RS Zest

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Brand new compact boat that delivers more crew space and practical, enjoyable features than older generation rivals. The RS Zest replaces the RS Quba and is already a hit with training centers and families. Class leading space for two sailors, yet small enough for convenient single-handing. Instructors will love the practical design solutions engineered by our team. Rotomolded polyethylene construction makes the RS Zest almost maintenance free – this is a boat to get you onto the water and into the wonderful world of sailing – no hassle – no end to the fun.



Space – Security – Safety
  • Many boats in this sector are sailed by two but really suited to one… Cockpit space in the RS Zest changes that – a mini double hander that can be sailed solo
  • Class leading crew space with a choice of secure inner and outboard seating areas – 3-stage sitting positions to build confidence and encourage progression
  • Easily handled by youngsters while the space offers added comfort for adults
  • Exceptionally stable hull form
  • Molded-in grab points for helm and crew make it easier to get aboard after a capsize
Practical features for instructors & families
  • “Hinging” mast step system for ease and greater safety – can be done by pupils and youngsters
  • Clunk-Click mast gate lock. Simple – Safe
  • Lock-Up & Lock-Down rudder system with Kick-Up grounding system. Simple – Strong
  • Pivoting centerboard instead of a daggerboard. User-friendly – Damage resistant
  • Roller furling main – easy reefing from on board or an instructor’s RIB
  • High visibility sail color
  • Built-in tow points – makes towing 6 boats convenient
Fun – Simple – Stylish
  • Rewarding performance – just like every RS
  • Modern styling
  • Engineered-in features
Lowest maintenance – Greatest durability
  • Comptec PE3 construction – state of the art three layer rotomolding system
  • Toughest outer skin – middle foam layer for stiffness – strong inner skin
  • RS process leads the way & enables additional thickness in high load areas
  • Reduces overall weight for better sailing – every RS offers the best performance and most rewarding handling
  • Maximum use of shape to distribute loads and remove need for bolt on reinforcements
  • Built in buoyancy from thick foam layer
  • Strongest fittings attachment – brass inserts molded into the hull structure
  • Virtually maintenance free
Best value
  • RS quality at a price that represents true value
RS Zest Accessories
  • 1.2m² Dacron jib
  • Rowing kit – oars & rowlocks
  • Top cover
  • Mast & rolled sail cover sock
  • Launching trolley
  • Road trailer combi base
  • Wind indicator
  • Mast head float

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RS Zest
Designer Jo Richards and RS Sailing
Length 3.59m (11'9")
Beam 1.47m (4'10")
Hull Weight 73kg (161lbs)
Max Crew Weight 225kg (496lbs)
Mainsail 6m² (59ft²) - Dacron Reefable
Jib 1.1m² (12.5ft²) - Dacron
Hull Construction Comptec PE3 Durable Polyethylene
Mast 2-Part Aluminum Alloy, Foam Filled Top
Boom Aluminum Alloy
Rudder Blade Polypropylene
Rudder Stock Molded Glass/Nylon – Lift & Lock System
Tiller Extension Aluminum Alloy
Centreboard Polypropylene, Pivoting
Padded Toe Strap
Rowing Kit Aluminum Alloy Oars
Mast Head Float
Wind Indicator
Top Cover
Mast/Rolled Sail Sock Cover
Launching Trolley