2007 Fountain Mercury 48 Express Cruiser

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It’s all about speed and comfort

Sometimes dreams can seem hopelessly unattainable because those exotic ports of call and remote islands always seem to be out of reach in most conventional cruising yachts. Not in a Fountain 48 Express Cruiser.

Powered by triple 480 hp, fuel-efficient diesel engines, you can cruise at an astonishing 43.44 knots (50 mph) while attaining one-plus mile per gallon. Open up the throttles and run up to 55.61 knots (64 mph). The 48 is also available with twin 480 diesels which will run 43.44 knots (50+ mph), which is still dramatically faster than the competition. If gas engines appeal to you three Mercury 525’s with Bravo III XR drives will cruise at 43.44 knots (50 mph) with a top end of 60.82 knots (70 mph). Further, the 48 EC’s 12-foot beam provides the perfect combination of smooth ride and stable platform. Underneath the 48 provides you with the luxury that you would expect from a world class yacht. Like all Fountains, this classic was born of the brutal world of offshore racing. It means simply that this one performs like a champ.


Fountain Mercury 48 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 locker
Dockside water pressure inlet with regulator
Dockside waste pump-out fittings
Stainless steel thru-hull fittings
Swim platform with ladder
Windshield, full frame wrap around

Engine Compartment & Bilge
Triple Yanmar 6LY2A-STP’s with Arneson surface piercing drives, trim indicators and stainless steel propellers
Trim tabs-heavy duty with indicators
7.6 kW Diesel generator w/instrument panel and sound enclosure
Heavy duty adjustable engine mounts with vibration isolators
Fuel filters for engines and generator
Power assist hydraulic steering system with dual pumps
Coolant recovery system for engines and generator
Sea Strainers-stainless steel
Stainless steel exhaust system w/silencers
Automatic bilge pumps-(4) engine room (2) forward
Engine room diaphragm keel pumps (2)
Shower sump pumps forward (2)
Automatic pressurized fresh water system
Bow thruster
Carbon Monoxide detector
Anchor and windlass
Navigation lights
Flush mount stainless steel electric horns
High speed flush mount compass with light
Engine room bilge water monitor
Visual and audible engine alarm system
Quarter turn seavalves on below waterline thru-hulls

Salon And Galley
L-shaped sofa with seating for 4
Cherry table in cabin
Removable table
Air conditioning w/reverse cycle heating, digital control and integrated air vents
LCD 17 in. TV with surround sound and subwoofer, stereo with DVD & CD player
Carpeting and suspended vinyl headliner
Pleated draperies
Cherry framed mirror
Stainless steel port lights with screen
Designer switches and receptacles
Telephone outlet
Master and Guest Heads
High gloss fiberglass finish shower
Fluorescent task lighting
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 hatches
Under counter pantry storage
Microwave oven
Refrigerator/Freezer upright, 120/12 volt
Two burner glass top electric stove
Medicine cabinet with mirror and storage
VacuFlush marine toilet systems with tank monitor
Exhaust fans in heads
Stainless sink with storage cabinet below

Fountain Mercury 48 Express Cruiser

Hard Top with courtesy lights, VHF antenna and omnidirectional TV antenna
Canvas, front, side and aft enclosure
Removable cockpit carpet
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
Rear lounge seat converts to sundeck with electric/hydraulic actuator
Engine hatch with electric/hydraulic actuator and electrically raised storage area for table
Integrated engine air vents
Air conditioning
Courtesy lighting
Custom locking cabin entry way
Transom shower with hot and cold faucet
Transom walk through door to swim platform
Seating for 8-10
Recessed aluminum cup holders
Diamond plate center floorboard in engine compartment
High density foil backed insulation for soundproofing
Water heater-20 gal stainless steel
Twin VacuFlush 18 gal waste tanks
12 volt vapor-proof lighting and 120V AC weather proof receptacle

Lighting And Electrical
Main electrical distribution panel with magnetic type circuit breakers for 120/240 VAC and 12VDC, generator remote, volt-amp digital gauges, fresh water tank gauge
DC Battery panel with engine and generator disconnect switches
Battery parallel system
Four heavy duty marine batteries with custom cast hold down brackets
Battery charger, automatic 50 Amp
Sealed 4D battery with separate charger for windlass and bow thruster
Bonding system with zinc anode protection
50 Amp 120/240 Volt AC shore inlet
Cable TV-Telephone inlet
50 foot, 50 Amp shoreline cord
Reverse polarity indicator
U.L. listed pre-tinned boat cable
120VAC GFCI protected receptacles
12VDC lighting with 120VAC galley light
Galvanic Isolator
Shorepower, AC / Heat 120V
Generator, 5.0 gas or 5KW diesel

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

Fountain Mercury 48 Express Cruiser

Forward Master Stateroom
Carpeting and vinyl headliner
Upholstered valances with accent lighting
Queen mattress with comforter and pillows
Mirror headboard with reading lights
Padded hullsides and aft bulkheads
15 in. LCD TV with stereo, CD & DVD player
Overhead hatch with screen
Telephone outlet
Air conditioning w/reverse cycle heating and digital control
Dresser and cedar lined hanging locker with light

Aft Guest Cabin
Carpeting and vinyl headliner
Double size berth with comforter and pillows
Padded headboard with reading lights
10 in. LCD TV with DVD player
Ducted air conditioning/heating
Cedar lined locker

Master And Guest Heads
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, hour meters, fuel gauges (3) 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
Stereo/CD with 4 speakers
VHF Radio with antenna mount
Bolster, electric side by side at helm
12 volt power outlet
High speed compass with light
Power steering with 12 in. padded stainless steel steering wheel


Billet, step pads/wheel hub
Bow light, pop up, stainless steel
CE certification kit
Cockpit refrigerator (replaces icemaker)
Fresh water flush (gas engine only)
Hour Meter
Overboard discharge
Remote spotlight on bow or hard top
Shipping cradle
Sirius satellite radio
Teak and holly cabin floor
Teak cockpit floor

Fountain Mercury 48 Express Cruiser


LOA: 48 ft. & 6 in. (14.78 m)
LOA w/Extended Platform: 51 ft. (15.5 m)
Beam: 12 ft. (3.66 m)
Weight, Dry: 24,000 lbs (10,886 kg)
Fuel Capacity: 470 gal (1,779 l)
Freshwater Capacity: 80 gal (303 l)
Holding tank: 36 gal (136 l)
Draft w/Drive Down: 46 in. (1.2 m)
Deadrise: 22 degrees
Cabin Headroom: 6 ft. & 5 in. (1.96 m)
Sleeping Capacity: 4
Recommended Power: Triple 480 Cummins w/Twin Disc Surface Drives
Speed: 55.61 knots (64 mph)
Hull Warranty: 6 Years
Cruise (Fuel) at 43.44 knots (50 mph): 36 gph
WOT (Fuel) w/480 Cummins: 72 gph at 55.61 knots (64 mph)
Maximun Cruising Range: 588 miles at 90% capacity

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