Back and better than ever, the new Fountain 42 Lightning is the best of both worlds. The hull gets its DNA from the original and long proven Fountain 42 Lightning Hull. That is where the heritage ends. The cockpit of the new 42 lightning has been reworked by the team of Engineers and Designers at Fountain. The new 42 Lightning meshes proven handling with the newest power plants from Mercury Racing. The helm is all new with state of the art touch screens and vessel management. The refinements don't stop there. See for yourself and experience the all new 42 Lightning. 



Dry Weight




13,400lbs (Estimated)

250 g



Fountain Positive Lift Hull - Double Step

Bonded Deck, Hull and Liner System

Composite Cored - Hi Density Hull Sides/Deck

Composite and FRP Stringer Grid - No Wood




Convenience - Comfort Features - Cockpit

Seating  - Bolster Seats W/Electric Drop Down - Rear Bench

Rails - Bow & Stern, 316SS, Through Bolted

Galley - Sink W/Pressure System

Flooring - Marine Mat - Composite

Cleats - SST - Pull Up - Through Bolted

Engine Compartment - Motorized Hatches

Courtesy Lights - LED - Cockpit Lighting

Cockpit Cover - Form Fitted - Inc. Windshield

Fresh Water Flush System

Washdown - Fresh Water - Transom Mounted

Transom Ladder - Concealed

Dash Components and Instruments

Steering Wheel - Isotta Italian Leather and Polished Stainless

Controls - Merc DTS

Instrumentation - Vessel View 703 

Dash - Polished Finish - LED Push Button Switches

Electronics - Garmin 16" 7616 Multi-Function display

Carbon Fiber Dash, Glove Box Lid & Surround W/Color - Coordinated 

Throttles and Steering Wheel



JL Marine

Remote - Transom Mounted Control - Waterproof

Source Unit - Media Master MM100's

Amplifier - 800/6 & 2 400/4 Watt, Marine Class D (Bridged for Subs)

Speakers, 6-Cockpit, 4 - Cabin  M-Series 8.8 Coaxial

Subwoofers - 2 - M Series - 10", White






Mechanical and Electrical

Tinned Wiring

Trim Tabs - High Performance  - 380 K Planes

Batteries - 2 - HD W/Switches, Jumper Cables and Receptacles

Fuel System - 3/16" Thick HD Aluminum - Diurinal

Power Distribution Panel and Inlet

30 Amp Shore Power Service W/Battery Charger

Bilge Pumps - 1500gph - Auto/Manual

Bilge Blowers - 2

Propellers, Mercury SST, Performance Matched

Steering - HD Hydraulic, Hi-Performance Dual Pumps, Tie Bar

Fire Extinguisher - Automatic

Fuel Vapor Detector

Sea Strainers

Lights - Navigation - LED - SS - Flush Mount

Horn - Electric

Underwater Lights - RGB


Optional Equipment

Paint Hull and Deck

Graphics - Paint

Powdercoat Package - All Rails and Seat Frames

Rear Bolster Seats - In Lieu of Rear Bench

Cabin AC 6,000 BTU

External Mufflers - Full Time

External Mufflers - Switchable

Ski Eye

XM Radio Ready 

Marine Mat Composite Flooring



DUAL Mercury Racing Engines and Sterdrives

Twin - Staggered - 565 EFI - Bravo 1 XR SSM Drives

Twin - Staggered - 860 QC4v - #6 Drives

Twin - Staggered 1100 SCI NXT 1 SSM #6 Drives

Twin - Staggered 1350 QC4v Dry Sump #8 Drives









A Fountain boat is dead in the water without a powerful engine system propelling your new craft to higher heights.  Mercury Racing delivers that power. Creating distance. It’s what Mercury Racing sterndrives are known for. Whether it’s widening the gap between us and the competition in the water or the test lab, we think in terms of separation. Power, performance, reliability, efficiency or fun…it doesn’t matter.