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I must have the speed gene this month — well, always — because go-fast boats are catching my eye. This one has the semi-staggered HP525EFI engines from Mercury Racing, which is a good setup for a couple of reasons. Fountains always have decent rigging and attention to detail, making them good prospects for the long haul. This one has a small-block engine with the Bravo III dual-propeller drive, a good setup for a boat this size. This one also has some nice optional features such as snap-in carpeting, a removable dinette table, and a power windlass.
I also like that this one has all the watersports goodies on it — a wakeboarding tower, board racks, and an arsenal of stereo speakers. Second, because Formula’s designs are evolutionary rather than revolutionary, there isn’t much difference between this 1999 353 and, say, a 2009 353.
The boat also has the 502 Mag MPI engines, which have been refreshed, but if you were looking to add power, these are great engines to build on. A Formula 37 Performance Cruiser costs $455,000 and change when new, and it doesn’t look much different from the one pictured in this ad. So what you see here is a boat that looks just like those rolling out of the Formula factory today for less than half the price. Of course, a boat like this needs a lot of accessories to make it complete, and this boat has a lot of them.
Aside from misfortune, which you wouldn’t wish on anyone, nothing nets you a good deal on a boat better than capitalizing on someone else’s change of plans.
The current owner of this 2007 Fountain 47 Lightning said he bought it, then changed his mind and bought something really dumb: real estate. This one ticks the right boxes for several reasons, chief among them the price — $169,000 for a boat like this is an incredible deal. This 47 Lightning only has 175 hours on the powertrain —  triple Mercury Racing HP600SC motors. This Fountain also has heating and air-conditioning and a generator, so it would be great for overnighting even in hot climates like Florida, or anywhere on the East Coast in the summer.

Anyone who knows anything about high-performance boats will recognize this as a screaming deal and snap it up. Here’s another nice thing for the second owner: Cobalts tend to hold their value over time.
2007 Formula Sun Sport 310, SLEEK, BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED, HIGH-STYLE SPORT BOAT THAT EMPHASIZES ENTERTAINMENT AND COMFORT! This Fountain 38 Lightning doesn’t fall under the category of a “screaming deal” but it still speaks loudly. One,  it lowers the boat’s center of gravity for improved handling — always a good thing on stepped-bottom boats. These models were pretty nifty because they had a convertible V-berth up front and a small berth tucked beneath the deck.
First, the price is palatable for the year and model, which by all rights should have way more than the advertised 143 hours on it.
For example, it’s got a full canvas cover, a removable dinette table, and snap-in carpeting.
This one can be had for the price of a new runabout, and on big lakes like Lake of the Ozarks, bigger is better. This model also has some nice features, such as electric McLeod bolsters, electric foot rests, shore power, and a triple-axle aluminum trailer.
The 353 isn’t as good in terms of rough water or handling as its larger stable mate, the 382 FasTECH, but you likely won’t find one of those listed for $40k, either.
It’s clean throughout, even in the engine room, and its hours — 255 — suggest this boat has been used gently. Its Westerbeke generator has as many hours as the engines, so this boat has been used a lot for overnighting. But this one has some nice features on it like a Volvo-Penta DuoProp drive, a dual-axle trailer, a mooring cover, and a bimini top. What you can’t read in the ad is that Cobalt owners tend to take fastidious care of their boats. This new model is a Complete RE-DO of the interior and seating areas…You have to see what Formula did to make this boat the best in class!! She can accommodate up to 12 guests in five impressive cabins, including a full-beam master suite, perfect for relaxing cruising vacations with family and friends.

I like it because it still looks as current as any Fountain built in later years, and it has just 180 hours on the meters —  but it’s about half the price of a new one. Those things usually add  a couple thousand dollars to a price tag when new, so they’re nice to find on a used model.
Even better, this 37 PC has Volvo-Pental IPS 450 diesel engines that net an advertised 2 mpg at a 30-mph cruising speed. It also features a full complement of Raymarine electronics such as an E120 chart plotter, radar,and autopilot.  It has the ultra-cool underwater transom lights and remote-control indirect cockpit lighting that can be changed from blue to white. A lot of go-fast boaters will personalize their boats to their tastes, which doesn’t always end well. A few headers have been replaced and the stern drives have been upgraded to Bravo One XR models. If you occasionally like to make a little noise, the switchable exhaust is always a fun thing to play with.
The opulent lounge area offers sumptuous leather seating for all guests to enjoy downtime together whilst the formal dining room provides an elegant setting for all occasions.The first sailing yacht to include two swim platforms, she benefits from ease of access to her oversize swim platform via the aft deck stairs, complemented by the side access for tenders and jet skis, giving safety and clear water for everyone.
So when I find a 2005 model like this with lots of options for an asking price of $44k, it strikes me as inviting. Other not-so-glamorous but important features include a dual-axle trailer with torsion beam suspension and oil-bath bearings. To get one equipped like the 37 PC in this ad, you’d easily spend more than a half million. This example was stored under cover and serviced at the dealer, for which all records are available. Her fantastic deck areas offer everything needed to indulge in total luxury, including custom Jacuzzi and covered seating area on the top deck, ideal for enjoying the spectacular views along the way. COMSTOCK YACHT SALES IN NEW JERSEY IS THE WORLDS LARGEST REGULATOR DEALER, 3 YEARS IN A ROW!! Piano calpestio in pelle e divaneria in vero coccodrillo sono elementi che caratterizzano questo unico oggetto.

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