Mark Cameron Yachts

RM Fora Marine RM1270



Lying: Roscoff, France

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelRM Fora Marine RM1270
NameBlue Puffin
DesignerMarc Lombard Design Group
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusUnderoffer
LyingRoscoff, France


Hull ConstructionHard chined wood epoxy.
Keel TypeBilge Keel


EngineVolvo Penta D2-55. 31hp marine diesel engine. 4-cylinder, 2.2ltr, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled. Volvo Penta MS130S-B sail drive.
Engine Hours150
Fuel Capacity300l


Drinking Water Capacity480l


Commissioned by an owner drawing on a lifetimes sailing experience this incredibly lightly used example 2016 example has the perfect blue water specification. In immaculate condition above and below decks, she is ready to sail away today, very quickly!
The RM1270 is not your standard blue water cruising yacht. Constructed of marine plywood, impregnated with epoxy and sheathed in an epoxy glass cloth laminate the build technique produces a very strong, lightweight hull with excellent insulation properties. Capable of incredibly quick passages undersail.
BLUE PUFFIN boasts the perfect blue water inventory. She has had all the snagging works completed by the yard. After very light use in the current ownership and is now presented in immaculate condition and ready for the open sea. Her high spec inventory highlights include
Large than standard Volvo D2-55 marine diesel engine

Watt & Sea hydrogenator
Super Wind wind generator
Solar Panels
Mastervolt AGM battery banks
Bow Thruster
Schenker water maker
Lewmar retractable bow thruster
NKE Navigation instruments
Garmin plotter & radar
Full wardrobe of North Sails.


In 2012 Fora Marine launched a fantastic 40 foot, the RM 1260, elected European Yacht of the Year 2013.

Was it possible to do even better?
4 years later, we think so…., and therefore we are launching the RM1270:
Inverted bow. A wetted hull supporting the planning: performance has been improved again.
New deck layout: safer and more efficient manoeuvres.
Revisited interior layout: a better breakdown between the pathways and the rooms, a very innovative design.
To these features, we have also added the possibility of a lifting keel.
We are proud to present the RM 1270, the most ultimate 40 feet.

Founded by Jean-Claude Oudry in 1989 the RM range of yachts immediately stood out from the normal production yachts. All yachts being built of epoxy impregnated marine plywood with an internal metal structure carrying the loads for the keels and rig. The first model from this new yard was the RM 900.
In 1995 the respected racing yacht designer Marc Lombard came on board with the company to deliver the designs for the next generation of RM yachts. This relationship between yard and designer has stood the test of time and the Marc Lombard Design Group have now produced the designs of 8 RM models.
The yard has enjoyed a successful 30 years of production. Winning two European Yacht of the Year awards in the last 5 years for the RM1260 & RM970. With demand continuing to grow the company moved to a new purpose-built factory in 2017.


RCD Status:

Our understanding is that the yacht certified to CE Category A (unlimited ocean voyages)
Hull Construction:
Hard chimed hull with reverse rake stem.
Hull constructed in epoxy impregnated marine plywood.
Galvanized steel structural framework in keel pan.
Plywood bulkheads and stiffening webs fillet bonded with epoxy and then overlaid with epoxy laminate internally.
Hull sheathed with multiple layers of epoxy laminate externally.
Epoxy paint finishes on hull and deck.
GRP moulded deck of foam sandwich construction.
Internal moulded liner to finish with air gap between to prevent condensation.
Laid teak panels to finish cockpit seating and sole.
Keel & Rudder:
Twin aerofoil section iron ballast keels with bulb.
Single spade rudder


Engine & Gearbox:

Volvo Penta D2-55. 31hp marine diesel engine.
4-cylinder, 2.2ltr, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled.
Volvo Penta MS130S-B sail drive.
Single lever morse type cockpit cable controls with digital ignition panel.
Maintenance & Performance:
150 recorded running hours at September 1st 2018
Last full-service January 2018.
Propulsion & Steering:
Volvo Penta MS130S saildrive.
J-Prop 3 blade, bronze feathering propeller.
Twin stainless steel wheels with hide covers.
Bow thruster:
Lewmar retractable bow thruster.
Controls at helm station.
NKE Gyropilot 2
2x control stations through NKE multigraphic displays.
1x NKE Wireless remote control.
NKE Fluxgate compass.
Raymarine Type 2 Linear drive direct to quadrant.


