Williams produce first DieselJet 565 and 625 models with SOLAS approval: setting new standards in safety and luxury

Published on: 07 March 2024


Williams Jet Tenders, the world’s leading jet tender manufacturer, proudly announces that it has produced the first models of the DieselJet 565 and 625 with SOLAS approval, marking a significant milestone for the brand. These models join the DieselJet 505 in becoming fully certified as SOLAS (International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea) rescue tenders.


Williams Jet Tenders’ commitment to exceptional engineering and flexible design has allowed the customisation of its tenders to meet the stringent requirements for SOLAS approval. This means owners can now opt for a rescue tender that not only boasts a stunning appearance but also possesses all the capabilities necessary for SOLAS rescue boats.


The SOLAS approval further expands opportunities for yachts seeking a versatile luxury tender suitable for guest transportation, fast-paced water sports, and day-to-day operations. 


Powered by high-performance Yanmar engines, the Williams DieselJet range is already highly sought after by superyacht owners globally. This approval allows owners with vessels over 500 GT to choose a Williams tender capable of fulfilling multiple roles—rescue, transportation, and daily operations—thereby streamlining the number of tenders required on board.


Adhering to SOLAS regulations involves rigorous testing and quality control measures throughout the tender’s construction. The tests include a 3m drop test, self-righting, as well as an endurance trial to ensure compliance with safety standards.


Mathew Hornsby, Commercial Director at Williams Jet Tenders, commented: “We are immensely proud to announce the SOLAS approval of our DieselJet 565 and 625 which is a testament to our unwavering dedication to safety and innovation. This achievement not only underscores the exceptional engineering behind our tenders, but also positions Williams Jet Tenders at the forefront of the industry. With every tender in the DieselJet range now SOLAS certified, we offer yacht owners a unique blend of style and substance, ensuring peace of mind in rescue missions and daily operations. This achievement further solidifies our commitment to delivering unparalleled excellence in marine craftsmanship. We look forward to continuing our journey of setting new standards and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible on the water.”


SOLAS, an acronym for Safety of Life at Sea, is an internationally recognized safety standard governing the construction, maintenance, and operation of seafaring vessels.

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