• the MEERMARK M17 - simple, safe, fun & affordable sailing for everyone


    About the M17 sail boat
  • One sail controlled by one line and foot pedal steering, it just doesn’t get any more simple

    You don’t need to be an expert to enjoy sailing fast or be athletic to sail the M17 safely

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  • Designed by world renowned multi-hull designer Kurt Hughes

    M17’s are available in a range of colours

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  • Coming to a hotel, resort, sailing school or boat rental near you

    MEERMARK is expanding worldwide. Discover why you need to add the M17 to your fleet this season. Keep reading to discover why…

MEERMARK launches the M17

  • International Patents Granted

The MEERMARK M17; bringing the joy of safe, yet fast wind-powered boats to everyone – non sailors and experienced sailors alike.

Despite the fact that 70% of the Earth is covered with water, only about 1% of the population sails.  We think it’s an experience everyone should have a chance to enjoy.  So we built a simple, safe, and fun sailboat that makes sailing more accessible, regardless of age, experience or ability.

The M17 trimaran was inspired by ancient outrigger canoes known for their stability, speed, and versatility.  Designed by renowned modern multi-hull designer Kurt Hughes, the M17 offers a fast, yet comfortable and dry ride that is just as exhilarating for the seasoned sailor as for the first-timer.

Our mission is to inspire a love for sailing, connect people to nature, and provide an opportunity for renewal amidst the demands of modern life. Because we believe that if people try their hand at sailing and do so in a Meermark M17, the beauty, serenity and exhilaration that is sailing will attract much more of the population than just 1%.

And if you are an experienced sailor who still likes sailing fast but prefers sitting in a comfortable seat with excellent back support over sitting on a trampoline or you just no longer enjoy scurrying from side to side with every tack, the M17 will keep you on the water, sailing for years to come.