290 Bowrider

New Sport Boat: 29 Ft Bowrider

From stem to stern, everything about the Formula Bowrider series is designed to meet your needs and maximize your fun and relaxation on the water. This is where excellence meets sophistication, and superiority meets authenticity. The 290 Formula Bowrider is our second largest upscale sport boat, one that combines Formula prestige with your personal touch.

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290 Bowrider
29ft 0in (8.84 m)
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LOA 29ft 0in 8.84 m
LOA with Extended Swim Platform 31ft 9in 9.68 m
Maximum Beam 9ft 0in 2.74 m
Approximate Weight 8,950 lbs 4,060 kg
Fuel Capacity 112 gal 424 L
Water Capacity (opt.) 19 gal 75 L
Holding Tank Capacity (opt.) 22.5 gal 85 L
Bridge Clearance 5ft 10in 1.77 m
Bridge Clearance w/arch 8ft 2in 2.49 m
Bridge Clearance w/Sport Top 7ft 11in 2.41 m
Draft 40in 1.02 m
Deadrise 22° 22°


Large, private head


The curved, one-piece locking door opens into a head compartment with porcelain head unit, 23-gallon holding tank and dockside pumpout featuring a molded vanity with sink and faucet, Corian® counter top and woodgrain-finish flooring.

Group of people on a boat's bow


The bow section features modular bow seating with armrests and removable seat bottoms. The color-coordinated dual-height cockpit table with Corian® top take the area from lounge to dinette. Add the available bow seating filler cushions and center backrest to sun bathe.

People lounging on boat aft


When the U-shaped aft lounge is filled in with the dual-height cockpit table and filler cushions along with the aft-facing sun lounge that converts into a larger sunpad, the ultimate sun lounge is found.

Formula Boats 290 Bowrider Boat Features

Formula Boats 290 Bowrider Boat Features

The all-new 290 Bowrider from Formula offers boaters the same leading performance and sleek style as its popular 290 predecessor. This family-friendly boat is the ideal companion for a day on the water thanks to its roomy cockpit with ample features and amenities. The captain and first mate will communicate easily and clearly from the individually adjustable, multi-position dual helm seats with a U-shaped lounge for gathering and relaxing. You’ll also enjoy steady handling on this 29-foot vessel with the Formula signature 22º deadrise.

Learn more about Formula 290 Bowrider boats and see for yourself why they can be a great fit for you!

The Formula 290 Bowrider — The Ultimate Day Boat

Is there anything better than spending a warm day on the water and relaxing with loved ones? The aft-facing sun lounge with dual-position backrests is ideal for lounging and soaking up the sun and converts to a doublewide sunpad for optimal comfort. Use the dual-height cockpit table with modular bow seating and armrests for on-the-water dining or playing games, or lower it to fill the wraparound L-shaped lounge into a large sunpad with the filler cushions.

Livorsi® instrumentation puts you in control at the impressive leather-wrapped stainless wheel, which provides a comfortable grip. The visually stunning brushed graphite dash with Liquid Black panels, wood burl finishes and a Ritchie® compass takes the spotlight, with chrome shifters, throttles, bezels and in-handle outdrive trim to achieve a look that is both understated and sporty. This complements the sturdy construction and precision-stitched upholstery.

Stash your wallet, keys, cellphones and other valuables in the lockable under-dash storage compartment for dry safekeeping.


The Formula 290 Bowrider also includes several great entertainment features. A boat on the open water — or even docked at your favorite spot — is the ideal place to socialize and celebrate. Some of the best 290 Bowrider features are ones that will keep you and your family entertained all day long, including:

  • Drink holders: Staying hydrated is essential for long days spent lounging on the water. Fortunately, the Formula 290 has room for the whole family with 19 conveniently located drink holders that will keep beverages stable, even when the boat is moving.
  • Molded wet bar: Enhance your boating experience with an optional fully functional molded wet bar to craft beverages and prepare snacks. This feature includes an integrated sink for easy clean-up and a Corian® countertop that holds a 17-quart Igloo® cooler and trash container. The wet bar is also equipped with an integral 316L stainless steel safety rail, so you have another secure spot to hang onto in open waters.
  • Storage space: Having plenty of onboard storage space is key to enjoying a fun day with your friends or family. It also keeps items off the floor, which is a tripping hazard. With your Formula 290 Bowrider, you won’t have to choose between bringing inflated tubes, water skis, cooking supplies, fishing gear or wakeboards. Fit all of this and more in the 290’s spacious storage compartments, including some located under the seats and lounge.
  • Stereo system: This boat was crafted with sought-after entertainment features, including a premium stereo system. The Clarion® AM/FM stereo with an iPod/USB port and Bluetooth connectivity has a multi-feature, waterproof remote mounted on the dash that channels music through six marine-grade speakers with 400-watt stereo amplification, shining stainless steel grilles and separate tweeters. It offers a crisp, clear sound system for any crowd and playlist.
  • Built-in chargers: On the Bowrider 290, you never have to worry about losing connection. Keep your devices powered all day long with five built-in dual USB charging ports for your cellphones, e-readers or other portable electronics.
  • LED lighting: The fun doesn’t have to end just because the sun goes down! As evening returns, the 290 Bowrider is equipped with blue and white LED courtesy lights that you can turn on with the handheld remote for safer entry and exit near the swim platform.

With plenty of room, comfortable seating, drink holders, a wet bar, flexible storage and amenities throughout, the all-new Formula 290 Bowrider is the perfect vessel for entertaining. Whether you’re cruising on the water, taking a swim or anchoring the boat to watch an idyllic sunset, you and your companions have everything you need to get the most out of your experiences.


A spacious, well-equipped head compartment is critical if you want to spend as many hours on your new boat as possible. The Bowrider 290’s head compartment comes standard with a porcelain head unit and a 22-and-a-half-gallon holding tank with dockside pump-out. The Corian® countertop with a vanity sink and faucet and the woodgrain-finish flooring are attractive, functional and durable.

Here, you will find space to store your sunscreen, soap and first-aid supplies so they are easily accessible. In addition to being spacious, the head compartment also offers optimal privacy, with a curved, one-piece locking door.

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It’s All About You at Formula Boats

At Formula Boats, it’s all about you. You don’t want just any Bowrider ski boat — you want one that reflects your personality and makes it easier than ever to enjoy a day on the water. That’s why we offer plenty of customization and personalization choices for every vessel you purchase. John Adams, Formula’s exclusive designer, crafted every inch of the new 290 Bowrider to center around action, fun and sun.

You can customize your vessel by choosing between our numerous available options, Imron designs and engine packages from Mercruiser and Volvo. You can also pair this customization with the FormulaFlex™ and MyWay™ programs, which enable you to further personalize your 290 Bowrider by:

  • Choosing from premium Formula graphics and color options for the hull and outboard design.
  • Mixing and matching various upholstery colors, accents, finishes, materials and piping for all cabin and cockpit decor.
  • Crafting your own dash panel gauge and electronics layout to make upgrades and match your preferences.

We never settle for anything but the best at Formula Boats, and you shouldn’t, either. With a Formula 290 Bowrider, you will quickly learn that it’s possible to truly have it all. We will work with you to craft a vessel that will provide you a lifetime of memories with your friends and family.

Because we care about the work we do, you know you’re getting nothing but the best — and that dedication shows in each boat we build and design. Contact a representative to learn more about our family-owned and operated business and shop Bowrider boats for sale today!

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