The changes are manageable, but still substantial. The new RM 1370 comes as a replacement for the 1360 (test in YACHT 3/14), in particular with a completely redesigned hull. The freeboard is higher and the hull is more voluminous in the front area. This should help the boat to get up its nose easier and faster, especially on the fast winds courses. In addition, the bow stem is now slightly negative, which not only looks good and sporty, but also extends the waterline considerably. This will allow the boat to perform better on close-hauled courses. Marc Lombard, RM ForMarine's in-house architect, also worked out the plans for the 1370.
The now permanently attached bowsprit for the gennaker or the Code Zero is also new. The trunk also serves as an anchor bracket and as a step for getting in and out of the bow. The deck layout remains largely unchanged compared to the previous model 1360. The arrangement with the two genoa sheet winches attached directly and raised to the companionway is particularly well-tested and typical of RM yachts.
Even more variance is offered for the hull attachments. The choice between the standard fixed keel in T-shape and the option of bi-keel, with which the boat can easily dry out, has been common up to now. As an additional alternative, the RM 1370 can now also be ordered with a swivel keel. This allows the draft to be reduced continuously from a maximum of 3.20 meters to 1.30 meters. However, a hefty surcharge of almost 30,000 euros is due for the flexible attachment. The option of a carbon fiber rig is also cost-intensive; 31,000 euros are required for this. The standard two-saling rig made of aluminum is standard. For long deep sea passages, a cutter day could optionally be added.
When it comes to the interior fittings and compared to the predecessor 1360, optical adjustments and small changes in detail are largely the same. Only for the aft cabin on the starboard side will the shipyard now offer expansion options with a large double berth or two single berths one on top of the other. For blue water sailors, the expansion with a walk-in workshop is also feasible. The double berth in the foredeck is no longer designed as an island bed, but extends over the entire available width. This means that the lying area will be even more spacious.
RM ForMarine is known for its exclusive construction. The hulls are made of hard chine with plywood panels and covered with fiberglass or, on request, with Kevlar. The deck, on the other hand, is made entirely of GRP sandwich construction using the vacuum infusion process. The first RM 1370 is now under construction at the shipyard in LRochelle and is expected to sail in spring 2017. The standard version with fixed keel and the conventional Alurigg will cost 351,150 euros, including 19 percent VAT, but still without the sails.
RM Yachts will be represented at the boot trade fair in Düsseldorf, in Hall 15, at booth D31. Interested parties will of course also be able to find out more about the new RM 1370 there.
Photo gallery: RM 1370
|Lü (fuselage length)||14.70 m|
|Lü (fuselage length)||14.70 m|
|LWL (length of waterline)||12.80 m|
|Draft standard T-keel||2.45 m|
|Draft bi-keels||1.95 m|
|Draft swing keel||1.30-3.20 m|
|total weight||9.4 t|
|Ballast / proportion (standard T-keel)||2.95 t / 31%|
|Genu (108%)||59.0 sqm|
|Cutter stay sail||31.0 sqm|
|Motorization / drive||75 HP (Volvo Penta) / Saildrive|
|Fresh water capacity||600 l|
|Capacity fuel||300 l|
|Mast height above waterline||20.50 m|
|CE design category||(High seas)|
The little sister RM 1270 in the test at YACHT-TV
New plywood yacht from RM in France: RM 1270 in the test