04 May RS200 Buyer’s Guide – part 1
Are you looking to buy or sell an RS200? In this video Pete passes on his tips, showing you how to go through a boat, working from front to back, highlighting exactly what to look for.
With a regular 100+ entry at the Nationals, a huge youth contingent and many female sailors, as well as couples and parent-child pairs, it’s easy to see why this class has remained so popular. With the excellent design by Phil Morrison, well-developed by RS, the RS200 is well-built and extremely rugged, and even 20+ year-old boats remain a good investment.
Originally a dealer for RS, Pete Vincent estimates that West Country Boat Repairs has had at least a third of the UK fleet through their hands in the last 24 years – either he sold them, they’ve refurbished or repaired them – so they have pretty much everything that can go wrong with an RS200.