The wait is finally over, we’re thrilled to announce the launch of the Sportjet 345 and Sportjet 395. The latest additions to the SportJet range were created following a strict design brief based on years of customer and OEM feedback gathered at boat shows all over the world. The mission was to create a tender with the hallmark performance and handling characteristics you expect from a Williams tender, while developing a sociable layout that positions the helm at the centre of the boat, leaving a flexible seating arrangement to carry more passengers than the equivalent Turbojet – no small task.
The new Sportjet 345 and 395 achieve all of the above and more, taking inspiration from our original product, the Turbojet, which quickly became the industry standard for jet propelled tenders. Creating a boat that isn’t just a functional load carrier but enhances the yacht ownership experience on every level. From having the range, sea-keeping ability and manoeuvrability to explore the remote coastline on your bow to providing endless hours of water-sports fun for the whole family, whilst all the while serving its core purpose of passenger transport perfectly.
Thanks to the compact yet powerful BRP Rotax ACE 903 engine we have been able to re-imagine the layout possible for a 3.4m tender. Creating a well-balanced, smooth running, mid-engined boat that has the capacity to move all guests onboard the parent yacht in a comfortable, dry fashion.
A large focus in the development of the Sportjet 345 and 395 was placed on making the tender easier to use in the real-world environment. The addition of an optional boarding pole removes the awkward process of boarding the tender from a moving bathing platform, providing a fixed contact point at chest height to move smoothly from yacht to tender. The flip up footrest and wash-deflector on the bathing platform allows passengers to make use of the rear facing seats, while having the security of an angled surface to brace their feet against, enhancing the feeling of safety onboard.
Small details like the height of the helm footrail have been agonised over to ensure you feel just as secure in the tender barefoot as when you’re driving to dinner in your favourite deck shoes. The focus on small details results in a tender that becomes effortless to use, with key features which are based on 12 years of constant, non-stop product development driven by customer feedback.
You can see the revolutionary Sportjet 345 and 395 for yourself at the Cannes (stand PALAIS0008) and Southampton (stand E053) boatshows this year or visit your nearest dealer and take one out for a spin. You won’t be disappointed.