Forumlas quality is hard to beat and the primary reason the Fountain is faster is because it's smaller and lighter. My 357 Formula is as big if not bigger than a 38' Fountain. Had Formulas in the fmaily for 21 years so i'm biased. But, i can certainly attest to Formula's quality, reliability, comfort and support. But, if you just want to go fast and aren't going to use the cabin much then Fountain is for you.