RS Zest

A 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 the RS 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.

Features

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

The RS Zest is available in a couple of set-up options, please go to the official sitewww.rssailing.com to see the full range of options. We are also here to help, feel free to get in touch and we can help with pricing and details, please call +852 2827 5876 or use our contact page.

Description

RS ZEST – NEW GENERATION DESIGN FOR FAMILIES OR TRAINING

RS ZEST – NEW GENERATION DESIGN FOR FAMILIES OR TRAININGA 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 the RS 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.

Features

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

RS Zest Accessories

  • 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
Included / Optional RS Zest
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
Rowing kit Aluminium alloy oars
Mast head float
Wind indicator
Top cover
Mast/rolled sail sock cover
Launching trolley

The RS Zest is available in a couple of set-up options, please go to the official sitewww.rssailing.com to see the full range of options. We are also here to help, feel free to get in touch and we can help with pricing and details, please call +852 2827 5876 or use our contact page.