As I expected the RM 890 was a success among cruisers showing that this is the type of boat that many want and that just some have the money to buy
On the Nautic de Paris they receive orders for 14 new boats, the best result of any RM on a single boat show.
If you want to try this one, two charting companies will have it for the summer (all on the France Atlantic Coast) and it seems that they have already almost all slots booked for the Summer. If you are interested better hurry. These are the two companies: Alternative Sailing (Trinité sur Mer) and at Bretagne Yachting (Lorient).
It seems that, contrary to most other brands, there is no crisis for RM. It is not only this one that is selling well: the new RM 1060 has sold in 3 years 50 boats and the even more recent RM 1260 (last year elected as European family cruiser) has sold 30 boats.
About 100 boats in 3 years for what used to be a very small shipyard shows that the Marc Lombard design and vision in what regards a voyage boat has a large acceptance among cruisers, as the material the boats are built (marine plywood and epoxy).
For the ones that don't have the money or want to build their own boat I remember that this concept was created by Marc Lombard even before RM started to produce his designs and that he was for sell inexpensive plans of boatsnot very different from these ones, boats that are suited for amateur boat building and that are not difficult to execute. Many have been built, some even on other continents, namely in America (Canada).