I'm late to this thread and what I'm gonna say is probably irrelevant, but:
I seem to remember a few years back in F-2 racing when a certain manufacturer that I know something about raced for one year. As I recall, they "dominated" the curcuit that year; six for six. As you know, F-2 is about same motors, sealed, and the best hull design wins. I think there were some Fountains racing in F-2 that year...
If we're going to expand and benefit "our" sport of recreational offshore boating, we need to make more sense to the new prospective buyers. And, in my opinion, that has nothing to do with very specially built boats that no one can buy, claiming to be the "fastest". Clearly, there's nothing wrong with guys like Reggie and others wanting speed records for advertising purposes. But the confusion between boats that a new guy can actually buy and one-offs doesn't do any of us any favors.
Hell, why don't we have a contest for "fastest 100 yards from a dead stop"? I'd enter my clunky Midnight in that one LOL.