Heath Walters is a life-long sailor, who's career began as a boatbuilder growing with his four brothers on Pittwater, Sydney. He began in Flying Ants, raced the 18ft Skiff, J24, Adams 10, Mumm 30 and has competed on the ocean racing level as well as the Farr 40 and Sydney 38. He completed his apprenticeship at Beashel's Yacht Basin. His successful career extends over the last 25 years, building and repairing boats on Sydney's northern beaches.
He has always possessed a deep passion for one design racing, in particular he has watched the development of the internationally acclaimed Melges 24 and believes it is the direction of one design racing in Australia.
Driven by this vision, Heath met with Melges Performance Sailboats President Harry Melges in Zenda, Wisconsin in October 2006 to work specifically on introducing and growing the Melges brand into the Melges Asia Pacific region. Read Press Release.
"Coming from a sailing family and being a father of four boys, I realized there was a gap in the Asia Pacific market for a line of one design sportboats like Melges that crossed generations, using the latest technology and provided the perfect international competition. Melges is the perfect fit" — Heath Walters
Managing Director, Melges Asia Pacific