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This is one of our favorite boats. Perfect for weekend sailing with the family, the Quest is a stable and comfortable boat that makes learning to sail easy and fun. Optional accessories like a spinnaker and trapeze make this a versatile and durable platform for years of enjoyment.


The RS Quest is our most popular Teaching/Training and Family boat - by far. A completely modern design that is both comfortable, simple, strong, and stable - the Quest was an instant classic. By offering a large, self draining cockpit that can fit four adults - the Quest is an easy to trailer, easy to rig, and fun to sail family boat. For programs and yacht clubs - the Quest offers generous space that makes new sailors comfortable. Its confidence inspiring sailing performance allows people to learn the basics of sailing - while also getting experience with asymmetrical spinnakers (an easy add on for this boat). The Quest is just so versatile, durable, and reliable for programs, it’s no wonder hundreds have been sold on the West Coast replacing aged and extremely dated old fiberglass fleets. The Quest can take a small motor, features a furling jib, a high boom, and comfortable seating. Without exaggeration, it’s the best 14’ training / family boat we sell.

Comfortable Feel

    • Industry leading PE3 rotomolded polyethylene construction
    • Built for maximum durability and minimum maintenance
    • Exceptionally stable hull at the dock or underway
    • Large, self draining, cockpit for up to 4 adults

Configurable Layout

    • Add a foredeck
    • Main and furling jib standard
    • Asymmetric or symmetrical spinnaker options
    • Trapeze option
    • Outboard motor bracket available

Convenience & Ease of Use

    • Pivoting mast heel for easy rigging
    • Hand holds for lifting
    • Towing eyes

Simple Controls

    • Jib furler
    • Mainsail slab reefing
    • 2-part aluminum mast
    • Foam filled top mast with optional mast head float
    • Simple external halyards and boom controls
    • Durable Dacron sails

Well Built Blades

    • Pivoting fiberglass centerboard
    • Durable aluminum rudder blade
    • Tiller driven ‘lift and lock’ rudder system

Add On Options

    • Foredeck with Additional Storage
    • Asymmetric Spinnaker
    • Mast Float
    • Trapeze Kit
    • Top Cover
    • Launching Dolly
    • EZ Loader Road Trailer


    • Designer - Jo Richards & RS Sailing
    • Length - 14 feet 1 inch
    • Beam - 6 feet
    • Hull weight (unfitted) – 309 pounds (140Kg)
    • Sailing weight - 396 pounds (180kg)
    • Sail Area - Mainsail and Jib = 118 square feet
    • Sail Area - Asymmetric Spinnaker = 118 square feet
    • Sail Area - Symmetric Spinnaker = 107 square feet
    • Hull Construction - Comptec PE3 durable polyethylene
    • Spars - Aluminum Two-part mast, Aluminum boom, Aluminum Spinnaker Pole
    • Main Material - Dacron
    • Jib Material - Dacron
    • Spinnaker Material - Dynalite Ripstop
    • Foils - GRP centerboard and aluminum Lift & Lock rudder
    • Deck Fittings - Allen / Selden


Is the RS Quest the perfect family boat?

Pretty much. In all honesty, this is the 14 foot modern day sailing boat we've always wanted. Stable, roomy, sporty without being complicated durable and almost no maintenance. It can take 4 adults, but can be singlehanded. it has a spinnaker and other options without breaking the bank. This is one of our most favorite models of boats to come out in many years.

Is stepping the mast difficult?

The RS Quest mast isn't heavy, but it is a bit lengthy. Some adults do it themselves, others prefer the confidence of two people (the second person usually helping to pin the forestay wire). For the first few times, use two people, and as you gain confidence, you'll see how you can do it solo.

Is the Foredeck Kit included?

You know, for the first year or so, we sold most boats with the foredecks. It's honestly an esthetic thing. But, these days, the majority of Quests are sold without them. The foredeck is 35-40 lbs, and adds costs. It looks smart, but, we have lots of customers who skip it, and we don't think they are that much worse off for doing so.

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Can you tell me a bit more about how ordering a boat works?

We can walk you through the process from start to finish. Below read our most Frequently Asked Questions that will answer a lot of your questions.

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I've read all about your boats, but I still have questions... can you answer those?

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Boat Delivery is going to be expensive, isn't it?

Despite their size, we are able to ship most boats around North America safely and (relatively) inexpensively via direct delivery, contracted driver, or LTL shipment. Shipping rates and methods vary based on where you are located but will be calculated in the shopping cart once you enter a shipping address. To discuss shipping rates and methods prior to placing your order, please contact our team at

Why West Coast Sailing

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:

  • Selection – 70+ models of boats from manufacturers around the world.
  • Service – Our staff is focused on helping you Own The Water.
  • Experience – The team here has decades of experience on all types of dinghies.
  • Inventory – Over $1million of boats and parts inventory in stock at all times.
  • Logistics – We have experience shipping boats all over the world, at reasonable rates, quickly.
  • Rigging – We rig most boats by hand, and stand behind our work.
  • Long Term Support – We are a leader in our industry, and we didn't get here by cutting corners. We have your back.
  • Apparel and Accessories – We have the apparel, accessories, trailers and dollies to go with each boat.


Due to the high demand for sailboat and kayak products, the team at West Coast Sailing is working hard to bring in as much inventory as possible. We receive multiple shipments over the course of the year with our allocated number of specific models and colors. Current and future availability changes often and we make every effort to post updates to our website. 

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