Williams Jet Tenders is introducing two new models, the Sportjet 345 and Sportjet 395, to the U.S. market next week at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
The new boats “take inspiration from the original Williams product, the Turbojet, which quickly became the industry standard for jet-propelled tenders,” Mathew Hornsby, sales director at Williams Jet Tenders, said in a statement. “Our ambition with the latest additions to our range was to create a boat that isn’t just a functional load carrier, but enhances the yacht ownership experience on every level.”
The new models were created based on customer and OEM feedback, Williams said. The mission was to create a good-handling tender that offers versatile layouts with a centrally positioned helm. Both new models are powered by a BRP Rotax ACE 903 jet in a mid-engine installation that Williams said provides the best balance and maximum capacity.
Williams said a focal point of the development of the new boats was making the tenders easier to use. An optional removable pole facilitates boarding the tenders from a swim platform. The flip-up footrest and wash-deflector on the swim platform lets passengers use the rear-facing seats and have a place to brace their feet.
“The U.S. market is important for us, and with these new models our intention is to expand further into the international market,” Hornsby said. “These unique jets offer expert sea-keeping ability and maneuverability, allowing owners to explore remote coastlines, as well as providing endless hours of water-sports fun for the whole family. Above all, the Sportjets embody our core purpose to provide effortless passenger transport and we hope our global audience enjoys our latest offering.”