Sounds like they tried to get the original buyer to paint it and they refused.Fountain does stand behind our product; however, this colored boat was against our recommendations and the original purchasers was fully informed that the black gel coat would indeed fade. Clearly, with the use that this boat has seen as a two year old boat, it has not been very well maintained.
As for the deck, we recommended that the original owner paint the deck, but they insisted on gel coat despite our warning and the liability exclusion we provided with the boat. Black paint will have the boat looking sharp, and it will not fade like gel coat.
Scan the motors, the computers on those will not only be able to tell you the hours but how long at each r.p.m. bin. When I was looking for my boat no hour meter was the same as the motors, a couple were 100 off.
I get the feeling you got a beat boat from a dealer that knew he was going to close.