First, you’ve got the quad Mercury 400 R outboards pushing the boat to exciting top speeds. Couple that with the crisp ride of the hull and the efficiency of the double-stepped design, and you’ve got the performance and luxury on which Fountain was founded. In turns, the stepped hull showed none of the bad behaviors for which some steps are known. It stuck to the turns with just a tad of down trim and added throttle coming through. Handling was positive and smooth.