Voltage systems:

12vdc onboard systems
240v hardwired shore power system with RCD protection
Shore power connection lead.
4x 240VDC power outlets.
Battery Banks:
Engine Battery – 1x12v/90Ah AGM
Domestic Battery – 4x Mastervolt 12v/130Ah AGM
Bow thruster - 1x12v/90Ah AGM
Charging / Inverter:
Victron Multiplus C 12/1600/70/16 combi charger/inverter.
70 amp battery charger.
1600 watt output true sine wave inverter.
Alternator :
Single engine driven alternator.
Wind Generator:
Superwind SW350 wind generator
Max 350 watt output at 12VDC
Charging through Superwind SW350SR charge controller
Mounted on retractable stainless steel pole starboard quarter.
Hydro Generator:
Watt & Sea hydrogenator
Mounted with Watt & Sea FA03 removable transom mount kit.
Solar Panel:
4x 100w panels.
Mounted on A-frame gantry across the transom.
2x Victron BlueSolar MPPT 75L15 charge controller.
Battery Monitor:
Mastervolt Masterlink BTMIII


Fresh Water:

Full pressurised hot and cold water system.
Filtered water supply in the galley.
Hot & Cold faucets in galley and heads
Shower in heads
Hot & Cold cockpit shower.
Water Maker:
Schenker Modular 60.
60ltr per hour / 15.8Gal per hour.
Digital remote control panel with LCD Status display.
Bilge Pumps:
1 electric pump
1 manual pump



300ltr combined capacity.
2x 150ltr stainless steel tanks.
Two deck fillers.
Fresh Water:
480ltr combined capacity
2x 240ltr stainless steel tanks.
Two deck fillers.
Holding Tank:
Single 55ltr capacity tank.
Discharge overboard or via deck suction.
Analogue fuel tank gauge.
Analogue water tank gauge.


On Deck:

2x NKE Multigraphic 5.7” display
2x NKE Multigraphic 5.7” display with autopilot functionality.
2x Plastimo magnetic compass (see photo), mounted on pedestals.
Garmin GMR18 XHD. Mast mounted 4kW high definition radar scanner.
At Chart Table:
Garmin GPSMAP 7412 12” multi-touch display with plotter & radar functionality.
NKE Multigraphic 5.7” display
NKE NMEA Output interface with RS232 PC Connection.
Radio receiver with USB plug for PC interface.
USB Charging point
Communications Equipment:
Garmin 300i Black edition DSC VHF with inbuilt AIS receiver.
Garmin AIS 600, Class B, black box transceiver.
VHF Antenna at the masthead.
Iridium satellite antenna mounted on A-frame gantry.
Locomarine Micro Yacht Router
Locomarine 4G onboard WIFI antenna mounted on A-frame gantry.
Digital TV Antenna at the masthead.
NKE Topline depth transducer.
NKE Topline log transducer.
NKE Topline, masthead wind transducer.



ENO gas stove, 2 burners with oven.
Isotherm stainless steel front loading fridge.
Double Stainless steel sink.
Filtered drinking water faucet.
Pressurised hot & cold fresh water faucet.
Manually pump salt water faucet.
Below worktop bin.
1x Manual marine toilet
Discharging overboard or via holding tank.
Heating & Ventilation:
Webasto Hydronic system. Diesel fired boiler with four radiators, each with a thermostatic controller.
3x opening deck hatches, one in the forward cabin, two in the saloon.
3x opening portholes, two in way of the galley and one at the nav-station.
Mosquito netting panels for all opening portlights.
2x deck ventilators with internal close of function.
2x 12V fans in saloon mounted on the main bulkhead.
Solar powered ventilator in the galley.
LED lighting throughout living space.
Samsung 80cm LCD Smart TV. Mounted on the starboard side of the main bulkhead in the saloon.
Fusion Marine Stereo. MP3 / CD / Radio
Saloon speakers
Cockpit speakers
Dyson cordless vacuum cleaner.
Ice machine.
Bread machine


Summary of Accommodation:

Contemporary style layout with lots of natural light.
Up to 6 berths in double forward cabin, double aft cabin to port and two occasional single settee berths in the saloon. Single heads aft.
Accommodation Finish:
Off-white painting head linings and bulkheads.
Teak veneer finish saloon table and lockers.
Fitted grey carpets on sole with contrasting blue edge binding.
Orange leatherette finished saloon upholstery
Grey covered bunk mattresses in forward and after cabins.
Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:

