2014 Fountain 48 Express Cruiser

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The Fountain 48 Express Cruiser is a comfy, stylish and fast yacht that was especially created for the most demanding customers. It is offered with a choice of three types of engines. Namely two 480 Cummins diesels, three MerCruiser 525s and Bravo III XR units, and triple 480 hp diesel engines.

In terms of comfort, the yacht’s master stateroom features a pedestal berth flanked by matching couches.

The Fountain 48 Express Cruiser comes with a practical bathroom which is fitted with a VacuFlush MSD, shower, molded Corian sink and plenty of storage places.

You also get standard AC, LCD TVs, a cherry wood cabin table, a carbon monoxide detector, a fresh water system, a microwave, a refrigerator / Freezer ( 120/12 volt Upright) and a power assisted hydraulic steering system.

Hit the jump for more information on the Fountain 48 Express Cruiser.


Fountain 48 Express Cruiser

High on every yachtsman’s wish list is a magic carpet that can take you from the humdrum to Heaven. A magnificent yacht with all the luxurious comforts of a Palm Beach condo and the feisty spirit of a Formula One race car. Til now, it was a pipe dream. With the incredible Fountain 48 Express Cruiser, it is a dream come true.

Imagine, if you will, a pleasure palace powered by two 480 Cummins diesels. It will top out at 51 and cruise at 42 getting 1.7 mpg. And, if you fancy the punch of gas, the 48EC powered by three MerCruiser 525s and Bravo III XR drives will still let you cruise at 50 and then top out at searing 63-mph.

Wait! It gets better. With triple 480 hp diesel engines it will allow you to cruise…cruise, mind you…at 50-mph—while barely sipping fuel: a little over one mile per gallon. Advance the throttles and power out to the islands at 63-mph. Power and speed aren’t the only stories: the 48’s 12-foot beam gives you the perfect combination of smooth ride and stable comfort. Remember, this yacht’s heritage comes from the brutal world of offshore racing and Reggie Fountain’s many championships. That’s why he designed it the way he did.

The master stateroom has a pedestal berth flanked by matching couches. The bathroom offers VacuFlush MSD, shower, molded Corian sink, and lots of stowage for towels and accessories. It is completely private. There also is a cedar-lined hanging locker. The master also has a full entertainment center with flat-screen TV, CD, and DVD player.

Guests also are cosseted in luxury in an aft cabin of their own with double berth and bedside table. There is yet another flat-screen TV.

