DECATUR, IN—Thunderbird Products’ revolutionary Performance Cruiser, the Formula 40 PC, communicates exquisite taste along its every curve. Created by Formula’s exclusive designer John Adams, this unique cruiser measures 42 feet 7 inches LOA, including the bow and swim platforms (40 feet 10 inches less bow platform). With a 12 foot 8 inch beam, the 40 PC is armed with a multitude of stowage areas and a generous cockpit for captain and crew. The 40’s precision craftsmanship is enhanced by the style of its forward-swept radar arch, and the responsive deep-V ride hints at the rich Formula performance heritage.
The tastefully designed cockpit makes for a comfortable ride on those longer adventures, with versatile seating for all aboard. The large U-shaped lounge aft treats passengers to a wide-open space that can accommodate the entire crew for a meal or snack by adding the optional cockpit tables. The lounge can also be converted to form a king-size sunning area by lowering the tables and adding the lounge cushions. To port, the forward lounge is perfect for three seated passengers or one reclining.
An innovative, two-position helm seat provides excellent support while sitting, and also allows for leaning back against the specially designed adjustable section while standing. Precision ergonomics make it easy to monitor gauges and assess all on-board systems. The expansive helm seat will also accommodate two more passengers, making it possible to seat 12 people comfortably. Fourteen cupholders and other key accessories for entertaining are plentiful and easily reached by all passengers.
A molded fiberglass wetbar is incorporated in the cockpit area opposite the U-shaped lounge, projecting a striking, beautifully integrated appearance. An optional combination refrigerator/ice maker and standard sleek Corian® countertop, molded fiberglass sink and plenty of storage below make the wetbar central to entertaining your crew.
The 40 PC is equipped with abundant, sleek, molded fiberglass storage areas, making it easy to stow away everything needed for a longer cruise. The 40’s port side lounge and U-shaped lounge aft have generous fiberglass-lined storage areas, and the roomy storage trunk aft, accessible at the swim platform, is designed to house the cockpit tables when they are not in use and also features storage compartments for four fenders. Everywhere you look in the cockpit of the 40 PC, you will discover ample, convenient storage like no other cruiser.
For those who like to relax in the sun, the forward deck features twin sunpads on either side of the center walkway. Designed to remain in place while underway, the sunpads are constructed of weather-resistant DriFast® foam. Cupholders and safety rails are integrated into the deck, all within easy reach while sunbathing. The centerline integrated steps and walk-through windshield make access to the foredeck easy, and Formula’s diamond nonskid provides safe footing down its entire length.
The Formula 40 PC has entertaining features everywhere to provide hours of fun and excitement for family and friends. For example, Formula has equipped the 40 PC with a swim platform personal watercraft lift system that is designed to move on a hydraulic ram cylinder attached to the transom. The hydraulic lift system can be easily operated by two remote controls, one in the cockpit and another near the lift itself, and can hold a personal watercraft or dingy.
The spacious cabin has up to 6′ 9″ of headroom and is entered through a one-piece, sliding curved acrylic door. Elegant, airy and complete with comfortable appointments, the cabin sleeps six people, two in the stateroom, two in the aft cabin/lounge area and two in the main salon. The 40 PC’s main cabin is equipped with a 32″ LCD HDTV/DVD combo and a Kenwood® AM/FM/CD stereo with four speakers.
The deluxe galley is enhanced by a Corian® countertop, round, polished stainless sink and below-counter refrigerator/freezer. The impressive array of galley equipment also includes a flush ceramic cooktop, convection/microwave oven, coffee maker and in-counter trash receptacle. The exclusive high-gloss Deep Cherry Formula cabinetry is expertly designed and skillfully tooled. The clean presentation and precise fit are the result of exacting assembly methods and top-quality materials. Cabinet space is plentiful, and lower cabinets are lighted when opened. The Ultraleather™ U-shaped lounge to starboard features a removable high-gloss wood table with two pedestal stools.
The forward stateroom features a spacious centerline bed with drawer storage below. There are also two hanging lockers with automatic lights in the stateroom, and a 15″ LCD HDTV/DVD combo. The head compartment is spacious and comfortable with a molded fiberglass vanity with Corian® countertop and stainless sink. The enclosed stall shower features a curved, hinged acrylic door and molded-in fiberglass seat with Corian top. The expansive aft cabin features an Ultraleather lounge with high-gloss Deep Cherry wood cocktail table. The lounge converts to a double bed for guests. The aft cabin-hanging locker is cedar-lined, and the entire area can be enclosed with a privacy partition for sleeping or for a stand-up changing area.
The 40 PC features V-drive powertrains, requiring less space for the engine compartment, which translates into a roomier cabin. The engine hatch lifts from the aft, hinging forward to allow excellent access to the front of the engine. The 40 PC’s new appearance will establish a uniquely different look. The clean, beautiful lines and increased storage areas are sure to be crew and family pleasers.
The 40 PC delivers peak performance, easily slicing through waves with its 18˚ deadrise and inboard V-drive power options of twin 370- to 420-horsepower Mercury Mercruiser or Volvo engine packages. The generous fuel capacity of 250 gallons extends your great times on the water aboard Formula’s luxury 40 PC.