Last year, RM Fora Marine joined the Paris Boat Show to unveil the concept and the first pictures of the RM 1370, the successor of the 1360. Some changes in the exterior design immediately sounded evident, including, first of all, the inverse stempost.
One year later, the RM 1370 has been exhibited at the Salon Nautique International de Paris and offered to the public at the stand of the boatyard.
Designed by Marc Lombard, the boat replicates the same powerful waterlines of the “old” (she is actually just 3 years old) 1360 and gives further evidence of the excellent engineering and building capabilities of RM Fora Marine. Some years ago, we visited the production facility of Rm Fora Marine in La Rochelle and we had the opportunity to see and appreciate the quality of the construction process of the RM yachts.
First of all, the materials – marine plywood and epoxy resin – are handled with extreme care by skillful craftsmen. It’s a unique technique which results into highly sturdy boats ( the models expected to sail in the northern seas enclose additional layers of fiberglass and kevlar), with excellent thermal and sound insulation. Easy-to-repair, dry under any conditions and eco-friendly, the RM Fora Marine’s creations are the quintessence of excellence.
Thanks to a resin-and-steel structural grid applied in its central section, the hull is sturdy and highly resistant, reinforced by a series of chain plates. The boat represents a significant step forward in terms of both exterior and interior design.
The main innovation is, of course, expressed by the bow, whose profile is slightly rear-facing. From a technical point of view, this results into a greater waterline length, especially when the boat sails listed. From an aesthetical point of view, the overall effect is pleasant and the bowsprit integrates harmoniously into the rest of the boat making the forward section exquisitely elegant.
Compared with her predecessor, the RM 1370 features longer windows, which results into a greater amount of natural light flloding the interiors. More specifically, the long windows envelop the lateral sections of the deckhouse, whose layout has remained unchanged, defining a curved line which slopes gently down to the mast.
Designer Marc Lombard has decided to provide the RM 1370 with an “ocean” cockpit. The maximum beam of the boat – 4,50 meters – indeed coincides with this area. This huge space enables crew members to move free while provide guests with a welcoming relaxation area. Following the typical standards of large ocean yachts and replicating the layout the 1360, the cockpit is totally open in its aft section.
Located in the cockpit, riggings include six winches – two positioned next to the wheels, two located in the deckhouse and two a little stepped backwards, between the cockpit settees and the deckhouse.
The boat is offered in various keel options. The French-oriented version features double keel and a single rudder blade while the Mediterranean one has a single keel and two rudder blades. The boat can also be equipped with a 3.40-meter-deep fin or a retractable keel.
As already mentioned above, natural light is one of the main hallmarks of these spacious interiors which accommodate two double guest cabins in the stern and an owner cabin, with en-suite bathroom and separate shower box, at the bow.
Noteworthy is the large U-shaped galley, separate from the rest of the dinette which consists of two counterposed sofas and a large dinner table with pop-up wings. An additional bathroom is positioned opposite the galley. Finally, a large chart table on the left bulwark expresses the genuine soul of a boat which was custom designed for long, ocean crossings.
Length Overall 13.70 m
Length Waterline 12.80 m
Beam 4.50 m
Draft 3.35/1.95 m
Displacement 9,500 – 9,800 kg
Sail area 109 m2
Gennaker 175 m2
Water Tank Capacity 600 l
Fuel Tank Capacity 350 lt
Power 75 hp