Meet the Skipper and Crew, make way to the Sunseeker. Listen to the safety briefing, the Skipper will take you through the marina where you will see other powerboats and yachts on their moorings.
Continue with a cruise down the River Itchen to Southampton Water for the opportunity to see the magnificent cruise ships on their docks. The Skipper will explain navigation and basic plotting techniques and answer any questions.
All participants will get the option to have a drive at slow speed. On reaching the open waters of The Solent, 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 40’ Sunseeker performance powerboat.
Then once again it’s ‘OVER TO YOU’ to take a turn at the helm to drive at high speed whilst heading over to the Isle of Wight. The Skipper will enter the mouth of the River Medina with time to take in the views (east and west Cowes) and for each participant to have their photographs taken at the helm.
The fun continues, with more “full-on” thrills and a high speed blast back to Ocean Village Marina as we once again travel across the Solent and also the mouth of the famous River Hamble.
On your return you will be invited down below to take a look around at the luxury accommodation area.
Itinerary of your day:
“Great introduction to luxury power boating - looking forward to buying my first boat... ”
“A great day's entertainment...”
“My third time out with clients was as good as the first... ”
“You should have seen my husbands face when he received the vouchers - looking forward to the day...”
“ What a fantastic day! What a fantastic boat! I really cannot thank you enough...”
“My husband and friend haven't stopped talking about the great day they had last Saturday. They will definitely be coming back to relive the experience...”
“Brilliant day - thank you very much... ”
This gift is valid for 12 months from date of purchase and can be used any Saturdays and Sundays between mid-May and mid-September. This certificate is non-transferable. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offers. This experience is for one person only (you will share the boat with up to 6 other participants, plus skipper and crew).
Suitability: Children are welcome but the minimum age is 7. This experience is not suitable for anyone with a serious back or heart complaint or for pregnant women.
Safety: The boat is fully MCA coded and has a qualified skipper at the helm, there are life jackets and life raft on-board.
Alcohol: Alcohol is only permitted in moderate amounts. Champagne, lager, wine and water is available to purchase on the day
Weather: Inclement weather cancellation is at the Skippers discretion and up to 24 hour notification will be given by telephone, another date will be arranged. Please note, this is for safety reasons and not up for discussion.
Duration: The experience is available at the following start times 10.00am or 1.00pm and will last for approximately 2.5 hours
Numbers On Day: There will be up to six other participants on board (total of 7 + 2 Crew).
Spectators: Spectators are welcome to wave you off from the marina. They can then visit West Quay Shopping Mall (half a mile away), or any of the numerous bars and restaurants in and around the Marina. Please feel free to ask the Skipper for advice.
Dress Code: Dress warmly and bring waterproofs. There is a high wind-chill factor aboard the boat. Wear flat, non-slip shoes (eg trainers or deck shoes).
Availability: Parking and Facilities There is a car park with security less than 120 metres from the boat and next to the car park there are toilets and showers, there are also a number of restaurants and bars within the marina.
We will supply: All safety equipment including life jackets, fuel, insurances, mooring fees and any water taxis required (there are no hidden costs).
Don't forget to take: Sunglasses, hat/cap, sun cream, camera, and some comfortable flat footwear.
Experience updated 09/05/2017