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2006 Fountain 47 Lightning

Greencastle, Pennsylvania



This is simply the ultimate 47 Lightning built by the legendary Fountain Powerboat Factory, PERIOD!

This is a fully loaded, 100% FRESHWATER, 47 Lightning with staggered 1550 Sterling engines. The engines were recently completely refurbished by Mike D’Anabelle to the tune of $51k. Since the rebuilds, there is only 20 hour of total operation time on this 75 hour boat.  


Starting with the engines, they are 100% Sterling, not knock-offs or Sterlings rebuild by another builder. These are new 1550 supercharged big-blocks with PSI supercharges. Complete engine specifications and build sheets, with dyno reports, are available. True to the top shelf work at Sterling, the engines are dressed to match the exterior graphics.

#6 Speed-masters with vent-tubes propel this amazing boat, connected to the water through 5-blade Herring propellers.

The boat has a gorgeous custom paint job, generator, AC, shore power and will run at a blistering 125+ miles per hour with acceleration that will plant you in the bolster.

The boat sits on a tri-axle steel Myco trailer, with electric over hydraulic brakes and a spare tire.

The 47 Lightning platform is the same hull that ultimately became known as the “Cat Killer”, running with Sterling 1550’s on the Offshore Powerboat Racing circuits, blistering the course at over 160 miles per hour.

The extra length of the 47 allows it to eat up bigger water with ease, and provide a smooth and stable ride at exceptional speeds.

This is not a boat for the shy or introverted. This is a professionally maintained, exceptionally clean, freshwater rocket that will turn heads anywhere it goes.




Bayshore Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Sunset Boat Sales.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Lightning and Thunder
Make: Fountain
Model: 47 Lightning
Year: 2006
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Fountain Powerboats
Designer: Reggie Fountain
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: FGQ47802J506
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 47'3 ft / 14.40 m
Length Overall: 47 ft / 14.33 m
Beam: 9 ft / 2.74 m
Max Draft: 3'2 ft / 0.97 m
Dry Weight: 13,400 lb
Deadrise: 22 °
Electrical Circuit: 12 V
Double Berths: 1
Cabins Count: 1

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Sterling
  • Model: 1550 Supercharged
  • Drive Type: Stern
  • Fuel: Unleaded
  • Engine Power: 1,550hp
  • Type: Inboard/Outboard
  • Propeller Type: 5 Blade, Stainless Steel
  • Year: 2006
  • Engine Hours: 70
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Sterling
  • Model: 1550 Supercharged
  • Drive Type: Stern
  • Fuel: Unleaded
  • Engine Power: 1,550hp
  • Type: Inboard/Outboard
  • Propeller Type: 5 Blade, Stainless Steel
  • Year: 2006
  • Engine Hours: 70
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 3,100hp
Cruising Speed: 60.83 kn
Propeller RPM: 4000
Maximum Speed: 109.49 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 314 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 18 gal
Water Tank Material: Plastic
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 13 gal
Holding Tank Material: Plastic


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Stern
Trim Tabs: Yes
Boat Class: High Performance Boats, Sports Cruiser

Manufacturer Provided Description

Cruise at 70 mph or blow past your friends at 88+ mph. Pull into the best marinas first with all of the luxury of a waterfront condo. Fountain Mercury's 47 Lightning is the perfect combination of performance and comfort. It's newly designed twin-step Positive Lift Hull and triple Mercury 525 EFI engines, combined with a 314 gallon fuel capacity, give you an incredible top end speed of 88+ mph, and the cruising capability to reach distant ports in record time. The cabin offers stand-up headroom and full galley with sink, fridge, and two-burner cook-top. The fully enclosed fiberglass head is equipped with an electric toilet with dockside pump-out, and a pressurized hot/cold water system that lets you enjoy an onboard shower. The sound system has an AM/FM/CD with tow sub-woofers, twin amplifiers, a 10-disc changer and six speakers. Topside features a newly designed cockpit , and an optional Bimini with three-piece enclosure helps extend your boating season.


In the extreme, the 47 Lightning was built in limited quantity with a twin engine (staggered) configuration. The top of the top featured the Sterling Performance 1550 package.

Capable of speeds in excess of 125 miles per hour, the 1550 Fountain is the ultimate 47 on the water.


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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