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Max Kat Amphibious Vehicle Hire and Rental


Max Kats are a quirky six-wheel-drive amphibious vehicle which is tiller steered.  Drivers will sit alongside an instructor and manoeuvre the vehicle around a course! Once you’ve mastered the fairly simple controls, Max Kats can take on any 4×4 course as they love tough terrain!  They do even float so dealing with some water will not be an issue!

As with all of our Motorised Activities, our Max Kat Hire service includes clean modern helmets for all drivers, fully trained instructors, a mini marquee, bunting, chairs and everything else needed to form a track. For safety reasons, as with all of our Motorised Activities, we do not allow any form of side by side racing during Max Kat rentals. The minimum driving age on the Max Kats is 18yrs (or 17yrs with a driving licence). As with all of our other activities, our Max Kat hire package is run under a £10 million PLI policy with full risk assessments.

Based out of our base on the Surrey/Sussex border, our Max Kats are available for hire to venues and events throughout the Southeast (West Sussex, East Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Essex, Hampshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire) and further afield. Max Kat Amphibious Vehicles are the perfect Motorised Activity for Corporate Events such as Company Away Days, Multi Activity Days and Company Family Fundays.

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This activity is also known as:

  • Argo Cats


No. of users 1 person per Max Kat alongside an instructor
Age Restrictions Min age is 18yrs to drive (or 17yrs with a driving licence)
Height Restrictions N/A
Weight Restrictions N/A
Unit Dimensions (WxDxH) N/A
Space Required (WxDxH) At least 165' x 329'/50m x 100m of flat grass in size with no obstructions i.e. trees, ditches, etc.
Power Requirements N/A
Indoors No
Outdoors Yes
Additional Notes Flat grass required with short cut grass. Off road use may be suitable but would need to be arranged prior to the event date.

If you can’t see the answer to your Max Kats question(s) below, please do not hesitate to contact us on or on 0330 133 0900 / 07832 227 571.

About the Max Kats

How easy are Max Kats to use?

Our instructors will firstly give a short safety briefing to every driver.  Most people pick the Max Kats up very quickly and are soon confident on them within 5 minutes.  A lot will depend on how quickly you get used to the steering and get your confidence up.

How fast do Max Kats go?

The Max Kats are reasonably fast, the steering is the unique element with the off-roading! We will often set the courses up to concentrate more on manoeuvring rather than just going fast as anyone can go fast in a straight line!

Can anyone drive a Max Kat?

Max Kats have a minimum driver age of 17 years (with a driving license).  No one under the influence of alcohol or drugs is allowed to use the Max Kats. If anyone has any health problems or current injuries including pregnancy or bad backs then they should not take part in the Max Kats sessions.

What sort of events have the Max Kats been used for?

Max Kats have proved to be a hit on Corporate Team Building Days, Family Fun Days, Staff Reward Days, Multi-Activity Away Days, Private Parties, Stag/Hen Activity Days, TV shows, etc.

What do Altitude Events provide?

Our Kit

All of our drivers and passengers are kitted out with top quality open face safety helmets and the Max Kats are kept clean and presentable.  There is no Altitude branding on the buggies so they are perfect for use on Corporate Events.  Max Kat hires also come with a mini marquee, bunting, courses, chairs and everything else required to operate on an event.

Experienced instructor

During every session, we run there will be an experienced instructor on hand to offer advice and guidance to all drivers on how to handle the Max Kats.

Tailor-made sessions

Session content varies according to a whole host of variables (size of the group, age of group, the reason for booking, duration of booking, etc) and can be tailor-made to suit your requirements. Sessions can be run to focus on team development and communication or just as a fun blast around a field in something a bit different! So, give us a call and we can come up with a plan that meets all your aims and expectations.

A venue

We have venues across the Southeast and further afield that we can use Max Kats at so please contact us for details of these if you do not already have a suitable venue in mind.

What you need

What should I wear?

Whatever you want although dresses and skirts are not advisable!  We would suggest old clothes as you may get dusty in the Summer or muddy in the Winter.

How much space do I require to operate the Max Kats?

