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RS Quest

RS Quest


A modern family or training dinghy with features that move the game forward. Big enough for an instructor and 2 or 3 pupils – perfect for Mum or Dad and youngsters – small enough to handle easily ashore and afloat. Inspired by the UK Sea Cadets to replace their aging fleet, the RS Quest has rapidly become the best-selling dinghy of its type worldwide. Durable rotomoulded polyethylene construction – space and stability – reefing, spinnaker, stowage and a host of other options. It’s not easy to make it all work but our development team have nailed it on this boat.
Big feel from a compact boat
  • RS Comptec PE3 rotomoulded polyethylene construction
  • Engineered for maximum strength and minimum maintenance
  • Exceptionally stable hull – unrivalled in this size
  • Large, self draining, cockpit for up to 4 adults
Configurable to suit you
  • Open plan or with spray shedding foredeck
  • Removable seats and thwart
  • Main and jib
  • Asymmetric or symmetrical spinnaker options
  • Trapeze option
  • Outboard motor bracket option
Adventures afloat
  • Exceptional features for family sailing and exploration
  • Sparkling and fun – practical and reassuring
  • Easy to transport – quick to rig
Training excellence
  • Developed in conjunction with the UK Sea Cadets & training experts
  • Unrivalled practically and range of use
  • Already the world’s best-selling boat of its size in the training sector
Convenience ashore and afloat
  • Pivoting mast heel for easy rigging
  • Hand holds for easy lifting
  • Towing eyes
  • Lifting points
  • 3 point landing on bilge rails
  • Rub rail reinforcement near transom
Easy rig control
  • Jib furler for safety and launch / recovery convenience
  • Mainsail slab reefing
  • 2-part aluminium mast
  • External halyards and boom controls for easy maintenance
  • Durable Dacron sails
User friendly foils
  • Pivoting centreboard
  • Durable aluminium rudder blade
  • Tiller driven lift & lock rudder system

  • Length  4.29m (14'1")
  • Beam    1.83m (6'0")
  • Hull Weight        140kg (309lbs)
  • Sailing weight (ex foredeck)        180kg (396lbs)
  • Sail area – mainsail and jib           11.0m² (118ft²)
  • Sail area – asymmetric spinnaker              11.0m² (118ft²)
  • Sail area – symmetric spinnaker 10.0m² (107ft²)
  • Hull construction              Comptec PE3 durable polyethylene
  • Spars     Aluminium two-part mast, aluminium boom, aluminium spinnaker pole
  • Main material    Dacron
  • Jib material         Dacron
  • Spinnaker material – asymmetric and symmetric               Dynalite Ripstop
  • Foils       GRP centreboard and aluminium lift & lock rudder
  • Deck fittings       Allen/Selden