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VSR

By VSR Labs

The Wooden Boatshop are VSR Labs Authorised Dealers in Australia.

VSRs are designed and manufactured by VSR Labs - the professionals choice. They offer strong, light-weight construction with superior seagoing characteristics and excellent fuel efficiency. The VSR offers a safe, comfortable and dry ride.

  • Wave piercing. Narrow water line, fine, long, deep entry and light weight construction.
  • Easily driven hull.Very low fuel consumption, low hp requirement, engine longevity.
  • Maneuverability at low speed. A deeper forefoot gives directional stability.
  • Lays a-hull when stopped. Other ribs blow off at the bow and start sailing down wind.
  • Ergonomic. Comfortable, dry, smooth and safe. Less back pain!
  • VSR - Very Slender Ribs are the perfect choice for coaching.

Talk to our team about the VSR - 5.8R and VSR F10. You can download our VSR brochures below.

VSR 5.8

Specifications

  • Length: 5.8m
  • Beam: 2.15m
  • Displacement, dry: 310kg
  • Engine, recommended: 60HP
  • Engine max: 70HP
  • Speed max (30HP): 30 kt
  • Max Load capacity: 600kg
  • Hull Colour: White gelcoat
  • Tube Colour: Alpine blue

Features

  • Moulded, vacuum infused hull, deck and console.
  • Quadraxial glass fibre, vinylester resin construction.
  • Reinforced stern structure.
  • Moulded non slip deck.
  • Built in 60L polyethylene fuel tank.
  • Fabric Impression Orca 828 Hypalon tubes.
  • 6 air chambers with pressure relief valves.
  • Horizontal safety lines.
  • Flat rubbing strakes, rubbing strake protection under bow.
  • Console locker, battery locker & wet locker.
  • Forward anchor locker, dry storage under seat.
  • Upholstered double jockey seat with backrest.
  • Stainless steel bow protection.
  • 3 lifting points.
  • Self draining tube.

Options

  • Navigation lights
  • Compass
  • VHF radio
  • Sunbrella boat cover
  • Choice of tube colour

VSR F10

Specifications

  • Length: 5.15m
  • Beam: 2.15m
  • Displacement, dry: 220kg
  • Engine, recommended: 30HP
  • Engine max: 40HP
  • Speed max (30HP): 22 kts
  • Speed max (40HP): 27 kts
  • Max Load capacity: 350kg
  • Hull Colour: White gelcoat
  • Tube Colour: Military Grey

Features

  • Innovative waterballast system for increased stability at rest.
  • Moulded, vacuum infused hull, deck and console.
  • Quadraxial glass fibre, vinylester resin construction.
  • Reinforced stern structure.
  • Fabric Impression Orca 828 Hypalon tubes.
  • 5 air chambers with pressure relief valves.
  • Horizontal safety lines.
  • Flat rubbing strakes, rubbing strake protection under bow.
  • Console locker, battery locker, dry storage under seat.
  • Double upholstered jockey seat with backrest.
  • Stainless steel bow protection.
  • 3 lifting points.
  • Self draining tube.
  • Ultraflex cable steering system.
  • Battery isolation switch.
  • Removable 20L fuel tank.

Options

  • Hydraulic Steering, bay star.
  • Navigation lights.
  • Compass.
  • VHF radio.
  • Sunbrella boat cover.

Testimonials

Americas Cup Winner

John Bertrand AM
John and his team recently used a 5.8R VSR RIB during his campaign for the 2009 Etchells world Championship.

'I'm in awe of these new VSR Ribs. Their design and construction are a break through in terms of sea going capabilities. They've totally revolutionized light displacement high speed powerboats. To think that you can travel at nearly top speed on a 20 knot seabreeze day with 5 foot seas, not get wet AND stay in control is amazing!'
John Bertrand AM World Champion, Olympic sailor, Winning Americas cup skipper, Australia's most famous yachtsman.

Sydney Hobart Winner

Giorgio Gjergja (Aus Maid)
Hi Tim,

As you know I have a number of boats including the Couta boat, the Chris Craft and an electric boat. I used to have an aluminium runabout that I replaced with a VSR Rib.

I have to tell you that it is the best investment I could have made and is one of the boats that I enjoy most of all. I use it to go to my 55ft motor yacht, to commute to the Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club, to go to Queenscliff, to take family and friends around the shores of Portsea all the way to Rye and Dromana.

It has just been a fantastic and versatile boat; very, very safe and even if it is windy, I can go out on this boat and not get wet. At 10 knots, 20 knots and 30+ knots I still don't get wet!

It is easy to drive and for the level of investment, provides very versatile usage. It is even good to go calamari fishing in!

I have tested the boat in all sorts of different conditions in the bay and have always felt safe; even in 1.5 meter waves I don't get wet!

A fantastic craft and congratulations; I'm glad I bought one.

Kind regards

GIORGIO S. GJERGJA
Giorgio Gjergja (Aus Maid) Winner of the 1996 Sydney Hobart, Australian winning team 1996 Kenwood cup, large fleet owner.

Sydney Hobart Winner

John Longley
Wooden Boat Shop recently supplied two 5.8C VSR ribs to the organising committee of the Perth 2011 ISAF world Championships. The event scheduled for 3 - 18 December 2011 is the biggest Olympic class sailing regatta on the world calendar. It is expected that most of the teams representing nations at the championships will be using VSR ribs.

"For our Emerging Nations Program that we are running as a lead up to Perth2011 we needed two RIB coach boats. From a coaching point of view the vertical bowed VSRs were an obvious choice. They are capable of keeping up with a RSX board sailing over 20 knots and at the same time keep the coach dry. They are well built, economical and even came in our aqua blue colour."
 - John Longley AM event Director.

The emerging nations program that is an initiative of the Perth 2011 committee intended to give emerging sailing nations a leg up in the sport. The idea of this program was a key factor in the success of Perth's bid for the events.
John Longley AM event Director.