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Award winner with class leading space & versatility RS Venture for sale from £9,970

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RS Venture
The new benchmark in large cruising and training dinghies – the RS Venture is capable of safely carrying up to eight sailors in its spacious, self-draining cockpit. Sparkling performance makes it fun and multiple specification options allow the boat to be tailored for you.

RS Venture model range:
RS Venture S – GRP centreboard
RS Venture SE – Steel ballasted centreboard
RS Venture Connect – Lifting keel with lead bulb

The RS Venture is a remarkably stable and dependable boat – perfect for family sailing or in a sailing school environment. Choose between S, SE and Connect models (see RS Venture Connect pages for full information about the keelboat version) to suit your sailing plans.

A host of equipment options allow you to further customise the RS Venture – from swimming ladders for summer beach fun to gennaker or spinnaker packs for training versatility, the RS Venture can be safe, practical and exciting.

Rapidly gaining popularity across the world, the RS Venture has won major design awards and become the big dinghy of choice for many experienced centres and sailors.

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Features

"…it is simply a great family dinghy for mum, dad, the kids, dogs and friends to go exploring together. For those who have a holiday cottage on the water then the Venture is the perfect accessory" Andi Robertson Yachting Life

Versatile

  • Highly stable training boat
  • Suitable for beginners and more advanced sailors
  • Can be left on a mooring
  • Responsive and rewarding performance under sail - great for club racing
  • Outboard motor option for ultimate versatility
  • Choose either spinnaker method: asymmetric or conventional (symmetric)

Space

  • 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 cruising with the family

Stability & Safety

  • Exceptionally stable hull
  • Low freeboard for capsize recovery ease and safety
  • Built-in self bailers and transom flaps quickly drain the cockpit
  • Preventing inversions: Foam inside the mast and optional mast head float
  • Righting lines
  • Optional ballasted centreboard for exceptional stability
  • Grip surface throughout entire cockpit

Storage

  • Multiple stowage options - under side seats and foredeck

Robust

  • Very 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

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Specification

Standard Optional RS Venture RS Venture S RS Venture SE RS Venture Connect
Designers Phil Morrison / RS Sailing      
Length 4.9m (16'4")      
Beam 2m (6'8")      
Draft 1.1m (3'9")      
Air draft (mast above water) 7m (23')      
Mast - aluminium alloy      
Centreboard GRP      
Centreboard - ballasted Steel - 60kg      
Keel (vertical lifting) Lead bulb      
Weight (hull) 198kg (436 lbs)      
Mainsail - Dacron - with reefing system 11m2 (118sqft) reefs to 9.1m2 (98sqft)      
Jib - Dacron 3.8m2 (41sqft)      
Jib Furling system      
Storm mainsail & jib (required for use with forward facing seats) Can be ordered in lieu of std sails      
Asymmetric Gennaker 14m2 (150sqft)      
Boom - aluminium alloy With single line reefing system      
Lifting Rudder + stock + tiller + extension      
Centre-mainsheet arrangement      
Rear stowage locker      
Rubber gunwhale protection Factory fitted      
Alloy keel band protection Factory fitted      
Mast head float      
Transom boarding ladder      
Outboard motor transom wear pads      
Anchor pack Includes: anchor, warp, chain, bag      
Fenders      
Top cover      
Road trailer combi base      
Antifouling paint below waterline      
     

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Reviews

"For private buyers looking for the perfect modern utility dinghy with a great turn of speed and excellent stability the RS Venture can’t be beaten."
Andi Robertson Yachting Life


"Remarkable stability and a cockpit genuinely large enough to carry an instructor and six pupils make the Venture stand out. We are very impressed."
Ben Willows UKSA


"It´s great! Spacious, good looking, sails well, easy to reef! Being able to get 8 persons in is a real plus for us as well."
Ian Aldridge Minorca Sailing


"…a delightfully stable boat which will sit nicely at a mooring...on the launching trolley she was relatively easy to move around the slip "
Andi Robertson Yachting Life


"The Venture is a people carrier with the potential to carry more than its dinghy rivals"
Yachts and Yachting


"…it is simply a great family dinghy for mum, dad, the kids, dogs and friends to go exploring together. For those who have a holiday cottage on the water then the Venture is the perfect accessory"
Andi Robertson Yachting Life


"I have just run an RYA Instructor course in them and I think the Ventures were great - everything I would want from a training boat! They were really fun to race as well, felt very balanced and trucked upwind."
Andy Kerr RYA Dinghy Sailing Coach Assessor


"The Venture has attractive lines with proportionally low freeboard tapering back to a stylish transom. We were impressed by the way the RS Venture fulfilled the role of a multi-crew carrying teaching boat without being clunky or ugly."
Yachts and Yachting


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