Jet Tender

Inboard diesel and waterjet driven rigid inflatable boats

As specialist in water jet propulsion system since more than 35 years, Castoldi Company knows what does it takes to hulls for allowing Castoldi jet drives to enhance its great benefits.

In its own boatyard Castoldi carries out full manufacturing of the Jet Tenders, from developing and testing hull forms, to quality control checks during every productive process, all trough the use of state of the art materials.

Jet Tenders consist in a range of rigid inflatable boats fitted with diesel engine, water jet drive and the highest quality available equipement for performing the best yacht tender duties.

Features include reduced weight and height (through electrically controlled, retractable helm or console), self-bailing cockpit even at standstill (14 and 15 excluded), a deck configuration walk-through from transom to bow, hulls specially developed for water jet drive, a disconnecting clutch (integrated into the jet unit) for a real boat holding position.

Jet Tenders can all travel, stable and dry, at more than 30 knots in rough offshore waters, as well as in shallow waters, they can land on the beach and cross at speed sand and mud banks.

Jet Tenders do not have any exposed rotating parts or protrusions under the keel and are therefore safe for people in the water or on-board and able to safely cruise at night.

Manoeuvrability is superb. Jet Tenders manoeuvre better and faster than boats with traditional propulsion systems in closed spaces as they can use the maximum power (and, therefore, the maximum thrust) also at low speed. They are capable of turning on its own axis and to stop in a space of max 1,5/2 times its own length to avoid impacts and collisions.