News from GMT.

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.

Pocket Boom For 108-Footer

The Gilles Vaton designed yacht Zanzibar (formerly named Rogue) has just replaced her main boom with a carbon composite Pocket Boom from GMT Composites. With an E-measurement of 11.45 meters (37 feet 6.75 inches), this is the largest GMT Pocket Boom yet built.

GMT'S Pocket Boom - A Better Solution


Entering its second year of production the Park Avenue Pocket Boom from renowned carbon spar builder GMT Composites continues to provide the mainsail handling solution for sailors serious about controlling the mainsail. With the GMT Pocket Boom you get:

* the ability to reef on any point of sail

* a mainsail system that can't jam

* the sail flaking itself as it's lowered into the boom cavity

* the sail cover zipped closed and you're done