RS Venture

SKU: 10054
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A stable and roomy fiberglass day sailer that can accommodate up to 1200 pounds but also sailed by a crew of two. Lighter and faster than other boats of its size, the RS Venture is an exciting and engaging option for first time sailors. Used widely at sailing schools on the West Coast, it can easily hold an instructor with several adult or junior sailors. A confidence inspiring and capable boat for all. Now available with a ballasted centerboard!

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  • Comfortable and spacious for cruising
  • Very stable teaching boat
  • Can be left on a mooring
  • Responsive performance under sail for club racing
  • Optional outboard motor storage for flexibility


  • 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

Stability & Safety

  • Exceptionally stable hull
  • Low freeboard for capsize recovery and safety
  • Self bailers and transom flaps quickly drain the cockpit
  • Mast head float
  • Foam inside the mast
  • Righting lines


  • Multiple stowage options - under side seats and foredeck


  • 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


  • Add an asymmetric or symmetric spinnaker to add speed, take sailing to the next level, and increase the fun factor

Options: Customize Your RS Venture

  • Ballasted centerboard - 140lb centerboard for increased stability and safety
  • 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
  • Spinnaker package
  • Mast head float
  • Transom boarding ladder
  • Outboard motor transom wear pads
  • Stowage bag - under foredeck
  • Anchor pack
  • Trapeze pack
  • Antifoul below waterline (factory applied)

Buying From West Coast Sailing

We represent a dozen sailboat brands from all around the world. Our dinghy sailboat inventory is second to none, with at least 80-100 boats in stock in our warehouse at any time. Our staff has extensive experience sailing, racing, rigging, coaching and delivering boats worldwide. This is what we do:

  • Selection – 70+ models of sailboats from manufacturers around the world.
  • Service> – Our staff is focused on helping you Own The Water.
  • Experience – The team here has decades of experience on all types of dinghies.
  • Inventory – Over $1millon of boats and parts inventory in stock at all times.
  • Logistics – We have experience shipping boats all over the world, at reasonable rates, quickly.
  • Rigging – We rig most boats by hand, and stand behind our work.
  • Long Term Support – We are a leader in our industry, and we didn't get here by cutting corners. We have your back.
  • Apparel and Accessories – We have the apparel, accessories, trailers and dollies to go with each boat.

Reach out to our team anytime at or (503) 285-5536 ext 2.

Additional Info

Additional Info

  • 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
  • Asymmetric Spinnaker: 150sq ft
  • Symmetric Spinnaker: 113sq ft

SKU 10054
MPN RS Venture
Condition New
Manufacturer RS Sailing


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