as of 01/22/13
Welcome to the DESCO Water Ski Website
DESCO Corporation was founded in 1937 to design and build specialized diving equipment. During World War Two DESCO leapfrogged three other manufacturers to become the largest maker of commercial diving equipment in the world. After the war a downturn in demand for commercial diving gear prompted the company to expand into other markets. Since many of DESCO's commercial diving equipment dealers had access to the recreational boating and sport diving markets, aquatic sporting goods were a natural product line to enter.
The company introduced a line of wood water skis, aquaplanes, masks, fins, spear guns, and miscellaneous items for the aquatic sport market.
The post WW II boom in recreational products began to wane in the later part of the 50's. The war surplus commercial diving equipment supply was significantly reduced so DESCO refocused on its core business and exited the sporting goods market by 1960.
Today there is still a market for quality wood water skis. This type of ski is prized by performing water skiing teams. Though no design or engineering documentation exists from the original production runs we have been able to reverse engineer our skis from originals we have acquired. Also using sales and marketing literature from our archives we can now offer a ski of the same style with better quality utilizing modern adhesives and coatings. The new skis will have the same look, feel, and performance while being more durable.
There is a new generation of people working at DESCO but we still want to offer the same value and quality that came with every water ski sold 60 years ago.
The last update was on January 22, 2013
If you would like to learn more about DESCO Water Skis:
Contact Christian at firstname.lastname@example.org or at
414-272-2371 Monday to Friday 6am to 2pm Central Time
240 N. Milwaukee Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Please visit our other websites at:
www.divedesco.com (online diving equipment store)
www.descocorp.com (company & product information)
www.twofortycorporation.com (DESCO's sister company and landlord)
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