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Continuing its project to promote Genevan industry from the beginning of the 20th century, the MJVP1909 Foundation has published a book on the life of the Genevan entrepreneur called Jules Mégevet.

The latter is the founder of Corsier-Port Shipyard in 1909. He built the historic building of the current shipyard which still houses his workshops today and which has become an essential landmark for Lake Léman sailors.

This visionary and daring industrialist, specializing in tinsmithing, invested very early in the development of automobiles, boating and aviation in Switzerland and particularly in Geneva. He participates, among other things, in the creation of several Swiss operations still anchored in the Swiss landscape such as: the ACS, the TCS, the Geneva Motor Show.

Daniel Charles, the author of “The Enterprising Monsieur Mégevet », is a doctor of history, naval architect, award-winning author, passionate, curious and amused. Here he signs his 49th book and his first with the MJVP1909 Foundation from the series on "Engineers & Ingenious Genevan". A significant collection of documents and iconographies scattered throughout Switzerland and France was necessary to reconstruct the extraordinary life of this multi-disciplinary Genevan.


Available in French

Volume of 288 bound pages

More than 400 illustrations

Format 24 x 32 cm

Weight 2.5 kg

Presented in its case

Edition of 1,000 numbered copies

Buy your numbered copy now, using the attached form!

CHF 120.-the unit to be collected from the MJVP1909 Foundation

CHF 130.-per unit shipping costs included for Switzerland

EURO 135.-per unit shipping costs included for Europe

Please contact us for an order of more than five books!

Your order will reach you after your payment on the account 

Banque Cantonale de Genève BCGE

IBAN: CH16 0078 8000 0506 8643 1

Clearing No.: 788


Mais-Je-Vais-Piquer 1909

Chemin Armand-Dufaux 71

CH-1245 Collonge-Bellerive


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Book purchase form

“L'Entreprenant Monsieur Mégevet”

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