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RS Venture fin keel

The RS Venture, here in "fin keel" version, is a 16’4” coastal monohull sailboat designed by Phil Morisson. She was built by RS Sailing (United Kingdom) and made of sandwich foam / fiberglass / polyester. The production started in 2010 .

The RS Venture is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Sport and Club.

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RS Venture's   Main Features
Model RS Venture
Version Fin keel
Type of hull Monohull
Category Dinghy
Shipyard
Designer Phil Morisson
Construction Hull and deck:
sandwich foam / fiberglass / polyester
First built hull 2010
Last built hull Still in production
Appendages Keel (lifting) :
Fin with bulb, lifting
Helm 1 tiller
Rudder 1 transom hung rudder
Cockpit Closed aft cockpit
Unsinkable No
Trailerable Yes
EC certification C
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) About
12 000
(2017)
RS Venture's   Main dimensions
Hull length 16’ 4”
Beam (width) 6’ 8”
Draft 3’
Draft when appendages up 1’
Mast height from DWL 23’
Light displacement 750 lbs
Ballast weight 276 lbs
Ballast type Lead
RS Venture's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 159 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 269 sq.ft
Mainsail area 118 sq.ft
Jib area 41 sq.ft
Asymetric spinnaker area 151 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi fractional
Rotating spars No
Mast position Deck stepped mast
Spars Mast and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging 1x19 strand wire continuous
Number of levels of spreaders 1
Spreaders angle Swept-back
RS Venture's   Performances
Crew < 640kg
Upwind sail area to displacementiThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. Upwind : under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.
30.38
Downwind sail area to displacementiThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. Upwind : under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.
51.32
Ballast ratioiThe Ballast ratio is an indicator of the stability; it is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement by the weight of the ballast. Since the stability depends also of the hull shape and the position of the center of gravity, only boats with similar ballast arrangements and hull shape should be considered.
Higher the ballast ratio is, greater is the stability.
37 %
RS Venture's   Auxiliary engine
Engine type Outboard engine

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