Speed around Southampton Water and the Solent as you take the wheel with this extreme powerboat experience for two. You and your companion will get to grips with the 150bhp Honda VTEC engine and watch the nose rise as you open the throttle and the craft surges through the waves. With a total of 60 minutes in the four-seater Cougar Sports Racer and a minimum of 10 minutes driving time, you’ll get a taste of the life of a pro powerboat racer. Suspension bucket seats keep the ride smooth and hydraulic steering gives accurate control as you stretch the limits of the boat, cornering and launching the hull over the waves. Southampton’s port is a busy waterway, so you’ll get to join the ranks of cruise liners, ferries, yachts and commercial shipping, as well as other speedboat racers!
Your voucher is valid for 10 months for two people. The experience is available on Fridays and weekends between April and October (dates may vary). Minimum age: 8 years if accompanied by an adult, 16 years if unaccompanied. Maximum weight: 18 stone/114kg. Maximum waist size: 55in/140cm (This is the maximum safe size of the lifejackets). Maximum age for men: 80 years, for women 60 years. The centre does not include wheelchair access but disabled guests are encouraged to participate – please enquire for details. Total time for experience is 90 minutes, with 60 minutes on the water. This experience is not suitable for those with a medical history including back, neck or spinal problems, osteoporosis, heart complaints, broken/fractured bones in the past 3 months, or those who are pregnant. The venue includes 3 of free parking (£1 per hour after), changing rooms/toilets and an on-site restaurant/bar and café. Life jackets are provided – it is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes, soft shoes/trainers, and bring sunglasses, sun lotion and a warm sweater. You will be provided with weatherproof jackets (Not waterproof). All boats are fitted with advanced safety features and instructors are fully qualified. There will be a maximum of 12 participants on the boat, 4 on the Honda’s and 3 on the Thunderbolt – plus instructor. The experience is operated by qualified commercial skippers and the vessels are coded for commercial use. All dates are subject to availability.