With the introduction of our Super Ventilated Positive Lift running surface there isn't a V-bottom pleasure boat on the water that can keep pace with a Fountain. Competitors have tried to copy our designs, but failed because they lack the racing know-how and years of experience and dedication to R&D to make it work.
The speedometer doesn't lie. Across the board, our boats are 10 to 20 percent faster with better handling and a smoother, safer ride than rivals. The deadrise and longitudinal angles of the running surface must be perfectly matched to the steps to create the proper angle of attack and to help aerate the bottom.
Additionally, Fountain pioneered the notched transom and pad keel, which allows elevated drive heights without sacrificing control, low-end torque or midrange pulling power. Our notched transom design also provides more trim leverage, which allows you to dial in the optimum ride at any given speed for maximum efficiency and comfort.
At Fountain, we spend painstaking hours fine-tuning the weight placement of all our boats for optimum performance. A well designed, properly balanced hull requires less horsepower to propel it through the water and, whether you're running 35 or 95 mph, there's less demand on the drivetrain, which is one reason why maintenance is lower in a Fountain.
Finally, a properly setup boat distributes the G-forces where they can be handled best, placing less strain on any specific area of the boat and, subsequently, the occupants inside. Ask anyone, driving a Fountain is a positively uplifting experience.