Down here in my neck of the woods, there was a dealer, Intracoastal Marine, right across from the 10th St. boat ramps who was a Fountain dealer for years. After way too many problems with Fountain they dropped him. Here in Nokomis, RV World of Nokomis had a deal to become a Fountain dealer. When Reggie learned that RV World was also going to sell Donzis, he wanted nothing to do with them.
At a Drivers/Sponsors Party for the Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix, three years ago I think, Reggie was there. I did a lot for the groups that produces that boat race. I went up to him just to meet him and say high. He didn't listen to a word I said, and thought I was a waiter. He started to order something from me and three words in I turned my back on him and simply walked away.
Maybe everyone who has issues with Fountain's customer service, or lack of, should all get together and take out a large add in Powerboat Magazine and list their names and complaints. Seems like his adds take up about the first eight pages now or something like that.
I have never owned a Fountain. I'm not qualified to judge. However, from what I've read on this Board, and the way he tried to treat me as a waiter, I would never ever purchase a Fountain.
And as others have said, Formula has unbelievable customer/tech support.