Williams Performance Tenders, the world’s leading turbojet manufacturer, is delighted to announce an exciting new chapter for the company with the launch of a new Sportjet range – all powered by the industry-leading BRP Rotax® engines. Designed as an exciting performance boat, which is great for waterskiing or wakeboarding, the Sportjet will have huge appeal to both standalone boaters, as well as owners looking for another of Williams’ perfect tenders for their yacht. The first model to be launched is the Sportjet 460, made its world debut at the Cannes Boat Show on Tuesday 9th September, closely followed by its UK launch at the PSP Southampton Boat Show on Friday 12th September. The second model in the range, the Sportjet 510 will make its world debut at the London Boat Show in 2015.
In a new move for the company, the Sportjet 460 will feature the Rotax 4-TEC 150 jet propulsion system. The legendary Rotax 4-TEC series is recognised as one of the cleanest and quietest engines in the industry, providing high performance, superior handling and low maintenance, as well as meeting the stringent CARB 3-star ultra-low-emission standards. In addition, owners of the new Sportjet benefit from a full three-year warranty. The Sportjet is available in four different colour schemes, with customers being able to select from the sleek tones of the Neptune Grey or Basalt Black, opt for the sporty Electro Blue, or create real stand-out with the Lava Red look.
Just some of the features on board the new Sportjet include a large sports platform area, rear-facing sports lounge seats, reversible backrest for sunbathing, folding helm with windshield, Sea Dek footwell and platform, a large storage locker forward, and an additional storage locker in the helm. A windscreen, ski pole, navigation lights and bathing ladder are fitted as standard with optional extras including LED lights, bimini, spray dodger, Garmin chart plotter and a Fusion music system. Mathew Hornsby, Sales Director at Williams Performance Tenders, commented: “We are hugely excited about the launch of the 460 Sportjet and to be working with BRP. This move for us is all about creating even more choice for our discerning customers, whilst remaining true to our core product and design engineering excellence. With the Sportjet we are catering for those customers looking for a standalone day boat, as well as giving yacht owners additional, larger petrol fuelled options. We have been absolutely delighted with the performance of the Sportjet and we are really looking forward to introducing this range to our current and prospective customers.”
Founded by brothers Mathew and John Hornsby in 2004, Williams has established itself as the world’s leading jet tender specialist, renowned for its range of Turbojet and Dieseljet models. The company now employs 45 staff at its Oxfordshire base and is supported by a global team of factory trained engineers. Williams produces up to 700 boats per year and had a turnover of £11.2M in 2013. To find out further information about Williams please visit http://www.williamsjettenders.com
o Williams Performance Tenders is the world’s leading jet tender specialists, having designed and developed the world’s first 4-stroke jet and turbojet range of tenders
o Founded in 2004 by brothers’, Mathew and John Hornsby, and Roy Parker, the company employs 45 staff and is supported by a team of factory trained engineers across the world
o The company has a purpose-built facility in Oxfordshire and each tender is hand-built by a team of dedicated and skilled craftsmen who pride themselves on quality. Each tender also undergoes an on-water test procedure prior to dispatch, ensuring that every aspect of its construction is checked and meets the high standard set by Williams
o Renowned for design excellence and practical attention to detail, the Williams Turbojet range includes a Jet 285, Turbojet 285, 325, 385, 445 and 505. The four-boat Dieseljet range features the 445, 505, 565 and 625
o Williams was awarded a prestigious Queen’s Award in International Trade in 2010 as well as the ‘UKTI International Trade of the Year Award’ at the Oxfordshire Business Awards 2009
o The Williams 505D received a highly commended award in the starterboat category at the 2011 Motor Boat of the Year Awards, and Williams received the Judges’ Special Award at the Motor Boat Awards in 2014