RS100 dealannounced in June - to the point that an increasing number of sailors have been keen to ensure they could get their hands on one of the first boats.
“To be honest, we were starting to lose track of the situation,” said Martin Wadhams of RS. “From Nick and Alex working on development, through Charlie in UK sales to Riki in export sales, they’ve all been talking to sailors and dealers and making notes about who was keen to get their hands on boats. Having said we would give a special deal on the first one hundred boats we’ve decided the fairest thing is to launch that offer now, much sooner than we’d anticipated, so that we know who really wants an RS100 at any stage and can build an accurate allocation of the boats.”
The launch offer is for an RS100 with all standard sailing equipment for £6000 including VAT in the UK. Prices for supply in other countries are available on request, with boats to be supplied through international RS dealers where applicable. Although the list price cannot be finalised until the development has been completed, that is likely to represent a saving of around £1000. A £300 deposit will reserve a build slot – subject to confirmation or refund after a test sail in a final spec boat. Boats will be allocated in the order in which they are reserved.