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1998 35 (ft.) Formula 353

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Listing# 143415

Salem, WI, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
High Performance Boats
35 (ft.)
Bridge Clearance

General Details

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Amazing freshwater Formula 353 Fastech with $25k Ligenfelter performance package and Roush tuning! Comes in excellent condition, ready to hit the water. Triple axle Eagle trailer included!

Here is what boat test had to say about the 353, remember this is before the Ligenfelter package which brings the top speed up over 82 mph!

The Formula 353 FAS3TECH is a serious powerhouse that delivers a confident and comfortable ride even through choppy seas thanks to her stepped bottom hull and deep-V bottom.

She offers electrically powered footrests and racing-style bolsters. The helm has a tilt steering wheel and all the controls are within easy reach. The cabin is fixed with UltraLeather lounges, entertainment center, CD/stereo, and a stainless sink and demand system. There's enough room for four to spend the night on the double V-berth and the couches which can sleep two. An enclosed head is to starboard.
Key Features
Foam-filled continuous molded structural grid
Concealed fiberglass anchor locker
Four Bomar cabin venting hatches with screens
Tinted, tempered curved-glass windshield
Dash panels with black, blue or red carbon-fiber finish
Tilt steering wheel with silver, red or blue accent inserts
Kiekhaefer trim & tab indicators Illuminated waterproof accessory rocker switches with E-T-A circuit breakers
iPod/MP3 port
Weather-resistant cockpit seating featuring PreFixx coating

Formula 353 FASTech Captain's Report
Sophisticated Powerhouse

Tested by Capt. Ron Svoboda


It all starts with Formula's Advanced Speed, Stability, Structural Technology (FASTech) multi-plane hull. This stepped bottom boat has proven itself by dominating the APBA Factory 2 class circuit for the past several years. Formula has earned several National and World Championships using race-rigged versions of the same performance hull that you can buy in their recreational version.

The Ride

I had the opportunity to experience the quality ride provided by the structural grid system molded into all of the boats in the FASTech lineup. Our test day was perfect for putting the 353 through its paces, with 15-20 knot winds and seas of up to 3 feet. It's not often that Mother Nature gives us a day where we can test in conditions that prove what a boat is really made of.


Hammering down on the throttles, the 353 got on plane in less than 7 seconds and reached 30 mph in only 10 seconds. Pretty good for a boat that weighs in at over 8,500 pounds, plus another 1,200 pounds of fuel on board. Once on plane, the boat's multi-plane bottom progressively accelerated as it transitioned through each one of its three separate running surfaces.

As we powered through the heavy chop, the 353 gave a confident, comfortable ride as she sliced right through the stormy sea. The rigidity of the structural grid system provides a solid feel at the wheel and at the seat of your pants. The rougher the water got, the harder we pushed the 353. She showed no signs of cowering, shaking or squeaking as we launched this powerhouse out of the water and into the next crest.

The Layout

The cockpit layout is typical for this type of boat, but the attention to detail is not. The folks at Formula really put some thought into what people need in the cockpit. For instance, the rugged steps for boarding and accessing the bow's anchor locker are very handy. So is the vanity mirror on the glove box door and the trash receptacle located to port. The side coaming storage compartments are concealed by sliding Plexiglas doors and are large enough to stow PFDs and other safety gear.

The Helm

I really appreciated the helm set-up that Formula provides the driver with. The seating position is very comfortable and can be adjusted for captains of all sizes. Formula accomplishes this by using McLeod electric-assisted bolster seats that adjust at the touch of a button. Another button allows you to raise or lower the McLeod footrest, fitting you perfectly for any water condition.

The ergonomics continue with a tilt steering wheel and Gaffrig Zero-effort controls for the throttles and shifters. Everything is within easy reach and can be easily read no matter how rough the water gets. The instrumentation layout is ideal with the gauges paired by input rather than by engine. This means that you can monitor and compare critical engine parameters on both engines at once with a quick glance, rather than having to search the helm as is common on other performance boats.

Stepping Down Below

Below deck, you will find comfortable accommodations for spending an evening aboard. There is room enough for four people. Two can bunk in the double V-berth and two more can sleep on the bench seats, which convert into a berth with the hi-low table and filler cushion.

The interior dcor of the cabin is subtle yet sophisticated. The super plush UltraLeather upholstery feels soft and inviting. Your guests will enjoy the amenities in the cabin too, like the private head to starboard and the refrigerator and pressurized, fresh water sink located to port.

