Williams Jet Tenders has revealed its hotly anticipated new product offering, introducing the Sportjet 345 and Sportjet 395 at a world premiere to audiences at Cannes Yachting Festival. The new high-performance, high-speed, products were created following a strict design brief based on years of customer and OEM feedback, gathered at boat shows around the world.
In the design of the new models, Williams’ mission was to create a tender with the hallmark Williams performance and handling characteristics its customers demand while developing a sociable layout that positions the helm at the centre of the boat, leaving a flexible seating arrangement to carry more passengers than the equivalent Turbojet – no small task.
Commenting on the expansion of the range, Mathew Hornsby, Sales Director at Williams Jet Tenders, commented: “We are delighted to reveal our new Sportjet 345 and Sportjet 395 models, which take inspiration from the original Williams product, the Turbojet, which quickly became the industry benchmark for the best in jet-propelled tenders. 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.
“These unique jets offer expert sea-keeping ability and manoeuvrability, 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.”
Thanks to the compact yet powerful BRP Rotax ACE 903 engine, Williams has been able to re-imagine the layout possible for a 3.4m tender. Creating a well-balanced, smooth running, mid-engined boat that has the capacity to move all guests onboard the parent yacht in a comfortable, dry fashion.
A large focus in the development of the Sportjet 345 and 395 was placed on making the tender easier to use in the real-world environment. The addition of an optionally removable boarding pole removes the awkward process of boarding the tender from a moving bathing platform, providing a fixed contact point at chest height to move smoothly from the yacht to tender. The flip-up footrest and wash-deflector on the bathing platform allow passengers to make use of the rear-facing seats, while having the security of an angled surface to brace their feet against, enhancing the feeling of safety onboard.
Small details like the height of the helm foot-rail have been designed with minute precision to ensure owners feel just as secure in the tender barefoot as when driving to dinner in your favourite deck shoes. The focus on small details results in a tender that becomes effortless to use, with key features which are based on 12 years of constant, non-stop product development, driven by customer feedback.
The revolutionary Sportjet 345 and 395 will be premiered at Cannes Yachting Festival and Southampton Boat Show this year. For those interested, Williams is urging people to visit their nearest dealer and take one out for a spin – they promise you won’t be disappointed.