Formula Boats Introduces the New 290 Bowrider

Formula Boats Introduces the New 290 Bowrider

March 25, 2015

DECATUR, IN—Formula’s all new 290 Bowrider follows suit after the popular 290 Bowrider’s bold lead and Formula’s performance heritage is evident in the sleek, fluid styling. The steady handling is due to the Formula signature 22º deadrise.

This family friendly boat is perfect for a day out on the water. The roomy cockpit is truly enjoyable with all the features and amenities one could ask for. The captain and first mate can converse easily in the multi-position individually adjustable, dual helm seat, while the U-shaped lounge aft is the natural place for passengers to gather.

When it’s time for sunning at anchor, the aft facing sun lounge converts to a doublewide sunpad. The dual-height cockpit table can be set either in the up position for snacks or games, or lowered to fill the U-shaped lounge into a large sunpad with the filler cushions. The helm takes the spotlight with its brushed graphite-finish dash with wood burl finish accents. The chromed shifters/throttles with in-handle outdrive trim switch set the elegant yet sporty tone of the dash with chromed bezels and Ritchie® compass. A lockable under-dash storage compartment is standard, keeping all your personal items safe.

The 290 BR is well equipped for all-day activities. The 19 drink holders are convienient every where, and the molded wetbar with an integrated sink and Corian® countertop holds a 17-quart Igloo® cooler and trash container. The wetbar is also equipped with an integral 316L stainless steel safety rail. Storage is plentiful under seats and lounges for everything carried on. The Kenwood® AM/FM/CD stereo with waterproof, dash-mounted, multi-feature stereo remote, channels music through four 150W 61/2˝ marine-grade speakers with a 600W stereo amplification, polished stainless steel grilles & separate tweeters—a great sound system for any crowd. As evening returns, the 290 BR has standard cockpit and swim platform blue/white LED courtesy lights with a hand-held remote for safer entry or exit.

The head compartment comes standard with a porcelain head unit and 221/2 gallon holding tank with dockside pumpout. The Corian® countertop and American Cherry woodgrain-finish flooring are both attractive and functional. A carbon monoxide detector keeps everyone safe.

Every inch of the new 290 BR, designed by Formula’s exclusive designer, John Adams, is focused on action, fun and sun. Your 290 BR can be customized with the selection of available options, Imron designs and engine packages from MerCruiser and Volvo. Visit for a complete list of specifications, standards and options along with the latest Formula news and pictures.

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