off_shore Powerboat Driving
We really like this Vintage Flying Experience available in Southampton, Hampshire.
Experience the unique thrill of a high-speed tour of the Solent in a genuine offshore powerboat. Hold on tight as a seasoned instructor takes the boat to the limit, completing a challenging offshore circuit. After a short cruise down Southampton water, the driver opens up the throttle to fly out into Solent waters. This unique gift experience includes a demonstration of wave jumping, high-speed cornering, racing lines and starts. Get two laps behind the wheel out on the circuit (at the instructor’s discretion) and push those newfound powerboating skills to the limit. The boat operates within Southampton water and, weather permitting, out in the Solent on this truly unforgettable day out.
Weekend dates from April – mid October. Book at least four weeks in advance (please be aware that bookings are taken up to a maximum of three months ahead).
Powerboating is a weather-dependent activity. It’s essential that you call the venue for a weather check between 5pm and 7pm on the day before your experience to check weather conditions.
An hour and a half including a safety briefing, one hour on the water, five minutes driving time and a debrief. Please arrive up to half an hour in advance of your booked time, the boat can’t wait for latecomers.
Share the vessel with up to four people.
Spectators are welcome to wave you off from the shore. Tell them to bring a camera and a pair of binoculars.
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 non-slip shoes (e.g. trainers or deck shoes). An old pair of sunglasses/ski goggles will be useful if it is 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.