Thunderbolt Powerboat Experience for Two
A fun Experience near Southampton, Hampshire.
For a real aquatic adventure look no further. The Thunderbolt is a high-performance inflatable catamaran which is simple to control, highly responsive and packs a real punch. Begin with a briefing and then both don specialist race team kits to get ready, revved up and ready for action. Once out on open water, enjoy a 15 minute blast of Thunderbolt fury courtesy of a powerboating professional. Hold on tight while the instructor opens up the high-performance 90 hp outboard and pulls off a series of wave jumps and high-speed take offs. Then, take turns being passenger and driver and race against the clock on a challenging offshore circuit to compete for the title of ‘Aqua Stig of the Year’. Perfect for a pair of avid thrill seekers!
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).
Powerboating is a weather-dependent activity. It’s essential to call the venue for a weather check between 5pm and 7pm on the day before the experience to check weather conditions.
Around two and a half hours including a safety briefing, around one hour on the water, including 15 minutes driving per person, and a debrief. Please arrive up to 30 minutes in advance of the booked time, the boat can’t wait for latecomers.
Both share the experience with up to one other person, plus the instructor.
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 are 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.