We couldn't resist. More than a year in the making, the most legendary high-performance V-bottom to ever hit the water, has a whole new lease on life for 2022. Sporting a next-generation deck, transom, cabin, cockpit and dash, the only thing we didn't update on the 42' Lightning is the boat's time-tested and race proven bottom design. As rivals have learned on racecourses and waterways around the world, you can't beat Fountain's 42' Lightning when it comes to top-end, midrange acceleration and ride control. The boat flat gets it, and is now more user-friendly than ever before. 



Dry Weight




13,400lbs (Estimated)

250 g



Fountain Positive Lift Hull - Double Step

Bonded Deck, Hull and Liner System

Composite Cored - Hi Density Hull Sides/Deck

Composite and FRP Stringer Grid - No Wood




Convenience - Comfort Features - Cockpit

Seating  - Bolster Seats W/Electric Drop Down - Rear Bench

Rails - Bow & Stern, 316SS, Through Bolted

Galley - Sink W/Pressure System

Flooring - Marine Mat - Composite

Cleats - SST - Pull Up - Through Bolted

Engine Compartment - Motorized Hatches

Courtesy Lights - LED - Cockpit Lighting

Cockpit Cover - Form Fitted - Inc. Windshield

Fresh Water Flush System

Washdown - Fresh Water - Transom Mounted

Transom Ladder - Concealed

Dash Components and Instruments

Steering Wheel - Isotta Italian Leather and Polished Stainless

Controls - Merc DTS

Instrumentation - Vessel View 703 

Dash - Polished Finish - LED Push Button Switches

Electronics - Garmin 16" 7616 Multi-Function display

Carbon Fiber Dash, Glove Box Lid & Surround W/Color - Coordinated 

Throttles and Steering Wheel



JL Marine

Remote - Transom Mounted Control - Waterproof

Source Unit - Media Master MM100's

Amplifier - 800/6 & 2 400/4 Watt, Marine Class D (Bridged for Subs)

Speakers, 6-Cockpit, 4 - Cabin  M-Series 8.8 Coaxial

Subwoofers - 2 - M Series - 10", White






Mechanical and Electrical

Tinned Wiring

Trim Tabs - High Performance  - 380 K Planes

Batteries - 2 - HD W/Switches, Jumper Cables and Receptacles

Fuel System - 3/16" Thick HD Aluminum - Diurinal

Power Distribution Panel and Inlet

30 Amp Shore Power Service W/Battery Charger

Bilge Pumps - 1500gph - Auto/Manual

Bilge Blowers - 2

Propellers, Mercury SST, Performance Matched

Steering - HD Hydraulic, Hi-Performance Dual Pumps, Tie Bar

Fire Extinguisher - Automatic

Fuel Vapor Detector

Sea Strainers

Lights - Navigation - LED - SS - Flush Mount

Horn - Electric

Underwater Lights - RGB


Optional Equipment

Paint Hull and Deck

Graphics - Paint

Powdercoat Package - All Rails and Seat Frames

Rear Bolster Seats - In Lieu of Rear Bench

Cabin AC 6,000 BTU

External Mufflers - Full Time

External Mufflers - Switchable

Ski Eye

XM Radio Ready 

Marine Mat Composite Flooring



DUAL Mercury Racing Engines and Sterdrives

Twin - Staggered - 565 EFI - Bravo 1 XR SSM Drives

Twin - Staggered - 860 QC4v - #6 Drives

Twin - Staggered 1100 SCI NXT 1 SSM #6 Drives

Twin - Staggered 1350 QC4v Dry Sump #8 Drives