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RS Venture Keel

SKU: 10073

A Brand new self-righting Keel version of the successful RS Venture. This boat combines comfort and sail ability with a price that betters most small keelboats and is a great choice for training fleets and families alike.

A heavy duty fiberglass construction is utilized to keep sailing weight down but still provide durability and performance. Lots of room for crew and clever options throughout. The 264 lb keel provides exceptional stability, and the deck can be fitted with the new RS Sailing Sailability Pack.

Freight and Setup Costs May Apply

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    Stability and Safety
  • Exceptionally stable and self righting 264lb keel with lead bulb
  • Removable keel hoist post and winch for easy keel lifting & lowering
  • Self draining cockpit - transom drain tubes quickly clear spray and rainwater
  • Non-slip grip surfaces throughout the entire cockpit

  • Space
  • Fits many people (1200lb max)
  • Forward positioned mast and optional moveable thwart produces huge cockpit space
  • Strut vang above the boom gives space and safety for the crew

  • Versatility
  • Easily handled by beginners
  • Sparkling performance and incredible range of sailing options for experts
  • Can be stored afloat on a mooring
  • Easy keel-lift for convenient launching and transport ashore
  • Keep your boat in one place – or explore fantastic new venues

  • Durability
  • Very 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 aluminum keelband on hull bilge rails - protection when grounding - minimum maintenance

  • Performance
  • Optional spinnaker pack (asymmetric or symmetric) to add speed, take sailing to the next level and increase the fun factor

  • Sailablity Pack
  • Full range of Sailability options which can be added or removed as required - allowing the same boat to be used for either able bodied or a range of disabled sailing. A significant step forward and huge advantage for many sailing and training centers

    Length & Weight
  • Length: 16'4ft
  • Beam: 6'8ft
  • Draft: 3'9ft
  • Air draft (mast above water): 23ft
  • Weight (hull): 435lb

  • Sails
  • Mainsail: 118sqft reefs to 98sq ft
  • Jib: 41sq ft
  • Spinnaker (optional):
  • Asymmetric 150sq ft
  • Symmetric: 113sq ft