Classic gets carbon

Carbon Fiber Pocket Boom Hand Painted Faux Bois.
Palawan

Palawan gets a Carbon Fiber Pocket Boom:

Palawan is a 1952 Sparkman & Stevens yawl built for Tom Watson jr, president of IBM from 1952-1971. At 47’3” LOA and 11’3” beam, she a carries the classic S&S lines, and is maintained in top condition at Rockport Marine.
Palawan’s current owner wanted to make handling the mainsail easier, but was not willing to compromise the aesthetics of the boat. He felt most furling booms would not fit the look of Palawan. Finally settling on GMT’s carbon Pocket boom as the best solution, he took it a step further with the hand painted faux bois finish to match Palawan’s wood spars.

The owner worked closely with GMT in design to minimalize the side wall height of the boom for sleek aesthetics. The end result is a beautiful and functional boom that fits the classic yacht to a T – something GMT hopes would make Rod & Olin pleased to see on one of their designs.