2007 Fountain Mercury 38 Express Cruiser

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Fountain Mercury has melded the performance moxie of an offshore racer with the creature comforts of a condo. Undoubtedly the fastest, most fuel efficient boat in its class, the 38 EC can reach top speeds in excess of 60 Knots with Mercury 525s. Scale back to twin Mercury 425 hp, 496 cu.in. engines and cruise long range at 43-plus knots while still topping out at 52 knots plus.

The cockpit has space and comfort to rival any wide-beam cruiser on the market today. At the helm, two side-by-side drop-down bolster seats put you and your companion in complete control. Opposite, a port-side lounge seat is a perfect spot to catch a few rays. The party moves aft with a large, wrap-around settee-seating six-with removable table and wet bar with ice maker.

Fountain Mercury 38 Express Cruiser

Below decks, the 38EC, with its 10 ft. & 6 in. beam and 6 ft. & 4 in. headroom, includes a master stateroom with a double berth, dresser and a cedar-lined locker. Aft, there is a cabin sleeper with a stand-up head with VacuFlush toilet, sink and shower. The galley features a sink, microwave oven, and fridge/freezer.

The 38EC’s list of standard equipment is extensive. Combine this with an optional genset and AC/heat and you can enjoy boating year round. The 38 has Fountain Mercury’s revolutionary Twin Step Positive Lift hull with notched transom and a pad keel.


Fountain Mercury 38 Express Cruiser

Cleats- (2) "pop-up" stern, (4) midship,
(2) forward
Side mount arch grab rail
Rubrail with stainless steel insert
Custom polished stainless steel anchor with chrome windlass and storage locke
Dockside water pressure inlet with regulator
Dockside waste pump-out fittings
Windshield, full frame wrap around
Stainless steel thru-hull fittings
Swim platform with ladder integral w/ hull

Engine room and blige:
Twin 425-hp 496 cu.in. Mercury w/Bravo One drives
Stainless steel propellers
Trim tabs-heavy duty with indicators
Heavy duty adjustable engine mounts with vibration isolators
Fuel filters for engines
Power assist hydraulic steering system with dual pumps
Coolant recovery system for engines
Sea Strainers-stainless steel
Stainless steel exhaust system w/silencers
Shower sump system
Automatic pressurized fresh water system
Carbon Monoxide detector
Anchor and windlass
Navigation lights
Stainless steel electric horns
Electronic compass with light
Automatic bilge pumps (3)
Engine room bilge water monitor
Visual and audible engine alarm system
Quarter turn seavalves on below waterline thru-hulls

Salon and galley:

Sofa with seating for 4 w/storage beneath
Cherry table in cabin
Removable table
LCD 15" TV w/ built in DVD player
Stereo system AM/FM/CD w/ bridge remote
Carpeting and vinyl headliner
Designer switches and receptacles
Telephone outlet
Low voltage overhead lighting with toe kick accent lights
Corian galley countertop with polished stainless sink and chrome faucet
Dish and storage lockers, silverware storage
Overhead hatch
Under counter pantry storage
Microwave oven
Fluorescent task lighting
Single burner glasstop electric stove

Fountain Mercury 38 Express Cruiser

Radar arch with courtesy lights, omnidirectional TV antenna
Cockpit carpet, removable
Wet bar with sink, faucet and icemaker
Storage below wet bar and seats
Lazarette storage locker for fenders and lines
U shaped lounge with Removable table
Engine hatch with electric actuator
Engine air vents, integrated
Courtesy lighting
Canvas, bimini w/ front and side enclosures
Custom locking cabin entry way
Transom shower with hot and cold faucet
Transom walk through door to swim platform
Seating for 8-10
Stereo speakers w/ remote to salon system
Recessed aluminum cup holders
High density foil insulation for sound proofing
Water heater-10 gal stainless steel
VacuFlush 18 gal waste tank
12 volt vapor-proof lighting and 120V AC weather proof receptacle

Lighting and electrical:
Main electrical distribution panel with magnetic type circuit breakers for 120 VAC and 12VDC, volt, amp digital gauges
DC Battery panel with engine disconnect switches
Battery parallel system
Two heavy duty marine batteries with custom cast hold down brackets
Battery charger, automatic 30 Amp
Generator, 5.0 gas or 5 KW diesel
Bonding system with zinc anode protection
Twin 30Amp 120 VAC shore inlets
Cable TV-Telephone inlet
50 foot, 30 Amp shoreline cord
Reverse polarity indicator
U.L. listed pre-tinned boat cable
Low voltage lighting throughout cabin
Galvanic Isolator
Shorepower with AC/Heat 120V

Safety and navigation:
Automatic fire extinguishing system in engine room with dash monitor-diesel models have automatic engine and generator shutdown
Patterned nonskid safety foredeck walkway
Safety and Operational Manual

Forward master stateroom:
Carpeting and vinyl headliner
Upholstered valances with accent lighting
Large mattress with comforter and pillows
Dresser and cedar lined hanging locker with light
Mirror headboard with reading lights
Padded hullsides and aft bulkheads
Overhead hatch

Aft guest cabin:
Carpeting and vinyl headliner
Double size berth with comforter and pillows
Padded headboard with reading lights
Cedar lined locker

Fountain Mercury 38 Express Cruiser

High gloss fiberglass finish stand up shower
Medicine cabinet with mirror and storage
VacuFlush marine toilet w/tank monitor
Stainless steel portlight with screen
Exhaust fan
Overhead and mirror lighting
Stainless sink with storage cabinet below

Control station:
Fountain custom layout dash with full engine instrumentation, drive and trim tab indicators, throttles with drive trim switch on handle, tab and drive switches on dash, GPS speedometer, fuel gauges with low fuel warning lights, audible and visual engine alarm system, digital depth gauge, neutral safety lockout, systems switch panel, windlass remote control
Electronics area
Bolster, electric side by side at helm
12 volt outlet
Electronic compass with light
Power steering with 12" padded stainless steel steering wheel


Fountain Mercury 38 Express Cruiser

LOA: 37 ft. & 11 in.
Beam: 10 ft. & 6 in.
Weight, dry: 13,500 lbs
Fuel capacity: 296 gal
Draft w/ drive down: 38 in.
Deadrise: 22 degrees
Cabin headroom: 6 ft. & 4 in.
Sleeping capacity: 4
Bridge clearance w/arch: 9 ft.
Recommended power:

  • Gas - Twin 425HP 496HO Mercury w/Bravo 1-X
  • Diesel - Twin 320 Cummins Bravo 3


  • Gas - 53 knots
  • Diesel - 45 knots

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