After substantial development Explorer Boats is rebranding its jet-powered RIB range to Lamont Jets RIBs & Tenders.

Managing Director, Andy Lamont, commented: “Over the past two years we have made substantial modifications repowering with a Yamaha TR1 100hp engine, installation of a Solus Jet Pump, redesign of the drive-line along with safety features to achieve CE certification for our Jet Tender range.”

This has allowed Lamont Jets to reenter the export market with a reliable and quality product behind a name that is more marketable internationally and signals a new dawn for the company.

There is increasing interest in the high performance of jet propulsion coming from the low drag, high thrust efficiency of water jets, great maneuverability, and the safety aspect from not having a propeller. Add this to the low profile that can be achieved they are ideally suited as tenders on motor yachts.

Lamont Jets manufacture a range of jet-powered RIBs from 3.2m to 4.3m at their factory in Kumeu, Auckland. These RIBs are custom-built to the clients specifications right down to the electronics through to designs for tubes, decking and upholstery.

Explorer Boats will still exist for their range of outboard RIBs as well as their third party Hypalon tubing and repair business.