Fountain Kilo Record Attempt Postponed

Reggie Fountain Expresses Confidence

An attempt by Iconic Marine at breaking the v-bottom kilo speed record was postponed today. The 40-foot Fountain, powered by Sterling Performance engines, made two passes on the Pamlico River course near Washington, NC at about 150 mph but a crosswind was deemed too strong and unpredictable to make an attempt at the record.

An approaching weather front will linger for several days. A spokesperson for Iconic says the plan is to make another attempt on Wednesday.

The current APBA Unlimited Vee Bottom kilo record of 180.464 mph was set on the Pamlico River in 2014 by Brian Freehand in a 43-foot Outerlimits SV 43.

Fountain 40 Foot Record Attempt Boat
The 40-foot Fountain, powered by twin Sterling Performance twin-turbo 557 cid engines making 1,900 peak hp. Note the lack of bow flare caompared to a standard Fountain, which helps ease handling at high speedCharles Plueddeman
Reggie Fountain Inspecting the hull
Racing legend, Reggie Fountain, inspects the hull of the boat that bears his name---and that he hopes will set a new world recordCharles Plueddeman
Sterling Performance Engines
Sterling Performance enginesCharles Plueddeman
Fountain Kilo Record Boat: drives
Drives with cleaver propsCharles Plueddeman