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Fountain 38CC: 2020 Boat Buyers Guide

The 38CC mixes luxury, performance and an array of fishing minded features.

Fountain 38CC fishing
LOA: 38' | Beam: 10'6" | Fuel Capacity: 418 gal. | Dry Weight: 11,300 lb. plus power | Max HP: 1,800Fountain Powerboats

Fountain Powerboats celebrates its 40th Anniversary with an impressive array of center console fishing boats that stretch from 34 to 43 feet.

A dominating force on the bluewater tournament scene, Fountain’s revolutionary twin step, Positive Lift bottom design is noted for its low-speed tracking, dry ride, fuel efficiency, and top speed advantage over rivals..

Whether you’re a serious offshore angler in search of a trophy catch or a family boater that thinks fishing should be a luxury sport, Fountain’s 2020 lineup is priced right and comes well-equipped as standard.

Today, Iconic Marine Group continues to build on the Fountain tradition, mixing luxury, performance and an array of fishing minded features. Built for the long haul, all Fountain Center Consoles feature a unitized four-step construction process, heavy-duty marine adhesives, top-grade fiberglass, through bolts with lockdowns, and rub-rail screws. Put it all together and anglers are assured a trouble-free day.

Fountain 38CC console
Mezzanine seating converts to a rigging station. Rod holders abound and cockpit space is ample.Fountain Powerboats

Fountain 38CC

It’s almost impossible to find a center console under 40-feet that can handle so many power options. Whether the owner goes for base power (triple 300 Mercury Verados; 70 mph at wide-open throttle) or takes it to the max (quad Mercury 450Rs; 90+ mph), the 38CC is ideally suited for offshore locales or big lakes.

Standard features include Simrad electronics and autopilot. Key options include a deluxe Garmin electronics package, dive door, bow thruster, and/or SeaStar Optimus power steering with joystick and SeaStation.

There’s plenty for anglers to like: under gunwale storage for rods and gaffs, and five fish boxes with Gulpher pumps. Eight gunwale-mounted rod holders meet the standards of 85 percent of center-console survey respondents.

The transom’s live wells are enough for all but 4 percent of respondents. Plus, there’s a freshwater and saltwater washdown.

Fishing options include six additional rod holders, GS 280 outriggers, helm-seating tackle center, and electric-reel outlets. The standard T-top bears seven-rod holders, courtesy lights, and bow and stern spreader lights; an optional Electric SureShade extends T-top protection aft.

Additional comfort options include a three-piece center-console enclosure, dive door, and sure-footed composite flooring.

Survey Says: On Target

⋅Generous seating for crew

⋅Two livewells in transom

⋅Abundant fish boxes with macerators

⋅Optional electric-reel outlets

Owners Say

⋅Handles very well in heavy seas

⋅Lots of room for fishing

⋅High speed and good ride in rough water

⋅The ride handles everything

Brand Says

⋅You’ve added an asset to the family

⋅A proven hull design that delivers amazing efficiency on the water

⋅A boatload of amenities designed to please everyone on board