Have a look at the picture of the boat on the trailer in The Sun on the link below. There is a mark under the bow on the hull suggesting that it hit something perhaps. In the photo a police photographer is taking a photo of the kill cord still in place. On another photo further down you can see the kill cord hanging down too.
Speedboat tipped out family of six, killing dad and daughter in Padstow | The Sun |News
I'm new to boating having bought a 5yr old Cobra 7.5m with a Mercury 275 earlier in the yr. Done my PB2, Radio & day skipper courses. Wife & two boys have also done PB1 (with Alan of Tiger Bay Training in Cardiff- very good). We've been out a number of times in Cornwall & Wales now so just starting to get the hang of it. However, after hearing of this terrible accident I want to know why this (top of the range) 8.0m rib flipped its passengers out. Did it hit something, was there a fault, or could this happen to me and my family too?
Experienced ribsters, what boat handling causes a big sturdy rib to flip?