Technology will advance, speed will increase. Hopefully with all the above some modicum of safety will as well. High performance boating is just like any other potentially fatal sport. Problem with boats... it is supposed to be a pleasurable environment! Hence, closed canopies, 5 point harnesses, air systems, big ass rubber ducky bumpers probably isn't going to play in the mainstream. The damn boats cost enough already anyway. If ya' wanna go fast PROTECT YOURSELF. Licensing,government regs is total and complete HORSEKAKA...it will destroy the sport and the recreation there of period. I LIKE to go fast on the water, in a car whatever (you dudes on bikes now....Harley guy myself). Whenever I go out, I'm very clear...**** can happen if ya' wanna' go fast. Same in the Porsche with even less odds of living on a big dump. Live free...Run fast...the IRS is just behind you!
Party On Garth!