Our current flagship
The 5.8R is our small rib flagship and best-seller model in the last 6 years. It is an all-rounder rib, developed in cooperation with and for RYA, paying great attention to all details, suitable for coaching all one-design sailing classes.
This model, sporting a 6 air-chambers design, incorporated the popular benefits of all already existing VSR RIBs. The hull shape and wave–piercing abilities of the 5.8R mean soft and dry rides that provide more comfort and less backache for professionals who spend lots of time on the water. Best performance and low fuel consumption is obtained with a 60 or 70 HP engine, depending on brands and typical usage, with a max top speed, depending on the engine, of sunbover 30 knots.
Plenty of room onboard, with options for tow post and extra storage boxes, this rib is also suitable for daily cruises with the family thanks to lot of options available. Full customizability is what makes the difference here. The rib could be built in virtually infinite combinations of colors and options, so to let it be YOUR rib. Choose the color of tubes, deck and hull, then start adding tubes strakes and options as you prefer, reinforcing it where you need with double rubbers, D-strake profiles, handles and so on. Decide which kind of console to fit in order to optimize internal stowage, that could be extended via optional boxes, small or large. All rounder working-horse from towing in a marina to taking some sunbaths during free time! Select your fuel tank, add a tow-post, paddle support or bimini-top depending on the usage. Do you need something that it is not in our list? Just ask, we will try to do our best to accomodate your needings! From Optimist to small keelboats in any weather condition and at any level, from club to Olympics, this is the rib of choice for many National Authorities, using it at every kind of event from local racing to Olympics.
Thanks to RYA inputs, the 5.8R had been designed as a truly versatile boat easy and safe to drive in any weather condition. Suitable as support boat for all one-design sailing classes up to 10 meters and for nice trips with the family. Totally customizable.
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.
LOA - Overall Length
HL - Hull Length
2.18 m (tubes inflated) / 1.64 m (tubes deflated)
Bare boat weight w/single seat & console
425 kg approx. (depending on installed options)
Height from bottom of the hull to top of steering wheel
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, D-shaped reinforced strakes, hypalon patches reinforcements...
Safety lines on 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
Optional coach office console for extended room and spare tank area
Other standard accessories
Bow stainless steel protection and attach point
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 32 Knts, cruising 18 knots with 70Hp
Max 29 Knts, cruising 17.5 knots with 60Hp
*Features and specs can vary without notice