The ABC to a fantastic day was enjoyed by Ian Hornblow and his wife Gwen; our Southampton Boat Show winners, who were chauffeur driven to Torquay Harbour from the Grand Hotel in Torquay to enjoy a blast on the Boatshed sponsored Honda Offshore 225 power boat, on Friday 7th October 2005.

Foggy patches burnt off, the order of the day was bacon sandwiches and plenty of coffee, raring to go Ian and Gwen were driven to the harbour to experience the thrill of the Boatshed sponsored racing boat, which took pride of place on the stand at the recent Southampton Boat Show.

Ian, experienced with racing the XS 2000, was fully prepared to reach speeds of up to 70 miles per hour. Gwen is now totally converted and the speed and exhilaration was enjoyed by all.

This special event came to a conclusion after a luxurious lunch washed down with Champagne to celebrate this unique opportunity to ride in the Honda Offshore 225 power boat designed by Steve Curtis.