The story I got was: when it got there it was checked over, measured and the boys walked away laughing, it was a radical boat and the running surface is mass specific which told me volumes about the competition.
To make a long story short it had a 6 minute lead in its very first race in front of everybody at Dubai no less and Victory stopped Both laughing and racing "S" that very day.
Now this went on for 2 years and the boat won a truck load of prize money and bunch of cars, everything was cool long as Rashid did enough to win ,but that all changed in 94 at the UIM World title race he ran way out in front of Buzzi winning but a week Later the UIM passed a new ruling that the 6 Liter "S" Class had a 10 Meter length limit since the Cheetahs were the only ones longer at 11 Meters the boat was effectively banned.
OK what to do? Rashid got Modified 2.5's and Phil Rolla did the props , Anyway here I was thinking the boat was dead and then I get a call from Rashids Uncle Jabbar (serious heavy hitter there)all excited giving me the speeds anyway ole M-11 was a famous boat for a while. They brought me the video in person.