Imagine if everyday in your professional life people compared you to your father—and your father was a legendary figure in your shared profession. Such is the case for Reggie Fountain, III, who currently works at Fountain Powerboats—the famed Washington, N.C., sportboat and center console company his father founded—and William Moore, the son of Bobby Moore, one of offshore powerboat racing’s greatest all-time throttlemen.


With high-performance marine industry legends for fathers, Reggie Fountain, III, and William Moore, have more than a little in common.

Depending on your perspective, you could find it to be a burden or a blessing. But for Reggie Fountain, III, and William Moore, it is decidedly the latter. Since the Fountain V-bottom kilometer speed record project began taking shape several months ago, they’ve worked closely together. And when the twin 1,900-hp turbocharged Sterling Performance engines were installed in the 40-foot canopied boat, Moore and Fountain were the first to run it.

As it happens, Moore is more familiar than most—maybe even all—folks save for D’Anniballe with the 557-cubic-inch Sterling powerplants. The 44-foot Super Boat International Unlimited-class CT Marine catamaran he throttles with driver/owner Andy Strobert is powered by a pair of the same Sterling engines, albeit with their output lowered to a longer-living 1,600-plus hp.

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