RS Sailing
Premier Way, Abbey Park
Romsey Hampshire SO51 9DQ
01794 526760
RS Sailing
Premier Way, Abbey Park
Romsey Hampshire SO51 9DQ
01794 526760

INTERNATIONAL

We sell over 3,000 boats per year via an international distribution network that is supported by dedicated representatives in more than 50 countries. This global ‘reach’ has helped RS Sailing to become the world’s largest small-boat manufacturer, serving customers on every continent.

Our range of 20+ award winning sailboats includes dinghies, catamarans and keelboats that are suitable for every level of user experience, from sailors taking to the water for the first time, sailors that are looking to progress existing levels of personal experience, right up to world class athletes competing at the highest-level regattas and competitions.

The nature of our global business expansion has presented us with the challenge of how to most effectively manage the growing number order enquiries being received by our sales team from within countries (and regions) in the world where RS do not (yet) have dedicated representatives. 

With overcoming this challenge firmly in mind, we provide a dedicated International Business Development team that is in place to support our future customers from these countries and regions. Not only do we make our international customers available to world-class sailboats suitable for all levels of sailing ability and end user requirement, we also provide access to a comprehensive range of spare parts and custom accessories that enable our customers to keep their boats on the water.

As a company, RS Sailing has a firm belief in providing opportunities for people of all ages in all areas of the world to access sailing-related activities in a sustainable and cost-effective way, resulting in a life-long enjoyment of the sport. We refer to ourselves as the brand of participation and our motto is ‘Sail it, Live it, Love it’.

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PRIVATE BUYERS

RS Sailing produce over 4,000 boats per year, making them available to our customers via an international distribution network that features dealers and brand ambassadors in more than 40 countries. This global ‘reach’ has helped RS Sailing to become the world’s largest small-sailboat manufacturer, serving customers on every continent. We refer to ourselves as the brand of participation and our motto is ‘Sail it, Live it, Love it’.

Where national dealers or RS brand ambassadors do not exist, we strive to ensure that those people wishing to purchase our products remain well represented and cared for. To that end, we have a dedicated International Business Development and Direct Sales representative in place whose responsibility it is to provide a dedicated service to all our retail customers.

From providing personal quotations for popular sailboat choices such as the RS Tera, RS Zest, RS Neo, RS Feva , RS Quest, RS Venture, RS Aero and RS500 sailing dinghies, the RS Cat14 and RS Cat16 catamarans and the new RS21 keelboat, our international customers can also benefit from access to a comprehensive range of spares, accessories and clothing / apparel via a range of our industry partners such as Spinlock, Oakley and Rooster.

As well as all this, RS Sailing will also help in arranging the logistics of international shipping, with our international customers receiving a personal and dedicated service to support them at all stages of their buying experience. 

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HOTELS & HOLIDAY RESORTS

RS Sailing has over 20 years’ experience providing sailing equipment for off-the-beach sailing based activities to Leisure-oriented customers around the world. From luxury resorts in dream destinations such as Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Indonesia and the Seychelles to hotels in regions including the United Arab Emirates, Central / South America, the Mediterranean and also in the South Pacific.

Boats in our range that have been designed to be perfectly suited for use within beach-based sailing activity programs include the RS Tera, RS Zest, RS Neo, RS Aero and RS Cat14 / RS Cat16. For resorts also looking to offer guests the opportunity to sail keelboats during their stay, we offer the RS Elite and RS21.  

Not only do we provide our international leisure and tourism-based customers access to world-class sailboats and catamarans suitable for guests of all levels to use during their vacation, we also provide access to a comprehensive range of spare parts and custom accessories that enable our customers to keep all their RS sailboats on the water, all the time.

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DISABLED SAILING PROGRAMS

RS Sailing is a proud partner of the World Sailing ‘Para Development Program’ (PDP), a program aimed at increasing participation in all forms of inclusive sailing activity globally.

The RS Venture Connect SCS sailboat in our range is an official Para World Sailing class of equipment that comes with a number of ‘plug and play’ adaptations to suit a wide variety of users, including a power assist pack that allows disabled sailors to use either a joystick or even a ‘sip and puff’ system to control the steering mechanism as well as adjust sail settings.

As well as the RS Venture Connect, a number of our other award-winning sailboats are also used by inclusive sailing programs around the world in their practical activities, adapted as required by the specific types of requirements that required by those disabled sailors for whom the program caters.

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SUPERYACHTS

RS Sailboats have been a solid choice for Superyacht owners and their captains for many years. Our focus on producing lightweight performance-oriented sailboats has helped our products resonate well with the exacting requirements of superyacht customers.  

