RS VENTURE – CLASS-LEADING SPACE, STABILITY AND FEATURES YOU’LL LOVE

RS Venture

The new benchmark in family, exploration and training dinghies, the RS Venture can carry up to eight sailors in its huge, self-draining cockpit. Sparkling performance makes it great fun and multiple equipment options allow to boat to be configured for you. Winner of multiple awards, the RS Venture has a choice of standard or ballasted centerboards – there’s even a lifting keel version too (see RS Venture Connect). Exceptional stability makes the RS Venture ideal on estuaries and coastal waters – with stowage for all the equipment you’ll need, including an outboard motor. Imagine the adventures in store!

RS Venture at a glance

No. of Crew

Crew Weight (kgs)

Beam (m)

No. of Trapezes

Sail Area (m²)

Length (m)

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INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

US

USA

2013 Sailing World
Dinghy of the Year

WHAT THE SAILORS ARE SAYING…

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

RS is renowned for being meticulous with its product development, and the Venture is Exhibit A. Every component was high quality and purposeful.

Sailing World, USA

RYA Dinghy Sailing Coach Assessor

…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

FEATURES
Versatile
  • Highly stable training boat
  • Perfect for weekend adventures with family and friends
  • Can be left on a mooring
  • Rewarding performance – secure sailing
  • Outboard motor option for ultimate versatility
  • Choose from asymmetric or symmetric spinnaker options
Space
  • Huge 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 family cruising
Stability & Safety
  • Exceptionally stable hull
  • Low freeboard to assist capsize recovery and safety
  • Self draining the cockpit
  • Preventing inversions: Foam inside the mast and optional mast head float
  • Righting lines
  • Optional ballasted centreboard for even greater stability
Storage
  • Multiple stowage options – under side seats and foredeck
Robust
  • 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
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 arrangementBreathable polycotton
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

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