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Old 07-01-2018, 08:46 AM
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Saw a huge Fountain express in my marina yesterday Had to be over 40 feet. What caught my eye were the four! 7's on the transom. Those engines cost more than my boat. ;0

Not a single rod holder. This was just a show boat. Wow. Didn't get a chance to take a picture, but I guess life is good at the top for some.......
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So he was a transient or getting fuel maybe?
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He was idling in our fairway, which is right where the fuel dock is. Our marina gets used for a lot of launches of boats delivered off trailers. The travelift is at the end of our fairway. It looked like he may have just been launched and was going to fuel up. I was busy breaking knuckles and skin or I would have wandered up to check it out.
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It's a 48EC but being a Fountain it's a "small" 48 footer .First one converted has a light blue hull with quad 350's and runs a little over 60mph......I assume you saw the gray/silver one. Love to hear what that one runs!
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The one I saw had a dark blue hull and the engines were all black with no logos. They had the general shape of the 7 engine so that's why I said it had those. It's possible they were just custom painted mercs.
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Interesting transom/stern lines on that. It almost looks like the bracket is movable. I don't see anything about the 48 on Fountain's website. Must be custom?
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Originally Posted by South of Heaven View Post
Interesting transom/stern lines on that. It almost looks like the bracket is movable. I don't see anything about the 48 on Fountain's website. Must be custom?
They made a bunch in the late 2000's.......probably been 5-10 years since they built one.
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Fountain has a few new models on the board for 2019 Model year. We have a 34CC in stock at our S. Yarmouth , MA location
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I have heard insurance co’s require a licensed captain to operate this size/type of vessel. Is this accurate?
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Originally Posted by Firecracker123 View Post
I have heard insurance co’s require a licensed captain to operate this size/type of vessel. Is this accurate?
Not likely but I don't know for certain
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Fire: the answer is No but it should be Yes
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This MTI in Bimini was impressive with FIVE seven marine 627s
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Originally Posted by Firecracker123 View Post
I have heard insurance co’s require a licensed captain to operate this size/type of vessel. Is this accurate?
The capt running a 42MTI with quad 400's explained to me that his owner was required to have a captain on board. How long that requirement exists IDK. It was insurance so. He said he has seen 81 but during set-up they saw 87. No rodholders however the hull bottom is similar to the invincible with the reverse chine pocket on the bottom in the stern..
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This MTI in Bimini was impressive with FIVE seven marine 627s
Dayamn!!!!!
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Isn’t that th 65 hydrosports???
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my bad.....heres the mti at haulover
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Originally Posted by nautiboyz View Post
Isn’t that th 65 hydrosports???
I was thinking the same think....MTI does make a 57 though.
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That's nuts. never seen 5 on the stern
thought I had issues with 2
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That MTI is the tender. "Drew" must be a big girl.
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Originally Posted by GWcpa View Post
That MTI is the tender. "Drew" must be a big girl.
I've seen a pic of that boat tied off a big mega yacht but can't find it now.......Did find this one though

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