Formula Boats has introduced their all-new 400 Super Sport Crossover, a pivotal addition to the revolutionary Formula Crossover fleet – now five models strong – that is rapidly changing the entire boating experience.
Taking its cue from the phenomenal 430 SSC, the 400 combines confident offshore Super Sport performance with versatile, open bow and cabin elements that spring from Formula’s unparalleled Crossover line, ensuring that boaters truly can have the best of all worlds. At 40’ in length with a 12’ beam and 21° deep-V hull, the 400 debuts at the Newport Boat Show, in September 2018.
With nearly 37 linear feet of flowing 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 satisfies every boater’s preference, centering on the 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 with full-width motorized glass sunroof opens to the sky, while seating zones, from the expansive bow to triple helm seating and U-shaped lounge aft, expand choices for all. The cockpit environment is yours to control with available 18,000 BTU reverse cycle air conditioner and standard Rockford Fosgate® stereo with USB port, Bluetooth® and ten JL Audio® blue LED lighted chrome-finished speakers with 600W amplification and lighted 200W subwoofer.
Formula’s offshore heritage is evident at the helm, where triple command seating offers chiseled support with ultimate comfort in mind. Each seat bottom adjusts for options to sit, stand or rest on the upright seat, while two footrest heights further customize the fit. The sturdy composite dash features a Liquid Black floating panel showcasing dual Raymarine Axiom 12 GPS widescreen color chartplotters with upgrades to dual Axiom XL 16’s or XL 19’s. The 400 SSC also features Mercury® DTS with SmartCraft VesselView™, intuitive waterproof rocker switches, impressive digital switching, optional wireless iPad™ control and blue LED accent lighting. A lockable glove box with floating Liquid Black front safeguards your valuables while a padded mobile device station with dual USB charging port conveniently displays your screens. Quad Mercury 300 Verado outboard motors, with upgrade to Quad 350’s, respond instantly to your control with electronic shift and throttle, Mercury® Joystick Piloting and impressive leather-wrapped, polished stainless tilt steering wheel.
Treat your guests to Formula performance and luxury with sumptuously contoured cockpit seating that sports crisp, precision stitching, flowing color accents and recessed lumbar areas. The 400’s SmartZone design utilizes every square inch for uninterrupted entertainment possibilities. Two distinct lounge areas, the spacious U-shape to starboard and the portside divan, offer versatile 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 your preference, ready for any activity you and your guests may choose.
The outdoor kitchen to port inspires easy alfresco entertaining with an expansive Corian® countertop, fiberglass molded sink with glide-away self-cover, design-inspired Elka® faucet, stainless Isotherm pullout fridge, dedicated trash container, paper towel holder and a full bank of StarBoard® drawers to keep your cooking tools protected from the elements. The Cuisinart® blender stows safely in the port side galley pantry, and the available YETI® Tundra® 35 glides out from the under-seat compartment at the helm. The available 120V Kenyon® electric grill can be perfectly positioned in the aft cockpit, offering a separate zone for the creative outdoor chef.
The 400 SSC incorporates FAS3Tech multi-step hull technology and a molded structural grid to deliver the swift, stable Formula performance that is world renowned. Now boaters can venture beyond narrowly defined conventions and enjoy all that boating was meant to be. The Formula Crossover fleet, from 33 to 43 feet, now five strong and growing, is here to bring it all – break free in the newest addition, the Formula 400 Super Sport Crossover!
Watch for more information coming to PBC soon, or visit the Formula Boats website to learn more.