Originally Posted by willfinch36
Very sorry to hear this, but after seeing the boats, I cant really say im suprised!
Doing 35 knots is fast enough, let alone 100+ or whatever these things do!
I really wanted a go in one of them!! Perhaps not anymore...
Just to get this straight they don't do 100 knots or even MPH, their speed is in the eighties (MPH not Knots), and although their speed has increased since the XS200's have been upgraded this year they are generally very safe boats - I have raced against the Mannerfelt Batboats many times and whilst I believe our boat was quicker in the rough it doesn't make it safer. I will not try to assume what happened here, but what I can tell you is that Ian was not only one of the nicest guys I have ever met, he was also a bloody good driver but accidents happen.