Fountain's 23 center console, based on the company's Generation III, twin-step, positive-lift hull, was designed with anglers in the SKA and ASA 23-foot-and-under class in mind. Powered with either a single 275-horsepower Mercury Verado or twin 150-horsepower Mercury OptiMax outboards, the 23 will perform well on runs to and from the fishing grounds. Rigged to fish, the center console provides a large fishing platform, thanks to its 10-foot, eight-inch beam. Standard features include an anchor locker, two 150-quart insulated fishboxes, a 38-gallon live well and a custom leaning post. The center console has a molded electronics locker, built-in footrest, dry storage and a forward facing seat with a 400-quart, molded-in insulated fishbox. Hydraulic steering, hydraulic trim tabs with indicators, Mercury SmartCraft gauges and engine-trim indicators are on the list of performance equipment.
|With twin 150-hp Mercury OptiMax outboards|
The 23 is a hand-laid composite hull, deck and liner manufactured with multi-directional fiberglass, high-density coring and vinylester resin. The Fountain 23 Center Console is backed with a six-year transferable warranty. Fountain Powerboats; (252) 975-2000; www.fountainpowerboats.com.