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1998 38 (ft.) Fountain Powerboats 38 SPORT CRUISER

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General Information

Listing# 136516

Waukegan, IL, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
High Performance Boats
38 (ft.)
Bridge Clearance
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Engine Model
HP 500
Number of Engines
Engine Type
Engine Hours

General Details

You can own this vessel for as little as $608 per month. Visit the POP Yachts website for more information.

This boat is sure to impress! It has been kept in great condition and will make for a great adventure!

Indoors stored when not in use this boat offers it all! A generator, custom matched triple axle trailer, full bimini top with eisenglass enclosure!

Here is what Boatus had to say about this model;

Fountain's 38-foot Sport Cruiser is capable of speeds that could get you a ticket on I-95 so it's no wonder that even though the model is no longer in production, it remains popular among boaters for whom getting there fast or just going fast ranks high among their boating pleasures.

Since Fountain Powerboats was founded by powerboat racing legend Reggie Fountain in 1979, the name has been synonymous with speed and performance. Fountain's reputation for fast, low profile, narrow beamed performance boats with limited or no accommodations was well established when "cruiser" entered the company's lexicon for the first time in 1991 with the introduction of the 38 Sport Cruiser. Still sporting Fountain's trade mark, or should I say "trade dress", clipper-style bow, there was no mistaking this new design was a Fountain but for the first time the company sacrificed some performance for creature comforts. For the most part, the appearance and arrangement of the 38 Sport Cruiser remained unchanged throughout its production from 1991 through the 2000 model year. The hull was modified in 1995 to include two ventilated steps, a keel pad and notched transom. These features had been successfully incorporated in Fountain's racing boats and resulted in a slight improvement in speed over the original deep-V hull form.

Today, there are any number of boats capable of speeds in excess of 50-mph however only a handful are built to stand up long-term to the punishment these speeds can inflict on a boat.

Built on the same hull as the 38 Lightning & Fever offshore race models, the 38 Sport Cruiser is constructed of hand laid, knitted, bi- and tri-directional fiberglass fabrics and vinylester resin. Vinylester resin is considerably more expensive but is stronger, more flexible and bonds better than polyester resin used by most production boat manufacturers. Hull sides and high stress areas are reinforced with foam core for strength and light weight.

The deck and hull of all Fountain boats are securely bonded together with adhesives, mechanical fastener as well as fiberglass and resin. A large majority of structural problems that occur on boats are either directly or indirectly the result of excessive flexing. Bonding the deck and hull in the manner that Fountain does makes for a much stiffer structure that is less likely to develop problems as they age. Bottom line - the 38 Sport Cruiser is built to take the punishment 50+ mph dishes out and still hold together for more than a year or two.

Awhile back I had an opportunity to visit the Fountain factory in Washington, NC, on behalf of a client and was fortunate enough to get a tour. As I expected, quality control measures are good resulting in consistent, high-quality parts. I was also impressed by the fact that nearly everything that goes into the construction of Fountain boats, except machinery, is manufactured in house in order to maintain the quality of the finished product Fountain demands.

The features of the 38 Sport Cruiser are a reflection of Fountain's racing heritage with enough creature comforts thrown in that this boat will appeal to a wider market. Fountain boats have an excellent reputation for being well built and they have a distinctive style that has held up so models are not easily dated. All this results in their generally holding their value and appeal better than average for performance oriented boats.

Please submit any and ALL offers - your offer may be accepted! Submit your offer today!

We encourage all buyers to schedule a survey for an independent analysis. Any offer to purchase is ALWAYS subject to satisfactory survey results.

Take a look at ALL ***90 PICTURES*** of this vessel on our main website at POPYACHTS DOT COM. At POP Yachts, we will always provide you with a TRUE REPRESENTATION of every vessel we market. We are a full-service brokerage company, ready to assist you in purchasing any boat anywhere! Please allow us to be your eyes and ears on the ground and assist you with your next vessel purchase. Thank you for visiting and we look forward to speaking with you!

Stock #11680


Boat is in excellent condition! Gel coat is showroom shiny! All scheduled maintenance has been performed.