Dynamic Dollies & Racks
The RS 500 offers the performance of a skiff - in a more accessible, manageable and low maintenance package. A less exotic tapered aluminum mast, durable sails, and overbuilt fiberglass hull provide years of durability and fun for individuals and clubs. The 500 is also one of the only boats in this class with sail sail size options. The XL and the S sails offer different amounts of power depending on local conditions and the combined weight of the sailors. What the 500 does well, is combine fast with comfortable to allow new sailors to get into skiff style sailing. It’s just such a nice mix of performance, handling and not being too intense for ‘experts only’. It still has a learning curve to it, but it’s a big hull, not Everest.
Though similar on paper, we find the 500 and 29er very different. The 500 is a much less complicated boat, but 5-10% slower. For most customers looking to blast around with a grin on their face - the speed difference is probably not noticeable. The 500 has a one piece aluminum mast, composite foils and a more stable hull design for someone getting into fast boat sailing. It’s less expensive with a solid parts supply chain.
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Despite their size, we are able to ship most boats around North America safely and inexpensively. While boats don't qualify for free shipping, we do subsidize the cost for each customer to keep it reasonable. To see your exact cost, add a boat to your cart and it will show an exact flat rate cost as you checkout. Typically, small boats ship for $300-$600, medium sized boats ship for $400-$800, and larger boats, such as the RS Venture or RS21, ship for $700-$1200.
We represent a dozen sailboat brands from all around the world. Our dinghy sailboat inventory is second to none, with at least 100 boats in stock in our warehouse at any time. Our staff has extensive experience sailing, racing, rigging, coaching and delivering boats worldwide. This is what we do: