2016 FORA MARINE RM 1270

€310,000 tax paid

Huge spec for fast offshore cruising

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelFora Marine RM 1270
DesignerMarc Lobard Design Group
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingRoscoff, France


EngineVolvo D2-55 55hp
Engine Hours150
Fuel Capacity300l
Hull ConstructionWood epoxy
Keel TypeFin Keel
Drinking Water Capacity480l


Blisteringly fast and very funky RM1270 from 2016. Amazing condition and boasting the perfect blue water inventory, BLUE PUFFIN is lightly used and 100% ready for big adventures. 2019 ARC perhaps?


Boasting an enormous blue water specification, BLUE PUFFIN has been specified for effortless fast offshore cruising. Coupled with all the benefits of her wood epoxy construction (very low vibration and noise, great insulation, high strength and low weight). BLUE PUFFIN is fast, yet extremely comfortable.

Her specification highlights are many and include:-
• Twin aerofoil keels
• Volvo D2-55 (larger than standard) engine with saildrive and just 150hrs run
• 3-bladed J-Prop
• Twin helm wheels
• Bowthruster
• AGM battery banks
• Watt & Sea hydrogenator
• Superwind 350w wind generator
• Solar panels with charge controller
• Schenker 12vDC watermaker
• NKE navigation instruments
• Garmin HD radar and 12” plotter display
• Raymarine linear drive pilot
• Garmin AIS
• Locomarine 4G WiFi antenna and router
• Holding tank
• Webasto heating
• Aft starboard workshop/storage cabin
• Cutter rigged
• Facnor webbing drive furlers for genoa and staysail
• Dyneema halyards
• Harken winch package
• North Sails Spectra sail wardrobe with fully battened mainsail
• North Sails NorLon asymmetric and NorLam Code Zero with Harken Reflex top-down furler
• Dinghy and outboard


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 maneuvers.
• 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 finish to hull.
· GRP moulded deck of foam sandwich construction.
· Internal moulded linner to finish with airgap between to prevent condensation.
· Laid teak panels to finish cockpit seating and sole.

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
· GRP moulded deck of foam sandwich construction.
· Internal moulded linner to finish with airgap between to prevent condensation.
· Laid teak panels to finish cockpit seating and sole.
· Epoxy paint finish to deck.

Keel & Rudder:
· Twin aerofoil section iron ballast keels with bulb.
· Single spade rudder


Engine & gearbox:
· Volvo Penta D2-55. 55hp 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:
· Lewmar retractable bow thruster
· J-Prop 3 blade, bronze feathering propeller.
· Twin stainless steel wheels with hide covers.


Voltage systems:
• 12vDC primary domestic system with 12vDC start circuit and 230vAC via shorepower

Battery Banks:
· Engine Battery – 1x12v/90Ah AGM
· Domestic Battery – 4x Mastervotl 12v/130Ah AGM
· Bow thruster - 1x12v/90Ah AGM
· Mastervolt Masterlink BTMIII battery monitoring system

Charging & Inverters:
• Victron Multiplus C 12/1600/70/16 combi charger/invertor.
• 70 amp battery charger.
• 1600 watt output true sine wave invertor.

• Single engine mounted 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 model
· Mounted with Watt & Sea FA03 removable transom mount kit.
Solar Panel:
· 4x 100w panels.
· Mounted on A-frame gantry across transom.
· 2x Victron BlueSolar MPPT 75L15 charge controller.

Other Electrical:
· 230v hardwired shorepower system with RCD protection
· Shore power connection lead.
· 4x 230VDC power outlets.


Fresh Water:
• Fully pressurised hot and cold water system.
• 12v freshwater pressure pump with accumulator tank.
• Hot and cold faucets provided in Galley and heads.
• Shower provided in heads.
• Deck shower in cockpit with hot & cold water.
• Calorifier with engine and 230V immersion heating.

Water Maker:
· Schenker Modular 60.
· 12VDC.
· 60ltr per hour / 15.8Gal per hour.
· Digital remote control panel with LCD Status display.

Bilge Pumps:
• Manual bilge pump
• Electric bilge pump


· 300ltr combined capacity.
· 2x 150ltr stainless steel tanks.
· Two deck fillers.
· Analogue fuel tank gauge

Fresh Water:
· 480ltr combined capacity
· 2x 240ltr stainless steel tanks.
· Two deck fillers.
· Analogue water tank gauge

Holding Tank:
· Single 55ltr capacity tank.
· Discharge overboard or via deck suction.


On Deck:
• 2x NKE Multigraphic 5.7” display
• 2x NKE Multigraphic 5.7” display with autopilot functionality.
• NKE Gyropilot 2 with 1x NKE Wireless remote control, NKE Fluxgate compass.
• Raymarine Type 2 Linear drive direct to quadrant.
• NKE Topline transducers for wind, speed and depth
• 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
· Garmin AIS 600, Class B, black box transceiver.

Communications Equipment:
· Garmin 300i Black edition DSC VHF with inbuilt AIS receiver.
· Radio receiver with USB plug for PC interface.
· VHF Antenna at 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 masthead.


· 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.

· Manual marine toilet discharging overboard or via holding tank.
· Hot & cold pressurised shower.

Heating & Ventilation:
• Webasto Hydronic system. Diesel fired boiler with four radiators, each with thermostatic controller.
• 3x opening deck hatches, one in forward cabin, two in 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 main bulkhead.
• Solar powered ventilator in galley.

· LED lighting throughout living space.

· Samsung 80cm LCD Smart TV. Mounted on starboard side of main bulkhead in saloon.
· Fusion Marine Stereo. MP3 / CD / Radio
· Saloon speakers
· Cockpit speakers
· Mast mounted digital TV antenna

· Dyson cordless vacuum cleaner.
· Ice machine.
· Bread machine


Summary of Accommodation:
· 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:
· Contemporary style layout with lots of natural light.
· 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 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 navigator’s seat with chart table immediately in front.
· Plotter & Multigraphic display mounted outboard.
· Storage provided within table for charts.

· To port of 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 trade mark 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.
· Lewmar genoa sheet tracks.
· Lewmar staysail sheet tracks.
· Harken mainsheet traveller system.
· 14 Antal V-Grip Rope clutches.
· 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.

• 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.

Navigation Lights:
· LED Masthead navigation lights
· LED Low level navigation lights.

Life saving:
· 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

Viewing arrangements

Lying Roscoff, France

Available to view strictly by appointment

Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
Saturday by prior appointment

For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

Lead Broker: Mark Cameron
Tel: Mobile: +44 (0)7988 763254
Email: mark@grabauinternational.com

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