News from GMT.

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.

New PowerFurl Boom for boats from 38-55 feet


Date: 1 February 2010 - for immediate, unrestricted release Media contact: Jay Kiley (401.253.8802):


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Youngest circumnavigator sails TotallyMoney to new record

The sailing press has been filled with accounts of the youngest solo circumnavigator, Mike Perham,who at 17-years 164-days completed a remarkable trip ’round the world.

To read the full issue #28 of GMT's newsletter "Carbonics" see the link below.

GMT Celebrates 25 Successful Years 1984-2009


Date: 23 July 2009 - for immediate, unrestricted release Media contact: Jay Kiley (401.253.8802):


Jay Kiley Joins GMT Composites


Date: 1 May 2009 Media contact: David Schwartz (401.253.8802)
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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 Faux Bois Booms on 100 foot Schooner in the News


Date: 15 April 2009 Media contact: David Schwartz (401.253.8802)
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GMT Composites faux bois carbon booms
preserve authentic look of restored schooner.

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Yachtsman “lightens ship” with GMT mast and PowerFurl boom

Ron Drucker, retired President of railroad giant CSX, knew what he wanted but knew serious engineering was required to achieve it. Going from his Hylas 54 to a new Hylas 70 meant shedding two feet of draft from the original design in order to sail safely into his homeport of Key Biscayne, Florida. GMT was a big part of the engineering solution.

To read the full issue #27 of GMT's newsletter "Carbonics" see the link below.

GMT Composites delivers carbon rudder for 147' sloop.


Bristol, RI, USA – GMT Composites, a leader in carbon composite engineering and production, recently shipped this (see attached image) extraordinary rudder to Vitters Shipyard in The Netherlands for installation in a 44.7 meter (147-foot) sloop under construction there. Lady B, designed by Dubois Naval Architects and scheduled for 2009 delivery, is a flush-deck mega-sailer with cutting-edge styling and state-of-the-art technology in construction, materials as well as gear and equipment.

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New GMT in-boom furling system is light, sleek and incredibly neat

GMT’s new in-boom roller-furling combines engineering refinement, weight reduction and aesthetics. Our carbon composite furling booms, now being custom built for 45 to 90 ft yachts (structural engineering completed for
larger yachts), are about half the weight of comparable aluminum systems. They have a distinctively sleek profile drawn for us by John G. Alden Design.

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.