Speeding into the Danger Zone

Mostly lost in the understandable excitement and buzz about Fountain Powerboats’ upcoming assault on the V-bottom kilometer speed record is one simple fact: It is an incredibly dangerous pursuit with zero margin for error. And no one knows this better than Ben Robertson, Jr., who will pilot the Washington, N.C. company’s purpose-built canopied 40-footer powered by twin 1,900-hp turbocharged engines from Sterling Performance.