Powerboat scenes in the Bond movies may include a sprinkling of Hollywood magic, but get as close as possible with this amazing 2 hour 007 experience! Ride in the insane Jet Viper and take the controls of a Honda racing boat! Your Viper experience will be first, as you head down the river and out onto the open water. Your skipper will demonstrate what this 450bhp Jet Drive boat is capable of, including side slides, donuts, crash stops and cornering that would be impossible in a conventional boat. Prepare to be soaked but happy after 60 minutes on the water – then it’ll be back to base for a break and a swap over into the Honda racing boat for your chance to take the wheel. Back on the open sea you’ll get to drive for at least 10 minutes, learning how to tame this 150bhp racer in fast turns and launching off the waves. Back on land you can shower and change into dry clothes before your free photo presentation!
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Your experience begins with a safety briefing and an introduction to the boats. You'll then get changed into Powerboat kit and safety gear. Then it’s onto the water, where you'll have the chance to tear across the waves in two different speed machines! During the first half of your experience you'll board the 450bhp Jet Viper as the skipper demonstrates donuts, crash stops, side slides and spins that would be impossible in any other powerboat. After 60 minutes on the water, it's back to base for a break in the marina bar, restaurant or café. Then you'll head out in the Honda Racing boat, with the skipper on hand to give full instruction on how to drive the powerboat to its limit. You will also have the opportunity to test your skills on the offshore racing circuit. At the end of the day you'll be presented with a complimentary photograph.
Your voucher is valid for 10 months for one person. The experience is available on Fridays and weekends between April and October (dates may vary). Minimum age: 8 years if accompanied by an adult, 16 years if unaccompanied. Maximum weight: 18 stone/114kg Maximum waist size: 55in/140cm (This is the maximum safe size of the lifejackets). Maximum age for men: 80 years, for women 60 years. The centre does not include wheelchair access but disabled guests are encouraged to participate – please enquire for details. Total time for experience is 4 hours, with 2 hours on the water. This experience is not suitable for those with a medical history including back, neck or spinal problems, osteoporosis, heart complaints, broken/fractured bones in the past 3 months, or those who are pregnant. The venue includes 3 of free parking (£1 per hour after), changing rooms/toilets and an on-site restaurant/bar and café. Life jackets are provided – it is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes, soft shoes/trainers, and bring sunglasses, sun lotion and a warm sweater. You will be provided with weatherproof jackets (Not waterproof). All boats are fitted with advanced safety features and instructors are fully qualified. There will be a maximum of 12 participants on the boat, 4 on the Honda’s and 3 on the Thunderbolt - plus instructor. The experience is operated by qualified commercial skippers and the vessels are coded for commercial use. All dates are subject to availability.