Kanter Marine 54 launches with GMT PowerFurl rig

Kanter Marine 54 launches with GMT PowerFurl rig

Kanter Marine has launched their newest sailboat, a 54’ custom aluminum hulled pilot house cutter with a GMT carbon mast and PowerFurl boom. Sea trials were conducted in Canada with 18-20 knots of blustery fall winds to great success. Built for a repeat client, she is the owner's ultimate offshore vessel. The owner commented after the sea trials, “In retrospect, having 18 - 20 kts true was just what the doctor ordered. The new Lass stood up to the breeze and behaved very well”.

This is the first new Kanter build to be fitted with a GMT PowerFurl boom. The owner went on to say, “"We unrolled the main to the second reef, the boom ran smoothly with no hitches...We shook out the second reef and she stood up the added sail area very well. Again the boom worked well as we rolled out the reef". The sea trials highlighted the purpose of GMT’s PowerFurl boom - easy “push button” main sail management from the comfort of the cockpit. You can simply sheet out, reef the sail in or out on a blustery and cold October day, and be on your way. The vessel will be sailed extensively around the U.S. East coast and Caribbean.