Boating : The revival of Buehler Turbocraftating

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The brand , Heritage, Style and Quality 

In 1954, John Buehler, president of the Buehler Corporation – a manufacturer of ultra precision equipment for aerospace –launched Turbocraft, a brand that initiated a new era of cruising with style. It was the first ever brand to successfully introduce the water jet method of propulsion. This radically new technology brought the principles of jet engine in the marine field.

In 2014,  thanks to a group of Swiss-American-French entrepreneurs, Turbocraft is officially back with a superb 38-feet luxury day boat design.

Faithful to its pioneering heritage the brand distinguishes itself through the use of water jet propulsion that offers unique characteristics and a sophisticated design to cruise with style.

Since its inception the DNA of Turbocraft has been a distinctive blend of innovation, design and strong build.

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"A brand without History cannot be a luxury brand" (Bernard Arnault)

Launched at the end of the fifties the brand was the first ever to successfully introduce the unique characteristics of the water jet propulsion system.

This new technology allowed the operator of the boat to run in water as shallow as 3 inches without risk of damage to the propulsion device. The instant acceleration, the astounding maneuverability and clean lines of designers such as Virgil Exner instantly caught the imagination of the public.

Innovative, the brand was also in terms of marketing. To prove its unequaled performance, safety and versality, several boats were sent to run against the powerful rapids of the Colorado River in August 1960, an extraordinary expedition recounted in length in the 1962 National Geographic article “Nine against the River”. One of the Turbocraft advertising proudly showed a test pilot driving his boat over a small peninsula. James Bond was very right when choosing Turbocraft!

 "Get me one of these boats" (Nikita Khrushchev)

The brand quickly rose in popularity and became rapidly synonymous with classy design and radical innovation. As a leading boat brand offering top-notch products, Turbocraft became the choice of the rich and famous. Its exclusive clientele included Jackie Kennedy who owned one for waterskiing. Video clips from the Kennedy Administration show John John Kennedy sitting on the lap of President Kennedy behind the wheel of a Jet 35. US Secret service also used Turbocraft boats for its unrivaled performances, ease of use and maintenance. The legend even has it that in 1962 Nikita Khrushchev, leader of the USSR, ordered one exemplar to be shipped to him but it was called back mid-flight due to the sudden outburst of the Cuban Missile crisis in October 1962.

Groundbreaking technology and distinctive elegance is a cocktail that even M. James Bond himself could not resist to taste. In the 1965 movie “Thunderball” a 19-feet Turbocraft was used for a cameo role of taking Commander Bond back to shore with the beautiful James Bond girl “Domino” Derval
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Thunderclap 38: the new Turbocraft flagship

The DNA of Turbocraft is a distinctive blend of innovation, design and craftsmanship. After 3 years of passionate development Turbocraft is now back with Thunderclap, a 38 feet day boat offering curvy lines reminiscent of the sixties, functional features and sophisticated design to cruise with style.  

The distinctive elements such as the swim steps, the counter-stern, the fashion plate and the central buffet create a unique identity and an elegant lounge atmosphere to socialize and chill out with class.
More than a boat,
Turbocraft is a new icon of luxury lifestyle on the waters, the perfect blend of comfort and technologie

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