1 " Egomaniacs with too much money " That's a sour grapes issue that doesn't hold water. The "anybody with more money or a faster boat is an *******" mentality will always be around. The guy with a 16' Bayliner thinks you're an egomaniac
2. The speed capability of some of these rigs is truly amazing however they don't use the speed very often. I've run beside boats that are able to run 150mph all day at 90. I know they can leave, they know they can leave but they chose not to.
3. These big cats are safer at 110 - 120 than most boats are at 85 - 90 The guys who own them rarely run them over that except to show someone a big #. V hulls on the other hand ( I don't care who's) are a whole different animal at big speeds. I've been in both so don't debate this unless you have also
4. I do believe that we are living on borrowed time, and yes, one big incident that gets real media exposure will put a bullet in the whole performance industry thru insurance. Nationwide, for instance, will not insure boats that are capable of over 65mph, yes there will always be coverage available but at what cost.
So what's the answer, there is none except for each of us to do our part by paying attention to our guts and our *******s and when the pucker factor reaches about 8 on a scale of 10 SLOW DOWN ! I for one am gonna go enjoy my boat while I still can and just make sure i'm not the one who ruins it for everybody