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Beuchat

Beuchat International
Corporation
Founded1934
FounderGeorges Beuchat
HeadquartersMarseille
France,
ProductsScuba diving
Spearfishing
Freediving
Snorkeling
BrandsPêche-Sport, Tarzan
WebsiteBeuchat.fr

Beuchat International, known as Beuchat, is a company that designs, manufactures and markets underwater equipment. It was established in 1934 in Marseille, France, by Mr. Georges Beuchat, descendant of a Swiss watchmaking family.

Georges Beuchat was an underwater pioneer and the co-founder of the French Underwater Federation in 1948. During its 75 year history, the company has gone by several different names such as: "Pêche Sport", "Tarzan", "Beuchat", "Beuchat Sub" and "Beuchat International".

Georges Beuchat sold the company in 1982 to the Alvarez de Toledo family and is now owned by the Margnat family who took over in 2002. Beuchat is an international company. From the outset Georges Beuchat branched beyond France and began to sell product worldwide. In the 70’s he created the Beuchat swordfish logo, which can still be found on every product.

Business

Beuchat currently has 3 core ranges:

Chronology

Albert Falco in Tarzan wetsuit
Tarzan calf sheath for diving knife
Adjustable open-heel Jetfins
  • 1934: Company founded in Marseille.
  • 1947: Tarzan Speargun
  • 1948: Surface Buoy
  • 1950: Tarzan camera housing
  • 1950: Tarzan calf sheath for diving knife.[1]
  • 1953: 1st Isothermic wetsuit. [2][3][4]
  • 1954: Split strap for diving mask.[5]
  • 1958: Compensator (single-window mask).[6][7][8][9]
  • 1959: Tarzan fin grips[10] (3-way straps securing closed-heel fins on feet)[11]
  • 1960: Espadon Record fins with blades featuring parallel longitudinal ribs[12]
  • 1961: Export Award.[13] Club subaquatique toulousain catalogue of Tarzan-Espadon equipment.[14]
  • 1963: Tarzan wetsuit
  • 1964: Jetfins[15] (1st vented fins. 100,000 units sold in the first few years). Souplair regulator release.
  • Mid-1960s: Pêche Sport catalogue.[16]
  • Late 1960s: Beuchat & Co. catalogue.[17]
  • 1975: Marlin speargun
  • 1978: Atmos regulator
  • 1985: Lyfty ruff buoy
  • 1986: Aladin computer distribution
  • 1990: Cavalero purchasing
  • 1993: Oceane buoy
  • 1998: CX1, 1st French diving computer (Comex Algorithm, French Labor Ministry certified)
  • 2001: Mundial Spearfishing fins
  • 2007: Focea Comfort II wetsuit. Power Jet fins.
  • 2008: BCD Masterlift Voyager
  • 2009: VR 200 Evolution regulator. 75th brand anniversary. Anniversary wetsuit limited edition release.
  • 2010: Marlin Revolution speargun - roller gun

Spearfishing

Since establishment, Beuchat has led the world in the manufacturer of spearfishing equipment, and has gained numerous National and International titles[18] with competitors such as Pedro Carbonell, Sylvain Pioch, Pierre Roy, Ghislain Guillou and Vladimir Dokuchajev.

Various

Souplair regulator by Beuchat in 1964

The Scubapro logo: “S” was adapted from the Beuchat “Souplair” regulator.

References

  1. ^ Paul Beuchat: FR1208702. Gaine de poignard pour plongeur. Retrieved on 13 June 2019.
  2. ^ Georges Beuchat and Pierre Malaval: FR61926. Vêtement isolant pour séjour dans l'eau en surface ou en plongée. Retrieved on 13 June 2019.
  3. ^ Georges Beuchat and Pierre Malaval: FR979205. Vêtement isolant pour séjour dans l'eau en surface ou en plongée. Retrieved on 13 June 2019.
  4. ^ Georges Beuchat and Pierre Malaval: FR1029851. Dispositif de liaison par fermeture automatique des parties jointives d'un vêtement isotherme pour plongée ou autre. Retrieved on 13 June 2019.
  5. ^ Georges Beuchat: FR1095781. Attache pour masque de plongée et de natation. Retrieved on 13 June 2019.
  6. ^ FFESSM No. 2, 1958: Nouveautés Pêche Sport Marseille. Retrieved on 13 June 2019.
  7. ^ Paul Beuchat: FR1190915. Dispositif régulateur de pression pour masque de plongée. Retrieved on 13 June 2019.
  8. ^ Paul Beuchat: Masque de plongée et de prospection sous-marine. Retrieved on 13 June 2019.
  9. ^ Paul Beuchat: FR1211281. Dispositif régulateur de pression pour masque de plongée. Retrieved on 13 June 2019.
  10. ^ Pêche-Sport. Retrieved on 11 June 2019.
  11. ^ Paul Beuchat: FR1224519. Sangle stabilisatrice pour palme de natation et de plongée. Retrieved on 11 June 2019.
  12. ^ Georges Beuchat: FR1175567. Pale de propulsion pour nage. Retrieved on 11 June 2019.
  13. ^ Oscars de l'exportation 1961. Retrieved on 13 June 2019.
  14. ^ Bulletin Annuel du Club Subaquatique Toulousain 1961: Tarzan-Espadon choisis par des milliers de chasseurs et de plongeurs sous-marins. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  15. ^ ESSM No. 20 1963: Jetfins, palmes à tuyères. Retrieved on 13 June 2019.
  16. ^ Pêche Sport. Retrieved on 13 June 2019.
  17. ^ Beuchat & Co. Equipement sous-marin. Retrieved on 13 June 2019.
  18. ^ "Beuchat Corporate Website : National and International titles in Spearfishing". Archived from the original on 9 April 2009. Retrieved 11 April 2009.

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