We will operate accordingly to space on offer but we would like an open area of flattish grass at least 4 acres, but the more space you can provide the better!  This space must be free from obstacles such as ditches, trees, poles, etc and with short cut grass.


How safe is it?

Max Kat sessions are run by fully trained, 1st aid qualified and experienced instructors. Max Kat hire packages include the mandatory use of helmets and seatbelts which are worn by all drivers.  We also operate with £10 million public liability insurance and have full risk assessments.

Does the weather affect the Max Kats?

The Max Kats are fully waterproof and can be used all year round.  However, should it be very wet, prepare for your field (and your guests!) to get a little muddy!


How much do Max Kats cost to hire?

We will quote according to your requirements as every event is so different, please contact us for a competitive quote.  Location, running time and type of usage will all affect the final quote.

Do we have to pay anything else?

Everything will be included in our quote – Max Kat hire, petrol, delivery, staffing, safety kit hire and insurance.  There will be no hidden extras.

How do I book?

Give us a call or send an e-mail and we can check your desired date(s) for availability and give you a quote. When you are ready to confirm, we will send out a booking form complete with the booking terms and conditions to check over. Once filled in, please return it to us along with payment. Then sit back and count down the days until we arrive!

Are there options to customize our hire to advertise a product or event?

Staff uniform can be tailored to advertise a chosen product or event.

How far will Altitude travel for an event?

Although we are based in the South East, we will travel anywhere to do an event.  However, if it is very far from our base, the price will reflect this.  Primarily our Max Kats attend events in East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Essex, Berkshire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and London.  Please contact us for further information if this is something that you would be interested in.

What towns have you provided activities in?

Altitude Events are completely mobile. Towns we have visited include Uckfield, Eastbourne, Hastings, Ashford, Folkestone, Brighton, Littlehampton, Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, East Grinstead, Horsham, Crawley, Gatwick, Redhill, Reigate, Dorking, Leatherhead, Cobham, Walton, Guildford, Farnham, Godalming, Aldershot, Epsom, Sutton, Croydon, Oxted, Caterham, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Cranbrook, Bromley, Orpington, Maidstone, Dartford, Rochester, Chatham, Sittingbourne, Chichester, Worthing, Bexhill and many more!

Why choose Altitude?

From the very moment that we turn up on-site, you will see how professionally the company is run and the high standards that we work to. We have never let a client down and once we take a booking we guarantee that we will honour that, unlike many other companies. Check out our testimonials page for comments from our past customers.  Our equipment is all in good condition and well maintained.


WOW what a night! Big thank you to Joe and Nick for last night’s event.  It all went very smoothly and loudly!!!  Joe and Nick were great.

Kate, Corporate Event Company

Now the dust has settled, I just wanted to re-iterate my feedback that Mark did a GREAT job yesterday! Approachable, polite, amenable, he was a great ambassador for Altitude Events. Please do thank him from us for all his efforts. And the clean van/shiny game was duly noted!  Much appreciated.

Bill Dent, Corporate Event Company

I just wanted to send you a quick note to express our thanks to you and Stu for your efforts on Saturday. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day, and the well organised games added a really nice touch to the event. Will be sure to bear you in mind for future recommendations!

Robert Nobes, Summer Party

It was a great day! I spoke with Mark and he was fantastic a real credit to your company!! We will definitely be using you again!!!!!!!!!!

Mandy Welsh, Corporate Activity Afternoon, Brighton

Also, a big thank you to the guys on Sunday, the feedback was faultless.

Charlie, Corporate Event Organiser, Hertfordshire

A quick note to say a big thank you to you and your team for the fantastic activities you put on Friday. Everyone who attended had a hugely enjoyable day and despite the tropical shower everything went very smoothly.

Ben Gamble, Corporate Activity Day, Surrey

I have been meaning to drop you a line to thank you and your guys for being brilliant. It was really nice to be able to hand over to such professional group. The feedback has all been really positive.

Emma Boyles, Corporate Activity Day, Surrey

I just wanted to thank you and your team for everything Friday. The events were brilliant, you all looked after us so well and everyone cannot stop talking about how much fun they had. A very very big thank you to you all.

Ellie Richmond, Corporate Activity Day, Sussex