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    Length  16'4"
     Beam  6'8"
     Draft  3'9"
     Mainsail Area  118.4ft2
     Jib Area  41ft2
     Asymmetric Area  150ft2
     Symmetric Area  113ft2
     Hull Weight  436lbs
     Designer Phil Morrison 

    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 Price

    $17090 for the RS Venture S (Centerboard)

    $18750 for the RS Venture SE (Ballasted Centerboard)

    $20690 for the RS Venture Connect (Bulb Keel)

    $25125 for the RS Venture Connect SCS (Bulb Keel with the Seated Control System)


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