2014 Fountain 38 Express Cruiser

Posted on by  

Offering first class performances, a wide range of comfort features and many luxury amenities, the new Fountain 38 Express Cruiser has all it needs to be the perfect partner for both short and long journeys.

Compared to the previous model the new Fountain 38 Express Cruiser has received a series of important upgrades and revisions which help it raise the bar even higher in terms of comfort, style and agility.

The boat is backed up by the company’s stepped hull which now features new step locations which make the ride smoother. Moreover, the chine width has been expanded while the deadrise has been reduced thus improving the lateral stability.

The boat is offered with a choice of both diesel and gas engines which deliver maximum speeds of 62 mph and 52 mph, respectively.

Hit the jump for more information on the Fountain 38 Express Cruiser.

Overview

Fountain 38 Express Cruiser

The comforts of a luxury condo. The agility of a sports car. You can’t go wrong.

Reggie Fountain has built a career by improving on success. World champion offshore racer; world class visionary. Reggie’s résumé is the envy of yacht builders everywhere. The 38EC is proof!

But, this is no warmed-over rehash. It has been completely revamped, updated, made brand new again—with all of the attributes that made the original a favorite of adventuresome boaters. Got a yen to visit out-of-the way ports of call? Have a need to do it in grand style? Here’s your boat.

This masterpiece of design and engineering begins with Fountain’s legendary stepped hull. Born on the offshore race course. Built to power through nasty seas at high speed in safety and comfort. Now get the new and improved version with step locations reconfigured to give you an even smoother ride. An expanded chine width and reduced deadrise add lateral stability while opening up the interior space.

Add creature comforts that would please a princess. You’ve got one fantastic package. With twin Mercury HOs, you can expect 60-plus mph. Try that in some wannabe.

It is, all things said, one sweet package. From Fountain.

2014 Fountain 38 Express Cruiser Standard Equipment:

Fountain 38 Express Cruiser

• 120V AC Weather Proof Receptacle
• Aft Cabin - Double Size Berth w/ Comforter, Pillows & Padded Headboard, LED Reading Lights, Cedar Lined Locker, Carpeting & Vinyl Headliner
• Anchor - Custom Polished SS w/ Chrome Windlass & Storage Locker
• Batteries (2) w/ Switches - Custom Heavy-Duty Mounting Brackets & Battery Charger (30 Amp)
• Battery Parallel System
• Bilge Pumps (3)
• Bimini Top - Includes Aft Arch Extension
• Boat Cable - U.L. Listed Pre-Tinned
• Bonding System w/ Zinc Anode Protection
• Bow Rail
• Cabin Interior - Dark Cherry Wood Trim
• Cabin Table - Cherry Wood (Removable)
• Cable TV & Telephone Inlet
• Carbon Monoxide Detector - Cabin
• Cleats - Stern (2 Pop_Up), Midship (4), Forward (2)
• Cockpit - Custom, Locking Cabin Entry Way
• Cockpit - Recessed Cup Holders
• Cockpit - Stereo Speakers w/ Remote to Salon System
• Cockpit - U-Shaped Lounge w/ Removable Table (Seats 8 - 10)
• Cockpit Carpet - Removable
• Compass - High Speed w/ Light
• Control Station - 12 Volt Power Outlet
• DC Battery Panel w/ Engine Disconnect Switches
• Dockside Waste Pump-Out Fittings
• Dockside Water Pressure Inlet w/ Regulator
• Engine Air Vents - Integrated
• Engine Alarm System - Visual & Audible
• Engine Hatch - Electric Actuator
• Engine Mounts - Heavy-Duty Adjustable w/ Vibration Isolators
• Engine Room - Bilge Water Monitor
• Engine Room Lights
• Engines - Coolant Recovery System
• Exhaust System - Stainless Steel w/ Silencers
• Fire Extinguishing System - Automatic (Engine Room w/ Dash Monitor), Diesel Models (Automatic Engine & Generator Shutdown)
• Foredeck Walkway - Safety Patterned Non-Skid
• Forward Cabin - Large Mattress w/ Comforter & Pillows, Dresser & Cedar Lined Hanging Locker w/Light
• Forward Cabin - Mirrored Headboard w/ Reading Lights, Carpeting, Vinyl Headliner & Upholstered Valances w/ Accent Lighting
• Forward Cabin - Overhead Deck Hatch, Padded Hullside & Aft Bulkheads
• Fresh Water System - Automatic Pressurized
• Fuel Filters for Engines
• Fuel Tanks - Baffled Heavy-Duty 3/16" Thick Aluminum (Foamed, Glassed & Bolted in Position) w/ SS Pickups - 296 gal Total Capacity
• Fuel Vapor Detector
• Galley - Corian Countertop, Polished Stainless Sink w/ Chrome Faucet, Microwave & Refrigerator / Freezer, Single Burner Glasstop Electric Stove
• Galley - Dish & Storage Lockers, Silverware Storage, Under Counter Pantry Storage, Fluorescent Task Lighting
• Galvanic Isolator
• Grab Rail, Arch, Side Mount
• Head - Enclosed Fiberglass, VacuFlush Marine Toilet w/ Tank Monitor, Stand Up w/ Shower, Exhaust Fan, SS Portlight w/ Screen
• Head - Medicine Cabinet w/ Mirror & Storage, Stainless Sink w/ Storage Cabinet Below, Lighting (Overhead & Mirror)
• Head - VacuFlush (11 gal Waste Tank)
• Helm - Fountain Custom Layout Dash w/ Full Engine Instrumentation, Drive & Trim Tab Indicators, Throttles w/ Drive Trim Switch on Handle, Tab & Drive Switches on Dash
• Helm - GPS Speedometer, Fuel Gauges w/ Low Fuel Warning Lights, Audible & Visual Engine Alarm System, Digital Depth Gauge, Neutral Safety Lockout, Systems Switch Panel & Windlass Remote Control
• Horns - Electric, SS
• Lazarette Storage Locker for Fenders & Lines
• Lights - Navigation
• Main Electrical Distribution Panel - Magnetic Type Circuit Breakers for 120 VAC & 12VDC, Volt, Amp Digital Gauges
• Positive Lift Hull - Twin Step
• Propellers - SS
• Radar arch w/ Courtesy Lights & Omnidirectional TV Antenna
• Reverse Polarity Indicator
• Rubrail w/ SS Insert
• Safety & Operation Manual
• Salon - Low Voltage LED Overhead Lighting w/ Toe Kick Accent Lights, Telephone Outlet, Designer Switches & Receptacles
• Salon - Sofa w/ Storage Beneath, Overhead Hatch w/ Screen, Carpeting & Vinyl Headliner
• Sea Strainers - Custom SS High Speed
• Seating (Helm Bolster) - Electric Side-by-Side
• Seavalves - Quarter Turn on Below Waterline Thru-Hulls
• Shower Sump System
• Shrink Wrap
• Steering - Power Assist Hydraulic System w/ Dual Pumps & Padded SS Steering Wheel (12")
• Stereo - CD Player, Speakers (6) & Amp (1) & Remote
• Telephone Outlet
• Thru-Hull Fittings - Stainless Steel
• Transom - Walk Through Door to Swim Platform
• Transom Shower w/ Hot & Cold Faucet
• Trim Tabs - Heavy-Duty w/ Indicators
• TV - LCD 26" w/ DVD Player in Salon
• Water Heater - Stainless Steel (11 gal)
• Wet Bar - Cockpit w/ Storage, Sink, Faucet & Ice Maker (22 lb)
• Windshield - Full Frame Wrap Around

