RS Zest

RS Sailing


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.


Cockpit space

  • Space significantly greater than other models
  • Comfortable for two and practical for three (instructor/parent and two kids)
  • Centre thwart – giving inbound security
  • Intermediate side-seats & comfortable side-decks


  • Pivoting centreboard allowing boat to be used in shallow water & removes damage risk
  • Spine adds stiffness and strength to the structure to extend the life of the hull
  • Replaceable aluminium wear pads protect the hull
  • Rounded bow reduces damage between boats in training fleet use

Capsize recovery & saftety

  • Climb handles to help sailors climb onto an upturned boat
  • Wide gunwale flanges offer a secure step during capsize recovery
  • Transom designed to facilitate safe boarding over the stern
  • Strong towing points built into the bow and stern


  • Self draining
  • Ergonomically shaped for sailor comfort
  • Quick lock mast gate – Fast & secure way to step the mast
  • Conveniently sited controls for easy adjustment underway


Length: 11ft 9

Beam: 4ft 10

Main sail: 59 Sq ft

Additional Options

This is just a selection of the extra kit you may want to go with your dinghy. To find out more about rig options or discuss your particular requirements please get in touch using the contact page or call 07712 896 502.

Jib pack: £109

Polycotton top cover: £149

Launching trolley: £285

Rowing kit: £55

RS Zest Mast Up Sail Cover Sock: £59


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