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Thrill seekers win ‘ride of their life’ at boat show

DUBAI, March 2, 2017

Two adventure seekers had a once in a lifetime experience at the Dubai International Boat Show, riding along on board an extreme offshore powerboat catamaran which is capable of reaching speeds of up to 120 mph.

Two more lucky winners will make wakes on Friday, with a hashtag-powered competition hosted by Dubai International Boat Show, which runs till March 4.

Karen Mclean, also known as the blogger Secret Squirrel, and Alex Jimenez took to the cockpit of the catamaran with Brett Luhrmann and Pål Virik Nelson, two of Team Australia’s top pilots.

Jimenez, known on Instagram as The Yacht Guy, said: "Of all the extreme things that I have done, this was one of the most exciting experiences of my life! It’s a two-man operation, so I even got to drive a bit with the help of the pilot. We took the boat out on the water and got up to 114 mph!"

On Friday (March 3), two more winners of the show’s Instagram competition will take a ride-along in the Team Australia Boat.

Winners landed their seat in the extreme boat by hashtagging their way using #dubaiboatshow and #extremeadventure on Instagram.

For more information on the competition please visit:
The 25th Dubai International Boat Show at Dubai International Marine Club - Mina Seyahi is open to trade visitors and the general public from 3 pm to 9.30 pm daily till March 4. Tickets are available at the gates for Dh60. – TradeArabia News Service

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