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2009 Fountain Lightning

$240,000 USD

  • $240,000 USD
  • Matt Howard
  • Active
  • Used
  • Performance Boats
  • 2009
  • Fountain
  • Lightning
  • Washington, District Of Columbia, US
  • Power
  • 38ft / 11.58 m
  • 8ft 6in / 2.59 m
  • Merc
  • Hp525
  • Inboard/outboard
  • Unleaded
  • Fiberglass
  • 2015-11-06
  • 2016-07-07
  • 1926009

This is without a doubt one of the cleanest, 'like new' boats the listing broker has ever seen. From the legendary Reggie Fountain comes this perfect example of the iconic 38' Lightning. The seller is extremely meticulous and it shows. This one owner, lift kept Fountain is immaculate, turnkey and ready to go. 

***Also available with the sale is the custom Hydro Hoist Lift System pictured.  Contact listing broker for details.


The main cabin features an enclosed head to starboard with VacuFlush toilet and sink. To port is the electronic control panel, covered sink/integrated cooler storage, with storage hatches above. Moving forward, port and starboard facing settees are joined into a u-shape with the aft facing bench. This center section also lifts electrically to expand the v-berth - a very clever touch. The generously sized v-berth is forward. The cabin features two hatches for light and ventilation and. The cabin area and everything in it is spotless.

  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Direct and Indirect cabin lighting
  • Galley - Sink & Cold Water Pressure System
  • Electric fans (2)


The foredeck features 316L SS, Thru-Bolted rails, recessed pop-up cleats, and Rubrail w/ SS Insert, pop up nav lights, and anchor locker 

This boat is a superb example of the iconic Fountain 38 Lightning. The hull is hand laid composite with multi-directional fiberglass, high density coring and Vinylester resin. The hull and deck are screwed and sealed together with heavy-duty marine sealant/ adhesive. This vessel is equipped with the reliable HP525/Bravo 1 XR SSM/ITS drive combo and will push the boat to nearly 100 mph. From the swim platform with integrated boarding ladder, moving forward are the electrically powered engine hatches upholstered in a custom cream/sand color. This color combination is carried through the cockpit and interior and is as classy as it is striking. The three place bench seat covers the battery switches and fuses. The side by side bolsters feature electrically controlled seat pans.

  • Cockpit - Courtesy Lights
  • Cockpit Cover - Form Fitted Including Windshield
  • Cockpit Seating - 2 Bolsters w/ Rear Bench
  • Cockpit Carpet - Removable

Helm & Electronics

The helm is fully instrumented with Livorsi gauges, Azimuth compass, GPS 'tattle-tale' speedo, billet shift/throttle quadrant, Northstar plotter, depth gauge, drive and tab controls as well as visual indicators, Fireboy indicator, ignition switches, lighting/bilge pump/horn switch and open/closed exhaust selector switch. To starboard of the helm are entertainment center remote controls, fume detector indicator and kill switch.

  • Fuel Vapor Detector
  • Horns - Electric
  • Dash w/ Monster Gauges - Carbon Fiber Glovebox Lid & Surround w/ Color Coordinated Throttles, Gauge Rims, Bezels, Wheel Hub & Steering Wheel
  • Satellite Radio Equipped – Sirius
  • Battery Charger
  • Seating - Bolster Seats w/ Electric Drop Down
  • Stereo - Speakers (6) & Amp (1) & Remote -Kenwood KTS300MR
  • Trim Indicators - Drives & Tabs
  • Trim Tabs - Hydraulic (Heavy-Duty), Offshore Hi-Performance
  • 30 AMP Shore power connection

Engine Details

The engine compartment, like the rest of the boat, is immaculate. The 502 cubic inch, staggered, close cooled, Merc HP525 EFIs with 101 total hours allow lowered center of gravity as well as easy access to all service points, strainers, batteries, trim/pump modules, drive lube reservoirs, VacuFlush vacuum generator, and fresh water tank. Fender racks are installed underneath the starboard side hatch as well as on the starboard side engine room floor.

  • Bilge Blowers (2)
  • Bilge Pumps (2) - 12 Volt DC, 1200 GPH Automatic / Manual Pump
  • Engine Room Billet Accents
  • Battery Box w/ Chrome Engraved Step Pad
  • Fender Holders
  • Fire Extinguisher, Automatic
  • Fresh Water Flush
  • Sea Strainers
  • Steering - Heavy-Duty Hydraulic, Offshore Hi-Performance w/ Dual Pumps, Tie Bar (External)

Broker's Comments

This boat is standing tall and ready for your inspection. It is owned by an extremely meticulous, experienced performance boater who has had the boat professionally maintained since day 1. All scheduled service has been performed including filter/fluid changes and annual drive removal and inspection. The boat is kept in a highly detailed state at all times.  'Like New' is an overused term but if there ever was a true life example, this is it. If you are a looking for a performance boat of the highest pedigree do not miss this opportunity!

Mechanical Disclaimer

* Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters.  The broker cannot guarantee the true hours.  It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


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.




For Sale By United Yacht Sales

110 SW Atlanta Avenue
Stuart, Florida, 34994