Thunderbolt Powerboat Racing Experience - Southampton

(based on 8 reviews)

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!


  • Southampton (Hampshire)
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£ 70 £99
ALL ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE

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!

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.

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Availability

The Thunderbolt Powerboat Experience is available on selected weekdays and most weekends from May - September.

2018 Dates


JUNE

Sunday 10th

Saturday 16th

Sunday 17th

Sunday 24th


JULY

Sunday 1st

If you would like to check availability for specific dates, please feel free to contact our customer service team.

Requirements

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.

Duration

Experience Duration: 02:00

Time at Venue: 02:15

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.

Group Size & Spectators

Participants: The Thunderbolt Powerboat Racing Experience - Southampton is for 1 participant.

Max Group Size: 3

Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes

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.

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What to wear

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!

Weather

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.

Honda F4

We both had an awesome time. We did the longer weekday experience and the extra time was well worth it

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Honda F4 powerboat trip

Magic! in spite of light rain it was a great experience travelling at that speed down Southampton water. Beats taking the ferry!!! fun sitting in the back as others tried their hand at the wheel, but really fantastic when it came my turn at the controls. Your instructor was extremely good and kept a watchful eye on us, which was essential given the speed at which we were travelling from wave top to wave top! I enjoyed it so much I shall be giving it as a birthday present to my son in law next year!

- lymington
Powerboat Driving Experience in Honda F4 - Southampton

the actual meeting point wasn't marked. It turned out to be a covered area outside a bar although the bar staff told us it was a table in the bar! But once we saw a group gathering outside all was well. Chris our leader was particularly friendly and approachable.

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Powerboat Driving Experience in Honda F4 - Southampton

The actual meeting point wasn't marked. It turned out to be a covered area outside a bar although the bar staff told us it was a table in the bar! But once we saw a group gathering outside all was well. Chris our leader was particularly friendly and approachable.

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Awesome... I'm aching all over from hanging on for dear life! My partner watched from the banks and thought it looked 'tame' how wrong she was!!

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£ 70 £99
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