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Hinckley Yachts adds GMT Composites boom on 42-footer

Hinckley Yachts is building a Day Sailor 42 that will be rigged with a GMT Composites carbon PowerFurl 215 boom.

Hinckley Yachts is building a Day Sailor 42 that will be rigged with a GMT Composites carbon PowerFurl 215 boom.

GMT and Hinckley first collaborated in 1991 when GMT built the first carbon-fiber spar for a cruising-class boat on the Hinckley 59.

The DS42 will be the first newly built Hinckley to be rigged with GMT's PowerFurl boom.

The DS42 was designed by Bruce King and has an overall length of 42, feet, 3 inches and a 10-foot, 6-inch beam. GMT said the PowerFurl 215 boom was originally designed under the eye of the late Niels Helleberg.

When Hinckley built the first DS42, GMT did not yet make the PowerFurl boom. Gregg Ball, project manager at Hinckley, is leading the team on this new build. GMT said his task is to bring all of the elements together in taking this new 42 to the next level as a "modern classic."

"The GMT PowerFurl boom combines the elements of function, quality and aesthetics that fit right in line with Hinckley,” Ball said in a statement.

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