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One-Design Class Type: Dinghy

Was this boat built to be sailed by youth or adults? Both

Approximately how many class members do you have? 60

Megabyte Class

About Megabyte

Length: 14′ 3″ (4.34 m)
Beam: 5′ 2″ (1.57 m)
Mainsail area: 100 sq.ft. (9.29 m²)
Hull weight: 130 lb. (59 kg)
Sails & Rigging:
Fully battened Mylar sail (MK II rig) or the original and more conventional MK I rig which has the stiffer mast and partially battened sail.
Carbon fiber 2-piece mast – flexible for controlling the power in the sail.
Vang, Outhaul and Cunningham control lines are well led to the cockpit sides.


Boats Produced: Approximately 385

Class boat builder(s):

Zim Sailing
33 Broadcommon Road
Unit 1
Bristol RI, 02809
Call us: (401) 237-6117

Approximately how many boats are in the USA/North America? 360

Where is your One-Design class typically sailed in the USA? List regions of the country:

New England
Mid Atlantic
Mid West
Northwest Coast

Does this class have a spinnaker or gennaker? No

Ideal combined weight of range of crew:  130 lbs. to 220

Portsmouth Yardstick Rating:  90.80

Boat Designed in The Megabyte was designed by Bruce Farr and Ian Bruce in 2000

Beam: Beam: 5′ 2″ (1.57 m)

Weight of rigged boat without sails: Hull weight: 130 lb. (59 kg)

Draft: raft: 2′-6″

Mast Height: 23′