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2007 Fountain Mercury 35 Lightning

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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”.

Engine

Fountain Mercury 35 Lightning

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.

Exterior


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.

Interior

Fountain Mercury 35 Lightning

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.

Test drive


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.

Conclusion


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.

Fountain Mercury 35 Lightning

Features


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


Specs


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



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