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Here Comes The Formula 380 Super Sport Crossover

A new player in the arena that surpasses all others

Published: Friday, August 30, 2019

This 38’ in length, 11’ 6” beam contender continues Formula’s open-bow, full-cabin dayboat legacy without compromising full-width deck space and complete belowdecks accommodation.

No other competitor in its class can boast both a full single-level deck as well as sleeping for four with a cabin galley and sink, plus stand-up, enclosed head below.


Whether you’re headed to inland adventures or offshore journeys, the ride is pure Formula – fast-paced, yet solid and secure. 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 380’s SmartZone design utilizes every square inch for uninterrupted entertainment possibilities. The 380 offers a seamless transition to the bow with the flush cockpit sole and Formula’s unique slide-open windshield. Expansive 330° wraparound seating boasts comfortable support for an exhilarating ride and easy conversation.

A full-width hardtop with a top-to-bottom windshield and exclusive sliding bow window to port allows for an open, inviting cockpit experience. The fiberglass hardtop with full-width motorized glass sunroof opens to the sky, while interconnected SmartZone™ seating, from the expansive bow to triple helm seating and U-shaped lounge aft, increases choice for all. The triple command seating offers chiseled support and advanced ergonomics. Each seat bottom adjusts for options to stand directly on the cockpit sole, or sit or rest on the upright seat, while two footrest heights further customize the fit. For relaxing at the sandbar or cove, head aft to the spacious, rear-facing sun lounge with individual backrests that easily adjust fore and aft. Under the lounge, a spacious trunk keeps four fenders safely stowed. The 380’s SmartZone design means easy water access off the roomy swim platform with under-mount swim ladder, or a choice of available hydraulic or stationary watersport-extended swim platform.

The 380 cabin provides a completely residential experience centered on the U-shaped Ultraleather® lounge with dual-height, high-gloss wood table that can accommodate friends for dinner or be lowered for sleeping. The aft cabin stateroom with privacy curtain features a permanent queen-size bed with memory foam mattress, so there is no need to convert the lounge for primary sleeping. The spacious head features a molded vanity with Corian countertop, molded fiberglass sink with upscale Moen® faucet, woodgrain-finish lower cabinet, and porcelain Flush and Forget® Vacuflush® head unit and shower. The starboard side lower kitchen beautifully presents culinary conveniences that include a spacious Corian sink with premium folding swivel spout and glide-away cover, overhead microwave, clever slide-out storage, and concealed trash container. To port, the large pullout Isotherm stainless steel refrigerator, additional drawer storage, plus a slide-out drawer and shelf unit allow for comfortable stay-aboard journeys. Also to port is the electronics pylon with Rockford Fosgate stereo remote control, touch air conditioning control, and light switches.

The 380 SSC incorporates FAS³TECH multi-step hull technology and a molded structural grid to deliver the sure-footed performance that is a Formula hallmark. No other 38-foot full-cabin bowrider can boast a full-width cockpit experience with true overnight capabilities for four. The Formula Crossover fleet continues to push class expectations and challenges others to defy compromise. Everything you want in a performance open day cruiser awaits you in the Formula 380 Super Sport Crossover!

Break free in the newest addition to the Formula Crossover fleet, the Formula 380 Super Sport Crossover!
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This article first appeared in the Summer Issue (Jul/Aug) 2019 of Great Lakes Scuttlebutt magazine.

tags: New Boat Models

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