Splash and Dash
Top Gear, Gibbs Aquada, August 2004
‘I edge my way forward, wary of crashing into the bigger yachts around me, as that would make me look more like Norman Wisdom than Pierce Brosnan. The speed limit is three knots in the harbour, but since the Aquada is steered by a jet that needs more power to squeeze through more water, you have to put your foot down to manoeuvre. It’s completely unnatural and I have one or two moments where I frantically dab-dab-dab at the brake pedal as I head for something solid.'

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