Jet tender manufacturer Williams Performance Tenders has signed a long-term, exclusive supply agreement with Rotax engine manufacturer BRP for the Rotax ACE.
Following the Williams Sportjet range, which is powered by BRP’s Rotax 4-TEC 150 and 200 engines, BRP will supply Williams with the smaller and lighter Rotax ACE jet propulsion systems.
The Rotax ACE jet propulsion systems are supplied exclusively to Williams to manufacture a new range of jet-powered rigid inflatable boats to be unveiled early next year. The new range is designed to complement the existing Turbojet, Dieseljet and Sportjet models.
Under the agreement, Williams will continue to fit the Rotax 4-TEC 150 and 200 engines to the Sportjet 460 and 520, which were respectively launched in 2014 and earlier this year. Further additions to the Sportjet lineup are due to be introduced later this year and into next year.
“In addition to our two companies sharing many synergies, we are incredibly pleased with the performance and success of the BRP-powered Sportjet range to-date,” Williams Performance Tenders sales director Mathew Hornsby said in a statement.
“BRP is recognized as one of the most successful personal watercraft and powertrain manufacturers globally, and this collaboration will not only see the development of a new range of models from Williams, but also provide unparalleled worldwide engine service coverage for our customers.”
“BRP’s Rotax 4-TEC in-board jet propulsion system is a proven power source and the perfect complement to Williams’ performance tenders,” said Sandy Scullion, BRP’s vice president and regional general manager for Western Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
“Our Sea-Doo, Ski-Doo and Can-Am vehicles are all powered by Rotax engines, and we are confident that this long-term supply agreement will provide Williams’ consumers with a best-in-class boating experience."