Fountain – 48 Express Cruiser

North Carolina, United States

This Beautiful Black Fountain has the Highly Desirable Cummins Package, Single Head – Large Salon Layout, Full Engine(s) Access, Transom Storage Configuration.  Her Triple 480 Cummings Diesel Engines paired with Arneson 8 Surface drives Propel her 64 MPH!  She has an extremely meticulous owner that has made many upgrades and keeps her overly maintained!

The best way to see/experience this boat is an extended sea trial and possibly overnight stay on board. The Owner has thoroughly enjoyed owning this vessel and was told by the original Fountain salesman, Casey Freeman (now Freeman’s Marine Sales), that it is one of approximately 82 ever produced. This vessel is owned free and clear, and seller may entertain financing with agreeable terms.  

Will complete full detail and second ceramic coating (Roof, Deck, and Hull prior to delivery)

2019 Survey can be provided upon deposit and der diligence period.

Engines 400 hours
Generator 1000 hours



Also offering with the sale:

90 Day Limited Warranty backed by $50,000.00 Escrow Deposit
Seller is 100% confident in the Structural, Electrical, and Mechanical Systems of this Vessel.  Seller personal contact for any assistance, diagnosis, questions, or records.

Yacht Grade Heavy Gauge Clear Vinyl Full Enclosure, Canvas Full Cover & Cockpit Cover

Material, Design, and Embroidery Services for Hats, Men’s Golf Shirts, Towels, Can Koozies, , and Your Boat Name Logo. (6-Hats, 6-Shirts, 6-Towels, and 12-Koozies, 1-Boat Name Logo)
Vector and Raster files for Boat Profile also provided
Dock Lines – (2) 3⁄4” x 25’ – (2) 3⁄4” x 35’, (2) , (4) 1⁄2” x 15’, other assorted
(2) New (tags on) Fatboy Original Floatzac (color matching cockpit vinyl)
(3) Taylor Made 28” Tough End Buoys
(2) Tay,or Made 18” Tough End Bouys
(3) Taylor Made 12” x 34” Fenders,
(2) 24” Taylor Made Stainless Steel Flag Poles w Mounts


(1) 48” Taylor Made Stainless Steel Flag Pole w Mount
(1) Taylor Made Spare Flag Pole Mount
Shurhold Boat Cleaning Kit (Bucket System, Handles (Floating kit), Brushes, Water Blade, etc.)
50’ soft hose with Foam Kit and multiple nozzles
Touch less bin system for feminine sanitary products (in head)
Spare rebuild kit for Head Half Sphere and Main Seal
New Aerator/Sprayer and Stainless hose for Head Shower
New Aerator for Galley Sink


Upgrades and Maintenance:

2023 New Upgraded Fresh Water Pump and new Accumulator
Jabsco Par-Max 3.5 replaced with Par Max HD4
Jabsco Marine Accumulator Tank – 30573-0000 (17psi preload)
Excellent water flow and pressure with no pulsing
2023 Turbo Fuel Filter/Water Separators Flushed, Cleaned, and New Filters
Parker RACOR 30 Micron (RAC 2040N-30) for 900MA Series
2022 New Bow Thruster (Upgrade)
SE80 12vdc replaced with SE100 12vdc (2 year MFG Warranty)
Prepped and Painted Hull, Modified Motor Mount Support
Tunnel is 185t with Dual Propellers
2022 Hull Clean and Inspection, Gear Annual Inspection
Pressure Wash and Bottom Paint Inspection
Pressure Wash and Gear Inspection
2022 Refinish Steering Wheel and E-Gauge Bezels/Trim
Isotta Steering Wheel – remove failing chrome and paint (PPG)
SmartCraft Gauge Bezels/Trim – paint to match steering wheel (PPG)
2022 Rebuild VaccuFlush Vacuum Generator
New Duck Bills and O-Rings
Upgraded Bellows for higher Vacuum Pressure
Installed PVC Straight Couples through Bulkhead (Prevent Hose Collapse)
Installed PVC 90 degree Coupler @ PumpOut Valve (Prevent Hose Collapse)
2022 New Keel Pump (new spare included)
Whale Gulper 220 (BP 1552)
2022 New LED Engine Compartment Lights
(4) Scandvik E-500 LED Engine Room Light (25 watt, 1520 Lumens each)
(Huge improvement over factory CFL’s)

