Williams Performance Tenders Announces Agreement With BRP
Published: Friday, 26 June 2015
Jet tender manufacturer Williams Performance Tenders signed a long-term supply agreement with Rotax engine manufacturer Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP).
Following the success of the Williams Sportjet range, powered by BRP’s Rotax 4-TEC 150 and 200 engines, BRP will also supply Williams with the smaller and lighter Rotax ACE jet propulsion systems for the exclusive development and manufacturing of a new range of jet-powered rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) to be unveiled in early 2016.
“Our Sea-Doo, Ski-Doo and Can-Am vehicles are all powered by Rotax engines and we are confident that this long-term supply agreement will provide Williams’ consumers with a best-in-class boating experience," says BRP’s Vice-President and Regional GM for Western Europe, Middle East and Africa regions Sandy Scullion.
The agreement with BRP will see Williams continue to fit the Rotax 4-TEC 150 and 200 engines to the Sportjet 460 and 520, which were respectively launched in 2014 and earlier this year. Further additions to the Sportjet line-up are due to be introduced later this year and into 2016.
“In addition to our two companies sharing many synergies, we are incredibly please with the performance and success of the BRP-powered Sportjet range to-date,” says Williams Performance Tenders Sales Director Mathew Hornsby. “BRP is recognised as one of the most successful personal watercraft and powertrain manufactures globally and this collaboration will not only see the development of a new range of models from Williams, but also provide unparalleled worldwide engine service coverage for our customers.”
Williams Performance Tenders is recognised as the world’s leading manufacturer of jet-powered yacht tenders. With last year’s launch of the sports boat models the Sportjet range, Williams is expanding into a broader market sector.
The company has developed strong relationships with yacht manufacturers including Princess, Sunseeker, Fairline, Azimut Benetti, Ferretti, Jeanneau and Beneteau – with many models being specifically designed to accommodate a Williams tender.