RS QUEST – REMARKABLE NEW BEST-SELLING FAMILY AND TRAINING SAILBOAT

RS Quest
A modern family or training dinghy with features that move the game forward. Big enough for an instructor and 2 or 3 pupils – perfect for Mum or Dad and youngsters – small enough to handle easily ashore and afloat. Inspired by the UK Sea Cadets to replace their aging fleet, the RS Quest has rapidly become the best-selling dinghy of its type worldwide. Durable rotomoulded polyethylene construction – space and stability – reefing, spinnaker, stowage and a host of other options. It’s not easy to make it all work but our development team have nailed it on this boat.
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WHAT THE SAILORS ARE SAYING…

As a boat designed to fulfil a dedicated role within sail training, the RS Quest does not try to offer more than it says it does, fulfilling its purpose well. The RS Quest provides a very stable environment for both youth and adults taking up the pursuit of sailing as well as those existing participants wishing to move on to more intermediate skill development such as spinnaker handling. The RS Quest does all this very well in a variety of wind conditions, without becoming too much too handle. Instead, it keeps sailors engaged and does not overwhelm them while they are still gaining the confidence they need in the initial stages of gaining experience afloat. The RS Quest is an ideal solution to a sail training venues’ constant dilemma regarding which boat to choose for entry level multi-person teaching platform and I am excited by the implications resulting from its use in club-based and national sail training programmes all around the world. Dan Jaspers

Training and Development Manager, World Sailing

It’s been an incredible opportunity for the young people we support to share in the testing and refinement of the RS Quest and, as we roll it out across Sea Cadets, for the charity to see even more young people inspired to take to the water. Martin Coles

CEO, Sea Cadets

She had an amazing time and now she’s fully addicted to sailing. That’s our goal…inspire to enjoy the sport for a lifetime! Sea Masters Academy

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FEATURES
Big feel from a compact boat
  • RS Comptec PE3 rotomoulded polyethylene construction
  • Engineered for maximum strength and minimum maintenance
  • Exceptionally stable hull – unrivalled in this size
  • Large, self draining, cockpit for up to 4 adults
Configurable to suit you
  • Open plan or with spray shedding foredeck
  • Removable seats and thwart
  • Main and jib
  • Asymmetric or symmetrical spinnaker options
  • Trapeze option
  • Outboard motor bracket option
Adventures afloat
  • Exceptional features for family sailing and exploration
  • Sparkling and fun – practical and reassuring
  • Easy to transport – quick to rig
Training excellence
  • Developed in conjunction with the UK Sea Cadets & training experts
  • Unrivalled practically and range of use
  • Already the world’s best-selling boat of its size in the training sector
Convenience ashore and afloat
  • Pivoting mast heel for easy rigging
  • Hand holds for easy lifting
  • Towing eyes
  • Lifting points
  • 3 point landing on bilge rails
  • Rub rail reinforcement near transom
Easy rig control
  • Jib furler for safety and launch / recovery convenience
  • Mainsail slab reefing
  • 2-part aluminium mast
  • Foam filled top mast and flotation bag system for inversion resistance
  • External halyards and boom controls for easy maintenance
  • Durable Dacron sails
User friendly foils
  • Pivoting centreboard
  • Durable aluminium rudder blade
  • Tiller driven lift & lock rudder system
RS Quest Options
  • Foredeck with additional storage
  • Mainsail size options
  • Asymmetric spinnaker
  • Symmetrical spinnaker
  • Mast head flotation system
  • Trapeze kit
  • Top cover
  • Launching trolley
  • Road trailer base
SPECIFICATION
RS Quest
DesignerJo Richards and RS Sailing
Length4.29m (14'1")
Beam1.83m (6'0")
Hull Weight133kg (293lbs)
Sailing weight (ex foredeck)190kg (419lbs)
Sail area – mainsail and jib11.0m² (118ft²)
Sail area – asymmetric spinnaker11.0m² (118ft²)
Sail area – symmetric spinnaker10.0m² (107ft²)
Hull constructionComptec PE3 durable polyethylene
SparsAluminium two-part mast, aluminium boom, aluminium spinnaker pole
Main materialDacron
Jib materialDacron
Spinnaker material – asymmetric and symmetricDynalite Ripstop
FoilsGRP centreboard and aluminium lift & lock rudder
Deck fittingsAllen/Selden

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