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|New / used:||Used|
|Motorization:||2x Mercruiser (850 PS )|
|Width:||2,51 m (8,2 ft.)|
|Anchored at:||San Diego, CA|
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$40,000 PRICE DROP!!!
WAS $149,000, NOW $109,000 FOR A QUICK SPRING SALE!!!
Full head, Shower, Swim Platform w/ Ladder, Lavorsi gauges, Docking Lights, 3-Axle trailer, excellent offshore boat, immaculate condition!
From Boat Test online
Formula wanted a boat that maintained the Formula performance heritage that has come to represent the overall image of the company. The first series was called SR1 and performed very well. However, technology and design being what it is, advancements were made and a new line of go-fast boats were developed.
That new line is called FASTech and it completely replaced the SR1 line. The first model of the new FASTechs was the 353. The 353 is the newest version of the Formula line of go-fast boats, but it still follows a trend that sets it apart from most others.
Key Features Foam-filled continuous molded structural grid; Chemically bonded & thru-bolted deck-to-hull joint; Tinted, tempered curved-glass windshield; 120V shorepower with fail-safe galvanic isolator & 30-amp cord; Integrated swim platform with concealed stainless steel swim ladder; Ultraleather wrap-around lounge seating/double berth with filler cushions; Entertainment center with polished stainless steel sink, Corian countertop & demand water system.
Upgraded Power MerCruiser Twin 496 MAG High Output Bravo One XR
Anyone can make a boat go fast--just throw in horsepower and keep it light. Formula does it a little differently.
Formula decided early on that they werent going to compete in the top end of the speed class. They chose to make a boat go fast enough but still have characteristics that were a distinct difference from most of those high end, and very expensive, boats designed for male enhancement. What Formula did was keep the horsepower options ranging from 750-hp to 1200-hp, but sacrificed weight savings in favor of strength and amenities.
Its a winning combination that has been working since the previous SR1 line that Formula originally produced. In addition, the new FASTech line is denoted by its new hull design that incorporates three separate running surfaces produced by two steps built into the hull. These steps actually serves to force air under the hull and thereby reduce surface friction for an even faster ride than a boat with a smooth deep V. Some builders put in one step, but Formula puts in two.
So now we have the stepped hull and the horses doing their job, but we are slowing the boat down a bit because its relatively heavy--9,500 lbs, which is 1000 to 1500 lbs. heavier than most, but not all, of the competition, so what makes it so heavy and why does Formula do this? The weight comes from the construction methods and to a lesser extent, the amenities. Rather than use a traditional stringer system injected with super light closed-cell foam, Formula utilizes a separately made fiberglass grid system that gets chemically bonded to the hull. The result is a heavier boat, but a stronger and beefier boat, and that means a more solid riding boat as well as a safer boat.
We cant stress enough the importance of having a strong hull when operating at these high speeds. Picture your car going over speed bumps every second while traveling at 70 MPH and youll get an idea of the punishment a boat like this had to endure. What makes Formula think they know how to do it? The president of Formula, Scott Porter, is a former offshore racing champion, so he has a pretty good grasp on the fundamentals of performance boat design and construction.
And then there are the amenities. Lets not forget that the 353 FASTech is still a Formula. They didnt just make an empty cabin in the hopes of keeping it light. The 353 FASTech has a nicely laid out cabin flush with perks.
Starting at the bow with an Ultraleather double bow berth, then an Ultraleather wrap-around lounge seat that can convert to another double berth with filler cushions, a removable Corian cocktail table, an entertainment center with polished stainless steel sink and Corian countertop, a dual-voltage refrigerator and a private head compartment.
Rather than keep it Spartan, Formula loaded up the 353 FASTech cabin with a double berth, wrap-around sofa, entertainment center and head. Helm Sitting at the helm, with the 353s long and narrow figure, makes you feel like youre sitting at the controls of a missile. But it is a comfortable missile. Dual wrap-around McLeod electrically adjusted seats are built for sustained high-speed operation. These McLeod seats have been developed over years of offshore racing use. Additionally, the driver even gets an electrically adjustable McLeod footrest. Any size captain will feel right at home on the 353 FASTech.
If getting there ahead of the rest of the pack and arriving is cabin class style are part of your float plan, then the Formula 353 FASTech might be just the boat for you.
Warranty 5 years
Hull Shape Deep Vee
Beam 8 ft 3 in
Maximum Draft 3 ft 0 in
Bridge Clearance 5 ft 4 in
Headroom 4 ft 10 in
Deadrise 24 ? at Transom
Dry Weight 9100 lbs
Engine Brand MerCruiser
Engine(s) Total Power 850 HP
Engine Model T-496 MAG High Output
Engine Type Inboard
Drive Type Stern drive
Fresh Water Tanks (19 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks (154 Gallons)
Number of single berths 4
Number of heads 1
The 425 hp 496 MAG HO is the most powerful MerCruiser engine available in our standard lineup. A special camshaft profile and unique fuel and spark calibration combine to provide an additional 50 hp and a 200 RPM higher operating range compared to the 496 MAG. Its massive power is coupled to a beefy Bravo X series drive with a number of performance drive options available for faster boats. Even with the additional horsepower, the 496 MAG HO is amazingly well-mannered and reliable. Standard low-restriction exhaust with stainless steel elbows, along with our most sophisticated spark and fuel injection systems, deliver outstanding acceleration and top speed.
PCM 555 sequential fuel injection and high energy distributorless ignition system ensure reliable starts and outstanding performance, year after year. Exclusive Engine Guardian protection senses potential problems and virtually eliminates the chance for engine damage due to overheating, low oil pressure, or low drive lube. Cartridge-type water-separating fuel filter helps protect fuel system and engine against damage. Proven GM cast iron big block V8 power for years of reliable operation. 316 Stainless Steel dry-joint exhaust elbows better resist high temperature and corrosion and improve exhaust flow for more power. Brass sea water pump housing improves life and better resists damage from running dry.
Long individual runner intake manifold design provides optimum torque and horsepower for demanding marine applications. Tuned runner exhaust manifold lowers exhaust backpressure for best torque and power. Sequential Multi-Port Fuel Injection provides easy starts, cold or hot, and automatically adjusts for changes in temperature, weather, or altitude for terrific performance in any environment. High Energy distributorless ignition with knock control maximizes power and protects against low quality fuels. Standard anti-feedback power steering helps reduces operator fatigue and makes boat handling a breeze. Low restriction flame arrestor for added horsepower and torque.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.