RS VENTURE CONNECT – STABILITY, SPACE AND SPARKLING PERFORMANCE

RS VENTURE CONNECT – STABILITY, SPACE AND SPARKLING PERFORMANCE

RS Venture Connect

This is the self-righting keelboat version of the RS Venture, with a lifting bulb keel for exceptional security and seaworthiness. Its large, self-draining cockpit makes the RS Venture Connect perfectly suited to unforgettable family adventures afloat. And it offers training centres a secure, multi-person boat for confidence-inspiring tuition. Designed with plug & play para sailing equipment options, the RS Venture Connect can be set up for almost any disability – and changed between sessions as required. From able-bodied to sip / puff electronic control, the RS Venture Connect does it all. A game changer with sparkling performance that everyone will love. Find out more about the award-winning RS Venture Connect Plug & Play Para Sailing System.

RS Venture Connect at a glance

No. of Crew

Crew Weight (kgs)

Beam (m)

No. of Trapezes

Sail Area (m²)

Length (m)

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FEATURES
Stability & Safety
  • Exceptionally stable and self righting
  • 130kg keel with lead bulb and aluminium alloy fin
  • Removable keel hoist post and winch for easy keel lifting & lowering
  • Twin rudders for exceptional control in all conditions
  • Self draining cockpit – transom drain tubes quickly clear spray and rainwater
  • Non-slip grip surfaces throughout the entire cockpit
Space
  • Capacity for multiple crew
  • Wide uncluttered cockpit with inner seating as well as comfortable side-decks
  • Mast well forward to give huge cockpit space
  • Strut vang above the boom gives more space and safety for the crew
  • Multiple storage options including a large aft locker – big enough for an outboard and camping gear
Versatile
  • Easily handled by beginners
  • Sparkling performance and incredible range of sailing options for experts
  • Can be stored afloat on a mooring
  • Easy keel-lift for convenient launching and transport ashore
  • Stunning boat for weekend adventures with family and friends and a beach lifestyle
Robust
  • Durable composite GRP hull construction
  • Thick woven GRP skins and 3mm Coremat laminate, under a double layered gelcoat – RS Venture will stand up to intense use.
  • Optional rubber gunwale fendering
  • Optional aluminium keelband on hull bilge rails – protection when grounding
Rig & Sail Configuration options
  • Durable Dacron mainsail and furling jib for training or cruising
  • Connect R race spec Mylar mainsail and high denier Dacron jib
  • Asymmetric gennaker spinnaker option
  • Trapeze pack option – for training or young sailor fun.
Para Sailing – Plug in and Play
  • Full range of options which can be added or removed as required
  • Allows the same boat to be used for either able bodied or disabled sailing
  • Reconfigure the boat quickly to suit virtually anyone
  • A significant step forward and huge advantage for many sailing centres
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Single forward facing seat
  • Adjustable seat position and foot rest for various size sailors
Twin forward facing side-by-side seats
  • Easy communication between sailors
  • Adjustable seat position and foot rests for various size sailors
  • Plenty of additional cockpit space for an instructor or coach
Manual joystick steering
  • Twin joysticks for steering from centreline or either of the twin seats
Electronic systems
  • Manual joystick or sip/puff steering
  • Electronic mainsheet control
  • Battery and electronic control box fitted in aft locker – removable
Control line console
  • Required with the forward facing seats
  • Brings all key sheets and control lines within reach of seated sailors
  • ·Adjustable height and reach for various size sailors
Storm sails
  • Reduced size mainsail and jib
  • For use with the forward facing seats
More RS Venture accessories
  • Top cover – breathable
  • Launching trolley
  • Road trailer combi base
  • Rubber gunwale protection
  • Alloy keel band
  • Transom boarding ladder
  • Outboard motor transom bracket
  • Anchor pack
  • Trapeze pack
  • Fenders
  • Antifoul paint below the waterline
SPECIFICATION

Standard
Optional

RS Venture SRS Venture SERS Venture Connect
DesignerPhil Morrison/RS Sailing
Length4.9m (16'4")
Beam2.0m (6'8")
CentreboardGRP
Centreboard – ballastedSteel – 60kg
Keel (vertical lifting)Lead bulb – 125kg
Draft (keel down)0.9m (3'2")
Draft (keel raised)0.3m (0'10")
Air draft (mast above water)7m (23'0")
Weight (hull)198kg (436lbs)
Mainsail – Dacron with reefing system11.0m² (118ft²)
JIb – Dacron3.8m² (41ft²)
Jib furling system
Storm mainsail & jib (required for use with forward-facing seats)Can be ordered in lieu of standard sails
Race mainsail & jibAvailability to be advised
Asymmetric Gennaker14m² (150ft²)
Mast – aluminium alloy
Boom – aluminium alloyWith single-line reefing system
Lifting rudderPlus stock plus tiller plus extension
Centre-mainsheet arrangement
Rear stowage locker
Single forward facing seatPara sailing
Twin forward facing seatsPara sailing
Central sheeting and controls consolePara sailing
Manual joystick steeringPara sailing
Electronic joystick steeringPara sailing
Sip/puff electronic steeringPara sailing
Rubber gunwhale protectionFactory fitted
Alloy keel band protectionFactory fitted
Mast head float
Transom boarding ladder
Outboard motor transom wear pads
Anchor packIncludes ancor, warp, chain, bag
Fenders
Top coverBreathable polycotton
Road trailer combi base
Antifouling paint below waterline
Premier Way, Abbey Park
Romsey Hampshire SO51 9DQ
2280.00

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