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Award winning cruiser that's setting new standards RS Venture for sale from £9,270

RS Venture
Sailing World’s Boat of the Year – 2013
The new benchmark in large modern cruising and training dinghies.
Capable of carrying up to 8 sailors in elegant, luxurious, sociable sailing.

The RS Venture is a remarkably stable and dependable boat – perfect as a family sailing dinghy, teaching beginners, taking children for a joyride or cruising around the coast.

The RS Venture’s modern good looks combine with rewarding handling and highly capable sailing performance and she has been winning friends since the moment we launched her.

The ultra-stable and spacious RS Venture has a host of options allowing customisation for the needs for a variety of sailors. This versatile family dinghy can be rigged with either asymmetric or conventional spinnaker and has options such as a ballasted centreboard, stowage solutions, extra seating, trapeze kits and outboard brackets to name but a few. So, if you’re looking for a family sailing dinghy or a large capacity training boat, the RS Venture is sure to meet your needs.

Despite being one of our newest additions to the range, the RS Venture is rapidly gaining fans across as the new favourite for families, schools, sailing clubs and holiday companies.

“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

Looking to buy an RS Venture? Find out more about the RS Venture in the following pages or look for used RSVentures for sale in our used boats section.

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 spinnaker
  • Symmetric (conventional) spinnaker
  • 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

Specification

Standard Optional RS Venture Club Sport
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')    
Weight (hull) 198kg (436 lbs)    
Mainsail - Dacron - with reefing system 11m² (118sqft) reefs to 9.1m² (98sqft)    
Mainsail - Mylar - with reefing system 11m² (118sqft) reefs to 9.1m² (98sqft)    
Jib - Dacron 3.8m² (41sqft)    
Jib Furling system    
Asymmetric Spinnaker 14m² (150sqft)    
Conventional Spinnaker (in lieu of asymmetric) Symmetric 10.5m² (113sqft)    
Mast - aluminium alloy    
Boom - aluminium alloy With single line reefing system    
Pivoting GRP centreboard    
Ballasted centreboard 60kg    
Lifting rudder + stock + tiller + extension    
Centre-mainsheet arrangement    
Side seats    
Padded toe straps    
Thwart Factory fitted    
Rear stowage locker Factory fitted    
Rubber gunwhale protection Factory fitted    
Alloy keel band protection Factory fitted    
Mast head float    
Transom boarding ladder    
Outboard motor transom wear pads    
Stowage bag Under foredeck    
Anchor pack Includes: anchor, warp, chain, bag    
Trapeze pack    
Cockpit water bottles pair, fitted    
Fenders    
Top cover Breathable polycotton    
Under cover    
Launching trolley    
Road trailer combi base    
Antifoul below waterline    

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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