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 our 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.
Beam: 4 ft. 10 in.
Standard features: Specifications Length: 11' 9" Beam: 4' 10" Hull Weight: 150 lbs Sail area – mainsail and jib: 71.5 ft Mainsail – Dacron, reefable: 59 ft Jib – Dacron: 12.5 ft Hull construction: Comptec PE3 durable polyethylene Mast: 2-part aluminum alloy, foam filled top Boom: Aluminum alloy Rudder blade: Polypropylene Rudder stock: Moulded glass/nylon – lift & lock system Tiller extension: Aluminum alloy Centerboard: Polypropylene, pivoting
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
BEST VALUE RS quality at a price that represents true value