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Fountain Kilo Speed Record Attempt Postponed

Originally slated for Feb. 2-4, the American Power Boat Association/Union International Motonautique-sanctioned V-bottom kilometer record attempt set up by Fountain Powerboats in Washington, N.C., for its purpose-built 40-foot canopied V-bottom powered by 1,900-hp Sterling Performance engines has been postponed. The news was announced in a press release from Iconic Marine Group, the parent company of Fountain, Donzi and Baja, this afternoon.

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The founder of Fountain Powerboats, Reggie Fountain, Jr. (left) is spearheading the kilo boat project. Ben Robertson, Jr. (far right) will pilot the company’s purpose-built 40-footer. Offshore racer Billy Moore (center) has visited Fountain to consult on the project.

A new date has not yet been set.

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According to the release, “continued in-depth testing of powertrain components from Sterling Performance prior to installation have pushed out the on-water testing schedule.”

Fountain’s leadership had originally wanted to set a new V-bottom kilo mark prior to the Miami International Boat Show Feb. 15-18

“This event and process is good for the Fountain brand,” the release read. “We would like to go into Miami Boat Show with a new kilo record, but the most important thing is safety. Iconic Marine Group will not sacrifice safety in testing by our suppliers or by us just to make a date for a boat show, as advantageous as that could be for marketing. Safety, performance and the record are the keys to the success of this event. Timing is secondary.”

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