Originally Posted by JAndersB
Twin rudders a must, I have been thinking a lot about single or twin keels, but single keel will save weight which seems cruicial for these boats so I guess I will go for single keel.
The only niggle in my mind is how the RM really sails. Looking at the specs it should be a rocket, but I can not find so much feed back from others than the above mentioned test which seems pretty much focused on crusing among the island around La Rochelle. For the Pogo you can find beatuful sequenses at high speed on You Tube, is this possible with the RM or the Opium, which is the closest contender, I keep asking myself. opium is also appr. €50 000 more expensive but has doors and wheels.
Probably I should go for a Pogo 10.50 or 12.50 but 2-3 years waiting is not accetable.
Yes, I would chose the same way. But regarding the RM versus Opium why don't you see and test sail both boats in France?
The biggest Opium dealer is Massif Marine and that's near RM factory. Talk to them, maybe they have a boat that you can test sail and ask them an offer with discount. Tell them you are interested in the RM 1060 but that if you could have an Opium that have a smaller difference in price to the RM, you would choose the Opium and see what they can make
If you go there to have a look at the Opium, look at one that is in port de Minimes (La Rochelle) that was sold by them and has the rigging modified the way it should be.
WAUQUIEZ OPIUM 39 - Bateaux neufs Beneteau - Massif Marine
Not only doors and wheels (the RM does not only have the door to the front cabin) but it is a different boat, much bigger and I would say faster. I like both boats but the RM 1060 would be too small for me in what regards living aboard, at least with my two (big) kids and I find the Opium interior more warm and comfortable. The cockpit of the Opium is also huge if compared with the one from the RM.
Bateau Opium 39 by Wauquiez : Wauquiez
RM YACHTS | RM 1060