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

RS Aero – 33kg Hull Weight – Changing the game afloat and onshore

March 1, 2023

Did you know that an RS Aero hull only weighs 33kg?

Here’s everything you need to know about the RS Aero’s construction and how the weight of the hull is kept so low. Cleverly designed by the incredible duo of Jo Richards and the RS Technical team, the RS Aero was designed to be ultra-light from inception.

  • Every aspect of the simple shape has been considered to minimise weight and maximise cost-efficient manufacture.
  • Flatter panels on the chined hull allow construction from normal flat sheets of PU foam, reducing the weight of the core bond.
  • “Chine” angles on the deck add form stiffness without additional weight.
  • Low surface area reduces weight and material costs.
  • Epoxy resin is used for its high strength and low water absorption properties.
  • Woven glass matt is used throughout the hull and carbon fibre is used in all high-load areas, such as the hull and deck around the mast step, the hiking region of the deck, all around the gunwales and transom.
  • Due to the shatter resistance of the epoxy resin system, the RS Aero has proved to be remarkably durable for such a lightweight dinghy.
  • The tooling has been CNC machined to give maximum control over shape and symmetry.

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