Williams Jet Tenders is re-launching two of its popular Turbojet tenders at the Cannes Yachting Festival starting Sept. 11, and it also will introduce its new high-performance Sportjet 435.
The Turbojet 285 and 325 have been two of Williams’ best-selling models since they were first launched in 2005. They have been tweaked over the years, but now they’ve been given new, more powerful engines, a new tube profile and some new upscale upholstery for a more modern look.
The 285 (pictured above) is 9’ 6” LOA and is designed for yachts from 39 to 52 feet. The 325 is a bit larger, at 10’ 9”, while the Sportjet 435 is considerably larger at 14’ 3”. The new boats are designed for sportboat-like performance and reliability; they can serve as tenders to larger boats as well as the base for waterskiing, diving and other watersports. With its new Textron 850MPE engine, in 80 to 100-hp sizes, the new 285 holds three people and tops out at 48 mph. It can carve tight circles or draw a straight line pulling a water-skier.
Matthew Hornsby, the sales director at Williams Jet Tenders, says the two turbojets have become “the industry benchmark for the best in jet-propelled tender.” The new Turbojet 285 and 325, he says, “offer expert sea-keeping ability and maneuverability, allowing owners to explore remote coastlines as well as providing endless hours of watersports fun for the whole family.”
Williams jet tenders are built in Oxfordshire, UK. The new 285 has under-seat storage, deck drains, plug-in nav lights, a ski eye, automatic bilge pump, folding backrests, a fitted fuel tank and a swim ladder.
Specs. for the 285: LOA: 9’6”; Beam: 5’7”; Weight: 695 lbs.; Fuel; 9 gals.; Power: 80- to 100-hp Textron 850MPE. For more: