I mean, I know that they often have big power to weight ratios. But my 40 years on Lake Erie make me prefer more weight per horsepower. Something about the steepness and spacing of waves. Lead sleds have worked well in this water.
I would sell a guy in Havasu a Fountain and a guy on the great lakes a trawler. I mean, a heavy deep V.
A guy coming from a cruiser may not transition as well to many Fountains, as say... a guy coming from perf boats.
Not an anti-Fountain post at all. Beautiful and fast machines.
Just not sure that this was the best advice. More salesman than consultant, perhaps.