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2007 Fountain Mercury 31 Tournament Edition

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Developed with the serious angler in mind, the 31 Tournament Edition is the ultimate fishing rig in its class. This boat initiated Fountain’s domination of blue water fishing tournaments. Anglers sporting a 31 Tournament Edition have won more SKA World Championships than with any other boat in the world.

Engine

Fountain Mercury 31 Tournament Edition

You need power and speed to follow the fishes? The Fountain Powerboats engineers thought about that and they made the 31 Tournament Edition fast enough to satisfy your needs. For example: equipped with a pair of 225 Mercury Optimax engines, this boat runs over 60 mph - fully loaded. But that’s not the only engine that can be mounted on the Fountain Mercury 31 Tournament Edition. Like usual the Fountain powerboats comes whit a large area of Mercury engines you can choose from. I think that’s a great idea. Why do I have to buy a boat whit a let’s say a 150 hp engine when I want something more powerful. So you can chose from ten Twin Mercury engines: tree Optimax engines whit 150, 175 and 225 hp, two Optimax XS engines whit 250 and 300 hp, or five Verado engines whit 150, 175, 250, 275 and 300 hp.

Exterior

Fountain Mercury 31 Tournament Edition

Fountain is one of the only manufacturers that uses high density foam, Interplastic vinyl ester resins, mulit-directional fiberglass and laminates its hulls and decks together creating a unitized process that is race course proven, and they didn’t make a exception when they built the 31 Tournament Edition. The design of the hull makes this boat extremely stable, steady at trolling speeds and well-equipped for the tough trips.

Interior

Fountain Mercury 31 Tournament Edition

The 31 Tournament Edition has everything a fisherman needs: heavy-duty trim tabs, hydraulic steering, complete instrumentation, a 400-quart insulated fish box with overboard drains, 50 gallon round above-deck circulating live well, rod holders and a self-bailing inner liner. Don’t worry if you’re unlucky and you didn’t catch any fish because the 31 Tournament Edition has a spacious forward cabin that provides overnight accommodations with a cozy V-berth and a portable head.

Test drive

Fountain Mercury 31 Tournament Edition

The strong points of a Fountain boat are style, construction and performance. The 31 Tournament Edition is extremely stable, steady at small speeds and equipped for a fast ride. Comparing the 31 Tournament Edition with other rival fishing boats of the same length the 31 is up to 20 mph faster. The setback transom of the stern allows the boat to operate very well in less turbulent waters but the sharp V hull makes it a little difficult to drive in rough conditions even thaw it cushions the ride. The weight of the boat – 5,800 pounds – gives a perfect stability to the ride. The control of the boat is perfect, even the hard turns are handled easily.

Conclusion


The Fountain Mercury 31 Tournament Edition will definitely give you great pleasure on your fishing trips. Maybe the design needs some improvements but the performance and the construction of this boat makes it a superior product. Who cares about the design when he wants to have some fun fishing whit his friends? I know I don’t.


Features


Standard
Anchor locker, recessed in forward bulkhead
Bilge pumps (2), automatic 1200 GPH
Compass

Fountain Mercury 31 Tournament Edition

Fuel gauge, electric
GPS speedometer & Mercury Smartcraft gauges
Hand laid composite hull and deck manufactured w/multi-directional fiberglass, w/high density coring and Interplastic vinyl ester resin and w/hull and deck laminated, thru-bolted, screwed and sealed together w/heavy duty marine sealant/adhesive
Helm station, full instrumentation, molded foot rest, port and starboard side panel, tackle storage
Hydraulic steering
Propellers, stainless steel
Rod holders, (4)
Rubrail with stainless steel insert
Transom storage boxes, insulated
Trim tabs, heavy duty hydraulic, offshore hi-performance
Battery switches (2), parallel, explosion proof
Center console, pre-wired, fiberglass w/electronics locker, one piece plexiflass windshield, molded foot rest, dry storage inside and forward facing seat w/400 quart fish box
Cuddy cabin w/V-berth, rod storage, fluorescent lighting, porta potti
Fuel tank, heavy duty, baffled, 3/16" thick aluminum; foamed, glassed and bolted in position w/stainless steel pickup, 204 gallons total capacity
Graphics, standard selection
Helm seat, leaning post style mounted on molded storage unit

Fountain Mercury 31 Tournament Edition

Horn, electric
Livewell, 50 gallon at transom
Rails, bow, welded 316L stainless steel, thru-bolted
Rod storage under gunwale
T-Top, heavy duty w/ electronics box, canvas, rod holders
Trim indicators, electrical for motors and mechanical for tabs

Optional
Autopilot, TR-1 Gladiator
Backrest Removable or Fixed with Rod Holders
Canvas Helm Seat Cover
CE Certification Kit
Depth Gauge
Docking Lights
Fuel Tank, 234 Gallon Optional (Aux)
Halogen Light (Additional, Front-Top Mounted)
Jump Seats
Jumper Cable with Receptacle
Life Jacket Storage in T-Top
Pop-Up Bow Light
Rod Holders, Additional (2 Gunwale & 3 Transom)
Rod Holders, Kingfish (2) Angled on T-Top
Saltwater Washdown with Extra Pump
Shipping Cradle
Sirius Satellite Radio
Swim Ladder with Bracket Mount
Tackle Box in Console

Fountain Mercury 31 Tournament Edition

Specs


LOA: 31 ft. (9.45 m)
Beam: 8 ft. & 4 in. (2.54 m)
Weight: 5,800 pounds (2,631 kg)
Fuel Capacity: 204 gal (772 l)
Optional Fuel: 40 gal (151 l)
Recommended Power: Twin Mercury 275 Verado
Engine option:

  • Twin Mercury 150 Optimax
  • Twin Mercury 175 Optimax
  • Twin Mercury 225 Optimax
  • Twin Mercury 250 Optimax XS
  • Twin Mercury 300 Optimax XS
  • Twin Mercury 150 Verados
  • Twin Mercury 175 Verados
  • Twin Mercury 250 Verados
  • Twin Mercury 275 Verados
  • Twin Mercury 300 Verados

Max. HP: 300 hp
Speed: 94+ knots (64+ mph)
Hull Warranty: 6 Years
Cruise (Fuel) at 46 mph: 26 gph
WOT (Fuel) w/ Mercury 275 Verado: 57 gph at 64 mph
Maximun Cruising Range: 325 miles at 90% capacity


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