We were delighted to offer Hugo Andreae, Editor of Motor Boat & Yachting the chance to enjoy the ultimate test on our Sportjet 520 – enjoying a two week holiday with his family on the South Coast of England with plenty of time on the water.
Check out December’s issue of Motorboat & Yachting to see the full report but here’s a highlight of some of our favourite comments from the piece:
“…I came away from my two weeks with the Sportjet profoundly impressed by it. It won’t suit everyone but if you’re looking for a sportsboat that’s small enough to keep on a trailer but powerful enough to blow you and your friends away with its speed, handling, build quality and unbeatable watersports credentials, the Sportjet is in a class of its own.”
“Given how quick it is, it’s also a remarkably forgiving hull that proves extremely resistant to sliding or hooking even when piled into a bend at seemingly impossible speeds.”
“I took the Sportjet 520 out in a Force 5-6 and came back soaked to the skin but with my backside unbruised and a grin from ear to dripping ear.”
“Being so small, light and powerful, the Sportjet makes a terrific ski boat with very little wake. A built in ski pole, a full-width bathing platform, a retractable ladder and a rear facing transom seat for putting on skis and placing a spotter. With all this power on tap, even I had no trouble performing a deep water start on a monoski”
“…but there’s another reason why the Williams makes such a good dayboat. With no metal skeg or whirring propeller to catch the ground, it’s a much safer boat to use in shallow waters, meaning I could nose into the beach to drop people off or pick friends up. Crucially, it also meant I could teach my son and his young cousins to waterski without fear of catching the rope, or worst still a stray limb…”
Photo by Jemima Bartholomew/Motor Boat & Yachting magazine