Builder RM Yachts

France, La Rochelle

Les Quatre Chevaliers, Périgny, 17180

Model range

The brand RM Yachts produces performance Cruisers and wooden Sailboats. There are 5 models from 8 to 15 meters.

About

Company history

The French shipyard RM Yachts was founded in 1989 by Jean-Claude Audrey. The first RM900 model of this young shipyard was made of epoxy-soaked plywood and reinforced with a metal structure inside. In 1995 the shipyard turned to Marc Lombard, well known for his racing yachts. He designed a smaller RM800, which retained the features of his older brother, namely reliability, speed and stability. In the late 90's, Lombard offered RM Yachts a very original design for the 35' RM1050, which was a huge success with more than 100 units sold in the next 10 years. In 2002 the company became part of Groupe Fora.

Over the next 6 years, production at the shipyard has increased by almost 6 times. New models RM1200, RM880 and then RM1350 were introduced. The 2008-2009 crisis forced the yard to look at the business from a different angle, with RM Yachts paying more attention to the boats' exterior and their dynamic properties.

RM Yachts has never slowed down.

The new RM1060, launched in 2010, was a resounding success for the post-crisis year. In 2013 the RM1260 won the «European Yacht of the Year award and»in 2 years 30 hulls of this cruiser were sold. Four years later the RM970 won the same award. By 2015, the company had a turnover of €6.5 million. In 2017, RM Yachts moved into new premises, setting a new impetus for production.

Shipyard status

She's active.


Production

The production base of RM Yachts is located in the suburb of La Rochelle and has an area of 5,400 square meters. The yard is capable of producing 45-50 yachts per year.

Model range

RM Yachts manufactures 20-45 feet of offshore cruising yachts. The company cooperates with Marc Lombard Design Group.

Brand Features

RM yachts are unusual family cruisers. Everything is a bit different here: hull made of plywood with epoxy impregnation and steel frame, glass composite superstructure, sailing arms like Bermuda tender, reverse tilt of the stem, bowsprit. Yachts can be equipped with one or two keels, lifting keel, and one or two rudders. The shipyard offers many fresh interior solutions such as almost circular superstructure glazing.

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