JASPER MARINE

Jasper Vermeulen is an accomplished and certified A-Level welder and the creation of Jasper Marine is an opportunity for him to return to his roots. He grew up surrounded by the ocean on the Sunshine Coast and spent much of his childhood around boats. This is not only a chance to create something special in the community that he considers home, but also a possibility to combine all of his life’s passions into one perfect job.

Look at his old sketch books and you will see pages full of boat designs and marine inspirations. Look in the family woodshed and you will find a scaled model boat, fully functional with a weed-eater engine that he built at age 12. Look through old pictures and you will see him tearing around the local waters in a restored 17ft fibreglass Canaventure hull that he fitted with a 5.7L V8 and a Hamilton Jet-Drive at age 15.

Building boats have always been a part of Jasper’s life, and in the past few years he has acquired the necessary skills to create quality boats worthy of competing with the worlds best. Jasper started welding when he was still in high-school and logged hundreds of hours of experience with metal works. His talent was soon recognized by Okanagan College where he became a certified journeyman A-Level welder. During his time working in Kelowna his primary focus was stainless, and more specifically, fabricating commercial kitchen equipment. Later a lucrative income enticed a move to Northern Alberta to work in the oil industry where he completed a wide range of tasks. When production slowed in 2015 he took out some of his savings and moved to New Zealand where he began work for Q-West Boat Builders. It was here that he refined and progressed his skill set to help create world-class luxury aluminum yachts and tenders.

Returning to Canada with his new capabilities Jasper was inspired to create his own business, Jasper Marine. His distinct focus was to fabricate aluminum boats that combine practicality, quality, and beauty in order to enable customers to experience all the joys of a coastal lifestyle. An aesthetically pleasing vessel, that requires minimal maintainance, and has extraordinary capabilities. Sturdy marine grade aluminum hulls allow for a comforting amount of operator forgiveness, unlimited customizability, and the ability to land on beaches and rocky shorelines. At the same time a proven design and well finished free-board space provides comfort, curb-appeal, and usability. 

Jasper is thrilled about this new stage in his life! It’s an opportunity to draw from his past and create a product that leaves him grinning with pride. Aside from this Jasper Marine allows for a lifestyle that will keep him close to the ocean and feed his passion for creativity and design. He thanks you for taking the time to visit his website and he hopes that you will be part of a working relationship soon!