With a hull weight of only 30kg and with 3 differently sized rigs (4, 7 and 9m2) for users to choose from, our innovative RS Aero sailboat is a popular choice in this sector, being able to be easily stored using both traditional floor cradles as well as hung on bulkheads using wall bracket-style mounting systems. Additionally, our RS Neo sailboat has proved a firm favourite with superyacht customers in part thanks to its highly durable rotomolded hull construction, but also due to the performance characteristics its carbon fibre rig brings to the sailing experience.

The rise in requests for our products from Motoryachts as well as Sailing Superyachts and indeed the new breed of Megayachts which have made an appearance in recent years has prompted RS Sailing to build a unique partnership with industry leading yacht tender and yacht toy consultancy company, Superyachts Superyacht Tenders and Toys (SYTT). This partnership RS sailing are not only providing customers in the Superyacht sector with dedicated support but also maximising the opportunities that exist as far as sales.

SYTT are industry leaders, specialising in providing a one stop shop for all superyacht needs. Built on the foundations of experience and a vast network of good relationships, Superyacht Tenders and Toys has the resources required to assist our Superyacht customers with any level of enquiry, including bespoke solutions such as custom branding, custom hull / sail colour schemes as well as the creation of dedicated lifting and/or storage systems.  

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SAILING/YACHT CLUBS

Our range of award-winning products includes one-person boats like the RS Tera, RS Zest, RS Neo and RS Aero as well as multi-person (crewed) dinghies such as the RS Feva , RS Quest, RS Venture and RS500. In addition we have our Cat14 and RS Cat16 catamarans and RS21 keelboat provide suitable options for sailing programs offering a more diverse list of sailing activity.  Whatever the requirement may be, the RS range includes boats that are suitable for every level of sailor experience, from those new to the sport and taking to the water for the first time, right up to experienced sailors aspiring to become world class athletes that will represent their country by competing at the highest-level at international competitions. With all this in mind, RS Sailing takes its responsibility as the self-proclaimed ‘Brand of Participation’ very seriously.

Whether your club-based sail training program is looking to add more boats to an existing fleet of similar sailboats, replace existing equipment that is reaching the end of its working life or indeed increasing the types of activities that the club can offer to its customers by adding a fleet of more performance-oriented boats, RS Sailing can help.

For organisations that are looking to set up a sail training program for the first time, RS Sailing offer our customers a comprehensive range of complimentary services that use our 25 years of industry experience to ensure that not only the sailboat-specific needs are catered for.

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EDUCATIONAL

Training people how to sail and educating future generations of sailors in all aspects of  the sport are core activities within our business. Whether it be developing boats in co-operation with customers such as national Sea Cadet associations or Sea Scouts so that the boats requested meet specific needs and criteria that are unique to the workings of their organisation, to providing sailboats for use by the International University Sports Federation at their bi-annual Summer Universiade sailing regatta, RS Sailing has not only the experience but also the boats to support your specific program. Our range of boats is unique within the small sailboat manufacturers in so much as it contains a wide variety of sailboats (including catamarans and keelboats) for use in training environments, as well as equipment that is suited to the more performance related user. This enables us to provide products to our customers that form a complete pathway from first time to finish line!

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COMMERCIAL

Training people how to sail and educating future generations of sailors in all aspects of  the sport are core activities within our business. Whether it be developing boats in co-operation with customers such as national Sea Cadet associations or Sea Scouts so that the boats requested meet specific needs and criteria that are unique to the workings of their organisation, to providing sailboats for use by the International University Sports Federation at their bi-annual Summer Universiade sailing regatta, RS Sailing has not only the experience but also the boats to support your specific program. Our range of boats is unique within the small sailboat manufacturers in so much as it contains a wide variety of sailboats (including catamarans and keelboats) for use in training environments, as well as equipment that is suited to the more performance related user. This enables us to provide products to our customers that form a complete pathway from first time to finish line!

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SAILING FEDERATIONS/ASSOCIATIONS

RS Sailing has vast experience in working with sailing associations and federations at all levels, including being a founding member of the highly successful ‘Connect to Sailing’ initiative of World Sailing which worked with numerous National Sailing Federations to help them attract more people to become active participants in the sport. Our extensive work in supporting sailing-based organisations set up, develop and refine equipment-based pathways in both the participation related domain (recreational sailing) as well as the more performance-oriented side of our sport (competitive sailing / racing / regattas) enables RS Sailing to provide unparalleled guidance and advice for organisations, whatever their size.

RS Sailing is also the only small sailboat manufacturer that produces a comprehensive range of sailboats suitable for use by beginner, intermediate as well as advanced level sailors. Having access to this variety of products within one range provides a number of benefits to our international customers, including but not limited to the standardisation of parts and spares for boats within their sailing programs and the ability to have all equipment shipped from one central location rather than having multiple consignments of equipment to arrange importation of.

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