Gunther Froese is the head sailmaker of Ullman Sails Northeast Germany in Schwerin with his wife Kati Jäger-Froese. An engineer by trade, Gunther owned his own sail loft for 29 years before closing the business and joining his wife at her sail loft Segelmacherei Schwerin (Schwerin Sails). The two joined the Ullman Sails group in 2013. With over 51 years of collective experience as both sailmakers and loft owners, their full-service Ullman Sails loft provides new sails, sail repair and maintenance, and a full line of canvas products to the northeast German market and Hamburg.
The loft is recognized for designing high-quality products and face-to-face customer service, building sails from Optimists to 45’ boats and beyond. Since 1981, the team has designed and produced multiple national championship title sails for numerous one design classes. They are well known for their dinghy sails like the 505 and national One Design classes like Schwertzugvogel, Kielzugvogel, Ixylon, KZ 10, Neptun 22 and Hansa Jolle. Kati and Gunther also specialize in one-off sails (box rule) for national classes like the 15m² Jollenkreuzer, 16m² Jollenkreuzer, 20m² Jollenkreuzer, and so on. Bigger boats are Zeesenboote and sea-going cruising yachts and racers for ORCi.