Take a close look at the bow of the 38 LX (that's how the company refers in-house to the boat). The flared beak, a signature feature that you see on all Fountain boats, is significantly more blunt. The company carried the deep entry of the hull farther forward, which lengthened its running surface, but not its overall length. And to help improve lateral stability at slower speeds, such as when you're trolling, the chines were widened by about 6". Finally, to generate more lift, some of the deadrise in the aft running surface was removed. This increased speed, a key benefit, especially when you're talking about a Fountain.