In August 2011, on flat water and with perfect visibility off Neustadt on the German Baltic coast, a Sunseeker Predator 74 ran down a windsurfer. It is a miracle that he survived, although with very severe injuries. The BSU, German equivalent to the British MCA, has now released the accident report: [URL="http://www.bsu-bund.de/SharedDocs/pdf/DE/Unfallberichte/2013/UBericht_326_11.pdf?__blob=publicationFile"/URL] Only available in a German version at this time, but with some instructive photos and graphs. Key findings: • Excessive speed (36kn) close to the shore (0.6nm) in an area with small craft traffic off the beach. • Sunseeker, although CE certified by RINA, does not comply with CE regulations regarding unobstructed visibility from the helm station. The max. obstruction allowed by CE (fwd. 112,5 deg port & stbd) is 30deg - the expert witness measured 52 to 64 deg field-of-view obstruction on board the Sunseeker, flat water / even keel. "Extensive design and build modifications would be required to comply with CE requirements." RINA and Sunseeker have been notified. Prosecutor and lawyers are working on the case. Finally someone taking on those unsafe, purely design-driven helm stations …. ?