There was a time, not too long ago, when 100mph on the water was reserved for daredevil racers. There was even a club, the Century Club, that included a handful of men who had broken the 100 mark.
Today, anyone with a sufficiently loaded checkbook can walk into a boat dealership and, by checking off a few boxes on an options list, order a 100MPH speedboat. Want 120MPH? Just check off a few more boxes. Even the most mundane family sportsboats now run at speeds that would have won the Miami–Nassau Race back in the 70’s.
— By Chris Caswell