2014 Fountain 42 Lightning

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Featuring a sporty hull design that won many championships, the Fountain 42 Lightning has managed to break the world speed record not less than eight times.

Thanks to its racy DNA, the Fountain 42 Lightning can deal effortless with anything you ask of it. It comes with twin staggered Mercury 525 EFI W/ Bravo 1-XR/SSM/ITS engines which sit close to each other keeping the center of gravity low, down along the keel.

Fire it up and it will reward you with speeds of up to 88 Mph. It is also worthy of being mentioned that the Fountain 42 Lightning delivers a maximum cruising range of 300 miles at 90 % capacity.

Among the standard equipments offered by the boat you’ll find an anchor locker, bilge blowers, bow lights, cockpit billet accents, and a fire extinguisher.

Hit the jump for more information on the Fountain 43 Lightning.

Overview

Fountain 42 Lightning

Remember this hull?

If you were on another boat, it’s the one that left your jaw on your chest as it roared past. The 42 Lightning is the most illustrious race boat in history, winning more world and national championships than any other V-bottom in world history. It shattered the world speed record eight times with the fastest two-way average of 171.883 mph. It has done more than just win, it has totally dominated race courses over the past two decades.

Fountain 42 Lightning

It all started with Bob Nordskog’s Powerboat Special in the mid 1980s and continued under such stellar marques as Ohio Steel, Ocean Spray, Rio Roses, Pier 57 and Yachts International. The 42 comes with a staggered engine set-up that brings the propellers close together, keeping the center of gravity low, down along the keel where it works best.

Fountain 42 Lightning

With a pair of Mercury 525 EFIs, the 42 will hit speeds up to 88+ mph. Insert twin 700 Mercurys with NXT1 gimbals and No. 6 uppers and lowers to dart up to 105mph. Try Mercury 850s and get an eye-watering 120mph. Still not satisfied? Bolt in the Mercury 1075s and blast into the stratosphere at more than 130mph.

Own a proven part of history, the 42 Lightning is the best value that money can buy!

2014 Fountain 42 Lightning Standard Equipment:

Fountain 42 Lightning

• Anchor Locker - Recessed in Foredeck
• Anchor w/ Mounting Bracket in Bow Locker
• Batteries (2) - Heavy-Duty w/ Jumper Cables & Receptacle
• Battery Switches (2) - Parallel, Explosion-Proof
• Bilge Blowers (2)
• Bilge Pumps (2) - 12 Volt DC, 1200 GPH Automatic / Manual Pump
• Bow Lights - Pop-Up w/ Deck Bezels
• Cabin - Customized
• Cockpit Billet Accents - Seat Legs, Cockpit Rails, Speaker Covers & Step Pads
• Cockpit Carpeting - Customized w/ Embroidered Fountain logo
• Cockpit Cover - Form Fitted Including Windshield (Upgraded Material)
• Cockpit Seating - 2 Bolsters w/ Rear Bench
• Construction - Hand Laid Composite Hull & Deck w/ Multi-Directional Fiberglass and High Density Coring & Interplastic Vinylester Resin
• Construction - Hull & Deck Laminated, Thru-Bolted, Screwed & Sealed Toghether w/ Heavy-Duty Marine Sealant/ Adhesive
• Dash w/ Monster Gauges - Carbon Fiber Glovebox Lid & Surround w/ Color Coordinated Throttles, Gauge Rims, Bezels, Wheel Hub & Steering Wheel
• Depth Gauge
• Engine Compartment - Motorized Hatch
• Engine Room Billet Accents - Battery Box w/ Chrome Engraved Step Pad, Fender Holders, Hatch Rams, Water Fills (Blue Only), Trim Pump Caps, Motor Well Panel, Sea Strainer & Drive Shaft
• Fire Extinguisher, Automatic
• Fresh Water Flush
• Fuel Tanks - Heavy-Duty 3/16" Thick Aluminum (Foamed, Glassed & Bolted in Position) w/ SS Pickups - 328 gal Total Capacity (240 gal Tank & (2) 35 gal Saddle Tanks)
• Fuel Vapor Detector
• Galley - Sink & Cold Water Pressure System
• Graphics - Standard Selection
• Head - Enclosed w/ Porta Potti
• Horns - Electric
• Hour Meter
• Ice Chest - Built in Insulated
• Instrumentation - Heavy-Duty Livorsi Gauges w/ Integrated Warning Lights, GPS Speedometer & Screen Display - Vessel View
• Propellers - SS to Match Engine & Drive Package
• Rails - Bow & Stern, 316L SS, Thru-Bolted
• Satellite Radio - Sirius or XM
• Sea Strainers
• Seating - Bolster Seats w/ Electric Drop Down
• Shrink Wrap
• Slimline Cleats - Pop-Up w/ Deck Bezels
• Steering - Heavy-Duty Hydraulic, Offshore Hi-Performance w/ Dual Pumps, Tie Bar (External)
• Stereo - CD Player, Speakers (6) & Amp (1) & Remote
• Sun deck - Upholstered Over Engine Hatch w/ Bolt Logo
• Super Ventilated Positive Lift Hull
• Swim ladder - Transom (Folding) w/ Integrated Fiberglass Cover
• Throttles - Billet Race
• Trim Indicators - Mechanical (Drives & Tabs)
• Trim Switch on Throttles
• Trim Tabs - Hydraulic (Heavy-Duty), Offshore Hi-Performance
• Windshield - Wrap Around
• Windshield - Frame (Powder Coated)

2014 Fountain 42 Lightning Optional Equipment:

Fountain 42 Lightning

• Bimini Top
• Bimini Top w/ Enclosures
• Bolsters, Two / Three Rear
• Cabin Air Condtioning
• CE Certification
• External Mufflers, Fulltime
• External Mufflers, Switchable
• Fans, Oscillating (2) In Cabin
• Gel Color - Hullsides
• Generator, 4 kw 50 Hz Euro
• Generator, 5 kw 60 Hz
• Hatch, Colored Mirror w/ Logo
• Head w / Overboard Discharge
• Heads Up Drive/Tab Indicator
• Lights, Docking
• Mercury Engine Color
• Shipping Cradle
• Shore Power / Charger EU
• Shore Power / Charger US
• Shower, Transom
• Ski Eye
• Steering Wheel - Issota Aria
• Stereo Upgrade # 1
• Stereo Upgrade # 2
• Storage Cover To Chine
• Storage Cover To Gunnel
• TV - 14” Flat Screen w/ DVD
• Water Tank, Add’l 13 gal

Specifications

Fountain 42 Lightning
LOA:42’ / 12.8 m
Beam:8’6" / 2.6 m
Weight, Dry:11,400 lbs.* / 5,182 kgs
Fuel Capacity:328 gals. / 1,241 L
Freshwater Capacity:13 gals. / 49 L
Draft w/ Drive Down:40" / 1.0 m
Recommended Power:Twin Staggered Mercury 525 EFI w/ Bravo 1-XR/SSM/ITS
Speed:88+ mph
Cruise (Fuel) at 58 mph:54 gph
Miles per Gallon:1.1
WOT (Fuel) w/Twin 525 Mercury:90 gph at 88 mph
Maximum Cruising Range:300 miles at 90% capacity
Hull Warranty:2 years

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