Formula Boats introduces new addition to Crossover fleet

Formula Boats’ Crossover fleet is now five models strong with the introduction of the Formula 400 Super Sport Crossover.

Taking a design cue from the company’s 430 SSC, the 40-foot 400 combines offshore Super Sport performance with open bow and cabin elements.

Featuring a 12-foot beam and 21-degree deep-V hull, the 400 will make its official debut in September at the Newport Boat Show.

With nearly 37 linear feet of cockpit space, the 400 incorporates the Formula Crossover SmartZone concept, creating separate areas for a variety of activities while encouraging connections among guests.

Cabin accommodations offer closed bow amenities that include a convertible dinette/sleeping berth plus aft stateroom bed, private head compartment and entertainment galley with sink and microwave.

The 400 SSC features a full-height windshield that encloses the entire width of the cockpit, allowing guests to move beyond the confines of a center console’s narrow, pilothouse tradition. The fiberglass hardtop has a full-width motorized glass sunroof.

The 400 SSC also features Mercury DTS with SmartCraft VesselView, Mercury Joystick piloting and Quad Mercury 300 Verado outboard motors, with an upgrade available to Quad 350s.

Two distinct lounge areas, a U-shape to starboard and a portside divan, offer spaces for lunch, basking in the sun or enjoying a soothing sunset cruise. The electrically actuated aft cockpit table with filler cushion can be raised or lowered to passengers’ preference.

An outdoor kitchen to port includes a Corian countertop and a fiberglass molded sink with glide-away self-cover, A Cuisinart blender stows in the port side galley pantry, and a YETI Tundra 35 is stored in an under-seat compartment at the helm. An available 120V Kenyon electric grill can be positioned in the aft cockpit, offering a separate zone outdoor cooking.

Entertainment capabilities extend aft, with four drink holders and a dual USB charging port at the sunpad, a waterproof stereo control at the utility locker to port and powerful JL Audio speakers over the platform.

Twenty-four drink holders throughout the bow and cockpit offer places to enjoy refreshments and park small belongings. Ten dual USB charging ports throughout the 400 give 20 places to keep devices at the ready.

The starboard side lower kitchen is presented in a choice of woodgrain finishes and rCorian countertop selections. Culinary conveniences include a Corian sink with folding swivel spout and glide-away cover, overhead microwave, available Keurig coffee maker and concealed trash container.

To port, a large, pullout Isotherm stainless steel refrigerator, additional drawer storage plus a cedar-lined hanging locker allow for comfortable stay-aboard journeys.

Also to port is the electronics pylon with Rockford Fosgate stereo remote control, touch air conditioning control, light switches and available iPad with LaunchPort inductive charging system. Digital switching controls all lighting and air conditioning.

An aft cabin stateroom with privacy curtain features a permanent queen-size bed with memory foam mattress, so there is no need to convert the lounge for primary sleeping.



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