One boat is a stock production boat. The other one is a custom built, one-off ,top of the line boat. Can you get by with a Fountain? Of course you can. But who buys one of these boats without emotion? I say buy what's in your budget and what excites you. If a Fountain does it, go for it! If it doesn't, and you have the coin, keep looking. You can never justify spending $200K plus for a 38 foot boat with a 8 foot beam that you can't live on, $hit on or cook on. Its all about emotion.