Updated June 28 at 6:28pm

A carbon-fiber boom in R.I.

The component business has been good to Bristol’s GMT Composites, which makes carbon-fiber booms, masts, rudders and boarding ramps for racing sailboats and mega yachts. And the company, founded in 1984, has been increasingly successful in diversifying beyond marine applications. Those include medical devices, computer-chip pallets, robot arm hands and Navy sonar housings. Above, company President David Schwartz, stands next to a sailboat boom.

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A carbon-fiber boom in R.I.

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The component business has been good to Bristol’s GMT Composites, which makes carbon-fiber booms, masts, rudders and boarding ramps for racing sailboats and mega yachts. And the company, founded in 1984, has been increasingly successful in diversifying beyond marine applications. Those include medical devices, computer-chip pallets, robot arm hands and Navy sonar housings. Above, company President David Schwartz, stands next to a sailboat boom.

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