47 Fountain Lightning 2003

  • 47'
  • 2003
  • Buffalo, New York, United States
  • $159,000


Dramatically reduced to sell. Unbelievable boat with a meticulous owner

Impeccably maintained by her extremely knowledge owner this beautiful high performance Fountain Lightning has spent its lifetime in the fresh waters of the Great Lakes. Her patriotic graphics package and coordinating color trim make this a one of a kind boat.

There is still time before the cold winter months settle in and the boats of the great north are stored for the winter. If you have been thinking about buying a turn key Fountain Lightning now is the time to act and step up.

The 47' Lightning is the ultimate blend of performance and style. Twin 557 CID High Performance Engines producing between 1100-1300 horsepower each propel this amazing boat over 115 MPH, making it one of the fastest entries in this size range. Fountain's top rated Lightning man-handles whitewater while you enjoy all the amenities of a luxury cruiser. The fuel efficient, Super Ventilated Positive Lift bottom, coupled with a 310- gallon fuel capacity, keeps long distance ports of call within reach.


  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: FOUNTAIN
  • Category: High Performance
  • Model: Lightning
  • Model Year: 2003
  • YearBuilt: 2003
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: Open
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 1/2 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 47' 0" (14.33m)
  • LWL: --
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 9' 0" (2.74m)
  • Min Draft: --
  • Max Draft: --
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: 47' 3" (14.40m)
  • Cruise Speed: --
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  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: 115 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 13,400 Pounds
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: --
  • Holding Tank: --
  • Fuel Capacity: 306 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: N/A
  • Heads: 1
  • Sleeps: 2
  • State Rooms: 1
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Deck Material: N/A
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: N/A
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Merlin
  • Model: 557 CID High Performance
  • Engine Count: Twin
  • Engine Type: I/O
  • Fuel Type: Gas


There is a berth in the bow. To port is the galley and to starboard is a sofa. The head is aft to starboard as well. The cockpit has bolster seats and there is an electric engine hatch with Sun Pad.


Princess 2 burner, electric Stove Cold, hot Fresh water system Water heater


Raymarine VHF Radio, Compass, Raymarine Plotter and Gaffrig Gauges

Electrical Equipment

110 V AC electrical system

12 V DC electrical system

Dockside electrical cables

Engine Room

The boat has a total of 236 hours on the hull. The engines have been completely rebuilt top and bottom at 215 hours and the drives were rebuilt at the same time. There are currently a total of 8 hours since the major overhaul.

The engines were originally built by Sterling Performance, Inc in Milford , Michigan. Engines are 557 cubic inch and make between 1100-1300 horsepower and is capable of speeds in excess of 115 MPH. Rebuilds were done by Jimmy Zachia of Sterling.

One engine has a Merlin block and the other engine has a Dart block. Both blocks have steel splayed main caps. The blocks are fully CNC machined. Absolutely nothing has been spared with these engines are have the best of the best parts and technology.

Both engines are equipped with the following parts:

1. Bryant 4340M Billet Crankshafts

2. Carrillo rods with SPS Carr bolts

3. JE Pistons

4. Speed Pro Rings

5. Crower Roller Lifters

6. Jesel Valve Trains

7. Jesel Belt Drives

8. Valve Spring Oilers

9. Weaver Oil Pump and Dry Sump System

10. Big Chief Heads CNC Porting

11. Lee Intercoolers

12. Titanium Intake Valves and Titanium Retainers

13. Manley Stainless Exhaust Valves

14. MSD Ignition Systems

15. Twin Whipple Superchargers on each Engine

16. SP1 Oil Pans

17. Stainless Steel Hose and Aeroquip Fittings

18. SP1 Throttle Actuators

19. SP1 Carburetors

20. Boat has #6 High Performance Mercruiser Drives 6 Hours SMOH

21. Boat is equipped with 6 Blade Hering Forged Props. Scanned during 2014-15 winter and determined to be in perfect condition.

22. On "Pump Gas" she will do 80-90 MPH at 4,000 RPM's and Wide Open Throttle 6600 RPM's she will travel at 120MPH. 


Trailer Info

Quad Tandem Myco Aluminum Custom Trailer

Video Presentations

At The Helm

At The Helm 2


Sea Trial

Rooster Tail