This con­sole- driven ten­der can carry up to five peo­ple and take an out­board of 30hp. It is ideal for ex­plor­ing or wa­ter­sports, and could be just what you are look­ing for as a cheaper al­ter­na­tive to a Wil­liams

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Wil­liams Jet Ten­ders seem to be tak­ing over the world for small con­sole-driven ten­ders, but there are al­ter­na­tives for those that pre­fer a more con­ven­tional out­board en­gine. Usa-based Walker Bay make a range of small con­sole ten­ders, and its lat­est is the snap­pily en­ti­tled Su­per­tender 325 Deluxe Con­sole RIB. As the name sug­gests, it’s just shy of 11ft long (3.25m) and weighs just 118kg. It can carry up to five crew when fit­ted with its rec­om­mended 20hp out­board, or you can up­scale to 30hp if you feel the need for speed (or wa­ter­sports). The hull is de­scribed by the man­u­fac­turer as a ‘deep vee’ sug­gest­ing a soft ride and the wider bow helps block spray from be­ing thrown up as well as of­fer­ing more space in the boat. Tubes are ei­ther Ger­man Hey­tex PVC or ORCA CSM fab­ric. There’s space for a 7in plot­ter in the con­sole, handy for go­ing ex­plor­ing – as is space for a six-gal­lon fuel tank in the bow.

PRICE: from £7,440 CON­TACT: www.walker­

The Su­per­tender 325 is light but punchy enough for ski­ing

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