2014 Newport to Bermuda Race

by admin on June 24, 2014

Eric and the Verissimo crew are less than 100 miles to Bermuda!

Report from on board: “Spirits are good. Looking forward to getting on land and relaxing!!”


Photo Left: Verissimo (sail # 40047) at Start of 2014 Newport to Bermuda Race

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Staten Island Children’s Museum

by Katie on February 5, 2014


Visitors to the Staten Island Children’s Museum, in Staten Island, New York, will learn about renewable energy from a new 2,200 square-foot tensile structure featuring a translucent, photovoltaic fabric roof. Designed by Marpillero Pollak Architects, the exterior pavilion (the Meadow Structure) uses thin photovoltaic strips affixed to its fabric cover to produce electricity.

A rooftop vertical-axis wind turbine also powers an exhibit inside the museum, and a skylight wind scoop passively ventilates the building’s main stairwell.



Goetz built the new wind-scoop skylight, comprising a rotating cowl and a colorful, translucent rotating drum that uses stack-effect air circulation to passively ventilate the building.

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Photo credit: Marpillero Pollak Architects

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RI Senator Whitehouse visits Goetz Composites

by Katie on February 5, 2014

Twitter picOn January 21st, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse visited our shop in Bristol to hear about the innovative work our company is doing in Rhode Island, and how this work can create jobs in the state. During his visit, we shared our plans for growth and discussed how he can help support the success of Rhode Island’s innovation economy at the federal level. This visit was the first stop in a series that Senator Whitehouse is holding with innovative businesses that are helping to strengthen the state’s economy.

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Ocean Going Farmer

by admin on July 11, 2013

Green Box

Goetz Composites created a waterproof “Green Box” that could be mounted on deck for the Ocean Going Farmer.  Full Story

Photo credit: Nick Halmos

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Balsa tooling

by admin on December 10, 2012

Here at the shop our CNC machine is cutting right and left hull molds from laminated blocks of balsa. Balsa grows in Central and South America and is considered a weed. It grows very rapidly and is a renewable resource. In 6 to 10 years the tree is ready for cutting, having reached a height of 60 to 90 feet tall and a diameter of 12 to 45 inches.

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Maxi Refit

by admin on September 17, 2012

Goetz latest project is happening off location in Sumerset MA where we are installing a cruising interior in a large race boat.

Falcon is a carbon fiber 80’ Nelson / Marek ILC Maxi. Goetz is custom building an additional head, owner’s stateroom and galley. Our technicians have set up shop with the Goetz Mobile Unit.

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Custom retail fixture

by admin on July 14, 2012

Goetz recently shipped this custom retail fixture out for chrome plating. From there it’s on to a high profile retailer in Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic. Click for more images.

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