DECATUR, IN—Formula Boats will soon unveil a new model for 2013 that is sure to please smart day boaters who long for adventures beyond the confines of traditionally defined boating lifestyles. At 35’ in length with a 10’9” beam, the new Formula 350 CBR is a one-of-a-kind Crossover Bowrider, conceived with evolutionary styling on a crowd-pleasing platform by Formula’s exclusive designer John Adams. Spring boarding from Formula’s widely popular 350 Sun Sport, the CBR extends the fun into the bow area without sacrificing the ever-important flush cockpit or standup headroom in a day-into-night cabin that truly has it all.
The helm features all-new doublewide twin command seating at the completely redesigned dash with new panels and a layout that maximizes space, comfort and style. Livorsi gauges assure confident command at the liquid black dash where metallic accents announce the sporty feel of the boat. A dash-mounted, full-feature stereo remote delivers music through eight marine-grade speakers in the cockpit and two in the cabin. The steering wheel features new-for-2013 styling accented by an upholstered dash eyebrow introducing a sophisticated look and feel to the entire dash area, while a lockable glove box with individual compartments safeguards your valuables as you enjoy the day.
The cockpit takes a fresh, bold approach with sumptuously contoured seating, precision contrast stitching and color accents that speak volumes in styling expertise. Recessed lumbar areas convey a completely new design theme, and the 24 drink holders throughout the bow and cockpit offer plenty of places to set your drink as you enjoy the ride. Storage is at every turn for all your boating gear, under seats, in lockers and in the floor. The molded cockpit wetbar features an integrated sink, Corian® countertop, 17.5-quart cooler, trash container and an optional fridge.
A roomy portside lounge, along with the U-shaped lounge aft, enhances the comfortable, spacious seating, while the dual-height tables and filler cushions adapt to fit various on-water activities you and your guests may choose. The bow of the boat is a seamless transition from the cockpit with a flush floor all the way to the bow. Seating is plentiful, yet convertible to a spacious sun lounge with a doublewide lounge seat to starboard, two dual height tables and wrap-around seating with filler cushions. A comfortable armrest on the starboard folds up when not in use. An Igloo® cooler in the bow keeps drinks and snacks chilled and ready to refresh the crew at all times.
The rear-facing convertible aft sun lounge also adds to the sunning space and overlooks the extended swim platform. An all-new extended water-sport swim platform with four drink holders is optional. A starboard-side trunk, along with storage under the aft lounge, stores boating necessities plus extras for a full day on the water. Blue/white LED lighting is standard on the swim platform and in the cockpit.
Entering the cabin through the centerline door at the helm, three solid wood steps lead down to reveal woodgrain-finish flooring and a full 5’10” of headroom. The doublewide lounge, cedar-lined hanging locker and AM/FM/CD stereo changer are to starboard. The cabin features a mini galley at centerline, similar to a private aircraft, with a microwave, neatly concealed sink and a pullout stainless steel refrigerator. A full bank of galley drawers, storage cupboard with wastebasket and paper towel holder and an optional HDTV/DVD combo are to port. The spacious head features a molded vanity with Corian® countertop, sink, shower and Vacuflush head unit, plus plenty of storage. Through the clever utilization of space only Formula’s unique Crossover Bowrider layout provides, a full-size double berth with Sensus® memory foam mattress is located aft, so there is no need to fix up a lounge for sleeping. The cabin is perfect for overnight trips or taking a break from the sun, with room to stretch out and relax.
The 21° deep-V hull gives a smooth, stable ride and is perfectly complemented by powerful twin Merc or Volvo engine packages, delivering the swift, smooth performance you crave. This smartly balanced combination of bow and cabin space in the amenity-packed Formula 350 CBR takes you anywhere you want to go with speed, style and comfort.