The new benchmark in large cruising and training dinghies - combining bigger, more comfortable cockpit space with contemporary good looks and rewarding handling. 

RS Venture - moves the game forward.


  • Highly stable training boat.
  • Comfortable and spacious for cruising with the family.
  • Can be left on a mooring.
  • Responsive and rewarding performance under sail - great for club racing.
  • Outboard motor option for ultimate versatility.
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  • Capacity for multiple crew (640kg max).
  • Mast well forward and optional moveable thwart provide huge, flexible cockpit space.
  • Strut vang above the boom gives space and safety for the crew.

Stability & Safety

  • Exceptionally stable hull.
  • Low freeboard for capsize recovery ease and safety.
  • Built-in 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 aluminium keelband on hull bilge rails - protection when grounding - minimum maintenance.


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

RS Venture Options

Cockpit Configuration
Thwart (factory fitted)
Rubber gunwhale protection
Rig & Sail Configuration
Mylar or Dacron mainsail
Furling jib
Asymmetric spinnaker
Symmetric spinnaker
Trapeze pack
Covers & Trailers
Polycotton breathable top cover
Under cover
Launching trolley
Road trailer
General Stowage  
Front locker bag
Front storage box
Other options
Mast float
Stainless steel wear pads on transom for outboard motor



Designers: Phil Morrison / RS Sailing
Length: 4980mm (16'4ft)
Beam: 2030mm (6'8ft)
Mainsail: 11.0m² (118.4sqft) reefs to 9.1m² (98sqft)
Jib: 3.8m² (41sqft)
Spinnaker (optional): Asymmetric 14.0m² (150sqft)
Symmetric 10.5m² (113sqft)
Draft: 1150mm (3'9ft)
Air draft (mast above water):
7000mm (23ft)
Weight (hull):