The conjecture on this board is ridiculous, have you ever heard of racing
yachts losing rigs? Why? Because they are pushing the envelope of safety
margin for the sake of performance. To a degree this is what you have with Gunboat. The are putting a high emphasis on performance, part of that equation is the rig and the desire to keep the weight and windage as low as possible. Compound that with the loads that can go exponential and for which there is no real data when this very high performance carbon design multihull
accelerates, you have a higher than normal risk of something failing. You can't have it both ways, if you want a greater margin of safety
you are going to give up some performance. The question is where do you draw the line, and that is determined by the consumer. When you get to a certain level of performance in multihulls, things can get out of hand very quickly, and requires a lot of attention and quick reactions. Can there be too much performance for a cruising boat? Absolutely! The majority of the cruising market does not want or need this level of performance, it is way to stressful and dependent on qualified crew.
Advancements in cruising multihull
design and more importantly construction has and can offer the cruising sailor faster passages, but the goal is to make that possible with less required by the crew not more.
Remember: "Performance in a cruising boat is measured by VMG divided by energy expended by the crew"