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History

1920s

1920

By taking over the shipyard Treichler & Co. the boat-builder Jakob Boesch builds up the foundation of the family business.

 

1921

During the «golden twenties» the company builds, checks and repairs sail boats, motorboats or rowing boats depending on the order.

1930

The application of combustion engines as drives for boats increases. At that time Boesch takes the first steps with pure skimmers.

1940

The son Walter Boesch developed the first fast motorboats with the principle Boesch-Horizon-Gliding which today is legendary. His wife Rösly Boesch-Jacober secured the commercial success of the company as a capable business woman and financial wizard. Because of the lack of gas and material due to the war Boesch concentrates on building sail and rowing boats.

1950

1950

Boesch celebrates it’s success with the following stars: Small racing yachts with a „Knickspanntrumpf“ produced in units. 1952 Boesch starts the production of bigger series. The «Type 500» applies as the base for the specialization of building motorboats. Boesch motorboats evolve into favored boats of waterskier because of the excellent characteristics.

 

1954/55

Boesch starts the series production of motorboats.

1960

1960

Due to the additional knowledge concerning the mass production and the economization acquired in the USA the production can be increased. Boesch strengthen it’s reputation as a manufacturer of high-quality and high-class boats: Prominent persons like the Sachs brothers, Romy Schneider, Peter Kraus, Freddy Quinn and Udo Jürgens become enthusiastic Boesch boat owners.

 

1960 - 1976

The Waterski World and Europe championships are carried out with Boesch boats.

 

1964

The innovation - nowadays known as Boesch sandwich architecture - introduces a new era in the boat building business. The type series are renewed and production can still be increased. Two thirds of the Boesch boats are exported.

1970

1970/71

Facing the oil spell, a collapse of the dollar and low-cost overseas competitiors Boesch positions in a niche market: Even more extravagant and bigger boats are developed and built.

 

1971

The third generation, Klaus and Urs Boesch, join the family business. The Boesch manufacturing plant is replaced into a new building in Sihlbrugg.

 

1975

As first Boesch boat that is suitable at the seaside the Daycruiser 720 proves itself as a seaworthy ship cruising from Cannes to Korsika during a storm with a wind force of 6.

1980

1980

The niche market position is developed: Boesch produces classic, high-performance and sportive boats made of mahagony.  The drive is optimized by adding the „Beulenruder“ and Epoxy is used as new coating material.

 

1988

Type 850 is a classic runabout and available as a seaside boat. It reaches up to 40 knots with its V8 engines.

1990

1990

The form of the body and the drive are optimized and for the Line «Retro» a new conception approach is initiated.

 

1991

The Waterski World Championships are carried out again with Boesch boats.

 

1995

Boesch launches the boat B620 for the 75th anniversary of the shipyard.

2000

2000

Markus Boesch, son of Klaus and Doris Boesch, joins the family business. As a member of the 4th generation he ensures the consistency and tradition of the Boesch boat manufacture.

 

2002

Boesch launches the 750 Portofino De Luxe.

 

2004

Premiere of the Boesch 710 Costa Brava de Luxe with the innovative bug rudder.

 

2005/06

The first Boesch Electric Power boats are produced.

 

2009

The new flagship 970 St. Tropez of the Boesch fleet. Boesch boat culture in perfection.

 

2010

2010

Boesch Electric Power: The first official waterski contest that is carried out with electric boats only.

 

2011

The 710 Ascona De Luxe joins the Boesch fleet.

 

2013

Boesch launches the Boesch Sunski 625.