Love Me Some Princess Tenders
Princess has its hands on a proprietary outboard system for tenders which should offer a nice option to owners that are sick of cleaning gunk out of their jet tenders. The system, which seems fairly simple to me, allows the outboard to tip forward, and tuck into the aft portion of a RIB, allowing it to stow more easily on relatively smaller yachts. A Princess rep who gave me a demonstration of the system assured me that it ain’t cheap, but it might just be worth it. Especially when you factor in ease of maintenance. Jet boats have a tendency to require specialized attention when something goes wrong with their engines. But with an outboard—heck you can go pretty much anywhere in the world and find someone who can repair one of those. Food for thought.