Wednesday, August 4

Williams Adding New 13-Foot RIB with Diesel Power

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With the expansion of the explorer and semi-displacement cruising market, Williams Jet Tenders is adding a new 13’ 5” Dieseljet 415 to its lineup of premium RIBs. The new Dieseljet will be launched in January, and the British builder says it would be appropriate as a tender for cruising boats in the 75-foot range. The new Williams RIB, of course, has many other uses as an all-around sport boat or second boat in its own right.

The new Dieseljet 415 is powered by a 110-hp Yanmar 4JH diesel, paired with Williams’ own jet pump drive. It tops out at 40 mph, and can hold six guests comfortably.

The 415 is Williams’ smallest entry in its Dieseljet fleet, which has four models from 14’ 9” to 20’ 8”. The company said it has found that many yacht owners prefer a diesel engine on a tender so that they only have to deal with one fuel source.

Many new cruising boats in the 75-foot range have large garages that could easily hold the new Dieseljet. It has an beam of 6’ 5”, weighs 1,763 pounds, and can carry 23 gallons of diesel fuel.

It also is available in a low profile version, with a folding helm station and a removable steering wheel that give it a height of just 3’ 2” for sliding into a smaller garage space.

“Generally a lot of customers prefer carrying single fuel onboard, and we’ve seen an increasing trend toward explorer and semi-displacement parent yachts in the 75-foot category that can carry the additional weight a diesel tender brings,” said Matt Hornsby, sales director at Williams Jet Tenders.  “The market is looking for a robust, ‘do it all’ tender that can be relied on, and that’s something we can really deliver on across the globe.”

The new RIB has a modern dash with a Raymarine Axiom 7” multifunction display. Boarding is easy. You just step on a pad on top of the port tube, and there’s a boarding pole for stability. The pole can be stowed in its own recess under the front cushion.

Options include automatic tube inflators, a single-point lift, Bimini, spray dodger, a 9” Raymarine display, a Fusion music system, freshwater shower, shore power and an auxiliary battery. Base price for the standard boat: About $65,200. Read more:












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