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RS Zest Sailboat

RS Zest Sailboat

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Item #:ZEST-2018

$ 4,850.00
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RS Zest Sailboat

Brand new compact boat that delivers more crew space and practical, enjoyable features than older generation rivals. The RS Zest replaces the RS Quba and is already a hit with training centres and families. Class leading space for two sailors, yet small enough for convenient single-handing. Instructors will love the practical design solutions engineered by our team. Rotomoulded polyethylene construction makes the RS Zest almost maintenance free – this is a boat to get you onto the water and into the wonderful world of sailing – no hassle – no end to the fun.

  • Crew: 1–3
  • Crew Weight: 35–225 kg
  • Beam:1.47m
  • Sail Area: 6.9m²
  • Length: 3.59m


Space – Security – Safety

  • Many boats in this sector are sailed by two but really suited to one… Cockpit space in the RS Zest changes that – a mini double hander that can be sailed solo
  • Class leading crew space with a choice of secure inner and outboard seating areas – 3-stage sitting positions to build confidence and encourage progression
  • Easily handled by youngsters while the space offers added comfort for adults
  • Exceptionally stable hull form
  • Moulded-in grab points for helm and crew make it easier to get aboard after a capsize

Practical features for instructors & families

  • “Hinging” mast step system for ease and greater safety – can be done by pupils and youngsters
  • Clunk-Click mast gate lock. Simple – Safe
  • Lock-Up & Lock-Down rudder system with Kick-Up grounding system. Simple – Strong
  • Pivoting centerboard instead of a daggerboard. User-friendly – Damage resistant
  • Roller furling main – easy reefing from on board or an instructor’s RIB
  • High visibility sail colour
  • Built-in tow points – makes towing 6 boats convenient

Fun – Simple – Stylish

  • Rewarding performance – just like every RS
  • Modern styling
  • Engineered-in features

Lowest maintenance – Greatest durability

  • Comptec PE3 construction – state of the art three layer rotomoulding system
  • Toughest outer skin – middle foam layer for stiffness – strong inner skin
  • RS process leads the way & enables additional thickness in high load areas
  • Reduces overall weight for better sailing – every RS offers the best performance and most rewarding handling
  • Maximum use of shape to distribute loads and remove need for bolt on reinforcements
  • Built in buoyancy from thick foam layer
  • Strongest fittings attachment – brass inserts moulded into the hull structure
  • Virtually maintenance free

Best value

  • RS quality at a price that represents true value

RS Zest Accessories (not included with boat)

  • 1.2m² Dacron jib
  • Rowing kit – oars & rowlocks
  • Top cover
  • Mast & rolled sail cover sock
  • Launching trolley
  • Road trailer combi base
  • Wind indicator
  • Mast head float


  • Designer Jo Richards and RS Sailing
  • Length 3.59m | 11'9"
  • Beam 1.47m | 4'10"
  • Hull Weight 68kg | 150lbs
  • Sail area – mainsail and jib 6.9m² | 71.5ft²
  • Mainsail – Dacron, reefable 5.7m² | 59ft²
  • Jib – Dacron 1.2m² | 12.5ft²
  • Hull construction Comptec PE3 durable polyethylene
  • Mast 2-part aluminium alloy, foam filled top
  • Boom Aluminium alloy
  • Rudder blade Polypropylene
  • Rudder stock Moulded glass/nylon – lift & lock system
  • Tiller extension Aluminium alloy
  • Centreboard Polypropylene, pivoting
  • Padded toe strap

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Additional Information

Brand RS Sailing


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