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One of the best family and club day sailors on the market. We sell a lot of these each year as a true workhorse sailing platform. The RS Venture is a modern design, that is both stable as well as comfortable. A competent sailor can single hand it, with room for 5 other adults. Lighter and quicker than older models in this size category - the Venture features clever design features that really make sailing it a joy. Used widely by sailing clubs, camps, and by families all over the US - it's a fun and easy boat to own. For club/instructional use, the Venture takes an instructor and lots of adult or youth students. Furling jib, reefable main, and an oversized rudder allow complete control in any conditions. Available with a unweighted or ballasted centerboard - the Venture is a true workhorse for families and programs who want to move their sailing forward.
The Venture S was the original model - featuring only an unweighted centerboard. RS then introduced the Venture SE which is the same boat, with a Weighted Centerboard (127lbs) for increased stability. The family was expanded once more with the Venture Connect - which feature a retractable bulb keel. Finally, the Venture Connect SCS is used by Adaptive Sailing featuring the same keel as the Venture Connect, with seated control systems.
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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: