Captain's ReportThe 27 Fever was designed to open the door to the first time high performance boat buyer, by keeping the high performance boat building standards on a 27-foot hull. Fountain has newly designed the Fever so the novice boater can get his feet wet in the race boat market without drowning in the cost. The 27 Fever shot out of the hole at a quick 6.7 seconds and reached 30 mile per hour in 9.9 seconds. She’s just what you would except from a small race boat. She handled the tight turns like an agile cat and reached a top speed of 72 miles per hour, with a best cruise speed of 35.8 miles per hour, and sipped on the fuel in doing so. When it comes to rough water the 27 Fever can hold its own in a moderate chop, but she was not designed for open ocean action as big waves would slow her down quite a bit.When standing or sitting at the helm the 27 Fever newly designed wraparound windshield allows for good 360% visibility thus creating a very high comfort zone when handling this boat. The driver’s seat combined with the controls, steering wheel and instrumentation cluster seemed a bit tight, but remember this is a race boat design so everything is close for quick and easy access. The rest of the cockpit layout is very comfortable, with a three person bench seat just in front of a large sun pad which happens to be the engine hatch. There’s a swim platform with a collapsible swim ladder for those who want to take a dip and cool off. The gunwales are nice and high and slope aft, making it easy to get in and out of this boat. The features list is comparable to that of the bigger Fountains. The forward cabin has a leather interior with a wraparound sofa, V-berth with cushion and ultra suede pillows, and a privacy curtain. There’s also a porta-potti below, making day trips much more pleasurable for everyone aboard. The Fountain 27 Fever has been around for quite a while, but the newly designed 2002 model has a lot of qualities and that stand out in the industry. She’s quick, light, and agile, and makes a good first time high-performance buyer option. I think Fountain has made a bold statement with their newly designed 27 Fever, that’s bound to turn heads in today’s market.By Dan MaxwellTest Captain
Test Result Highlights
- Top speed for the Fountain 27 Fever is 72.0 mph (115.9 kph), burning 33.6 gallons per hour (gph) or 127.18 liters per hour (lph).
- Best cruise for the Fountain 27 Fever is 35.8 mph (57.6 kph), and the boat gets 2.87 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.22 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 158 miles (254.28 kilometers).
- Tested power is 1 x 425-hp MerCruiser 496 MAG HO.
Standard and Optional Features
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