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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

You can own this vessel for as little as $587 per month. Fill our the contact form to learn more!

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!

Seller is willing to consider partial trade for a ski boat or smaller vessel.

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
- Bottom Paint - Tee Top - Anchor - Propeller - Anchor - Propeller - Anchor - Binnacle W/compass (Richie) - Bottom Paint - Propeller (Mercury Marine Laser II) - Stored Inside - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Ballast (2600 Lbs.) - Bottom Paint (Dec 2012) - Propeller (Brass) - Anchor - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Propeller (STAINLESS STEEL) - Gel Coat - Anchor - Tee Top - Binnacle W/compass - Propeller (3 Blade Bronze Rept.) - Propeller (Stainless) - Tee Top - Stored Inside (Barn) - Bottom Paint - Anchor - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Propeller (2 Blade) - ~ VC -17 Bottom Paint in 2012 and 2013 - Tower - Wake Board Rack - Tee Top - Bottom Paint - Stored Inside - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint - Propeller (Stainless) - Enclosed Pilot House - Propeller (Stainless) - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Engine Cooling - Stored Inside - Stored Inside - Engine Cooling (Water) - Gel Coat (Like New) - Power Engine Hatch - Propeller (Steel) - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Propeller (Just Reconditioned) - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint - ~ New Bottom in February 2014 - Engine Cooling (Open) - Raised Helm Deck - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Radar Mast - Tee Top - Anchor - Bottom Paint (Needs Bottom Job Now) - Flybridge - Propeller (Brass, One Needs To Be Trued.) - Polling Platform - POWERPOLE - Propeller (4 Bladed Stainless) - Gel Coat - Power Engine Hatch - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (FWC) - Flybridge - Gel Coat - Propeller (Bronze) - Radar Arch - Propeller - Gel Coat (Great) - Gel Coat - Control Type (Quicksilver 3000) - Helm Console - Bottom Paint (2013) - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Engine Cooling - Propeller - Bottom Paint - Bow Pulpit - Radar Mast - Hard Top - Bottom Paint - Propeller - Gel Coat - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Raised Helm Deck - Stored Inside - Thru-hull Fittings - Both have Cruise Control option. Both have reverse option. - Bottom Paint (New 2013) - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Gel Coat - Propeller (SS Duo Prop) - Stored Inside - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Propeller - Propeller - Engine Cooling (Closed) - Power Engine Hatch - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Binnacle W/compass - Binnacle W/compass - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat (Nice Condition) - Tee Top (Custom Stainless) - Cobia Tower - Bottom Paint - ~ Bottom Painted Spring 2014 - Cockpit Type (Dual Console) - Helm Console - Anchor - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Thru-hull Fittings - Anchor - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Raised Helm Deck - Bottom Paint (2013) - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Propeller (Stainless) - Radar Arch - Gel Coat - Engine Cooling (FWC) - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Propeller - Anchor - Anchor - Bow Pulpit - Troling Motor (A Removable Troling Motor And Fishing Seat Are Also Included) - Gel Coat - Anchor (2) - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Raised Helm Deck - Tee Top - Thru-hull Fittings - Transom Height: 27" - Wakeboard Tower - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling - Radar Arch - Stored Inside - Gel Coat - Propeller - Bottom Paint - Radar Arch - Gel Coat - Anchor (2 Danforth) - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat (Electric) - Helm Console - Propeller (3 Blade) - Starboard and Port side windows are all tinted. All wood blinds on the windows throughout - Cabin Heat - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller (2 Bronze) - Raised Helm Deck - Thru-hull Fittings - Anchor (3 Anchors (one Danforth, One Bruce, One Cqr)) - Hard Top - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint - Radar Arch - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller (3 Blade) - Stored Inside (Dry/boathouse) - Thru-hull Fittings (Nylon) - Propeller (2 Ultra High Performance 4 Blade Stainless) - Ultra Light Kelvar (Kevlar Construction Hull And Deck) - Ultra light weight Kevlar construction hull and deck laminate. Gel coat is in very good condition. - Binnacle W/compass - Bottom Paint - Cockpit Type (Custom-molded Console With Wraparound Bubble Windshield) - Propeller - Stored Inside - Gel Coat (Original) - Propeller (Dual Stainless Steel) - Gel Coat - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Gel Coat - Propeller (SS) - Thru-hull Fittings - Cabin Heat - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Tee Top - Binnacle W/compass - Anchor - Cockpit Type (Walk-thru Transom) - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller (5 Blade Mercury Prop "high Five") - Thru-hull Fittings - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Flybridge - Propeller - Stored Inside - Gel Coat - Power Engine Hatch - Stored Inside - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat (Excellent) - Propeller - Radar Arch - Thru-hull Fittings - Gel Coat - Gel Coat - Propeller - Bottom Paint (3 Coats Barrier Paint 2009) - Engine Cooling (Fresh Water) - Gel Coat - Propeller (2 Aliminum) - Radar Arch - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller (1 Spare (stainless)) - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller (1 Spare (stainless)) - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat (Excellent) - Helm Console - Propeller - Anchor - Tee Top - Flybridge - Additional construction features include a bow pulpit, transom door, reasonably wide side decks, and a swim platform. - Length................................. 28'0" Beam................................... 11'1" Draft.................................... 2'10" Weight........................... 10,300# Clearance............................ 9'11" - Fuel...............................150 gals. Water..............................51 gals. Waste..............................20 gals. Hull Type.................... Modified-V Deadrise Aft...........................10deg - Flybridge - Gel Coat - Propeller - Tee Top - Gel Coat - Propeller - Tee Top - Gel Coat (Shiny) - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Engine Cooling - Helm Console - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Stored Inside - Tee Top - Propeller (Stainless) - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat (Excellent) - Tee Top (Blue) - Bottom Paint - Hard Top - Propeller (Brass) - Binnacle W/compass - Flybridge - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Radar Mast - Tee Top - Tee Top - Propeller - Propeller - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Engine Cooling - Anchor - Bow Pulpit (Molded In) - Engine Cooling (Closed Fresh Water) - Helm Console - Propeller - Binnacle W/compass - Bottom Paint - Cockpit Type (Enclosed) - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Bottom Paint (Needs Repainted) - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Propeller - Radar Arch - Thru-hull Fittings - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Lazarette /garage - Keel Type (Full) - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Engine Cooling (Closed) - Gel Coat - Power Engine Hatch - Propeller (5 Blade S/S) - Tower (W/ Rod Holders) - Gel Coat - Gel Coat - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Propeller (4 Blade) - Radar Arch - Hard Top - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Propeller (Stainless) - Bottom Paint (No) - Gel Coat (Upgraded Pearl With Blue Accents) - Custom Exhaust (Indmar EXT Cat) - Propeller (Bronze) - Propeller - Radar Arch - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Propeller - Stored Inside (Garage Kept) - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Bow Pulpit - Hard Top - Control Type - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling - Radar Arch - Needs Bottom Paint - Hard Top (Reinforced) - Lazarette /garage (For Outboard, Fuel And Battery's) - Stern Pulpit (Aluminum) - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat (Exterior Freshly Painted) - Anchor - Cockpit Type (Open) - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Gel Coat - Hard Top - Helm Console - Propeller - Propeller (Quicksilver Mirage) - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (F/W Cooled) - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Hard Top - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Gel Coat - Thru-hull Fittings - Engine Cooling (Freshwater) - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Propeller (SS Duoprop) - Anchor - Engine Cooling (Fresh Water Cooled) - Radar Arch
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