• High speed ride with the option to drive at high and slow speeds
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£199.00 from Virgin Experience Days
Hop on board a high-speed luxury Sunseeker powerboat and feel the rush of excitement as you speed along open water on an adventure you’ll never forget. You’ll be welcomed aboard a 40ft Sunseeker Portofino in Southampton and given the opportunity to take the controls as you gently cruise down the River Itchen to Southampton Water, past the magnificent cruise ships on their docks. Look out for a range of awe-inspiring sights on your journey including Netley Castle, Calshot Castle, Spinnaker Tower, and The River Hamble. Once you reach The Solent, your experienced skipper will open up the throttles for an exciting blast over the open water with speeds of up to 42 knots using the supercharged and turbocharged twin engines at 600HP. Once again, it’s over to you as you take your turn at the helm to drive this sleek powerboat, this time at high speed. Smile for the camera as the crew document your sensational experience with photographs and HD film clips which will be compiled at the end of your journey and sent to you as a memento of your spectacular ride.
Extra information about this Watersports & Boating experience
Fully experienced skipper and crew All safety equipment High-speed blast by the Skipper Hands-on dri
On arrival at the marina in Southampton, you’ll be greeted by the experienced skipper and crew before boarding the luxury 40ft Sunseeker Portofino for your exciting experience. These sleek and aerodynamic powerboats feature two engines at 600HP, and are fully MCA safety coded with life jackets and a life raft. Once settled onboard and after a safety briefing, the skipper will take you through the marina where you can glimpse other powerboats and yachts on their moorings as you make your way down the River Itchen to Southampton Water. You’ll take it in turns with other participants to drive at slow speed along the river, getting a feel for this luxury powerboat as you go. On reaching the open waters of The Solent where the speed restriction ends, the skipper will open up the throttles for a full-on blast with speeds of up to 42 knots using the supercharged and turbocharged twin engines at 600HP to display the capabilities of this superb vessel. At this stage you’ll have another chance to take the controls and drive the powerboat, this time at high-speed as you whizz your way towards the Isle of Wight. During your thrilling experience, you’ll head around the famous Bramble Bank towards Cowes – the home of the world famous sailing regatta, before making your way back towards the marina, where this experience will end. The crew will be taking photographs and HD film clips along the way which will be compiled and sent to you at a later date – the perfect souvenir of an experience you’ll treasure forever.
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Hampshire – Southampton