Uwe Jaspersen

Founder and Managing Director of Carbotech – a company specialised in the construction of high-performance composite boats

Over the past 30 years and through various companies, Uwe has gained wide-spread recognition for building a string of high performance sailing craft, focusing mainly on Class 40 race boats and catamarans. They range from Morrelli/Melvin designed 62 foot fast cruising catamarans to the in-house designed Jaz 37 Island Hopper which won rave reviews in the European sailing media. A series of Gunboat 60's followed, arguably the best Gunboats ever constructed. He has also won numerous awards.

After the first Cape 31 hull was shipped from the US to South Africa at the end of 2016, Uwe was contracted to build the subsequent Cape 31s at his premises in Paarden Island.