Melges Names KO Sailing As Official Melges Scow And Sportboat Dealer

12 March 2008

Zenda, Wi. USA – The Melges Performance Sailboats family of products is ever-expanding and the demand for superior Scows and Sportboats is high, as is the need for continued excellence in customer service and support. To further assist in meeting this need, Melges has selected KO Sailing as an official dealer of Melges Scows and Sportboats for the Central U.S. and Gulf Coast region in North America.

"We selected KO Sailing as the perfect team to help us sell our boats as well as assist with additional customer service and support," said Harry Melges, CEO of Melges Performance Sailboats. "One of our many interests is to grow the sport of sailing, not only around the world but also right here in the USA. Sailing is a rewarding sport to be involved with and to grow up being a part of. This will make the Melges Sailing Experience — fun, fast, simple sailing — more accessible to all age groups, genders and skill levels, most especially as our product line expands."

John Kolius, president of KO Sailing based in La Porte, Texas is equally excited, "We are thrilled to become a dealer of Melges Performance Sailboats products and services. This is such a special time for the Sportboat industry in particular. With our experience and combined reputations for excellence, a shared commitment and passion for sailing on and off the water makes us a natural fit."

World-renown Scows such as the Melges 17™, Melges A Scow™, Melges E Scow™, Melges C Scow™, Melges MC Scow™, Melges X Boat™ as well as the recently introduced Melges 20™ and the very prestigious, internationally successful Melges 24™ and Melges 32™ Sportboats will be available for purchase through KO Sailing.