Williams Jet Tenders has the market cornered on waterjet-powered RIBs. The company counts several superyachts, as well as yacht and superyacht builders, among its fans. While a number of tender manufacturers are focusing on the upper end of the size range, Williams isn’t forgetting so-called small superyachts. The Williams Sportjet 435 is ideal for those of you with fewer than eight passengers. Simultaneously, the tender caters to active on-water fun.
Part of the Sportjet series, the Williams Sportjet 435 suits up to seven people. LOA is 14’3” (4.35 meters). That actually lets it stow aboard yachts outside the superyacht realm, too, down to about 65 feet (19.8 meters). Four lifting pad eyes make it simple to launch and retrieve regardless of yacht LOA.
Initially, the UK-based company, started (and still owned) by two brothers, publicized the new tender at boat shows in January. With production beginning soon after, Williams is now fulfilling the high demand. Indeed, according to the company, production is chock-a-block until July.
So, you’ll just have to wait a bit to take delivery of one. But, once you do, you’ll have a smile across your face. The Williams Sportjet 435 doesn’t just lend itself well to shuttling people to and from shore. In fact, it’s ideally a wakeboarding and waterskiing platform. A removable ski pole is among the standard features.
Given the reported speeds upwards of 40 knots, the boat provides quite a thrill ride. A 41-knot top speed comes from a 90-hp Rotax engine. Those of you who crave more speed can get your adrenaline rush, too. A 150-hp Rotax engine option promises a 52-knot top end.
The Williams Sportjet 435 offers several add-ons, like underwater lights and LED deck lighting. Also available are teak footwells and a teak-covered swim platform.
Williams has several dealers throughout the United States. Check the Find a Dealer section on its website.