RS Venture Centerboard Sailboat By RS sailing

RS Venture available with the standard centerboard or a ballasted centerboard

A modern, stable and durable GRP boat for racing clubs, community programs and families. The RS Venture is a comfortable boat for 2-8 people with lots of cutting edge features.

North America has been lacking a modern, roomy, comfortable, stable family and training boat for decades now. With cockpit space for multiple sailors and large capacity of over 1200lbs, the Venture is a wonderful addition to the RS line.

The RS Venture is available is a centerboard, ballasted centerboard and a keel model.

This is the ballasted centerboard model which boast a 143 lbs. centerboard which gives the boat a comfortable feel while sailing

Rewarding handling make the Venture accessible for all skill levels. Quick in a breeze, built in reefing system for comfort and safety.

Configure for your needs – standard pivoting centerboard or optional ballasted 140lb centerboard for increased stability and safety

“This is a great boat that I’d definitely recommend for families. Especially with the asymmetric setup, the kids will learn everything they need to know.”
Chuck Allen, Sailing World

“Remarkable stability and a cockpit genuinely large enough to carry an instructor and six pupils make the Venture stand out. We are very impressed.”
Ben Willows, UKSA

Length 16’4″ (4.98m)

Beam 6’8″ (2.03m)

Draft 3’9″ (1.15m)

mast above water 23′ (7m)

Hull Weight (standard centerboard) 436lbs (198kg)


Sailing Weight (Ballasted Centerboard) 693 lbs (315kg)   Ballasted centerboard 143lb

Mainsail – Dacron or available with a Mylar – with reefing system 118.4 sq ft (11.0m²) reefs to 98 sq ft (9.1m²)


Jib – Dacron 41 sq ft (3.8m²)

Asymmetric Spinnaker 150 sq ft (14.0m²)

Conventional Spinnaker 113 sq ft Symmetric (10.5m²)

Mast – aluminum alloy

Boom – aluminum alloy With single line reefing system

Pivoting GRP centerboard

Lifting rudder + stock + tiller + extension

Padded hiking straps

other optional equipment available

RS Venture Centerboard model S

RS Venture Ballasted Centerboard model SE