The availability of SOLAS tender technology on our DieselJet 505 and 565 tenders represents a total commitment to your safety when you’re out on the seas. All without compromising the signature Williams Jet experience.
SOLAS stands for Safety of Life at Sea and is an internationally recognised safety standard in the construction, maintenance, and operating of seafaring vessels. So when you’re driving – or being driven in – a SOLAS DieselJet 505 or 565, you can be confident in your safety. And concentrate on enjoying the ride.
While a SOLAS certification is mandatory for yachts of 500GT or more, we wanted to offer a SOLAS-certified option to those who demand the performance, manoeuvrability, and luxurious feel of a Williams tender.
As such, we offer two SOLAS-certified DieselJet tenders – the 505 and 565 – to give you the signature Williams ride that you want with the stringent safety measures that you need.
SOLAS regulations are rigorous – and in meeting them, our SOLAS tenders have some key differences to the rest of our range, such as the inclusion of a self-righting mechanism.
In the (highly unlikely) event of your SOLAS tender capsizing, our built-in rollover framework inflates and rights the boat, no matter the weather conditions. so you can always feel confident and secure when out at sea.
As well as the rollover framework, our DieselJet SOLAS tenders feature a SOLAS approved Yanmar Diesel engine, fire-retardant laminate structure, and a self-righting mechanism, making our SOLAS tenders as robust as they need to be.
With good reason, too. To achieve SOLAS certification, we have to drop our craft from three metres, swing them into rigid walls, and forcibly invert the boat during the rigorous testing process. Fortunately, we’re more than equipped for these formidable challenges.
While all our tenders are CE-certified, and more than meet industry safety standards, many tender owners don’t need the additional functionality of a SOLAS rescue tender.
But for those who do – especially those with yachts that weight more than 500GT – we want to ensure they don’t have to choose between SOLAS certification and the very best tenders on the market.