The RS Zest is ideal for SoCal families, camps and junior programs. It’s easy to rig, beach-able, and perfectly balanced. The large mainsail performs well in light air and reefs on the mast for transition to breezy conditions.
A durable, full length flared gunwale provides a lifetime of freedom from maintenance headaches. It also makes a great handhold to move the boat.
Released in 2018, the RS Zest incorporates 25 years of design and manufacturing expertise.
Length - 11 feet 8 inches
Beam - 4 feet 10 inches)
Hull Weight - 150 lbs
Sail Area (Mainsail & Jib) - 71.5 square feet
Mainsail (Dacron, reefable) - 59 square feet
Jib (Dacron) - 12.5 square feet
Hull construction - Comptec PE3 durable polyethylene
Mast - 2-part aluminium alloy, foam filled top
Boom - Aluminum alloy
Rudder Blade - Polypropylene
Rudder Stock - Molded glass/nylon lift and lock system/li>
Tiller Extension - Aluminium alloy
Centerboard - Polypropylene, pivoting
RS Zest: First Look Video Sponsored by Close Brothers