Lankhorst News

Touron S.A. new distributor Besto (lifesaving equipment) in Spain and Portugal

woensdag 23 februari 2022

Lankhorst Taselaar and Touron are both pleased to announce that Touron has been appointed as Besto Lifesaver distributor for the leisure range for Spain and Portugal, effective from March 1st, 2022.


Quote from Touron – ‘Alvaro Giquel, Boating Accessories manager’

“We at Touron are very proud to become part of the Besto organization, its history and the values that have led it to maintain and consolidate itself as a reference brand in the lifesaving equipment sector.  We had been needing to cover a gap in our offer for some time and Besto has come to be one of our reference brands in our accesories portfolio. We will make the Comfort, Safety and Quality of the wide Besto range available to customers on the Iberian Peninsula.”



Quote from Lankhorst Taselaar – ‘Jos Martens, Brand Manager Besto’

“We already partnered with Touron on the range of Talamex marine accessory products and I am very enthusiastic that they have chosen to increase the offering with Besto Lifesaver. Besto has more than 100 years of history supplying and designing lifesaving equipment for the leisure and professional end-users.

The fact that we are growing our customer base throughout Europe and are able to find great partners like Touron is for us the acknowledgment that we are creating the right products that end-users want to have. Now with the distribution power of Touron we believe that we can significantly grow our market share in the Spanish and Portuguese market!”


Besto Lifesaver

Besto was founded in 1920 by Mr. van der Belt and Mr. van der Stouwe and named after the owners. Situated in a little town called “Zwartsluis” near the former inland Sea “ Zuiderzee”. At the start of the company, there was a strong focus on producing collision bags, now called fenders, made from rattan and cork filling. Next was the manufacturing of lifejackets & buoys for the professional & Inland navigation shipping. The raw materials used then were mainly cotton, kapok and cork. A new era started when Besto started creating and supplying products for a new and upcoming use, namely for sports & leisure. Modern designs were made. New materials where used, like Polyethylene foam and Synthetic fabrics.


The company name was then changed into BESTO. And the base for the future of Besto was born. Besto is now a synonym for Comfort, Safety & Quality with a wide range of lifesaving products. Today, more than a 100years later Besto still is one of the leaders in buoyancy aids and lifejackets. Due to qualified product research, continuous perfection of the optimal body fit and customers bespoke wishes, while using only top materials, Besto lifejackets are of the highest quality and safety level.



All lifejackets and buoyancy aids are approved in accordance with the latest European and Global norms and standards. Together with our approved quality modules D & E, all the Besto products carry the CE mark of type approval. Due to strict final inspection of all lifejackets and buoyancy aids, Besto is able to enforce the highest quality standards. Every year, Besto’s Quality System, the processes and personnel are tested and approved by an independent institutions (Bureau Veritas & Fleetwood). This enables Besto to produce comfortable, attractive, high quality and safe Besto products, all in compliance with the latest requirements and test procedures.


With Besto buoyancy aids and lifejackets, you and your family are sure to be comfortable on the water and optimally prepared for any unforeseen incidents in and near the water. Besto, your Lifesaver since 1920.


For more information about Besto Lifesaver or our products, please contact Bob van de Laar ( or check our website


Touron, S.A.

is a private company dedicated to the distribution of marine engines, accessories and boats with more than 60 years of experience in the recreational marine industry in Spain. Represents exclusively for Spain and Portugal some of the most recognized brands of engines, boats and marine accessories such as Mercury, MotorGuide, Cummins, Quicksilver or Bayliner among others. With offices and central warehouse in Alcobendas (Madrid) and branch in Cascais (Lisbon), TOURON leads the Iberian recreational marine market with more than 350 customers among Dealers, Services and OEMs distributed throughout the Iberian Peninsula and Islands .


Lankhorst Taselaar exclusive ditributor fo Whale in Netherlands, Belgium and Germany

donderdag 3 oktober 2019

Lankhorst Taselaar adds the products of Whale to its product offering for The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany


Lankhorst Taselaar and Whale are both pleased to announce that Lankhorst Taselaar has been appointed as the exclusive Whale distributor for Whale Marine products throughout The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, effective from the 1st November 2019.


Quote from Whale – ‘Rodney Saunderson, Commercial Director Marine’

“We are delighted to announce our partnership with Lankhorst Taselaar. Lankhorst Taselaars’s position as the leading wholesaler of Marine products in The Netherlands and Germany, and their strong connections to retailers, boat builders and service companies, gives us full confidence as we continue to execute our growth strategy across these territories.


A combination of Lankhorst’s distribution network and ability to deliver orders completely and quickly, and Whale’s innovative and quality led approach to product development creates a unique partnership that will ultimately benefit the end user most.”


Quote from Lankhorst Taselaar – ‘Jarno Berkhof, General Manager’

“We are pleased to add another renowned A-brand to our portfolio. Whale has a long-lasting reputation as an innovative manufacturer of high-quality products for fresh, bilge and wastewater systems. The products of Whale complete our, already strong, portfolio in marine water and waste systems. This now means we can tailor our offering even better to the specific needs of our customers and offer them a one stop shop solution.”


dinsdag 10 maart 2015

Talamex Funline inflatables are ideal for small recreational boats sailing trips and boating for both adults and children. The boats are delivered as complete set, including: peddelset, foot pump and repair kit. You can sail out right away.
The boats are manufactured of strong PVC and includes: row-locks around, grab line and air pressure indicator to use the boat on the right pressure. The boats are equipped with multiple air chambers for added security.


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dinsdag 10 maart 2015

The Talamex inflatable SUP board is an all-round SUP, developed for beginners up to the reasonably advanced SUP-ers with a maximum weight of about 100 kg. The board has a weight of 15 kg. Thanks to the drop stitch technology in combination with high-quality pvc cloth, the SUP can be pumped up to 11PSI whereby the SUP is very stiff and has excellent properties.

The SUP is delivered including a high pressure pump, an adjustable paddle, a backpack and repair kit.

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dinsdag 10 maart 2015

The range Talamex Inflatable boats is again extended. In addition to the already familiar Comfortline and Highline we now proudly present the Talamex Greenline. 

Rugged inflatable boats, specially developed for the sport fisherman.

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New environment-friendly packaging material

maandag 19 december 2011

Recently, we have taken in use a new, environment-friendly packaging material. For the packaging of many

products, so-called chips are used. The new chips are made from potato starch and completely biodegradable. In addition, the new chips have a very high absorption capacity and they are completely fat-free. The also used dye is a natural product and thus degradable. In the next editions of Lankhorst Euronete News we will keep you informed of our further initiatives in the area of environment-friendly entrepreneurship.

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