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GMT’s PowerFurl™ Boom Featured on Two “Boats of the Year”

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The Hylas 56 and Southerly 57 are Fitted with GMT Composite’s
Innovative In-boom Roller Furling System

Bristol, Rhode Island — GMT Composites has introduced a smaller version of its popular carbon-fiber roller furling boom. PowerFurl booms have now been delivered on two 2011 “Boats of the Year,” according to GMT Sales and Marketing Director Jay Kiley.

GMT Arch and Arms mentioned in "Yachts International" magazine article as "Feat of Engineering" SEE IT NOW

See cover and article in the February 2011 edition of "Yachts International" featuring the 138' HJB Calliope, for which GMT built the arches and supporting arms, described as a "feat of engineering."

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http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/8cf3ac6b#/8cf3ac6b/53

St Barth's Bucket 2010

Thirty-nine sailing yachts that if placed bow to stern, would be nearly a mile long battled it out on the beautiful waters of St Barthelemy in the Caribbean for the St Barth’s Bucket last month. A gentleman’s race for, you guessed it, nothing but a bucket and the right to say you had won it. “Bucket Races” started on the island of Nantucket, Massachusetts twenty-four years ago and pit some of the largest and most beautiful sailing vessels in the world against each other. Vessels from 76 feet to 184 feet (24-56M) sailed three races around the island.

Jay Kiley Joins GMT Composites

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Date: 1 May 2009 Media contact: David Schwartz (401.253.8802)
For immediate, unrestricted release david@gmtcomposites.com

Jay Kiley joins GMT Composites.

Bristol, RI, USA -- David Schwartz, President of GMT Composites, has just announced the appointment of Jay Kiley as Director of Sales and Marketing. Kiley comes to GMT after seven years selling superyacht rigging to vessels 24-meters and larger throughout the world for both Global BSI Rigging Service, Inc and OYS Service.

GMT’s largest Pocket Boom for 32 meter (105-foot) cruising sloop

Bristol, RI, USA – The Gilles Vaton designed yacht Zanzibar has just replaced her main boom with a carbon composite Pocket Boom from GMT Composites. This new boom, more than 12.1 meters (39‘8“) in length and the largest yet built by GMT, weighs only 326.6 kg (720 lbs), complete with rigging and wiring, about half the weight of the aluminum furling boom which it replaced.

Famous Sleds Get Re-Turbocharged

Who in sailing hasn’t heard of Merlin and Ragtime - the two break-through “sleds” in TransPac racing? Both also share being brought back from retirement and supercharged with GMT carbon spars.

30 years after her birth, and just before the 2005 TransPac, Merlin lost her aluminum mast. GMT was contacted to see whether we could design, engineer and build a new rig before the race. We did, and that performance plus Merlin’s success brought Ragtime’s new owner.

If You Can Design It, We Can Build It.

Newly opened in downtown Boston is a remarkable restaurant, named Banq. The interior of this French/Asian fusion eatery has been designed by Office dA who specialize in “cutting edge” identities, here using fascinating ceiling treatments.

Ralph Lauren Goes Hi-tech

Most people who have seen Ralph Lauren Polo furniture ads probably think about western cabins, cowboy artifacts and rustic settings. But that’s not the whole collection. In fact, GMT has supplied carbon composite tabletops and credenza frames for some of the most ultra-modern and high-tech furniture on the market.

Lightweight Showers for Boeing Jets

A Russian industrialist’s new Boeing 767-200 jet is the latest aircraft to be fitted with two custom composite shower enclosures built by GMT Composites. We have now delivered twenty of these unusual enclosures.

Each latest circular shower is 40 inches (1m) in diameter and 80 inches (2m) tall; each was delivered in three pieces to facilitate installation by MAV Aircraft (Fort Worth, TX), contractor for the Russian jet’s special interior.

Two Hinckley’s Get New Spars

Stefano Pacini loves his Hinckley 51, Galileo, and now he has an ulterior reason as well. Just in time for the Marion-Bermuda Race, he took delivery of a new GMT carbon fiber mast. He’d wanted to improve his sailing performance and comfort and, with our help, determined that the best upgrade would be one of our spars. The proof came in Bermuda: he beat his father and brother-in-law, who were racing a Hinckley 52.

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