Fountain Mercury’s 35 Lightning takes performance to a new level. The twin 525 EFIs engine can accelerate to speeds in excess of 100 mph, guaranteeing you’ll get to your destination in a real hurry.
If anybody ever packaged a speeding bullet and called it a boat, this is it. It’s a slightly scaled down version of the Lightning hulls that have conquered the world of offshore racing. Reggie Fountain said, “This boat is a sneak attack. It’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing”.
The 35 Lighting is packed whit Twin Staggered Mercury 525 EFI w/Bravo 1-XR/SSM engine that produces enough power to reach a top speed of 100 mph. The engine compartment featured two hatches that opened wide. With the port engine forward, the big-block motors were mounted on blue-painted L-angles that were through-bolted to the stringers.
According to the manufacturer, the hull and deck of the 35 Lighting were hand laid with multidirectional fiberglass, high-density coring and interplastic vinyl ester resin. Coring was included in high-stress areas in the hull and lifting strakes to provide additional strength.
The interior of the Fountain Mercury 35 Lightning is more inviting than that of the older models mostly because of the richer colors of the cockpit and cabin. Fountain Powerboats created for the 35 Lighting a more comfortable U shape lounge that makes people to spend more time in the cabin. The galley is on the port side of the boat followed by an enclosed head locker. In the cockpit the rear bench has tree bolster seats whit headrests built in the engine hatches. The Livorsi Marine gauges are set in carbon-fiber panels to match the boat’s paint. Latham Marine provided the helm and full hydraulic steering.
The 35 Lighting provides a very fast ride whit a top speed of 100 mph. The acceleration is quite good: accelerating from 30 mph to 50 mph takes 7.2 seconds and from 40 mph to 60 mph 8.9 seconds. At 70 mph the boat stays securely hooked up even through several arcing turns. In slalom turns at 40 and 50 mph, the boat transitioned seamlessly from side to side. A big deal for the driver and the passengers of the 35 Lighting is the windshield that actually deflects the wind at all speeds making it easy to talk.
The Fountain Mercury 35 Lightning is a well balanced boat providing a soft ride for its passengers.
The Formula 35 Lighting is a boat that offers everything you can dream from a boat: great top speed, the latest technology, performance and fine interior.
Standard Anchor locker Batteries, twin, heavy duty/jumper cables and receptacle Bilge blowers, (2) Bolster seats w/electric drop down Cabin lighting Carpeting, cockpit, customized w/embroidered Fountain logo Cockpit cover, form fitted Compass, electronic digital Depth gauge Engine mounts, heavy duty plate Fire extinguisher, automatic Fuel tanks, heavy duty, baffled, 3/16" thick aluminum; foamed, glassed & bolted in position w/stainless steel pickups, 164 gal. total capacity Galley w/sink and cold water pressure system 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 Horns, electric Instrumentation, heavy duty Livorsi gauges w/integrated warning lights, GPS speedometer Rails, bow and stern, 316L stainless steel, thru-bolted Sea strainers Slimline cleats, pop-up with deck bezels Stereo, marine AM/FM/CD w/four marine speakers Super ventilated positive lift hull, twin step Throttles, billet race Trim switch on throttles V-Berth w/ electronic extension Windshield, wrap around Anchor, custom polished stainless steel, integrated w/mounting bracket in bow locker Battery switches, two, parallel, explosion proof Bilge pumps, two, 12 volt DC, 1200 GPH automatic/manual pump Bow lights, pop-up with deck bezels Cabin, customized Cockpit billet accents include: seat legs, cockpit rails, speaker covers, & step pads Cockpit seating, 2 bolsters with rear bench or 5 bolsters (2 front & 3 rear) Dash with monster gauges; carbon fiber, color coordinated throttles, gauge rims, bezels, wheel hub & steering wheel Engine compartment w/lighting & motorized hatch Engine room billet accents includes: battery box w/ chrome engraved step pad, fender holders, hatch rams, water fills (blue only), trim pump caps, motor well panel, sea strainer, & drive line cover Fresh water flush Fuel vapor detector Graphics, standard selection Head, with VacuFlush, enclosed fiberglass Hour meter Propellers, stainless steel to match engine and drive package Rubrail with stainless steel insert Sirius satellite radio (tuner & antenna) Steering, heavy duty hydraulic, offshore hi-performance w/dual pumps, tie bar, external Sun deck, upholstered over engine hatch w/bolt logo Swim ladder, fold down off transom w/ integral fiberglass cover Trim indicators, mechanical for drives and tabs Trim tabs, heavy duty hydraulic, offshore hi-performance Windshield frame, powder coated
Optional Bimini top w/front & side enclosures CE certification kit Deck graphics Faired engine compartment Hatch, colored mirror with logo Oscillating fans in cabin (2) Pop-up stainless steel bow light Shipping cradle Shower, transom (fresh water) Storage cover over gunwale
LOA: 35 ft. (10.67 m) Beam: 8 ft. & 6 in. (2.6 m) Weight, Dry: 8,600 lbs (3,901 kg) Fuel Capacity: 160 gal (606 l) Freshwater Capacity: 13 gal (49 l) Draft w/Drive Down: 35 in. (0.9 m) Recommended Power: Twin Staggered Mercury 525 EFI w/Bravo 1-XR/SSM Optional Power:
Twin Mercury 425 HP 496 MPI MAG w/Bravo I-XR/SSM
Twin Mercury 525 EFI w/Bravo I-XR/SSM
Twin Mercury 600 SCI w/Bravo I-XR/SSM
Speed: 86.89+ knots (100+ mph) Hull Warranty: 6 Years Cruise (Fuel) at 52 knots (60 mph): 52 gph WOT (Fuel) w/Twin 525 Mercury: 90 gph at 86.89 knots (100 mph) Maximun Cruising Range: 166 miles at 90% capacity