Solas approval

Williams Jet Tenders has produced the first Dieseljet 565 and 625 models with Solas safety approval.

11 March 2024


British tender manufacturer Williams Jet Tenders has produced the first models of the DieselJet 565 and 625 with Solas approval. These models join the DieselJet 505 in becoming fully certified as Solas rescue tenders.

Solas, an acronym for Safety of Life at Sea, is an internationally recognised safety standard governing the construction, maintenance and operation of seafaring vessels. Solas is mandatory for yachts weighing more than 500GT.

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

Williams says the new Solas 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.


“We are immensely proud to announce the Solas approval of our DieselJet 565 and 625,” says Mathew Hornsby, commercial director at Williams Jet Tenders.

“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.”

Williams offers 17 models in six ranges, including the five-strong Dieseljet line of superyacht tenders, comprising the 415, 445, 505, 565 and 625 models.



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