NOW SOLD - Melges 24 655 is a special Melges 24, professionally optimised to class tolerances and fitted with carbon race accessories for first owner, Ken Read of North Sails when built for him in 2006. At the 2009 Melges 24 Worlds in Annapolis, this boat was the overall winner with skipper Chris Larsen and crew proclaimed Melges 24 World Champions in one of the most hotly contested M24 class regattas ever seen. She followed that up with a solid 4th in the 2011 M24 Worlds as 'Hedgehog' ! Melges 24s offer truly exciting sailing so here's your opportunity to experience top level sports boat performance in a well prepared boat and have a lot of fun doing it!
Now available here in Melbourne, M24 655 comes complete and ready to race with a wealth of equipment, two complete sets of North class sails with all necessary sheets and control lines, new lifting straps, new jib cars, hiking straps, sundry tools and many spares. Her carbon mast is the latest M24 class model and she comes complete with all the rig tune, rake and polars settings to quickly get you up to speed. Class measurement certificates are available.
Maintained in excellent condition, she is stored on a custom single axle road trailer with fitted hull splashes and spar supports and can be trailer launched from a boat ramp or crane launched from a hardstand. The trailer is fitted with two large GRP equipment storage boxes so you have everything you need to race right at hand. She has a full set of road covers plus a regatta boom awning, full covers for rudder, tiller, vang, a cover for the furled jibs and more. The Suzuki 2.5 auxiliary outboard has recently been serviced too.
For further information or to arrange inspection at Sandringham, please call Chris Furey on O4IO 55I 977 or complete the on-line enquiry form
Melbourne Region Sandringham VIC
Melges Boatworks USA
24' - 7.31m
1.52m with keel lowered
809 Kgs class weight
Keel / Ballast
Carbon fin and 295Kgs T-bulb
2.5hp auxiliary outboard motor with quick connect transom bracket and under cockpit floor 'sled' type stowage for optimum location while sailing. Recently fully serviced.
Not recorded, minimal - rarely used
Its a Melges 24, that's all the entertainment you need
Full boat road transport covers, top and bottom. Regatta boom awning, Tiller (carbon extension) and Rudder covers, turnbuckle covers, mast cover, 2 hatch covers and a Norths furled jib cover.
Class anchor plus a heavier anchor for local conditions
All Norths. 2 AP3 mainsails, 3 jibs J0 and J7s and 3 spinnakers = 1 x Max Runner, 2 x Reachers - 1 reacher only flown twice since new.
Sails have only been used in Regattas so very little used in recent times.
Mast / Rigging
Carbon class mast, non-jib halyard type of the latest M24 configuration. 1 x 19 wire rigging with spares, spare set of spreaders and spreader compression bar. 2 spare fore-stays, a spare backstay. Jib furler. Mast top backstay flicker batten and spare, Spare Winddex. Alloy boom, Retractable Carbon Assy sprit.
All Harken cleats, blocks and mainsheet system, carbon block guard to Port, Hutchison hiking straps and hiking pads. Carbon tiller extension,
Keel lifting crane and winch
Single axle with spare wheel, fitted hull splashes and keel support, light board.
This superbly presented Melges 24 has an outstanding class record with a win and a 4th place overall at World Championship level. Fully professionally optimised from new to class tolerances and for easy successful racing. All winning settings provided, no guesswork required.