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Thunderbolt Powerboat Racing Experience - Southampton

Attempt high speed turns & wave jumping on one of the fastest cornering boats in the UK! Expert instructors will take you to the limit as you tear through the Solent waters. Extreme fun guaranteed!

Price for 1 participant

The Saber Thunderbolt truly is a master of the ocean; initially built for surf rescue in South Africa, this awesome catamaran can accelerate and change direction at astonishingly high speeds, enabling anyone to take the wheel and tear through the water! Ideal as a gift for thrill-seekers, or an enjoyable and adrenaline-filled activity for friends, you are guaranteed to get your blood pumping with this unique and exhilarating experience. Seize this fantastic opportunity to get the get behind the wheel yourself, wind the speed up and try some high-speed turns and wave jumping! You will never have been in a faster powerboat than this – you'll practically take off!

Your Saber Thunderbolt driving experience in Southampton starts with an introduction and safety briefing to the catamaran, where you will learn the essential skills necessary to control the boat. Next you'll get changed into the Saber Powersports racing team kit and safety gear before hitting the water! An experienced instructor will then run through driving methods of the Thunderbolt and give you guidance on racing and cornering techniques. You will experience the full throttle of the Thunderbolt and will push the boat to its limits as you attempt wave jumping and high-speed take offs around Southampton and the Solent. You'll then drive to a high-speed offshore circuit where you will have the chance to race against the clock to find the ‘Aquastig of the Year’! During the final debrief you will be given a photograph to remember the day.

Minimum Age: 12
Maximum Age: 70

Under 16s will need to be accompanied by parents or guardians. Disabled access is limited so please contact the centre to discuss requirements. Please note that the Thunderbolt powerboating experience in Southampton is not suitable for those with a back, neck or heart complaints or for pregnant women.
Your Saber Thunderbolt driving experience in Southampton will last for up to 2 hours. You will spend a minimum of 1 hour on the water.
You will share your Thunderbolt powerboat experience in Southampton with one or two other guests, so each person will receive at least half an hour driving time. There is free secure parking on site. Spectators are welcome to watch your departure and arrival on the Hypercats; while you are enjoying your experience your friends and family can relax in the marina and have a drink, or even drop into West Quay for a spot of retail therapy. There are two restaurants, a café and a pub on site.
The Thunderbolt Powerboat Experience is available on selected weekdays and most weekends from March - November.
For your Thundercat powerboating experience in Southampton you should wear comfortable, casual clothes and shoes that you don't mind getting wet. It might also be a good idea to bring a change of clothes just in case you are planning on getting totally soaked! The centre will supply shower proof jackets and life jackets. Goggles or sun glasses should be worn in the boats when sunny, and a hat is also good to have!
Your Thunderbolt Powerboat experience is weather dependent. Should the weather be particularly adverse, please the centre the day before your event to confirm the conditions.
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Question: How many people take part in the Thunderbolt powerboat experience?
Answer: The powerboat experience can cater for up to 3 guests per time. This means you will receive at least half an hour driving time each.

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