began in a former tobacco field in North Carolina in 1979. In Washington, North Carolina, Fountain today offers a variety of power watercraft. Cruisers range from 38 feet to 48 feet long, sportboats from 27 feet to 47 feet in length, fishing boats from 23 feet to 38 feet long, and a winning racing line. Fountain Powerboats has attained ISO 9001 certification for its design and manufacturing process resulting in quality control. Fountain also stands out because the company builds virtually every component used on the yachts. Each design is constructed with the highest quality, up-to-date materials. The companyís coastal factory mixes the best features of computing and real world trials for research and development. Fountainís 48 Express Cruiser received the Boating Magazine "Boat of the Year" award.