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First Time Ever In Europe, Three Melges Sportboats Featured At One Boat Show

16 February 2009

Great Success Of Melges At The Budapest Boat Show

The 2009 Budapest Boat Show was the first boat show in Europe to host all three popular Melges sportboats on one stand. The new Audi Melges 20 was accompanied by the popular Melges 24 and Melges 32 exhibited by the Hungarian Melges Class Association with the support of Devoti Sailing and Melges Europe, distributors of Melges boats in Europe and X Sailing, the sole dealer of Melges boats in Hungary.

The 18th Budapest Boat Show took place at the HungExpo Exhibition Center 12-15 February. Over 18,000 visitors, 150 boats and yachts were on display. The big star of the motor boat category was the Ferretti Yachts, while Melges was recognized as the coolest and most modern sailboats in the world.

The Hungarian Melges 24 Class Association was formed in 2008 where there are currently 8 racing in Hungary. The first Melges 24 One Design Trophy will take place this year at Lake Balaton, consisting of five events over five weekends between April and September 2009. The first International Melges 24 regatta will take place in Balatonlelle 1-3 May.

The first Melges 32 will be introduced on Hungarian waters at the Blue Ribbon race in mid summer, where over 500 boats will sail around the lake to see who can complete it in the shortest period of time.