RM Yachts is proud to announce the soon launch of the RM1380
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 11:31 AM
It’s the first announcement since the takeover of La Rochelle-based shipyard by Grand Large Yachting group, but the RM1380 remains an RM: designed by award-winning architect Marc Lombard, race-inspired wide hull and deck plan, cutter rig, panoramic windshield and various appendage plans. All the latter being brand signatures since the late 80’s, and still contributing to its reputation nowadays.
Her lines unveil a racy yet seducing profile, with a modern silhouette underlined by a color palette that makes her unmistakable. This brand-new model orientation is primarily cruising. Coastal or blue water cruising, but always fast, and in unmatched conditions of comfort, safety and performance, she will benefit from the shipyard know-how and its proven building technique: a plywood-epoxy hull – a material which is in total compliance with today’s sustainability and life cycle concerns – and a polyester deck.
Available with 2, 3 or 4 cabins, twin rudders and either twin or lifting kee, in addition, she comes with a list of optional ocean-cruising-oriented equipment (arch for solar panels with dinghy davits, dog-house, etc.) as well as an on-demand folding transom. Designed to sail far and fast, with her wide hull and cutter rig, the RM1380 has stunning sailing capacities and a second-to-none route stability which will undoubtedly become a new reference in the booming long-range cruisers market segment.
Martin Lepoutre, general manager:
“We really started from a blank page to re-write what an RM-designed family cruiser should be: a new hull, a new deck plan, and always this seducing style with makes our yachts look unique with a timeless charm”.
Marc Lombard, naval architect:
“Beyond her legendary 'remarkable' personality, it’s the notion of lifestyle, her seaworthiness, her focus on safety and her performance under sail which are the fundamentals of this new model. Then you can add solidity, longevity, the easiness to be repaired if needed, and her durability, which has always been key to this shipyard and has recently become a meaningful focus with the notion of sustainability. In three words, 'the wood composite', that say it all. Ultra-functional deck plan, where everything has been thoroughly thought to facilitate handling, yet enabling some fine sail-trimming and boost performance. In a nutshell, the RM1380 is the quintessence of RM’s range, and will provide to the 'sailing sailors' the yacht they deserve”.