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This is the famous Rio Roses that holds several World Speed Records in various engine configurations, running with the world famous Fountain Powerboats Offshore Racing Team.
The boat is completely race or poker run ready, or can be sold without power. The boat is currently without power, but the fresh ATECO 558CID 750HP engines are ready to install. Note that the Specification for the SV class is 572CID, so they are below the allowable displacement specification for the current class rules. With big power, this could be built as one of the fastest offshore v-bottoms in the world, with the ultimate in safety equipment to go along with it. Seller will part with the boat without power for $70,000.00. Boat includes #6 Mercury Racing Speedmaster swept-back dry-sump drives with a 1.61:1 ratio, ventilated for quicker planning and acceleration.
The spacious engine compartment can handle the Mercury Racing QCV4 engine platform, with packages up to 1750hp each; but, the dual calibration 1350/1550 package would do the trick, pushing this boat to world speed record levels..!
The boat is configured with a pilot controllable ballast tank, full suspension seats, billet controls, Livorsi instrumentation, heads-up trim indication, lifting hardware, SCUBA system ready, and is the identical configuration as the 42 Fountain that obliterated the world offshore v-bottom at over 177miles per hour. Fuel tanks have been changed out from the bladders to 55 gallon each aluminum to meet pleasure-boat requirements. Exhaust through the cheeks makes a BOLD statement as the boat passes, making this model and configuration a crowd favorite. But, if you need to tame the roar for more conservative locations, there is plenty of room to add mufflers inside the beautifully detailed engine compartment.
The boat rests on a tri-axle MYCO trailer with boxes, spare tire, and drive guard.
Graphics are all Vinyl for easy removal
If your looking to go racing, this boat will be competitive right out of the gate. If your looking to make a statement on the poker run circuit, this boat will draw crowds and perform at a level that will leave the competition staring at the transom and rooster tail as you blow buy.
Built by the Fountain Race Shop
Pilot Controlled Ballast Tank
Mercury Racing 380 k-planes with heads up display
Full suspension seats with 5-point harnesses
SCUBA system ready
Composite construction, with integrated safety cell
Fuel Bladders replaced with 55 gallon aluminum tanks for pleasure-boat certification
APBA certified cockpit safety and canopy
Auto and Manual bilge pumps
Auto and Manual Fire Extinguisners
If you were on another boat, it’s the one that left your jaw on your chest as it roared past. The 42 Fountain is the most illustrious race boat in history, winning more world and national championships than any other V-bottom in world history. It shattered the world speed record eight times with the fastest two-way average of 171.883 mph. It has done more than just win, it has totally dominated race courses over the past two decades.
It all started with Bob Nordskog’s Powerboat Special in the mid 1980s and continued under such stellar marques as Ohio Steel, Ocean Spray, Rio Roses, Pier 57 and Yachts International. The 42 comes with a staggered engine set-up that brings the propellers close together, keeping the center of gravity low, down along the keel where it works best.
With a pair of Mercury 525 EFIs, the 42 will hit speeds up to 88+ mph. Insert twin 700 Mercurys with NXT1 gimbals and No. 6 uppers and lowers to dart up to 105mph. Try Mercury 850s and get an eye-watering 120mph. Still not satisfied? Bolt in the Mercury 1075s and blast into the stratosphere at more than 130mph.
Own a proven part of history, the 42 Fountain is the best value that money can buy!