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Jeff Pierce, CPYB630-240-0409

Jeff Pierce, CPYB 630-240-0409

48' Fountain 48 Express Cruiser

$ 299,000
Hull Material
Fuel Type

A great boat from Reggie Fountain. Only 82 were made. They cruise at 50mph and gets one mile to the gallon. This one has THREE 480HP Cummins Diesels with only 540 hours. And she is FRESH WATER. This is the only Fountain model made that has a full cabin with complete galley and stand up head. The Cabin has an amazing headroom of 6' 5". Cruising in comfort at 50mph. This is the later version of the vessel with a single head and much larger Salon.


48' 6"'
12' 0"'
3' 10"


470 gals
80 gals
36 gals


QSB 5.9
Hours (Port / Starboard)
Cruising Speed
Max Speed

The Cockpit has a forward facing bench seat all the way AFT. There is U Shape seating with a table to Starboard forward of the bench seat. There is the Helm seating forward of that. There is lounge seating to port.

  • Engine Compartment Access is in the cockpit sole with an electrically acutated hatch
  • A large storage compartment for fenders, lines, etc. is to Starboard
  • A wetbar is to port
  • Sink with Corian cover
  • Refrigerator/Freezer by Nova Kool
  • Dual Heat/AC with Digital Controls for Starboard and Port sides

The Salon is large with multiple seating areas. To Port is an L Shaped sofa and to Starboard is a long Bench Seat. The Galley is FWD to Starboard.

  • Large LCD TV
  • Teak and Holly Flooring
  • Heat/AC with Digital Controls
  • Opening Hatch with Screen
  • Oval Opening Port Lights with Screens
  • Large Mirror on FWD Wall

The Galley is to Starboard FWD of the bench seat and just AFT of the FWD Stateroom.

  • Long Galley Counter
  • Nova Kool Refrigerator/Freezer
  • U-Line Ice Maker
  • Single Burner Cooktop by EuroKera
  • Microwave by Dometic
  • Stainless Steel Sink
  • Exhaust Fan
  • Silverware Storage
Forward Cabin
  • Queen Berth
  • Opening Hatch with screen
  • Settee to Port
  • Hanging Locker
  • LCD TV
  • Stereo System
  • Heat/AC with Digital Controls
  • Teak and Holly Flooring
Mid Berth
  • Double Berth
  • Heat/AC with Digital Controls
  • LCD TV
  • Separate Stereo System
  • Reading Lights
  • Cedar Lined Hanging Locker

The Head is to port just AFT of the Master Stateroom

  • VacuFlush Toilet
  • Stand up Shower
  • Exhaust Fan
  • Oval Opening Portal with Screen
  • Medicine Cabinet with Mirrored Door
  • Storage beneath Vanity
  • Radar with Dome
  • Garmin GPSMAP Chartplotter/Fishfinder
  • FLIR Infared Camera
  • VHF Radio-Icom ICM422
  • Hailer in Radio
  • Ritchie 4" Compass
  • SmartCraft
  • Livorsi Gauges
  • Generator- Kohler 7.5 KW
  • 4 Group 27 Batteries
  • 4 Battery Switches
  • 2 Battery Chargers
  • 50 amp shore power cord attaching at transom
  • Battery Parallel Switches
  • Water Heater- 18 gallons
  • Heat/AC Cruisair locations
  • Two in Cockpit- Port and Starboard
  • One in Salon
  • One in FWD Stateroom
  • One in Mid Stateroom
  • Central VAC
Deck & Hull
  • Twin Step Hull
  • Arnison Surface Drives
  • Bow Thruster
  • Radar Arch with Hardtop
  • Trim Tabs
  • Swim Platform
  • Anchor with Windlass and Bow Foot Pedals
  • Thru Hull Stainless Anchor with Stainless Bow Plate
  • Remote Controlled Spotlight on Hardtop
  • Triple Trumpet Horns
Manufacturer Provided Description

Powered by triple 480 hp, fuel-efficient Cummins 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. 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.