The new Williams Evojet tender just looks like fun. Williams will launch the Evojet, its largest and most luxurious tender yet, at the Düsseldorf show, starting Jan. 18. Judging by the pictures, it’s bound to be a hit.
This almost 23-feet-long tender is the first in Williams’ new Evojet series, and it’s big enough to hold a crowd, with seating for 13, and small enough to serve as a couple’s dayboat or runabout. Williams has designed the Evojet as a large yacht tender, but it just as easily could be a second boat or a sport boat in its own right.
The new Evojet certainly has enough upscale touches. Ambient deck lighting, from concealed LED lights, provides a rosy glow at night. And low-level boarding platforms make boarding easy at any time; the boat comes with a boarding pole and six sockets – on the bow, midships and stern – so you can get on and off the boat comfortably and safely. The middle seat across the transom folds down and becomes a step if you want to board from there.
At the helm, the bolster seat rotates so you can drive sitting or standing. The steering wheel is adjustable, and there’s a Raymarine Axiom 9 chartplotter at the helm. A carbon fiber T-top is optional, and it folds flat so the boat can fit in a large yacht garage. The helm also folds down.
Williams has been making RIBs since 2004 in Oxfordshire, England. They’re all hand-made, and they all are water tested before they’re shipped.
The Evojet is a semi-custom tender, and it’s powered by either a 230-hp or 250-hp Yanmar diesel, working with Williams’ jet pump. It has a deep-V hull for bluewater performance, and the Hypalon tube is removable.
Specs.: LOA: 22’9”; Beam: 8’6”; Draft: NA; Disp.: NA: Fuel: 52 gals.; Water: NA: Power: 1xYanmar 4LV diesel, 230-hp/250-hp.