2014 Fountain 48 Express Cruiser Standard Equipment:

Fountain 48 Express Cruiser

• 120VAC GFCI Protected Receptacles
• AC - w/ Reverse Cycle Heating, Digital Control & Integrated Air Vents in Cabin & Cockpit
• Anchor - Custom Polished SS w/ Chrome Windlass & Storage Locker
• Batteries (4) - Heavy-Duty Marine w/ Custom Cast Hold Down Brackets
• Battery - Sealed Group 31AGM w/ Separate Charger for Windlass & Bow Thruster
• Battery Charger (2) - Automatic (30 Amp)
• Battery Parallel System
• Bilge Pumps - Automatic, Engine Room (4) & Forward (1)
• Boat Cable - U.L. Listed Pre-Tinned
• Bonding System w/ Zinc Anode Protection
• Bow Rail
• Bow Thruster
• Cabin - Custom Locking Entry Way
• Cabin - Double Berth w/ Comforter & Pillows, Cedar Lined Locker, Ducted AC/ Heat, Carpeting, Vinyl Headliner, Padded Headboard w/ Reading Lights
• Cabin Table - Cherry Wood (Removable)
• Cable TV & Telephone Inlet
• Canvas Enclosure - Front, Side & Aft Drop Curtain w/ Roll Up Door
• Carbon Monoxide Detector - Alarm in Cabin
• Cleats - Stern (2 Pop_Up), Midship (4), Forward (2)
• Cockpit - Courtesy Lights, LED Vaporproof
• Cockpit Carpet - Removable
• Compass - High Speed Flush Mount w/ Light
• DC Battery Panel w/ Engine & Generator 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 / Hydraulic Actuator & Electrically Raised Storage Area for Table
• Engine Mounts - Heavy-Duty Adjustable w/ Vibration Isolators
• Engine Room - SS Exhaust System, Quarter Turn Sea Valves on Below Waterline Thru-Hulls
• Engine Room - Bilge Water Monitor
• Engine Room - Diaphragm Keel Pumps (2)
• Engine Room Lights
• Engines & Generator - Coolant Recovery System
• Fire Extinguishing System - Automatic (Engine Room w/ Dash Monitor), Diesel Models (Automatic Engine & Generator Shutdown)
• Foredeck Walkway - Safety Patterned Non-Skid
• Forward Cabin - Overhead Hatch w/ Screen, Padded Hullsides and Aft Bulkheads, Telephone Outlet
• Forward Cabin - Queen Mattress w/ Comforter & Pillows, Dresser & Cedar Lined Hanging Locker w/ Light, Mirrored Headboard w/ Reading Lights
• Forward Cabin - Upholstered Valances w/ Accent Lighting, Carpeting & Vinyl Headliner
• Fresh Water System - Automatic Pressurized
• Fuel Tanks (3) - Baffled Heavy-Duty 3/16" Thick Aluminum (Foamed, Glassed & Bolted in Position) w/ SS Pickups - 550 gal Total Capacity
• Fuel Valves & Filters - Engines & Generator
• Fuel Vapor Detector
• Galley - Corian Countertop, Polished Stainless Sink w/ chrome faucet, Dish & Storage Lockers, Silverware Storage, Under Counter Pantry Storage
• Galley - Microwave, Refrigerator / Freezer ( 120/12 volt Upright), 2 Burner Glasstop Electric Stove, Fluorescent Task Lighting - 1110 VAC
• Galvanic Isolator
• Generator - 9.0 kW Diesel w/ Instrument Panel & Sound Enclosure
• Hard Top w/ Courtesy Lights, VHF Antenna & Omnidirectional TV Antenna
• Hardtop Grab Rail, Side Mount
• Head - Enclosed High Gloss Fiberglass, VacuFlush Marine Toilet w/ Tank Monitor, Stand Up Shower, SS Portlight w/ Screen
• Head - Exhaust Fan
• Head - Stainless Sink w/ Storage Cabinet Below, Medicine Cabinet w/ Mirror & Storage, Lighting (Overhead & Mirror)
• Head - VacuFlush (18 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, Hour Meters, Fuel Gauges (3), 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
• Lighting - 12VDC LED w/ 120VAC Galley Light
• Lights - Navigation
• Main Electrical Distribution Panel - Magnetic Type Circuit Breakers for 120/240 VAC & 12VDC, Generator Remote, Volt-Amp Digital Gauges, Fresh Water Tank Gauge
• Propellers - SS
• Reverse Polarity Indicator
• Rubrail w/ SS Insert
• Safety & Operation Manual
• Salon - L-Shaped Sofa w/ Seating for 4, Removable Table, Carpeting & Suspended Vinyl Headliner, Pleated Draperies, Cherry Framed Mirror, Telephone Outlet
• Salon - SS Portlight w/ Screen, Overhead Hatch w/ Screen, Low Voltage LED Overhead Lighting w/ Toe Kick Accent Lights
• Sea Strainers - Custom SS High Speed
• Seating (Helm Bolster) - Electric Side-by-Side
• Shore Power System - 240V
• Shore Power w/ AC / Heat, US or European
• Shoreline Cord - 50 foot, 50 Amp
• Shower Sump Pump - Forward
• Shrink Wrap
• Steering - Power Assist Hydraulic System w/ Dual Pumps & Padded SS Steering Wheel (12")
• Super Ventilated Positive Lift Hull - Twin Step
• Swim ladder - Swim Platform (3-Step)
• Thru-Hull Fittings - Stainless Steel
• Transom - Walk Through Door to Swim Platform
• Transom Shower w/ Hot & Cold Faucet
• Trim Tabs - Hydraulic (Heavy-Duty)
• TV (Aft Cabin) - 15" LCD w/ DVD Player
• TV (Master Stateroom) - 19" LCD w/ Stereo, CD & DVD player
• TV (Salon) - 19" LCD w/ Surround Sound & Sub-Woofer, Stereo w/ DVD & CD player)
• VHF Radio w/ Antenna Mount
• Water Heater - Stainless Steel (20 gal)
• Wet Bar - Cockpit w/ Storage, Sink, Faucet & Ice Maker
• Windshield - Full Frame Wrap Around
• Windshield Wipers & Washers

2014 Fountain 48 Express Cruiser Optional Equipment:

Fountain 48 Express Cruiser

• Canvas, Aft Cockpit Fastback
• CE Certification
• Cherry Companion Way Steps
• Cockpit Refrigerator
• Cockpit Table, Corian
• Depth Gauge
• Fans, Oscillating In Cabin
• Fresh Water Washdown
• Gel Color - Hullsides
• Head w / Overboard Discharge
• Jumper Cables & Receptacle
• Light, Add’l Top Mnt Deck
• Lights, Docking
• Prop Stow w / Props ( 2 )
• Shipping Cradle
• Spotlight, Remote
• Steering Wheel - Issota Aria
• Stereo Upgrade # 1
• Teak & Holly Cabin Sole
• Teak & Holly Cockpit Sole
• Underwater Lights
• Valve Cover, Chrome Triple
• Valve Cover, Chrome Twin


Fountain 48 Express Cruiser
EngineTwin 480 Cummins ASD 8 Drives
Triple 480 Cummins ASD 8 Drives
LOA:48’ 6" / 14.78
LOA w/ Extended Platform:51’ / 15.5 m
Beam:12’ / 3.66 m
Weight, Dry:24,000 lbs / 10,886 kgs
Fuel Capacity:470 gallons / 1,779 L
Freshwater Capacity:80 gallons / 303 L
Holding Tank:36 gallons / 136 L
Cabin Headroom:6’ 5" / 1.96 m
Sleeping Capacity:4
Draft with Drives Down:46" / 1.2 m
Recommended Power:Triple 480 Cummins w/Twin Disc Surface Drives
Speed:64 mph
Cruise (Fuel) at 50 mph:36 gph
Miles per Gallon:1.4
WOT (Fuel) w/480 Cummins:72 gph at 64 mph
Maximum Cruising Range:588 miles at 90% capacity
Hull Warranty:2 years

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