In an effort to build the 2018 Melges 24 World Championship into a truly epic international championship we are actively seeking boats available for charter. The event is scheduled for May 31st to June 9th, 2018 and enquiries for charters are starting to come in from overseas. Not planning on attending? Got a spare boat available? Please consider chartering your Melges 24 for the event, for your pocket book, for your class!

Email us your contact details to us at [email protected].

Dunnery Best

Charter Coordinator


The organizers of the Victoria Melges 24 Worlds are not playing a direct role in arranging charters.
But we’ll do what we can to make sure that those with boats available to charter are able to contact those who are looking for a charter opportunity. So, once you make the final decision that you want to make your Melges available for charter, we’ll provide your name and contact points to those sailors making inquiries.

We especially encourage Melges 24 owners in the Vancouver/Seattle area who won’t be able to participate in the Worlds regatta to consider chartering their boats.

We have also received input from Brian Hutchinson regarding appropriate charter fees and details.
He forwarded the following pricing (USD) and factors.

New boats: $1,000-1,500 per race day w/o sails.

Used boats: $500-800 per race day w/o sails – Anticipating 10 Days for both events.

Damage Deposit: $1,740-2,500

Cleaning Deposit: $250

Delivery (Variable): The boat should be made available for launch at RVicYC or at the regatta site (downtown Victoria) depending on date of arrival.
Are you planning to make delivery and return part of the arrangement?
Melges 24 transportation charges range from $1.50 to $2.00 per mile.

Launched (in water) – Yes/No; price to be negotiated.

Mast stepped: Yes/No

Dock fees: Should not be an issue unless the boat is in Victoria longer than the regatta period.

Insurance procedures may be different in the US, but here in Canada in most instances your existing insurance package will not cover a charter. This additional coverage would normally be arranged through your insurance broker. You would expect the charterer to have insurance for the event as well.

Regular maintenance and repair/replacement of all chartered equipment would be expected as part of the agreement and/or subject to damage deposit at end of charter.