Accessed through large opening door in main bulkhead forward of saloon.
Centrally located double bunk.
Shelving outboard at bunk level with storage lockers beneath.
Hanging lockers at aft end of cabin port and starboard.
Main Saloon:
Bench settees port and starboard.
Both settees converting to single berths.
Centrally located double drop leaf saloon table.
Bottle storage provided within three compartments in central section of table.
Cave type storage lockers above settee backs, outboard port and starboard.
Navigation Station:
Aft end of saloon to starboard
Forward facing navigators seat with chart table immediately in front.
Plotter & Multigraphic display mounted outboard.
Storage provided within table for charts.
To port of the companionway
J-shaped worktop
Twin stainless steel sinks forward
Eno gas stove outboard.
Front loading fridge outboard aft, below worktop.
Below worktop bin inboard.
Large below worktop locker, forward outboard.
Storage lockers below worktops and outboard.
Aft/Master Cabin:
Accessed through galley on port side.
Large double berth.
Standing room at forward end of cabin.
Hanging locker outboard forward.
Dedicated compartment to starboard
Manual marine toilet forward outboard concealed with door.
Full-size domestic shower stall forward screened with glass door.
Wash hand basin and countertop aft.
Vanity unit storage outboard.
Storage Compartment:
A trademark of the RM designs.
Walk-in storage area accessed passed heads to starboard.
Full storage area with bin type compartments.



Deck stepped, cutter rigged sloop.
Standing rigging in stainless steel dyfrom wire.
Facnor FD310 webbing drive roller reefing system on forestay.
Facnor FD230 webbing drive roller reefing system on cutter rig.
Harken Battcar system for mainsail.
In boom single line reefing system for mainsail, lead aft to cockpit
Composite rigging adjustable back stay, block and tackle on port quarter.
Rod kicker.
Selden telescopic spinnaker pole.
Spinnaker pole stowing on front of mast.
Harken Reflex top-down flexible furler system for Code 0.
Dyneema mainsail halyard.
Dyneema genoa halyard.
Dyneema staysail halyard.
Twin Dyneema spinnaker halyards.
Lazyjacks for dropping mainsail.

2x Harken 60.2, self-tailing, two-speed primary winches.
2x Harken self-tailing, two-speed mainsheet winches.
1x Harken self-tailing, two-speed halyard winch.
1x Harken 46.2, electric, self-tailing, two-speed manual operation, halyard winch.
Deck Hardware:
Lewmar genoa sheet tracks.
Lewmar staysail sheet tracks.
Harken mainsheet traveller system.
14 Antal V-Grip Rope clutches.
North Sails. Spectra NLU350. Fully battened, slab reefing mainsail, 3 full reefs.
North Sails. Spectra NLU350. Roller reefing genoa.
North Sails. Spectra NLU450. Roller reefing staysail.
North Sails. NorLon NO150. A2 Asymmetric spinnaker.
North Sails. NorLam Code Xi Xi06 CD. Code Zero.
Stainless steel framed cockpit table with fender storage in middle.
20m fresh water hose for connection to marina system.
Dyneema guard ropes across transom.
Stainless steel A-frame gantry across transom. Fitted with two lifting davits and three lifting hoists – For lifting Tender and Outboard
Stainless steel swimming ladder on transom, extending for use boarding if boat dried out on keels.
Cockpit cushions.
Winch handle storage pockets.
Anchoring & Mooring:
Lewmar electric windlass. Controls on foredeck with wireless remote.
Spade S80 20kg anchor on 30m of 10mm grade 40 galvanized chain + 40m of 18 mm three strand rope.
Articulated stainless steel connector between chain and anchor.
Mantus 20kg kedge anchor.
Selection of mooring warps.
Selection of fenders.
Canvas Work:
Stackpack type mainsail cover with lazy jacks.
Sprayhood with widows forward. On stainless steel frame with grab rail along aft edge.
Protective curtain fixing to aft edge of sprayhood to protect companionway with wind coming from astern.
Cockpit bimini cover.
Winch covers for all deck mounted winches.
2x Halyard bags.
Protection screens for windows.
Hypalon 3D inflatable dinghy, 2.3m with slat floor, in portable bag.
Mercury 6hp outboard.
Electric inflation pump for dinghy.
Grapple anchor for tender.

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.
Plastimo inflatable safety boom
Plastimo horseshoe lifebuoy with floating line.
Jackstays running the length of the decks, made in Dyneema.
Fire Blanket
1x 2kg ABC Fire extinguisher
1x 1kg ABC Fire extinguisher
Navigation Lights:
LED Masthead navigation lights
LED Low-level navigation lights.

In this case, we are acting as brokers only.
The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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