Vidoe: Tallington firm’s special edition Sea-Doo is one of world’s fastest

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An adventure sports company has come up with a new top-of-the-range jet ski that has a top speed of 80mph and is as powerful as a Porsche.

Tallington-based 158 Performance has just launched the Black Edition 360 Sea-Doo.

Christian Bryan of Tallington firm 158 Performance rides the 360 Black Edition Seadoo on Tattershall jet ski lake. Photo by David Hedges/NTI

Christian Bryan of Tallington firm 158 Performance rides the 360 Black Edition Seadoo on Tattershall jet ski lake. Photo by David Hedges/NTI

The jet ski is quicker and more powerful than any other commercially-available model, according to its manufacturers.

Just 100 have been made and the special edition model is on sale for £20,000.

Spokesman Chris Bryan, who has ridden the jet ski at the firm’s testing ground at Tattershall Lakes near Coningsby, said: “This is our most exciting product ever.

“If you want to thrash everyone else on the lake or pose at the beach, this is the one for you.”

Christian Bryan of Tallington firm 158 Performance rides the 360 Black Edition Seadoo on Tattershall jet ski lake. Photo by David Hedges/NTI

Christian Bryan of Tallington firm 158 Performance rides the 360 Black Edition Seadoo on Tattershall jet ski lake. Photo by David Hedges/NTI

While the Black Edition does not technically beat the fastest straight-line jet ski speeds, 158 Performance engineers claim the craft’s turning power means it will not be beaten on the race course.

It features 360 brake horsepower, which is the same as a Porsche 911 and 100 more than the standard Sea-Doo RXP-X 260 model.

Eight-time world jet ski champion James Bushell, who is a partner at 158 Performance, was the first rider to test the new machine.

He said: “It goes like stink and handles just like my race ski. It practically pulls your arms off - this isn’t one for the weak-wristed.”

The firm sells a range of jet skis and other adventure sports equipment from its base in Main Road, Tallington. It also runs corporate days.

Visit the store or the 158 Performance website for a look at the full range on offer.