RS Venture

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 
  • 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   


  • A real thoroughbred, with RS quality throughout.
  • Light, stable and versatile.
  • Immensely strong hull laminate ensures a long competitive life and trouble free sailing.
  • Spacious cockpit allows plenty of space to carry a crew.
  • Layout designed to enable everything, including the spinnaker, to be comfortably handled by one person.
  • Self draining cockpit.


  • Highly durable moulded foils, with reinforced core.
  • Daggerboard.
  • Lifting rudder for easy launching.

Rig Options

  • All RS Vareo models have a light composite tip / alloy lower mast.
  • The mainsail hoists in a track, so unlike a sleeved luff mainsail you don't have to lift the rigged mast and sail into the boat together. The sail can be left in the cockpit until you are rigged, changed and ready to sail.

Vareo Fun

  • Semi battened dacron mainsail gives a balance of good handling and durability.
  • Reef points enable the Vareo is remain manageable for light or inexperienced sailors even in strong winds.
  • Option to add the asymmetric spinnaker pack.



Designer Phil Morrison
Length 4.98m
Beam 2.03m
Hull Weight 198kg
Draft 1150mm (7m air draft)
Spars Aluminium Alloy
Sails 11.0m² (118.4sqft) reefs to 9.1m² (98sqft)
Jib 3.8m² (41sqft)