Sponsored by MYCO Trailers, Bluave Marine Audio, CP Performance, DEFCO Trucks, Hamilton Marine Finance, Hardin Marine and Race World Offshore, the third season of the Speedonthewater.com/Scrapyard Media-produced In the Lead documentary video series kicks off today with the spotlight on Jeff Harris, the chief operating officer of Fountain Powerboats in Washington, N.C. In the Lead with Jeff Harris of Fountain Powerboats is the first of six episodes that will air this year.
During part of the video shoot for In The Lead with Jeff Harris, the subject gave speedonthewater.com founder and co-publisher Matt Trulio a skeet-shooting lesson. Photo by Mark Spencer copyright Fountain Powerboats.
A multi-time world champion, Harris is well known in the offshore powerboat racing community as a low-key Southern gentleman who let his performance on the racecourse speak for him. In the high-performance marine industry, Harris made his reputation as a “Fountain man.” He was among Fountain’s earliest employees and he actually helped company founder Reggie Fountain, Jr., lay up his first boat.
More recently, as in 2019, he returned to Fountain as its chief operating officer following the death of Joe Curran.
But you can read much of that on his resumé. In his “spare” time, Harris is a pilot and a true outdoorsman who takes hunting and fishing seriously. He’s also a devoted father of two grown children and a devout man of faith—one who by all accounts has a fine singing voice.
Harris also happens to possess a wonderful dry sense of humor. We’re talking arid.
But you’ll learn all that and a lot more in the 20-minute video. So settle in, grab your favorite beverage or snack and enjoy the show.
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