Hanse 575 gets new GMT carbon rig with Pocket Boom

GMT Composites has delivered a full carbon rig for a new Hanse 575 based in Vancouver, Canada in December. The rig includes a GMT Composites spar and Pocket boom, along with Navtec rod rigging. Working directly with the new owner, with technical support from the Hanse factory in Germany, GMT designed the rig to incorporate their carbon Pocket Boom at the owner’s request. It is an open faced boom with enough interior volume to hold a flaked sail in storage – large enough to walk down, thus the naming this style is often referred to as a "Park Ave" boom. They offer an excellent combination of simplicity and convenience in an aesthetic package.

Freedom Marine, the British Columbia Hanse dealer, will show the new 575 with the GMT rig at the Vancouver Boat Show. Brian Huse, who was closely involved with the refit and a partner at Freedom Marine, is looking forward to having this Hanse at the show. The 575 is an innovative boat, and this one will have the most high tech rig to date on it. Painted in full AwlGrip black the GMT mast and boom will enhance both the looks and the performance of this boat.