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Williams Reloads The Minijet 280 For 2018

Williams Jet Tenders, the world’s leading jet tender manufacturer, has upgraded its MiniJet 280 for 2018, with the already high-performance tender now equipped with a 50hp BRP Rotax® Ace 900 engine.


This upgrade promises increased acceleration and improved handling, even when fully loaded at passenger capacity. Existing MiniJet owners also won’t get left behind with an upgrade kit available, featuring a new BRP dash cluster and new set of sponsons for enhanced stability.


Weighing under 200kg, the MiniJet 280’s light-weight and compact dimensions makes it ideal for owners of sub 45ft power and sail boats and through Williams’ increased relationship with sailboat builders, the MiniJet 280 now has confirmed fitments for the Bavaria C57 and C65, and Hanse 588.


Mathew Hornsby, Sales Director at Williams Jet Tenders, commented: “We’re delighted to announce the upgrade to our MiniJet engine. As one of our best selling models, it’s important that we continue to improve and innovate to offer our customers the very best tenders available. The upgrade, which takes it from a 45hp to 50hp, may not seem like very much to some, but it makes a big difference to how the boat accelerates, without comprising its existing superb handling ability.


“Since launching the MiniJet 280 back in 2016, we’ve created a whole new segment of the market, and our increased relationships with OEMs for fitments of the model is testament to its success. The Minijet is a truly unique package for the smaller boat owner, with no compromise on the factors that matter most, remaining true to our core quality, performance and design engineering excellence.”


Founded in 2004 by Roy Parker and brothers’, Mathew and John Hornsby, Williams has established itself as the world’s leading jet tender specialist. Renowned for design excellence and practical attention to detail, Williams offers 14 models across in 4 ranges; TurboJet, DiselJet, SportJet and MiniJet.


Williams continued investment in new models saw the company launch three new SportJet models recently, debuting the SportJet 345 and 395 at Cannes Yachting Festival, followed by the SportJet 435 at London Boat Show. The new high-performance, high-speed products were created following a strict design brief based on years of customer and OEM feedback, gathered at boat shows around the world.


In the design of the new models, Williams’ mission was to create a tender with the hallmark Williams performance and handling characteristics its customers demand, 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.


Commenting on the expansion of the range, Mathew Hornsby continued: “Our new Sportjet models, 345, 395 and 435 models take inspiration from the original Williams product, the Turbojet, which quickly became the industry benchmark for the best in jet propelled tenders. Our ambition with the latest additions to our range was to create a boat that isn’t just a functional load carrier, but enhances the yacht ownership experience on every level.


“These unique jets offer expert sea-keeping ability and manoeuvrability, allowing owners to explore remote coastlines, as well as providing endless hours of water-sports fun for the whole family. Above all, the Sportjets embody our core purpose to provide effortless passenger transport and we hope our global audience enjoys our latest offering.”


Through Williams’ long-term strategic partnership with BRP, all new and existing models are also powered by BRP Rotax engines, offering unrivalled speed and handling capabilities. These compact yet powerful engines, have enabled Williams to redesign the layout of its range, offering more deck space, without having to comprise on performance.