In Conclusion

The fit and finish of Formula's product is evident. Quality control is excellent, and every component is heavy duty and built to take the abuse that offshore powerboating has to offer. If you are serious about performance boating, then Formula's FASTech boats should be on your list of prospective buys.

Formula 353 FASTech Test Result Highlights
Top speed for the Formula 353 FASTech is 74.4 MPH (119.7 KPH), burning 80.4 gallons per hour (GPH) or 304.31 liters per hour (LPH).

Best cruise for the Formula 353 FASTech is 53.2 MPH (85.6 KPH), and the boat gets 1.11 miles per gallon (MPG) or 0.47 kilometers per liter (KPL), giving the boat a cruising range of 154 miles (247.84 kilometers).

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Boat is in excellent condition!
Navigational Equipment
- Amp - Compass - Fuel Gauge - GPS - Navigation Lights - Speedometer
- Bilge Blower - Fuel Tank (154) - GPS - Tab Indicator - Trim Tabs
Electrical Systems
- Accessory Switches - Alternator - Battery - Battery Charger - Battery Switch - Circuit Breaker Panel - Electric Engine Hatch - Fuse Panel - Gauges - Horn - Hour Meter - Shore Power - Speakers - Stereo
- Berth - Bimini Top - Cabin Lighting - Carpet - Drink Holders - Head - Sink
- Anchor - Exhaust (Corsa Select Exhaust) - Gel Coat - Ballast - Binnacle W/compass - Bottom Paint (New 2012) - Gel Coat (Freshly Waxed) - Keel Type (Fin) - Bottom Paint (Needs To Be Redone) - Bow Pulpit - Propeller - Transom Height: 27" - Bottom Paint - Cobia Tower - Radar Mast - Tee Top - Anchor - Bottom Paint (New 12/13) - Engine Cooling (Freshwater) - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Flybridge - Hard Top - Radar Arch - Stored Inside - Gel Coat - Hard Top - Stored Inside - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Propeller (Stainless) - Radar Arch - Gel Coat - Propeller (Stainless) - Gel Coat - Propeller - Gel Coat - Lazarette /garage - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller (2 Stainles) - Anchor (With Chain And 1000 Ft Of Rode) - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Keel Type (Deep V) - Propeller (2) - Radar Arch - Stored Inside - Tee Top - Thru-hull Fittings - Toe Rail - Gel Coat - Anchor (Plow) - Gel Coat - Anchor - Cabin Heat (AC And Heat) - Power Engine Hatch - Propeller (Bronze) - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint - Propeller (Stainless) - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Gel Coat - Bow Pulpit - Cabin Heat - Propeller (Stainless Steele) - Gel Coat - Binnacle W/compass - Bottom Paint - Bow Pulpit - Stored Inside - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat (Fair) - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (FWC) - Gel Coat - Propeller (Bronze) - Radar Arch - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller (Aluminum) - Bottom Paint (Less Than 1 Year Old) - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling - Propeller (Retuned) - Anchor - Bow Pulpit (Molded In) - Engine Cooling (Closed Fresh Water) - Helm Console - Propeller - Binnacle W/compass - Bottom Paint - Radar Arch - Thru-hull Fittings - Engine Cooling (FWC) - Flybridge - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Hull Contruction (Triple-planked Old Growth Mahogany Over Oak Ribs) - Lazarette /garage - Radar Mast - Gel Coat (GOOD) - Hard Top - Propeller (STAINLESS STEEL) - Tee Top - Thru-hull Fittings - Power Engine Hatch (Electric) - Anchor - Wakeboard Tower - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Raised Helm Deck - Tee Top - Thru-hull Fittings - Transom Height: 27" - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Thru-hull Fittings - Cabin Heat - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Thru-hull Fittings - Propeller (Stainless) - Tee Top - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Gel Coat - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Propeller - Bottom Paint - Anchor - Propeller - Stored Inside - Anchor - Propeller - Anchor - Propeller - Bottom Paint - Lift Stored (Under Cover) - Stored Inside - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Gel Coat - Propeller (BRONZE) - Stored Inside (Garage Kept) - Helm Console - Propeller (Aluminum) - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint - Radar Mast - Tee Top - Stored Inside - Propeller - Tuna Tower (Removeable Tuna Tower/belly Basket) - Bottom Paint (Salt Water Paint) - Cabin Heat - Propeller - Bottom Paint (Salt Water Paint) - Cabin Heat - Propeller - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (FWC) - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Binnacle W/compass - Power Engine Hatch - Radar Arch - Raised Helm Deck - Binnacle W/compass - Power Engine Hatch - Radar Arch - Raised Helm Deck - Stored (Covered Lift) - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Cockpit Type (Fly Bridge) - Propeller - Thru-hull Fittings - Tee Top - Gel Coat (Good) - Power Engine Hatch - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Anchor - Stored Inside - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Helm Console - Power Engine Hatch - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Gel Coat - Propeller (Stainless) - Bottom Paint - Flybridge - Propeller - Stored Inside - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat (Excellent) - Propeller - Radar Arch - Thru-hull Fittings - Gel Coat - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Propeller (Aluminum) - Bottom Paint - Anchor (1) - Control Type (Rigged For Single Handed) - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat (Platinum, Raspberry And Black Mist With Glitter Gel Coat) - Helm Console - Keel Type (Rite-track Keel With New Keel Guard) - Propeller - Engine Cooling - Binnacle W/compass - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (Fresh Water) - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (Rwc) - Gel Coat - Propeller (2SS) - Radar Arch - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint (New 2012) - Engine Cooling (Freshwater) - Propeller's (18x20) - Thru-hull Fittings - Gel Coat - Propeller (Aluminum 4 Blade) - Engine Cooling - Flybridge - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling - Stored Inside (Climate Controlled Facility) - Engine Cooling (Fresh) - Helm Console - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Tee Top - T Top Box - Gel Coat - Thru-hull Fittings - Transom Height: 27" - Gel Coat (GOOD) - Propeller (STAINLESS STEEL) - Thru-hull Fittings - Anchor - Propeller - Bottom Paint (New, Black.) - Propeller (2 Sets, New Set On Engines Are 17 Pitch, 2nd Set Are 19 Pitch.) - Thru-hull Fittings (All New. Only One Is Hooked Up To The Aft Bilge.) - Gel Coat (Excellent) - "Pocket cruisers are becoming more and more popular, and for good reason. These full featured vessels give small families greater overnight comfort while offering the ability to expand their horizons with the boats tow ability. - With this in mind, Bayliner's 265 hits the docks with spaciousness, many standard features and best of all, at a value-filled retail price - She also delivers contemporary styling and futuristic side windows that allow significant ambient light into the cabin, making for an interior that feels larger than it actually is. Bayliner's 265 hits the docks with spaciousness, many standard features and best of all, at a value-filled price." - Gel Coat - Propeller - Bottom Paint - Rod Holders - Bottom Paint - Radar Mast - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Hard Top (Inc) - Gel Coat - Anchor - Custom Exhaust (Captain's Choice) - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Hard Top - Propeller ((2) Nibral) - Thru-hull Fittings - Lazarette /garage - Raised Helm Deck (Molded Fiberglass, Adjustable Helmsman/companion Seat) - Raised Helm Deck Seating (Lounge Seats With Storage) - Anchor - Gel Coat - Pontoons (Dual Fiberglass) - Stored Inside - Bottom Paint - Cockpit Type (Open) - Tee Top - Bottom Paint - Helm Console - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Propeller - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint - Flybridge - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller (2) - Radar Arch - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Gel Coat - Propeller - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint (Needs New) - Gel Coat - Propeller (S/S X2) - Radar Arch - Engine Room Heater (Factory Installed) - Bottom Paint (2013) - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Engine Cooling - Propeller - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Hard Top - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Gel Coat - Thru-hull Fittings - Engine Cooling (Freshwater) - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Gel Coat - Propeller (SS) - Gel Coat - Propeller (2) - Cockpit Type (OPEN FISHERMAN) - Tee Top - Thru-hull Fittings - Cockpit Type (OPEN FISHERMAN) - Tee Top - Thru-hull Fittings - Cockpit Type (OPEN FISHERMAN) - Tee Top - Thru-hull Fittings - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint - Propeller (Stainless) - Tee Top - Thru-hull Fittings
Deck Gear
- Aft Deck Sun Pad - Anchor - Beverage Holders - Bimini - Boarding Ladder - Cockpit Carpet - Cockpit Cover - Courtesy Lights - Storage - Swim Ladder - Swim Platform - Windshield
Safety Equipment
- Air Horn - Bilge Pump - Fire Extinguisher - Fire Suppression System - Gas Detector - Pfd's