People really like this Experience near Southampton, Hampshire.
For a pair of thrill seekers it doesn’t get much better than this! Experience three of the UK’s best powerboats in one high-octane session! Both get a chance to drive the nimble Thunderbolt inflatable catamaran, the colossal Honda racing powerboat and ride passenger in the phenomenal 450 hp Jet Viper. Start with a safety briefing and introduction, then it’s onto the water for a whole hour in each vessel. This includes tuition on cornering and racing techniques, wave jumping and high-speed take-offs in the Thunderbolt and catamaran, as well as a thrilling ride in the Viper – all courtesy of a professional instructor. Finish with a debrief and each receive and take home an action photograph as a memento of this incredible experience.
Weekend dates from April to mid October. Book at least four weeks in advance (please be aware that bookings are taken up to a maximum of three months ahead).
This is a weather dependent activity. It’s essential to call the venue for a weather check between 5pm and 7pm the evening before the booking.
Lasts for up to four hours (three hours on the water), including safety briefings, 20 – 30 minutes driving time per person and debriefs. Please arrive up to half an hour prior to the start time as the boat can’t wait for latecomers.
Share the experience with up to three others, plus a qualified instructor.
Spectators are welcome to wave you off from the shore. There are a number of restaurants and bars nearby within the marina.
Dress warmly and bring waterproofs and a change of clothes. Bear in mind that there is a high wind-chill factor aboard the boat. Wear flat, non-slip shoes (e.g. trainers or deck shoes). An old pair of sunglasses/ski goggles are useful if it’s windy.
Minimum age is 12 but under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult. Min height is 5′. Maximum weight is 17 stone. This experience isn’t suitable for anyone with a serious back or heart complaint or for pregnant women.