VSR 5.4




The 5.4R is a very versatile coach boat, a relatively small hull that can afford almost every sailing condition. Designed to reduce weight and dimensions of the 5.8R in order to have a rib still suitable for coaching in rough weather but more manageable. The triangular hull shape had been chosen in order to grant safety and comfort also in the toughest conditions. The range of suitable engines is 40 to 60 Hp, with the best compromise obtained with 50Hp.

  • Custom personalizations

    Reinforcements, handles, paddles and hook attachments, everything placed where you prefer. Ever seen multi-color tubes?

    To the extreme
  • No worries

    Don’t be shy when conditions start to get rough. It’s there you will appreciate how a VSR really performs

    In any wind condition
  • Light enough

    Easy to carry to local and national races, suitable for almost of all dinghy classes coaching

    For easy carrying
    VSR-58R-easy carry

With enough room onboard for fitting a tow post or one extra storage boxes, this rib is a good compromise for people who needs to travel. Customizability is available and represent quite a difference when compared to the F-10. The triangular shape with maximum beam at the foremost aft grants a good carrying capacity. A big fuel tank into the double bottom keeps the center of gravity low and deck free, so you can easily store sails and stuff of your sailors. For sailing clubs and individual coaches who wants a product tailored on their needing, this could be the right boat to look at.



Small brother of 5.8R, the 5.4 inherits many of its characteristics. Safe and comfortable riding in any weather conditions, the 5.4 sports a lighter weight that makes it easier to be carried around. A rib suitable for all dinghies coaching, and fully customizable.

High quality materials, long durability

Vinylester infused resin for Hull, Deck and Console

Tubes made by Orca 828 Hypalon by Pennel & Flipo, 1100 dtex, 1300 gr/m2

AISI 316 Stainless Steel custom made parts

Greatly optimized waterlines

Low fuel consumption

Good maneuverability and handling, both afloat and ashore

Minimum cavitation phenomena when turning

Comfortable, soft and dry rides for professionals who spend lots of time on the water

Hull waterline designed for lowest impact force on waves, no more backache

Front chines shaped for reduced water spray to the driver

Perfectly balanced weight on the longitudinal axis keeps the boat flat

Central jockey seat and console with rationale organization

Carefully crafted distances of steering wheel, seat and backrest for optimal driving position

Top box compartment for small item and battery charger

Right top box hatch for camera, documents and small luggage

Left bottom hatch for easy access to battery compartment

Front bottom wet hatch for wet bags

Full personalization of the boat available

Personalized color of hull, deck and tubes

Long list of options from where to choose from

Custom stainless steel parts and special installation on request

Realization of any logos, flags, sponsors over-imposed in Hypalon material


The question most manufacturers ask themselves when considering a new feature is whether it is necessary to include it in order to sell the boat. In the case of the VSR, we ask only whether its inclusion will make the boat safer, better or more convenient. That is why we have introduced literally hundreds or refinements since we started construction in 2004 and why we continue the process today. For that reason VSR ribs reserves the right to make changes to Specifications and equipment without notice.


Technical specifications


LOA - Overall Length

5.40 m

HL - Hull Length

4.86 m

Beam max

2.32 m (tubes inflated) / 1.90 m (tubes deflated)

Bare boat weight w/single seat & console

375 kg approx. (depending on installed options)

Height from bottom of the hull to top of steering wheel

126 cm

Hull building details

Vacuum infusion moulded hull built using vinylester resin and quadraxial glass fibers

Vacuum infusion moulded deck, joint to hull with vinylester structural glue

Stern with additional reinforcements + unidirectional fibers and 26 mm marine plywood


Standard Orca 828 Hypalon by Pennel & Flipo, 1100 dtex, 1300 gr/m2

Optional Heavy duty Orca 866 Hypalon by Pennel & Flipo, 1670 dtex, 1500 gr/m2

6 separated air chambers, each with pressure relief valves

Standard flat rubbing strakes on sides and rubbing strake protection under the bow for chaff protection

Options for double strakes, hypalon patches reinforcements and double color of the tubes

Deck, console and seats

Vacuum infusion moulded console integrated in the deck

Central double jockey seat with handmade upholstery, including backrest

Coach hatch on top right side, battery hatch left side and wet hatch at the bottom

Standard controls on left side (right side upon request)

Internal under the deck fuel tank

Other standard accessories

Safety lines on tubes

Bow attach point and keelguard

3 lifting points - 2 on stern, 1 on bow

Extra wichard on stern for towing attachment

Set-up for towing post (optional)

Stern bailer self draining tube

Speed (and fuel consumption)

Depending on engine (measured with full fuel tank and one person onboard)

Max 29 Knts, cruising 18 knots with 60Hp engine

*Features and specs can vary without notice




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