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Duchess II
38' Fountain 38 Lightning 2009

$ 155,000

Duchess II is a Fountain 38' 38 Lightning listed for sale with United Yacht Broker Matt Howard. Matt can be reached at 1-757-646-9199 to answer any questions you may have on this boat. United Yacht Sales is a professional brokerage firm that has experience listing and selling all types of Racing-High Performance and similar boats. With over 165 yacht brokers worldwide, we have the largest network of boat buyers and sellers in the industry.

This is without a doubt one of the cleanest, 'like new' boats the listing broker has ever seen. From the legendary Reggie Fountain comes this perfect example of the iconic 38' Lightning. The seller is extremely meticulous and it shows. This one owner, lift kept Fountain is immaculate, turnkey and ready to go.

***Also available with the sale is the custom Hydro Hoist Lift System pictured. Contact listing broker for details.


  • Price: $ 155,000
  • Days on Market: 490
  • Builder: Fountain
  • Model: 38 Lightning
  • Location: Washington, District Of Columbia, United States
  • Type: Power
  • LOA: 38 ft in
  • Display Length: 38 ft
  • Beam: 8' 6"
  • Category: Racing-High Performance
  • Water Capacity: 13 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 180 gals
  • Engine Details: Merc HP525
  • Engine 1: 2009 160.00 HRS 525.00 HP
  • Engine 2: 2009 160.00 HRS 525.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Gas/Petrol

The main cabin features an enclosed head to starboard with VacuFlush toilet and sink. To port is the electronic control panel, covered sink/integrated cooler storage, with storage hatches above. Moving forward, port and starboard facing settees are joined into a U-Shape with the aft facing bench. This center section also lifts electrically to expand the V-Berth - a very clever touch. The generously sized V-Berth is forward. The cabin features two hatches for light and ventilation. The cabin area and everything in it is spotless.

  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Direct and Indirect Cabin Lighting
  • Galley - Sink and Cold Water Pressure System
  • Electric Fans (2)

The foredeck features 316L SS, Thru-Bolted rails, recessed pop-up cleats, and Rubrail with SS Insert, pop up nav lights, and anchor locker.

This boat is a superb example of the iconic Fountain 38 Lightning. The hull is hand laid composite with multi-directional fiberglass, high density coring and Vinylester resin. The hull and deck are screwed and sealed together with heavy-duty marine sealant/ adhesive. This vessel is equipped with the reliable HP525/Bravo 1 XR SSM/ITS drive combo and will push the boat to nearly 100 mph. From the swim platform with integrated boarding ladder, moving forward are the electrically powered engine hatches upholstered in a custom cream/sand color. This color combination is carried through the cockpit and interior and is as classy as it is striking. The three place bench seat covers the battery switches and fuses. The side by side bolsters feature electrically controlled seat pans.

  • Cockpit - Courtesy Lights
  • Cockpit Cover - Form Fitted Including Windshield
  • Cockpit Seating - 2 Bolsters with Rear Bench
  • Cockpit Carpet - Removable

The helm is fully instrumented with Livorsi gauges, Azimuth compass, GPS 'tattle-tale' speedo, billet shift/throttle quadrant, Northstar plotter, depth gauge, drive and tab controls as well as visual indicators, Fireboy indicator, ignition switches, lighting/bilge pump/horn switch and open/closed exhaust selector switch. To starboard of the helm are entertainment center remote controls, fume detector indicator and kill switch.

  • Fuel Vapor Detector
  • Horns - Electric
  • Dash with Monster Gauges - Carbon Fiber Glovebox Lid and Surround with Color Coordinated Throttles, Gauge Rims, Bezels, Wheel Hub and Steering Wheel
  • Satellite Radio Equipped – Sirius
  • Battery Charger
  • Seating - Bolster Seats with Electric Drop Down
  • Stereo - Speakers (6) and Amp (1) and Remote - Kenwood KTS300MR
  • Trim Indicators - Drives and Tabs
  • Trim Tabs - Hydraulic (Heavy-Duty), Offshore Hi-Performance
  • 30 AMP Shore Power Connection

The engine compartment, like the rest of the boat, is immaculate. The 502 cubic inch, staggered, close cooled, Merc HP525 EFIs with 160 total hours allow lowered center of gravity as well as easy access to all service points, strainers, batteries, trim/pump modules, drive lube reservoirs, VacuFlush vacuum generator, and freshwater tank. Fender racks are installed underneath the starboard side hatch as well as on the starboard side engine room floor.

  • Bilge Blowers (2)
  • Bilge Pumps (2) - 12 Volt DC, 1200 GPH Automatic / Manual Pump
  • Engine Room Billet Accents
  • Battery Box with Chrome Engraved Step Pad
  • Fender Holders
  • Fire Extinguisher, Automatic
  • Fresh Water Flush
  • Sea Strainers
  • Steering - Heavy-Duty Hydraulic, Offshore Hi-Performance with Dual Pumps, Tie Bar (External)

This boat is standing tall and ready for your inspection. It is owned by an extremely meticulous, experienced performance boater who has had the boat professionally maintained since day 1. All scheduled service has been performed including filter/fluid changes and annual drive removal and inspection. The boat is kept in a highly detailed state at all times.  'Like New' is an overused term but if there ever was a true life example, this is it. If you are a looking for a performance boat of the highest pedigree do not miss this opportunity!

*Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.


Our Fountain listing is a great opportunity to purchase a very nice 38' 38 Lightning. She is currently listed with United Yacht Sales broker Matt Howard who can answer all questions about the boat for you. Please don't hesitate to reach out to our team of professional yacht brokers to schedule a showing. There are many yachts listed for sale on the MLS each with a different history. We look forward to helping you complete your search for the perfect boat or yacht for sale.


United is the largest professional yacht brokerage firm in the world with over 150 yacht brokers in our network. By listing your boat or yacht for sale with us, all 150+ brokers on our team will be notified immediately which greatly increases the chances that your boat may sell before it ever even hits the market. With hundreds of used boats and yachts sold each year, there is no better team than United to help with the listing and sale of your vessel.


Buying a boat or yacht can be a daunting experience with so many available boats on the market. Let the team at United take the guesswork out of your boat search by enlisting one of our professional yacht brokers. Not only will we listen to your needs about budget, docking and storage, and how you plan on using your new boat, but we will do the research for you by looking through the MLS, researching the history of every listing, and negotiating on your behalf. From survey to acceptance, the team at United Yacht Sales is with you every step of the way.


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