Fast, agile and sporty, the Fountain 38 Lightning dominates the water with its sleek hull design and potent engines.

This award winning ultra-performance boat is all about speed, featuring Reggie Fountain’s legendary pad keel, notched transom and Positive Lift hull. Power comes from twin Mercury 525s engines which can propel you to a mind-blowing speed of 96+ mph. Moreover, when equipped with the 700s with NXT1 gimbals and No. 6 uppers and lowers, the Fountain 38 Lightning can exceed 114 mph.

Among the standard features offered by the Fountain 38 Lightning you’ll find an anchor locker, bilge blowers, bow lights, cockpit billet accents, heavy-duty 3/16" thick aluminum fuel tanks and a fuel vapor detector.

On the other hand, the list of optional features includes bolsters, external mufflers, integrated transom steering, an Isotta Aria steering wheel and a 14” Flat Screen TV.

Hit the jump for more information on the Fountain 38 Lightning.

  • 2014 Fountain 38 Lightning
  • Year:
    2014
  • Engine:
    Twin Staggered Mercury 525
  • Energy:
    Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
  • Top Speed:
    96 mph

Overview

2014 Fountain 38 Lightning Exterior
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Decades of Shock and Awe on the race course have come down to this: a dominating legacy slickly packaged as the 38 Lightning, an ultra-performance boat that has won numerous world and national championships.

Powerboat Magazine named it the 2007 Offshore Boat of the Year! Now—believe it or not—not only battle tested, but newly improved.

Start with Reggie Fountain’s legendary pad keel, notched transom, and Positive Lift hull. Add staggered engines to move the center of gravity down toward the keel where it does the most good.

2014 Fountain 38 Lightning Exterior
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Power it with twin Mercury 525s through Bravo I XR drives with Short Sport Masters and ITS gimbals and hit 96+ mph. Choose 700s with NXT1 gimbals and No. 6 uppers and lowers and you have a rocket sled exceeding 114 mph.

Remember Fountain hulls are extremely efficient – this means less drag and incredible savings at the pump!

If your looking for the latest technology at the best value, look no further—Fountain is the only choice.

2014 Fountain 38 Lightning Standard Equipment:

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• 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 Line Cover
• Fire Extinguisher, Automatic
• Fresh Water Flush
• Fuel Tanks - Heavy-Duty 3/16" Thick Aluminum (Foamed, Glassed & Bolted in Position) w/ SS Pickups - 180 gal Total Capacity
• 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
• Rubrail w/ SS Insert
• Satellite Radio - Sirius or XM
• Sea Strainers
• Seating - Bolster Seats w/ Electric Drop Down
• Shrink Wrap
• Slimline Cleats - Pop-Up w/ Deck Bezels
• Staggered Engines
• 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 38 Lightning Optional Equipment:

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• Bimini Top
• Bimini Top w/ Enclosures
• Bolsters, Two / Three Rear
• CE Certification
• External Mufflers, Fulltime
• External Mufflers, Switchable
• Fans, Oscillating (2) In Cabin
• Gel Color - Hullsides
• Hatch, Colored Mirror w/ Logo
• Head w / Overboard Discharge
• Heads Up Drive/Tab Indicator
• Integrated Transom Steering, ITS
• Lights, Docking
• Mercury Engine Color
• Shipping Cradle
• Shore Power / Charger EU
• Shore Power / Charger US
• Shower, Transom
• Ski Eye
• Steering Wheel - Isotta 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

2014 Fountain 38 Lightning Drivetrain
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LOA: 38’ / 11.58 m
Beam: 8’6" / 2.6 m
Weight, Dry: 9,800 lbs.* / 4,455 kgs
Fuel Capacity: 180 gals. / 681 L
Freshwater Capacity: 13 gals. / 49 L
Draft w/ Drive Down: 35" / 0.9 m
Recommended Power: Twin Staggered Mercury 525 EFI w/ Bravo 1-XR/SSM/ITS
Speed: 96 mph
Cruise (Fuel) at 60 mph: 50 gph
Miles per Gallon: 1.2
WOT (Fuel) w/Twin 525 Mercury: 90 gph at 96 mph
Maximum Cruising Range: 194 miles at 90% capacity
Hull Warranty: 2 years
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