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RS Venture
RS Venture
RS Venture
RS Venture
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A modern dinghy with classic durable fiberglass construction, the RS Venture sets a new benchmark for a 16’ recreational sailboat. With a cockpit large enough for up to 8, the RS Venture offers a platform perfect for family cruising or sail training programs. The optional asymmetrical spinnaker, a roller furling jib, and other modern features like the gnav strut vang make the RS Venture incredibly user friendly and a blast to sail.


  • 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 S   RS Venture SE RS Venture Connect
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


*Boat price doesn't include freight from Zim Sailing to Customer

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