2014 Fountain 38 Express Cruiser Optional Equipment:

Fountain 38 Express Cruiser

• AC, Cabin 120 Volt
• AC, Cabin 220 Volt
• AC, Cockpit 120 Volt
• AC, Cockpit 220 Volt
• Autopilot, Garmin GHP10
• Autopilot, Second Station
• Autopilot, Wireless Remote
• Bow Rail, Raised w/ Life Line
• Bow Thruster
• Canvas, Aft Cockpit Fastback
• Canvas, Dash Cover
• Canvas, Enclosure Ez2cy
• Canvas, Helm Seat Cover
• CE Certification
• Cockpit Table, Corian
• Depth Gauge
• Electric Reel Outlets
• Fans, Oscillating In Cabin
• Fresh Water Washdown
• Gel Color - Hullsides
• Generator, 4 kw 220 Volt
• Generator, 5 kw 120 Volt
• Hardtop
• Head w / Overboard Discharge
• Jumper Cables & Receptacle
• Light, Add’l Top Mnt Deck
• Lights, Docking
• Radio, XM
• Saltwater Washdown w/ Extra Pump
• Shipping Cradle
• Shore Power / Charger EU
• Shore Power / Charger US
• Spotlight, Remote
• Steering Wheel - Isotta Aria
• Stereo Upgrade # 1
• Teak & Holly Cabin Floor
• Underwater Lights

Specifications

Fountain 38 Express Cruiser
LOA:38’ / 11.58 m
Beam:10’ 6" / 3.2 m
Weight, Dry :15,000 lbs / 6,818 kgs
Fuel Capacity:296 gallons / 1,120 L
Freshwater Capacity:50 gallons / 189 L
Holding Tank:11 gallons / 42 L
Cabin Headroom:6’4" / 1.93 m
Deadrise:19 º
Sleeping Capacity:4
Draft with Drives Down:38” / .97 m
Recommended Power:Gas - Twin 425HP 496HO Mercury w/Bravo III
Diesel - Twin 320 Cummins Bravo III
Speed:Gas - 62 mph
Diesel - 52 mph
Cruise (Fuel) w/425s at 44 mph:34 gph
Miles per Gallon:1.3
Cruise (Fuel) w/320s at 40 mph:18 gph
Miles per Gallon:2.2
WOT (Fuel) w/425 Mercury:70 gph at 62 mph
WOT (Fuel) w/320 Cummins:37 gph at 52 mph
Maximum Cruising Range w/ 425s:333 miles at 90% capacity
Maximum Cruising Range w/ 320s:572 miles at 90% capacity
Hull Warranty:2 years

What is your take?

Back to top