Two-seater leisure vehicles turn heads in Poole

The Can-Am Maverick XXC and Emily Greenslade

The Can-Am Maverick XXC and Emily Greenslade

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THESE two-seater leisure vehicles are already turning heads in Poole, according to the company that is selling them alongside personal watercraft.

The Can-Am side-by-side vehicles, from BRP, arrived recently in the showroom at Offshore Performance in Poole.

Offshore Performance, part of Salterns Marina, is the south coast’s number one dealer of Sea-Doo personal watercraft.

Emily Greenslade, manager of Offshore Performance, said: “The demand for side-by-side vehicles has increased with customers requesting them for a variety of leisure activities, including towing personal watercraft down to the beach, country pursuits such as shooting and hunting, recreational sports and even for holidaymakers who wish to zip around the town.”

The range includes the Can-Am Commander XT and the Can-Am Maverick XXC and retails from £13,000 and £20,000.

James Sydenham, general manager with Salterns Marnia, said: “It’s fully street legal so you can drive it on the road.”

He said the 101hp engine had a top speed above 70mph and an “amazing off-road capability”.

“You can use it on the road as a day-to-day sports utility vehicle for having a bit of fun on the road in the summer, through to serious off-road use,” he said. “It’s like a motocross bike on steroids.”

The vehicles attracted a lot of attention at a recent Sunseeker open weekend.

Although it is initially specialising in Can-Am side-by-side vehicles, Offshore Performances will also be offering sales and service for Can-Am all-terrain vehicles.

Salterns Marina, which bought Offshore Performance 12 years ago, is a group of businesses including Salterns Marina, Salterns Brokerage, Salterns Boatyard and Golden Arrow Marine.

It employs 100 people.

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11:44am Thu 3 Apr 14

user_name says...

Why pretend this is a story and not an add?
Why pretend this is a story and not an add? user_name
  • Score: 17

12:50pm Thu 3 Apr 14

pete woodley says...

Well over priced.
Well over priced. pete woodley
  • Score: 7

1:11pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Linguist says...

This is NOT news, it's a free advertisement. This newspaper is almost devoid of decent news articles.
This is NOT news, it's a free advertisement. This newspaper is almost devoid of decent news articles. Linguist
  • Score: 11

6:55pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Turtlebay says...

The boat showrooms at the Ampress site in Lymington had them for about two years and didn't sell any! At that price you can understand why!
The boat showrooms at the Ampress site in Lymington had them for about two years and didn't sell any! At that price you can understand why! Turtlebay
  • Score: 0

10:13pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Mike R-B says...

If this vehicle is classed as a "Tricycle" it's yet another example of our crazy laws regarding seat belts, helmets and front number plates.
If this vehicle is classed as a "Tricycle" it's yet another example of our crazy laws regarding seat belts, helmets and front number plates. Mike R-B
  • Score: -1

10:58am Fri 4 Apr 14

local boy 999 says...

Seriously, only a complete idiot would buy one of these. I know that because I saw one being driven into Golden Arrow Marine recently by a complete idiot. It is the kind of vehicle which brings out the worst in its driver. This vehicle almost makes a quad bike look like a sensible form of transport.

Although it is claimed to be road legal this is only because of some ridiculous loophole in the law which allows unsafe vehicles such as this, and which have not been anywhere near a crash test, onto our roads. Also the tyres shown in the photo would be next to useless on the road. It is an off road toy only and for people with more money than sense (Sandbanks residents perhaps?).
Seriously, only a complete idiot would buy one of these. I know that because I saw one being driven into Golden Arrow Marine recently by a complete idiot. It is the kind of vehicle which brings out the worst in its driver. This vehicle almost makes a quad bike look like a sensible form of transport. Although it is claimed to be road legal this is only because of some ridiculous loophole in the law which allows unsafe vehicles such as this, and which have not been anywhere near a crash test, onto our roads. Also the tyres shown in the photo would be next to useless on the road. It is an off road toy only and for people with more money than sense (Sandbanks residents perhaps?). local boy 999
  • Score: 1

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