Based In the heart of Southampton and racing on the beautiful Solent Strait there is plenty to see and do for everyone.
All Saber Powersports adventures begin at Shamrock Quay, a bustling yacht marina with onsite parking, restaurant, pubs and facilities. If you're looking for something else to do during your time in Southampton, take advantage of the free three hours of parking included with your experience and head into town; the West Quay shopping and dining centre is only a 30 minute walk away!
Not long now! If your heart hasn’t started pumping yet, it will soon…
The Saber Powersports kiosk is located next to the Shamrock Quay marina office - right next to the water! Once you’ve arrived, head on over, sign in, kit up and get ready for a blast!
You’re all kitted up and ready to go, you’ve had a safety briefing and you’re buzzing to get out and see what our boats can do! We’ll take you down to the pontoon where you’ll be greeted by a fully trained and highly qualified commercial skipper. You’re in for the ride of your life!
Once on board you’ll take a short ride up the picturesque River Itchen, keep an eye out for all of the cruise ships and wild life for as long as you can! You’ll soon be blasting across the Solent strait!
Once you’re out of the channel, the skipper will put the throttle down and you’ll be skimming across the waves! In the Jet Viper you’ll experience massive thrills riding on the wake of other boats, performing crash stops, doughnuts and side slides! In the Honda you’ll take the wheel and feel the thrill of being a racing boat driver!
We are the UKs’ only speed boat experience provider that allow clients to drive genuine Offshore Honda Formula 4 Stroke Racing Boats. We have been operating on Solent Waters for just over 28 years and have grown to become one of the most successful powerboat experience providers within Europe.
Throughout our successful and lengthy operation, we have continued to offer a unique range of experiences, team building days, entertainment events and staff gifts to a wide variety of corporate and private clients.
We pride ourselves upon our ability to allow clients of all ages from 8 upwards to take control of our boats, a feature that you won’t find in any other UK boat racing experience provider.
Our highly trained skippers represent the Saber Powersports brand and are great at making the most out of your day in a friendly and safe manner.
All of our experiences are run on an hourly basis from Shamrock Quay Marina, Southampton. Upon arrival you will be greeted and asked to sign a waiver after you having read the safety briefing. Please always aim to arrive at least 30 minutes before your first experience.
You will be taken to board the boat five minutes before you are due to go out so you can be given an additional safety briefing by your skipper, from then on it’s a short ride up the Itchen River before you can open up the throttle and have some fun!
SAT NAV: SO14 5QL
M27 Eastbound - exit Junction 3 onto the M271. Follow signs to the 'Waterfront'. When you reach the traffic lights at Ocean Village (which is on your right), go straight on under bridge and follow the road around until you come to a mini roundabout (Chapel Arms ahead of you), turn right then after a quarter of a mile right at the roundabout by the Southampton Football Club Stadium. In another quarter of a mile you will see a signpost for Shamrock Quay (William Street). Turn right and we are 50 yards along on the right-hand side adjacent to the Shamrock Quay marina office.
M3 Southbound - exit Junction 14 onto the A33. Follow the signs to the 'Docks' and 'Old Waterfront' and then as above.
M27 Westbound - exit Junction 7 onto the A334. Follow the signs to Southampton City Centre. Turn left into Princes Street at the traffic lights after the bridge over Northam Bridge. Continue along this road for about 0.5 miles and you will see a signpost for Shamrock Quay (William Street). Turn right and we are 50 yards along on the right-hand side adjacent to the Shamrock Quay marina office.
Please find a parking space and meet us next to the Marina Office for registration
By Rail: Arriving at Southampton Central Station, Shamrock Quay is a short taxi ride away
We are happy to make refunds on unbooked vouchers bought direct from Saber Powersports within 14 days of purchase.
Please be aware that you cannot cancel a booking and it cannot be transferred within 28 days of the event. The administration cost of transferring a booking prior to the 28 days is £35.00. If the holder of the gift voucher wishes to upgrade their voucher to a another type of experience they may do so by paying the difference. There is no administration charge for doing this. It is the drivers responsibility to arrive on time to complete the experience. We are unable to wait for late arrivals and if the health and safety briefing is missed or has started the driver will not be allowed to participate. All bookings are final and no refund will be given. We do offer cancellation safeguard for £20 per booking that will cover one cancellation for illness, death of a close family member, and breakdown/flight delay. In all instances proof is required before rebooking (i.e... doctors sick note copy of breakdown report from relevant recovery agency).
Sometimes we have to cancel an experience for reasons beyond our control, such as the weather or mechanical breakdown. We will do our best to notify you as soon as possible and do everything we can to offer an alternative date or time. We regret that, in these circumstances, Saber Powersports Ltd is unable to reimburse travel, accommodation or any other expenses you may incur in relation to the cancelled experience.
Session lengths are approximate, vary from venue to venue and are given simply as an indication of the time you will spend at the venue. Unless stated otherwise, you will usually be taking turns with other people and there may be waiting time involved. We give itineraries as a guide only and the running order of an event may change.
All our experiences are dependent on the weather and we advise you to call to check the weather before setting out. If your experience is cancelled due to the weather you will be able to re-book, but your re-booked experience remains subject to weather conditions.
All our experiences are offered subject to availability. We will do our best to secure your preferred choice of dates. To help us, please book as early as possible, preferably at least 28 days in advance or further for peak dates such as weekends or holiday periods. Bookings are not confirmed until you receive confirmation in writing from us. For some experience vouchers we may ask you to return the original certificate to us before we can confirm your booking. You should not make any arrangements in connection with the experience until you have received your booking confirmation.
Where certain powerboats are not available due to mechanical breakdown or weather conditions, we reserve the right to make reasonable substitutions on the day. If this is not possible we reserve the right to cancel the experience at short notice.
We welcome the participation of disabled people in our experiences, though we recognise that certain experiences may present difficulties for those with disabilities. We are committed to ensuring that disabled customers are given every opportunity to participate, so we ask that you tell us about any relevant disability at the time of ordering. This enables us to do our best to meet the participant?s particular needs. We will be happy to provide information about the disabled facilities available at our venue.
We welcome your feedback on all of our experiences. If you have a problem or complaint on the day, please bring it to the attention of the experience manager at the Marina as soon as possible, so that they have a chance to put matters right. If your problem is not resolved on the day, please contact us. In general, we consider it unreasonable if you take no action during an event, but then make a complaint at a later date.
Other Terms and Conditions
All prices quoted in our promotional literature and on our website include VAT where applicable and are correct at the time of publication. We reserve the right to increase the price of any experience without notice. You will be notified of any price increase before you place your order.
Please note our experiences are not suitable for those with a back, neck or heart complaints or for pregnant women. Please wear jeans or shorts and training or boat shoes. Please also bring a change of clothes- just in case.