Today’s go-fast boats can travel over 80 knots on calm seas, thanks to powerful engines often delivering over 1,000 hp. Exciting and exhilarating for sure. But when they crash? A nightmare.
While a few of these crashes could have been prevented with better attention to safety, most were the consequence of playing a dangerous game. When you’re moving at such fast speeds, it doesn’t take much to destabilize the craft. A wave or gust of wind could cause catastrophic consequences for those aboard – or ashore.