RS Zest Sailboat

    RS Sailing RS Zest Sailboat


    Product description

    This 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.

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


    Length 3.59m | 11'9"
    Beam 1.47m | 4'10"
    Hull Weight 73kg | 161lbs
    Max Crew Weight 225kg | 496lbs
    Mainsail 6m² | 59ft² - Dacron Reefable
    Jib 1.1m² | 12.5ft² - Dacron
    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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