Bow Sprits

The popularity of asymmetric spinnakers leaves many boat owners in a quandary on how to add a bow sprit, whether as a fixed assembly or as a deployable sprit.

GMT Composites addresses this with a range of solutions. Which system you select depends on the rig size and layout of your boat, your personal taste, the type of sailing you do and the conditions you face, both at sea and in port.

While there are inexpensive “kits” on the market, GMT believes any sprit installation should be individually engineered and carefully built. The stresses in these sprit systems are high, and failure should not be tolerated. In addition, a sprit is a highly visible piece of equipment, so it merits the finer finish
that all GMT composite sprits share.

Each bow sprit should be different but, with GMT, all share the advantages of carbon composites plus our knowledge and skill in making them better. We work with each owner on a custom-basis, engineer their sprit, build it and work with their boatyard or boat builder to perfect the installation.

Refer to the attached pdf for more information and photos of the four major categories of sprits which GMT engineers and builds:

• Fixed bowsprits
• Demountable bow sprits
• Tube-launched sprits
• On-deck deployable sprits

Quotation form HERE

Asymmetric-Sprits Brochure.pdf289.41 KB