Italian superyacht builder Dynamiq, known for its highly acclaimed 39m “Jetsetter” has joined forces with Melges Performance Sailboats and renown Russian sailor Valentin Zavadnikov, owner of sailing team Synergy, as a sponsor of the new Melges 40 performance sailing yacht. Melges is known around the world for its high performance and high quality boats. The new Melges 40 continues the legacy of high quality and performance by using only the absolute best equipment, accessories and technologies on-board. Its performance is sure to satisfy even the most demanding sailing team. According to Melges, “the Melges 40 is the largest, fastest and only canting keel sailboat ever offered by Melges Performance Sailboats (MPS), designed by Botin Partners Naval Architecture and built by Premier Composite Technologies (PCT). With great confidence, it confirms the continued success of a wide and diversified family of sailboat products. True to its original vision of ‘pure-one-design’ racing, the Melges 40 is the perfect combination of absolute performance and innovation.”
The new sponsor Dynamiq yachts also knows a thing or two about quality and performance. The company’s flagship 39m Jetsetter was delivered in 2016 and received great acclaim around the world. Only the absolutely best components and technologies went into Jetsetter’s build which contributed to its great success and recognition in the form of multiple superyacht awards and accolades.
Sailing team Synergy owner Valentin Zavadnikov is no stranger to excellence and innovation. He has sailed since he was five years old and dedicates much of his time to improving the art and sharing the exhilarating thrill of freedom one gains from sailing with other people. Often regarded as the Godfather of Russian international sailing, Mr. Zavadnikov is responsible for successfully bringing Russian sailing outside of the country and to the international stage. His team has thrived in the competitive international sailing world, successfully competing in major global competitions such as the Louis Vuitton Cup, the TP52, RC44 , Melges 32, Melges 20 and many others. He has also partnered with other top tier companies such as Heesen Yachts.
Now, with Dynamiq as a partner Mr. Zavadnikov’s team Synergy is poised to continue its legacy of sailing excellence with the Melges 40.
Built by Premier Composite Technologies, the Melges 40 has an LOA of 11.994m and a beam of 3.53m. It drafts 3.20m with a displacement of 3250kg. The construction has been optimized to reduce weight as much as possible while making the hull as stiff as possible. The canting keel system is designed by Cariboni and includes a single ram with a double acting cylinder, 24 volt 4500 watt hydraulic power pack and a 15 to 20 second full throw canting time. There is also a Cariboni PLC 4-point control system complete with a remote. Winches and deck gear are all Harken. There is also a 20hp Lombardini diesel engine for tight quarters maneuvering. According to Melges, “the canting keel is designed to increase upwind performance and create a dramatically faster and thrilling downwind run.”
The Melges 40 is designed specifically for windward/leeward coastal or in-shore racing and is sure to dominate in its class. Thanks to world class engineering and design combined with the prominent, excellence oriented sponsor Dynamiq and renown sailing team owner Mr. Valentin Zavadnikov of team Synergy, the Melges 40 is sailing work of art and innovation that is in the right hands to dominate its class of racing for the foreseeable future.