a modern, fast and exciting platform that is perfect for the European market. It is quite simply the best single hander on the market.”


Find the full list of dealers by visiting the brand new Melges 14 Class Association website: General inquiries on new boats and becoming a dealer can be sent directly to [email protected].




ABOUT THE MELGES 14 — Designed by Reichel/Pugh, the Melges 14 is a modern singlehanded one-design with the ability to sail with two. With its large and open transom, there’s never a need to bail. The carbon mast and boom complement its flexible sail plan with three different size rigs: Gold, Blue and Red. With boats in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa, the Melges 14 is becoming a one-design fleet for the masses. Sailors can order a custom Melges 14 dolly, easily car top it or tow it behind any vehicle. It’s a perfect beach boat, family sailboat or a one-design racing platform. It is speed, quality, durability, comfort and fun wrapped into one dynamic sailing package. Learn more at


ABOUT NELO — Nelo is the largest canoe manufacturer in the world, designing and creating boats for racing, touring, fitness, sea racing and slalom. Established in 1978, Nelo has produced over 30,000 boats with a vast variety of models, construction and technology. Learn more at


ABOUT MELGES — The leading performance sailboat supplier has proudly delivered high quality boats around the world for nearly 75 years. Each Melges boat is built with pride and backed by an experienced, knowledgeable team. Learn more at



Melges Dealers or Melges at [email protected] · (262) 275-1110



Hannah Noll · Melges Performance Sailboats · [email protected]



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Last Updated ( Saturday, 14 April 2018 )