Turbocraft team Thunderclap Boat
Thunderclap Boat is Silver Design Award winner in 2015 - 2016 Yacht and Marine Vessels Design Award Category.
Thunderclap Boat

The Turbocraft brand has a unique place in the history of marine industry development and the design team's challenge was to create an iconic design reflecting the brand's identity and DNA. The Thunderclap design is a powerful blend of form and function, of timelessness and modern aesthetics. The result oozes elegance and refinement. The design is also faithful to its DNA by using new materials such as bio-sourced flax fibers. The objective is to create a instantly recognizable design to help re-establish the brand's reputation.

Thunderclap Boat
Turbocraft team Thunderclap
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Turbocraft team design
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John is a young entrepreneur with a professional background in luxury brand development. He has a passion for boats as a lifestyle and as a means of transportation. In 2011 John acquired Buehler Turbocraft, one of the most famous boat brands, with the objective to reposition it as a leading and luxury boat brand. John believes in the mutual beneficial relationship between brand heritage and iconic design.


Turbocraft is part of boating History. Established in 1954 and launched in 1959 the brand initiated a new era of cruising with style. It was the first ever brand to successfully introduce the water jet method of propulsion in 1959. This radically new technology brought the principles of jet engine in the marine field. For 30 years the brand had a famous clientèle including Kennedy, the secret service and even James Bond. In 2015 the brand is relaunched by a team of entrepreneurs and yacht designers. Since its inception the DNA of Turbocraft has been a distinctive blend of innovation, style and quality.