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2003 Fountain 47 Lightning - 47'

Year 2003
Length 47ft.
Price USD $174,900
Type: Pre-owned
Location Buffalo, NY, United States
Hull Material
Engine type Twin
Contact Information
Beam: 9 ft 0 in
Draft Drive Up: Stern drive
Dry Weight: 13400 lbs
Engine(s): Merlin
Engine Model: 557 CID
Hours: 21
Engine(s) HP: 2400 HP
Fuel: (306 Gallons)
Hull Shape: Modified Vee

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
47 Fountain Lightning 03
Hull Shape: Modified Vee
Beam: 9 ft 0 in
Dry Weight: 13400 lbs
Total Power: 2400 HP
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Dart
Engine Model: 557 CID
Engine Type: Inboard/Outboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Gas/Petrol
Engine Hours: 21
Drive Type: Stern drive
Engine Power: 1200 HP
Engine 2:
Engine Brand: Merlin
Engine Model: 557 CID
Engine Type: Inboard/Outboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Gas/Petrol
Engine Hours: 21
Drive Type: Stern drive
Engine Power: 1200 HP
Fuel Tanks: (306 Gallons)

Manufacturer Provided Description

The 47' Lightning is the ultimate blend of performance and style. Twin 557 CID High Performance Engines producing between 1100-1300 horsepower each propel this amazing boat over 115 MPH, making it one of the fastest entries in this size range. Fountain's top rated Lightning man-handles whitewater while you enjoy all the amenities of a luxury cruiser. The fuel efficient, Super Ventilated Positive Lift bottom, coupled with a 310- gallon fuel capacity, keeps long distance ports of call within reach.


There is a berth in the bow. To port is the galley and to starboard is a sofa. The head is aft to starboard as well. The cockpit has bolster seats and there is an electric engine hatch with Sun Pad.


Princess 2 burner, electric Stove Cold, hot Fresh water system Water heater


Raymarine VHF Radio Compass Raymarine Plotter Gaffrig Gauges


110 V AC electrical system
12 V DC electrical system
Dockside electrical cables


The boat has a total of 236 hours on the hull. The engines have been completely rebuilt top and bottom at 215 hours and the drives were rebuilt at the same time.

The engines were originally built by Sterling Performance, Inc in Milford , Michigan. Engines are 557 cubic inch and make between 1100-1300 horsepower and is capable of speeds in excess of 115 MPH.

One engine has a Merlin block and the other engine has a Dart block. Both blocks have steel splayed main caps. The blocks are fully CNC machined. Absolutely nothing has been spared with these engines are have the best of the best parts and technology.

Both engines are equipped with the following parts:

  1. Bryant 4340M Billet Crankshafts
  2. Carrillo rods with SPS Carr bolts
  3. JE Pistons
  4. Speed Pro Rings
  5. Crower Roller Lifters
  6. Jesel Valve Trains
  7. Jesel Belt Drives
  8. Valve Spring Oilers
  9. Weaver Oil Pump and Dry Sump System
  10. Big Chief Heads CNC Porting
  11. Lee Intercoolers
  12. Titanium Intake Valves and Titanium Retainers
  13. Manley Stainless Exhaust Valves
  14. MSD Ignition Systems
  15. Twin Whipple Superchargers on each Engine
  16. SP1 Oil Pans
  17. Stainless Steel Hose and Aeroquip Fittings
  18. SP1 Throttle Actuators
  19. SP1 Carburetors
  20. Boat has #6 High Performance Mercury Racing Drives with 6 Hours SMOH
  21. Boat is equipped with 6 Blade Hering Forged Props. Scanned 2015 Winter found to be free of any issues and are in "perfect condition."

Quad Tandem Myco Aluminum Custom Trailer

The highest quality custom trailer is included in this package

Winter Storage

The boat is stored in a privately owned climate controlled storage facility and can easily be seen throughout the winter months.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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