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RS VENTURE

OverviewSpecifications
RS VentureThe new benchmark in family, exploration and training dinghies, the RS Venture can carry up to eight sailors in its huge, self-draining cockpit. Sparkling performance makes it great fun and multiple equipment options allow to boat to be configured for you. Winner of multiple awards, the RS Venture has a choice of standard or ballasted centerboards – there’s even a lifting keel version too (see RS Venture Connect). Exceptional stability makes the RS Venture ideal on estuaries and coastal waters – with stowage for all the equipment you’ll need, including an outboard motor. Imagine the adventures in store!

RS VENTURE SPECIFICATION:
No. of Crew 2-4
No. of Trapezes 0
Crew Weight (kgs) 100-200
Sail Area (m²) 22
Construction Topaz TRILAM
Beam (m) 1.83
Length (m) 4.29

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FEATURES

Versatile

  • Highly stable training boat
  • Perfect for weekend adventures with family and friends
  • Can be left on a mooring
    Rewarding performance – secure sailing
  • Outboard motor option for ultimate versatility
  • Choose from asymmetric or symmetric spinnaker options

Space

  • Huge capacity for multiple crew (640kg max)
  • Mast well forward and optional move-able thwart provide huge, flexible cockpit space
  • Strut vang above the boom gives space and safety for the crew
  • Comfortable and spacious for family cruising

Stability & Safety

  • Exceptionally stable hull
  • Low freeboard to assist capsize recovery and safety
  • Self draining the cockpit
  • Preventing inversions: Foam inside the mast and optional mast head float
  • Righting lines
  • Optional ballasted centreboard for even greater stability

Storage

  • Multiple stowage options – under side seats and foredeck

Robust

  • Durable composite GRP hull construction
  • Thick woven GRP skins and 3mm coremat construction, under a double layered gelcoat means that the RS Venture will stand up to intense use
  • Optional rubber gunwale fendering
  • Optional aluminium keelband on hull bilge rails – protection when grounding – minimum maintenance

Rig & Sail Configuration options

  • Mylar or Dacron mainsail
  • Furling jib (standard)
  • Asymmetric gennaker
  • Trapeze pack

RS Venture Options and Accessories

  • Ballasted centreboard
  • Thwart option (factory fitted)
  • Rear stowage locker (factory fitted)
  • Rubber gunwhale protection (factory fitted)
  • Alloy keel band protection (factory fitted)
  • Mylar or Dacron mainsail fabric
  • Gennaker / asymmetric spinnaker and equipment
  • Symmetrical spinnaker and equipment
  • Mast head float
  • Transom boarding ladder
  • Outboard motor transom wear pads
  • Stowage bag – under foredeck
  • Anchor pack
  • Trapeze pack
  • Cockpit water bottles – pair – fitted
  • Fenders
  • Top cover – breathable
  • Launching trolley
  • Road trailer combi base
  • Antifoul below waterline

SPECIFICATIONS

    RS Venture S RS Venture SE RS Venture Connect
Designer Phil Morrison/RS Sailing bulletfill bulletfill bulletfill
Length 4.9m (16’4″) bulletfill bulletfill bulletfill
Beam 2.0m (6’8″) bulletfill bulletfill bulletfill
Centreboard GRP bulletfill    
Centreboard – ballasted Steel – 60kg   bulletfill  
Keel (vertical lifting) Lead bulb – 125kg     bulletfill
Draft (keel down) 0.9m (3’2″)     bulletfill
Draft (keel raised) 0.3m (0’10”)     bulletfill
Air draft (mast above water) 7m (23’0″) bulletfill bulletfill bulletfill
Weight (hull) 195kg (430lbs) bulletfill bulletfill bulletfill
Mainsail – Dacron with reefing system 9.0m² (97ft²) bulletfill bulletfill bulletfill
JIb – Dacron 3.8m² (41ft²) bulletfill bulletfill bulletfill
Jib furling system   bulletfill bulletfill bulletfill
Storm mainsail & jib (required for use with forward-facing seats) Can be ordered in lieu of standard sails bulletoutline bulletoutline bulletoutline
Race mainsail & jib Availability to be advised      
Asymmetric Gennaker 14m² (150ft²) bulletoutline bulletoutline bulletoutline
Mast – aluminium alloy   bulletfill bulletfill bulletfill
Boom – aluminium alloy With single-line reefing system bulletfill bulletfill bulletfill
Lifting rudder Plus stock plus tiller plus extension bulletfill bulletfill bulletfill
Centre-mainsheet arrangement   bulletfill bulletfill bulletfill
Rear stowage locker       bulletfill
Single forward facing seat Para sailing     bulletoutline
Twin forward facing seats Para sailing     bulletoutline
Central sheeting and controls console Para sailing     bulletoutline
Manual joystick steering Para sailing     bulletoutline
Electronic joystick steering Para sailing     bulletoutline
Sip/puff electronic steering Para sailing     bulletoutline
Rubber gunwhale protection Factory fitted bulletoutline bulletoutline bulletoutline
Alloy keel band protection Factory fitted bulletoutline bulletoutline bulletoutline
Mast head float   bulletoutline bulletoutline bulletoutline
Transom boarding ladder   bulletoutline bulletoutline bulletoutline
Outboard motor transom wear pads   bulletoutline bulletoutline bulletoutline
Anchor pack Includes ancor, warp, chain, bag bulletoutline bulletoutline bulletoutline
Fenders   bulletoutline bulletoutline bulletoutline
Top cover Breathable polycotton bulletoutline bulletoutline bulletoutline
Road trailer combi base   bulletoutline bulletoutline bulletoutline
Antifouling paint below waterline   bulletoutline bulletoutline bulletoutline

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8865 Caratoke Highway
Unit #5
Point Harbor, NC 27964
Tel: 252-489-3491

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