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New PowerFurl Boom for boats from 38-55 feet

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Date: 1 February 2010 - for immediate, unrestricted release Media contact: Jay Kiley (401.253.8802): jay@gmtcomposites.com

GMT POWERFURLTM BOOMS
NOW OFFERED FOR MID-SIZE SAILBOATS.

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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

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Date: 23 July 2009 - for immediate, unrestricted release Media contact: Jay Kiley (401.253.8802): jay@gmtcomposites.com

GMT SPEEDS PAST MILESTONE, CELEBRATES 25th ANNIVERSARY.

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 Faux Bois Booms on 100 foot Schooner in the News

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Date: 15 April 2009 Media contact: David Schwartz (401.253.8802)
For immediate, unrestricted release david@gmtcomposites.com

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.

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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.

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.