Hensa stands for "experience on the water".
The Hensa shipping company shows a history of over 120 years.
The boat rental business of the Oswald family of fishermen and restaurateurs, founded in 1896, was continued by the two sons Engelbert and Robert and acquired and expanded in 1969 by Altendorf boat builder Albert Hensler. At that time, the Oswald family operated 7 boats with a capacity of 14 - 80 persons.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our loyal regular customers who have remained faithful to our shipping company for many years. We look forward to a good cooperation in the future!
We would be delighted to count you among our satisfied customers. Our shipping company is looking forward to meeting you.
|2022||Introduction Hensa App|
|2021||Federal Court decision: Yes to the new construction of the shipyard building|
Rental of a showroom with around 1000 m² and lake view on Zürcherstrasse
The first time over 500 boats in winter storage
Introduction of managed berths
Foundation of the HENSA Sharing Club
Takeover of the representation of Princess Yachts on Lake Zurich
Oliver and Björn Hensler take over Schifffahrtsbetrieb Hensa AG in the third generation
Opening of the HENSA Shop
Business handed over from Erich Hensler to his two sons Oliver and Björn Hensler
To reflect the new range of services, the company changes its name to HENSA Lago Marina.
Construction of an underground car park with 14 parking spaces for berth customers
Introduction of the Hensa provisioning service
|2014||Import of Alfastreet Marine Motorboats from Slovenia|
|2011||Facade renovation on the main building. Since then, the shipyard has shone in new splendour|
|2001||The harbour facility will be expanded with the harbour pier. Around 20 new berths for boats between 9-13 m will be created.|
|1996||New racks with electric lifts are installed in the shipyard hall, for 30 additional hall drying spaces|
|1992||Renovation of floating boat hall, storage rooms and Resa jetty, new construction of 6-tonne lifting platform|
Construction of the winter storage hall "Riet", function of the interior was designed by Albert Hensler.
High racks on the left and right, rolling racks with rails in the middle. The boats are fed into the racks with a 15-tonne special forklift. A total of 220 boats can be stored in the hall.
Handover of business to Erich Hensler
Rent of property "Riet" in Altendorf to the extent of 4,869 m2 in building rights, commencing 1 July 1988
|1986||Import of Regal powerboats from USA|
|1985||Assembly of 20-tonne tower crane, the largest on Lake Zurich|
|1984||Import of Yamarin rowing and motor boats|
|1982||Entire harbour facility "Lido" Rapperswil, with 2 boathouses, water and drying places, total 320 units to be taken over in spring|
|1981||From October, the Segelclub Oberer Zürichsee (SCOZ) rents 500 - 600m2 of winter storage space in the open-air area from the club.|
|1980||New construction of boathouse and shipyard hall with workshop, winter storage, office and flat, 10-tonne tower crane, petrol station with service jetty, 3-tonne lifting platform for drying areas, oil and battery room and parking spaces|
New construction of the shipyard hall on the lake with boathouse
Erich Hensler joined the family business as the second generation
In order to preserve the existence as a service company, the "old" shipyard halls were demolished and the buildings as well as the workshop & service facilities were renewed.
Construction of 100 units of "Combi 540" with inner shell made of polyester for the Almacoa company.
A second hall "Letzi I" is being built in Letzi
|1976||Foundation of an AG, Hensa-Werft AG, Altendorf|
The end for self-building from wood and thus also for a successful "Hensa series".
Rental agreement with Genossame Lachen for 42 drying places with watering ramp "Ennet-Aa" in Lachen
New construction of the fishing boat "Jumbo 640", boat hull polyester, with wooden superstructure & extension for Z-drive, built-in engines and outboard motors
Expansion of the berths at the shipyard, a Resa jetty with 24 berths is built adjacent to the floating boathouse.
Overbuilding of the "Letzi
Winter storage hall "Letzi II" is built
40 berths in the harbour from the airfield "Franzrüti" rented for 10 years, as "Hensa-Bootshafen AG".
Rental contract with Genossame Lachen for 14 boat boxes, in the new boathouse "Ennet-Aa" in Lachen
|1972||Takeover of 96 boats from Norway, transport to Lachen with approx. 20 railway wagons|
|1971||New construction of fishing & family boat "Variant 580" polyester hull, with wooden superstructure and extension. The boats are produced in series of 20 pieces.|
Construction of the 11.5 m motor yacht "Perla" on Lake Biel
A second winter storage hall "Sägi" is built.
Construction of the 12.5 m motor yacht "Ramona", hull made of 12 mm marine plywood with polyester coating
Purchase of Oswald Boat Hire in Rapperswil
Construction of the floating boat hall
Removal of steel shells (Swinn-Patio 950) from Holland
|1967||Construction of 3-skid motorboats (Passat 480) for outboard motors up to 70 hp|
|1966||The Jelmoli department stores' sells Hensa-Blitz motorboats in its Zurich shop.|
Construction of plywood motor boats "Tornado 580" with half-cabin, for engines with sterndrive up to 150 hp
Individual production of cabin boats from 7-9 m in plywood with polyester coating
Construction of the first polyester boats (Combi 540) Rowing & family boats
Construction of the sea filling station
|1962||Construction of plywood motorboat "Taifun 540" for outboard motors and Z-drive|
|1960||Design and construction of 4.5 m outboard motorboat (Hensa-Blitz)|
On 30 September Albert Hensler, Bootbau, Altendorf was founded.
Hull construction of 6-7.5 m motorboats incl. deck and interior fittings, bent frame with carvel planking in mahogany wood
Setting up the workshop in summer
Construction of the slipway