2021 Full Ceramic Coating – Deck, Roof, Hull – Starke Materials
Full Wash and Detail

All STARKE Materials are purchased for Re-Coating

2020 New Air Horn Compressor
Fiamm Model O8210 (Grainger)
2020 Engines Benchmarked by Cummins Marine Service (Tech: Noah Nichols)
Scanned Each Engine
Verified Proper Operation
2020 New Center Drive Shaft (Axles Unlimited, Charlotte, NC)
Competition Marine Shaft (larger Diameter, Booted Spline, Lighter Weight)
No Zerk Fittings on the U-Joints (Sealed Bearings)
7 Year Guarantee
2021 Complete Fluids Change
Setup account with Fleetguard Services for Oil Analysis (Data available & Transfer optional)
Port – Engine, Transmission
Center – Engine, Transmission
Starboard – Engine. Transmission
Generator Engine
REVERSO Pump and Fittings Kit included (all reservoirs have hydraulic hoses & Kwik Connect)
Grease Kit for Starboard and Port Engine U-Joints included
All results show proper break-in and wear.
2021 New Forward Battery and Charger
1370 CCA AGM Marine Battery
NOCO Sealed Battery Charger (Single)
2021 KHOLER Generator Service Kit
Serviced Filters, Belts, Zink, Fluids off board Fuel/Water Separtor
2022 Raw Water Impellor Changed for age (visual Check good 2020, 2021, & 2022)
(Spares included in Plano Dry Storage Box)
2021 Engine Service
Port Belts, Impellor, Filters, Primary Air Thorough Clean
Starboard Belts, Impellor, Filters, Primary Air Thorough Clean
Center Belts, Impellor, Filters, Primary Air Thorough Clean
(Spares in PLANO Dry Storage Box)

2021 Installation of New Raymarine MFD’s (can be mirrored on all HDTV’s)
Raymarine Axiom Pro 12 Real Vision 3D, Autopilot
Remote USB/Card Reader
Multiple Nav Charts
Memory Cards
Raymarine Axiom Pro 9 Real Vision 3D, Autopilot
Remote USB/Card Reader

Multiple Nav Charts
Memory Cards

2021 Cameras
FLIR M300C Stabilized

Low Lux Visible Spectrum (Night Vision)
127.4 Degrees of View
30x Optical Zoom
12x Digital Zoom
Control from MFD’s, Smart Phone, IPad, Tablet, etc.

Ring Security Cameras

(4) Spotlight Camera w/ Dual Battery and Solar Panel (Roof Mount)
(1) Stickup Indoor/Outdoor Camera (Salon)
Raymarine CAM220 (with AR200 Module for Clear Cruise)
“Raymarine Augmented Reality Pack”
Included but not yet installed
Intended for Reverse Camera on Hard Top or Transom
(FLIR POE Module also included)

2021 DJI Mavic Pro 2 Drone for LightHouse AXIOM UAV integrated Cotrol
Recon for Docking Locations
Fish On Function
Programable Follow Features with Photo and Video Capture
Extended Fly Kit
(see Raymarine website for full feature video)
2020 Digital Yacht Router
Cellular Backbone Router providing Internet to MFD’s and onboard Security as well as
2020 Entertainment and Sound System
Fusion MS RA-770 (Aft, Mid, Salon, Master – Zones)
Fusion NRX 300 Remote on Helm
Fusion ARX70W Waterproof Remote
(4 Units included, 2 mounted in Cockpit @ HVAC Control Panels, 2 to swim with or
Sirius Module (available, not installed)
Wet Sounds (8) Revo 6 XSW-SS, (3) Revo 10 FA (Cockpit)
Wet Sounds Amplifiers
TCL 40” Smart HDTV ROKU, Fire, HDTV Antenna on articulating mount (Salon)
TCL 32” Smart HDTV ROKU, Fire, HDTV Antenna on fixed/removable mount (Cockpit)
TCL 32” Smart HDTV Fire, ROKU, HDTV Antenna on articulating mount (Master Berth)
Jensen 19” Flat Screen w/ DVD Head unit (Guest Berth)
Denon 2.1 Theater System (Master Berth, Salon)
NESA DVD Head Unit and Speakers (Guest Berth)
Projector, Tripod, & Bow Screen 100” (for movies, watch on the bow or from the water)
-Pre 2019 Tracking Satellite Receiver (installed by Original Owner)

