RS Zest

The RS Zest is a brand new compact boat that delivers more crew space, practical features, and the stability of a much larger boat. Easy to single hand, with room for 2-3, the RS Zest is an ideal solution for camps, club programs, and families. RS Sailing has taken all the feedback from you, our customers, everything that they have learned building rotomolded boats, and put it all together to create the RS Zest. Rotomolded polyethylene construction makes the RS Zest almost maintenance free – this is a boat to get you onto the water and into the wonderful world of sailing – no hassle – no end to the fun.

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  • Spacious self-draining cockpit with thwart seat
  • The chined hull on the RS Zest adds stability and performance
  • Built in molded handles make it easy to get in and out of the boat
  • Capsize recovery handles on hull for safe and easy recovery
  • Damage resistant pivoting centerboard and rudder
  • High visibility sail color
  • Hinging mast step system for added safety and easy of use
  • A high lightweight boom helps avoid head injuries
  • Roller furling main which is easy to reef
  • The RS Zest is simple and easy to rig – ready to sail in minutes
  • Jib Option available


  • 3 Layer rotomolded RS Comptec PE3 construction
  • Tough outer skin, foam core for stiffness, strong inner skin
  • Thickness added in high load areas which enables reduced overall weight
  • Built in buoyancy with the middle foam layer
  • Brass inserts molded right into the hull of the RS Zest give added strength 
  • Virtually maintenance free


LENGTH 11’9″
BEAM 4’10”
WEIGHT 161lbs
DESIGNER Jo Richards
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