RS Venture

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  • $22,800.00
  • Regular price $23,990.00
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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!



  • Remarkably stable hull design with large comfortable cockpit
  • The RS Venture has space for up to 8 
  • A forward mast position and strut style vang give added space in the cockpit
  • The RS Venture is stable enough to be left on a mooring
  • Completely self-bailing cockpit means no bailing
  • The RS Venture comes standard with a roller furling jib
  • Mylar or Dacron mainsail options
  • Asymmetric or symmetric spinnaker packages
  • The RS Venture's responsive performance is great for training and exciting for seasoned sailors
  • Optional outboard engine mount, weighted centerboard, and rear storage locker
  • Optional transom boarding ladder, masthead float and trapeze package



  • Thick woven GRP skins and 3mm coremat
  • Double layered gelcoat for durability
  • Optional rubrail for protection on gunwales
  • Optional aluminum keelband on hull for protection against grounding
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


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      RS Venture S RS Venture SE RS Venture Connect
      Designer Phil Morrison/RS Sailing bulletfill bulletfill bulletfill
      Length 4.9m (16'4") bulletfill bulletfill bulletfill
      Beam 2.0m (6'8") bulletfill bulletfill bulletfill
      Centreboard GRP bulletfill
      Centreboard – ballasted Steel – 60kg bulletfill
      Keel (vertical lifting) Lead bulb – 125kg bulletfill
      Draft (keel down) 0.9m (3'2") bulletfill
      Draft (keel raised) 0.3m (0'10") bulletfill
      Air draft (mast above water) 7m (23'0") bulletfill bulletfill bulletfill
      Weight (hull) 195kg (430lbs) bulletfill bulletfill bulletfill
      Mainsail – Dacron with reefing system 9.0m² (97ft²) bulletfill bulletfill bulletfill
      JIb – Dacron 3.8m² (41ft²) bulletfill bulletfill bulletfill
      Jib furling system bulletfill bulletfill bulletfill
      Storm mainsail & jib (required for use with forward-facing seats) Can be ordered in lieu of standard sails bulletoutline bulletoutline bulletoutline
      Race mainsail & jib Availability to be advised
      Asymmetric Gennaker 14m² (150ft²) bulletoutline bulletoutline bulletoutline
      Mast – aluminium alloy bulletfill bulletfill bulletfill
      Boom – aluminium alloy With single-line reefing system bulletfill bulletfill bulletfill
      Lifting rudder Plus stock plus tiller plus extension bulletfill bulletfill bulletfill
      Centre-mainsheet arrangement bulletfill bulletfill bulletfill
      Rear stowage locker bulletfill
      Single forward facing seat Para sailing bulletoutline
      Twin forward facing seats Para sailing bulletoutline
      Central sheeting and controls console Para sailing bulletoutline
      Manual joystick steering Para sailing bulletoutline
      Electronic joystick steering Para sailing bulletoutline
      Sip/puff electronic steering Para sailing bulletoutline
      Rubber gunwhale protection Factory fitted bulletoutline bulletoutline bulletoutline
      Alloy keel band protection Factory fitted bulletoutline bulletoutline bulletoutline
      Mast head float bulletoutline bulletoutline bulletoutline
      Transom boarding ladder bulletoutline bulletoutline bulletoutline
      Outboard motor transom wear pads bulletoutline bulletoutline bulletoutline
      Anchor pack Includes ancor, warp, chain, bag bulletoutline bulletoutline bulletoutline
      Fenders bulletoutline bulletoutline bulletoutline
      Top cover Breathable polycotton bulletoutline bulletoutline bulletoutline
      Road trailer combi base bulletoutline bulletoutline bulletoutline
      Antifouling paint below waterline bulletoutline bulletoutline bulletoutline