KVH M3 Track Vision Satellite Receiver for DISH or Direct TV
Requires Legacy Direct TV Receiver

2021-2022 LED Lighting System
Custom Led Lighting (NEON LED Tubes and Speakers LED’s)
– High Density LED’s in extruded Silicon Double Wall Diffuser.
– Switched Control – Forward & Aft Tubes, Starboard & Port Speakers
– True Neon look (Individual LED lights blend to appear as solid neon tube)
– RGBW (Red, Green, Blue, and White full color spectrum selectable)
Custom Lighting Control Panel for NEON LED’s and Speaker LED’s
-Separate Remote Controls for NEON Tubes and LED Speakers
– (2) Controllers, (4) Amplifiers, (6) Fused Circuits
– Factor OEM matching PANELTRONICS Distribution Panel

2009 Transom Underwater Lights
(3) Shadow Caster LED’s Mounted on the transom
2020-Present Documentation
File Box with Maintenance, Parts, Receipts, and Logs
E-Files also included
Full Documentation from Fountain Powerboats included with original Sale
Original Invoice, Original Sea Trial Results, Manuals, etc.
Boat was sold new by Legend Marine Group, Carrollton TX
Boat was purchased from Prince William Marina, Woodbridge VA
2019 Hull Heaters (2) Engine Room, (1) Cabin
No need to winterize, Year Round Boating with onboard heating equipment.
On at 40 degrees F, off at 50 degrees F
Maintain min fuel temp during reduced use months
2019 Full Drive Service by Prince William Marina (prior to delivery)
Full Service on Arneson #8 Drives


Basic Boat Info

Boat Hull ID
Has Hull ID


51 ft
Length Overall
51 ft
12 ft
Max Draft
3.83 ft
Dry Weight
26,000 lb

Engines / Speed

Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make : Cummings
  • Model : 480
  • Fuel : Diesel
  • Engine Power : 480 hp
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make : Cummings
  • Model : 480
  • Fuel : Diesel
  • Engine Power : 480 hp
Engine #3 Specs:
  • Make : Cummings
  • Model : 480
  • Fuel : Diesel
  • Engine Power : 480 hp
Total Engine Power
1,440 hp


Fuel Tanks
Fuel Tank Capacity
470 gal
Water Tanks
Water Tank Capacity
60 gal
Holding Tank Count
Holding Tank Capacity
36 gal


Heads Count
Boat Class
Cruisers, High Performance Boats

Additional Info

Manufacturer Provided Description

Powered by triple 480 hp, fuel-efficient diesel engines, the Fountain 48 Express Cruiser can cruise at an astonishing 50 mph while attaining one-plus mile per gallon. Open up the throttles and run up to 64 mph. The 48 is also available with twin 480 diesels which will run 50+ mph, which is still dramatically faster than the competition. If gas engines appeal to you three Mercury 525's with Bravo III XR drives will cruise at 50 mph with a top end of 70 mph. Further, the 48 EC's 12-foot beam provides the perfect combination of smooth ride and stable platform. Underneath the 48 provides you with the luxury that you would expect from a world class yacht. Like all Fountains, this classic was born of the brutal world of offshore racing. It means simply that this one performs like a champ. Remember, this is the yacht that set a world record from Key West to Cancun, Mexico, dashing 405 miles in 8 hours and 36 minutes while running into a three to five foot head sea. A quick day's cruise instead of the traditional overnight haul. While others are still chasing the moon, you could be sipping cocktails in its luminous thrall.

Engine Notes

Recommended Power:
Triple 480 Cummins w/Twin Disc Surface Drives

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