The 2020 Fountain 43 NX is the brand’s latest high-performance outboard watercraft that you may be interested in learning more about. Its impressive new integrated electrical systems are designed to deliver refinement and efficiency for boaters who are currently in the market for a luxury craft to accommodate a small to moderate-sized party of water-recreation enthusiasts. To help acquaint you with Fountain’s latest jewel, here are 10 things you didn’t know about the 2020 Fountain 43 NX.
1. Piloting the Fountain 43 is simplified and enjoyable
We were impressed with the layout at the helm. It features a Mercury 7-inch vessel view along with triple Simrad 16-inch MFDs, as well as an Optimum 360 joystick steering that is also equipped with autopilot so the captain can enjoy mingling with the guests aboard. An audio controller is also within reach so the pilot can oversee the navigation of the boat as well as the entertainment.
2. The crew also enjoys luxury seating
Behind the pilot’s seat are the three luxury accommodations for the crew to assist. When there’s time to sit down, the crew’s chairs consist of bucket seats that are extra-wide for the ultimate in comfort. The seats also feature flip-up bolsters to enable them to stand up while they’re driving or sit down.
3. The walkways and seating are luxurious
The Fountain 43 NX is designed with a double lounge that has room for three passengers comfortably. There is additional bow seating and it’s accessible via a curved walkway to that leads to the wraparound style seating at the bow. The design is made for space and comfort for passengers who enjoy moving from one part of the craft to the other to mingle with other guests or to enjoy a variety of different views from the boat. Seating is plenteous.
4. There is an outdoor galley
Directly behind the helm seats is an outdoor galley for food preparation. It features an electric grill for cooking or heating, along with a sink for washing and a wine cooler for storing your favorite adult beverages. There are also two electric refrigerators for food storage, along with a section for tackle storage, and a wastebasket to help keep the ship clean and tidy.
5. The 2020 Fountain 43 NX is a dual-purpose boat
This luxury cruiser is the ideal choice for the family who enjoys both luxury cruising on the water as well as sports fishing. It’s a dual-purpose boat that is ideal for taking out for a day of sightseeing from one port to another. It is also capable of being used for sports fishermen. You have the option of adding a live baitwell to the configuration along with a tackle storage area in lieu of the galley.
6. The cabin features are made for overnight excursions
The 2020 Fountain 43 NX is made for overnight trips with luxury cabin features. There is a large sleeping berth in the in-console cabin area. also included are a privacy head, a sink with hot and cold fresh-water, a pressurized shower for freshening up with a custom full-size mattress, pillows, and a comforter. It is also equipped with airconditioning and heat for comfort in hot or cold weather conditions. A mini galley includes a microwave and fridge. The cockpit galley is optional and includes a grill and sink, along with a refrigerator and a freezer. In the enclosed head there is also a vanity included.
7. Performance is outstanding with quad Mercury engines
The 2020 Fountain 43 NX is equipped with four Mercury Verado outboard engines. The single fuel tank has a capacity of 500 gallons for making long trips. It’s also equipped with a 64-gallon water tank for taking showers and operating the sink with fresh clean potable water.
8. The audio system is amazing
The 2020 Fountain 43 NX is loaded with entertainment options. It features a JL Audio system with a Media Master MM-100 source unit, an 800 watt 8 channel Marine Class D amplifier, and a 400-watt monoblock marine class D amplifier, 10 M Series coaxial speakers, LED light rights and 2 M series 10-inch subwoofer speakers with LED light rings.
9. It’s fully loaded with integrated electronics
The new 43 foot Fountain 43 NX features a Simrad Twin NSS EV03 16-inch Display Sounder module. Also included is a Vessel View 903 Engine Monitoring System, Halo technology rada with a 24-inch dome, and a 48-mile range, along with Chirp Technology Broadband Sonar module. Additionally, it is equipped with a Marine VHF radio, RS40 AIS, antenna, Go-Gree WiFi, and a B175 H transducer.
10. Mechanical and electrical features
The wiring for the Fountain 43 NX is tinned and color-coded. The trim tabs are Livorsi 1150 hydraulic made of hard anodized billet aluminum. The house battery is a 4D deep cycle type with a 110-volt inverter and all batteries have an automatic charging system with 5 on and off remote battery switches and 4 batteries powering the quad engines. The steering features a Seastar Optiums electric hydraulic system with a tilt wheel that is joystick ready. The engine controls include a Mercury DTS, Engine Trim. The fuel system is a heavy-duty aluminum tank that is painted for resistance to corrosion, EPA compliant with a capacity of 500 gallons. the shore power inlet is 30 amps 110-volt with a50-foot cord set. There are 3 1500 GPH bilge pumps made with Ultra Safety Systems float switches. The Mercury outboard engines feature Mercury fuel filters. The propellers are also manufactured by Mercury, made of stainless steel for the high-performance engines. It’s also loaded with a 10k lumens LED light bar, underwater RGB, Lumitec Sea Blaze lights, LED navigation lights, an electric horn, 3 spreader lights with 2 Aft, and 2 forward, LED courtesy lights in the cockpit. Other features include a polished stainless steel plow anchor, 15 feet of 5/16 galvanized chain with 150 feet of 5/8-inch 8 strands braided for the Rode Kit, and a Thru-Hull and Striker plate.
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