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1998 35 (ft.) Formula 353

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General Information

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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Stock #43573


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 - Gel Coat (Good) - Propeller (Stainless) - Light weight, durable, all--welded construction makes fishing boats easy to tow, easy to store, and a pleasure to fish. - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint - Keel Type - Ballast (Approx 7,000 Lbs.) - Bottom Paint (New In 2008) - Cockpit Type (Center) - Keel Type (Fin) - Engine Cooling - Helm Console - Radar Arch - Binnacle W/compass - Cockpit Type (OPEN FISSHERMAN) - Control Type (YAMAHA) - Thru-hull Fittings - Gel Coat - Gel Coat (NICE) - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint - Tuna Tower - Propeller (ALUMINUM) - Anchor - Bow Scuff Plate - Continuously Welded Box Girder Construction Hard Top with Alaskan Bulkhead with Door Dual Handrails on Hard Top Six Full Length Lifting / Turning Strakes Slotted Chine Extrusions Weld-on Bow Cleat Weld-on Double Bow Eye Six Gunnel Cleats - Weld-on Aluminum Stern Eyes Heavy Duty Welded Aluminum Offshore Bow Rails Two Weld-on Transducer Brackets Sound Insulation Package - Ballast (Lead) - Bottom Paint (Last Haul Out Was Spring 2014) - Keel Type (Shoal) - Anchor - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Bow Pulpit - Engine Cooling - Flybridge - Helm Console - Propeller - Raised Helm Deck - Stern Pulpit - Stored Inside - Thru-hull Fittings - Toe Rail - Upper Helm Station - Vent System - Bottom Paint - Anchor (2) - Bottom Paint (New) - Cobia Tower (With Electronics And Controls) - Anchor (Danforth) - Propeller (18'x19' 3 Blade Bronze) - Bottom Paint (NEW !!!) - Bow Scuff Plate - Custom Exhaust - Varnish Coat - Stored Inside - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Power Engine Hatch - Propeller (SS) - Anchor - Bow Pulpit - Bottom Paint - Tower - Tuna Tower - Power Engine Hatch - Propeller - Cabin Heat - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Gel Coat (High Quality Marine Grade Color Enhanced HD Gelcoats) - Fuel Tank And System (24 Gallon Fuel Tank (under Console) EPA Compliant Fuel System) - Graphics (Raised Chrome Crystal Cap Logos) - Trolling Motor Platform (Molded Trolling Motor Platform) - Drains (Recessed Floor Drains Allow All Water To Drain From Floor) - Foam Flotation (Virtually Unsinkable Foam Flotation) - Hull: 100% Hand Laid Hull Laminate Process Used Throughout, 45deg Anti Hang-up Bow, Key Slot Transom Design Brings Engine Weight Inward Allowing Shallower Holeshot - Hull: Large Rounded Tunnel for Efficient Water Draw to Raised Engine Position, Modified V Design for Comfort and Shallow Water Capabilities, Molded Reverse Angle Anti Spray Chines, Solid Fiberglass Rod Reinforced Chines, Sound Dampening Core Reinforced Sides - Cabin Heat - Gel Coat (Very Good) - Propeller (3-stainless) - Tee Top (Custom Designed And Powder Coated) - Thru-hull Fittings - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint (As Is) - Flybridge - Helm Console - Bottom (Wood With Bottom Paint) - Topsides (Very Good Condition) - Bottom Paint - Radar Mast - Thru-hull Fittings - Propeller (4 Blade Cyclone) - Binnacle W/compass - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Bottom Paint (2012) - Gel Coat (Very Good) - Polling Platform - POWERPOLE (8 Ft) - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Stored Inside (Always Stored In Garage When Not In Use) - Bottom Paint - Stored Inside - Transom Height: 27" - Propeller (Dual Prop) - Propeller - Stored Inside (Garage) - Gel Coat - Propeller (Duo Stainless) - Binnacle W/compass - Helm Console - Anchor - Gel Coat (Excellent/blue Special Order) - Cabin Heat - Flybridge - Cabin Table - Helm Console - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Radar Arch - Radar Mast - Gel Coat - Tee Top - Bottom Paint - Binnacle W/compass - Cockpit Type - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller - Propeller (Alum) - Gel Coat (Excellent Condition) - Cabin Heat - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Cockpit Type - Gel Coat - Propeller - Binnacle W/compass (Ritchie) - Gel Coat - Propeller (SS) - Thru-hull Fittings - Anchor - Gel Coat (Ver Good Condition) - Bottom Paint - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Propeller (Bravo 1 Stainless Steel) - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Power Engine Hatch - Radar Arch - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Power Engine Hatch - Gel Coat - Propeller (Stainless) - Radar Arch - Engine Cooling (CLOSED-LOOP COOLING SYSTEM) - Stored Inside - Tower - Gel Coat - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Tee Top - Propeller (Stainless) - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling (Freshwater) - Radar Arch - Flybridge - Propeller - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Propeller (STAINLESS) - Anchor - Engine Cooling (Fresh Water Colled) - Gel Coat (Good Condition) - Propeller (Bronze) - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Propeller (SS) - Thru-hull Fittings - Propeller (Spare Included) - Transom Height: 27" - Anchor - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Cockpit Type (Cuddy) - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Gel Coat - Propeller (Aluminum) - Propeller - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat (Excellent) - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Gel Coat (Blue/white) - Propeller (Duo-prop) - Stored Inside - Propeller - Stored Inside (Covered Storage) - Power Engine Hatch - Propeller (Duoprop) - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint - Propeller (14.5 X 17 Aluminum) - Transom Height: 27" - Wakeboard Tower - Crow's Nest W/ Ladder - Tee Top - Thru-hull Fittings - Gel Coat - Propeller - Thru-hull Fittings - Flybridge (2nd Station W/ Controls) - Stored Inside - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat (Webasto 2010) - Cockpit Type (Aft) - Engine Cooling (FWC) - Keel Type (Full) - Propeller (Bronze) - Radar Mast (Folding) - Thru-hull Fittings - Upper Helm Station - Vent System - Cabin Heat - Helm Console - POWERPOLE - Propeller - Stored Inside (Covdered Storage) - Toe Rail - Transom Height: 27" - Vent System - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Propeller (SS) - Gel Coat - Gel Coat (Very Good Shape) - Propeller (Stainless) - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Propeller (SS) - Stored Inside (Temp Controlled) - Binnacle W/compass - Helm Console - Propeller - Radar Mast - Tower - Bottom Paint (New 2014) - Gel Coat - Wakeboard Tower - Anchor - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Propeller (4 Blade SS) - Gel Coat (Very Good) - Polling Platform - POWERPOLE (8 Ft. With Remote) - Propeller (Stainless) - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Gel Coat - Gel Coat (Refinished With Awlgrip Allcraft) - Bottom Paint (New July 2014) - Cockpit Type (Fiberglass) - Engine Cooling (Open) - Gel Coat (Like New) - Propeller (Brass) - Stored Inside (Heated Warehouse) - Wake Board Rack - Gel Coat - POWERPOLE - Anchor (2) - Anchor - Radar Arch - Anchor - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Lazarette /garage - Propeller - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint - Radar Mast - Binnacle W/compass - Gel Coat - Propeller (SS) - Tee Top - Bottom Paint - Radar Mast - Propeller (3 Blade Stainless) - Radar Arch - Engine Cooling (FRESH WATER CLOSED) - Bow Scuff Plate - Propeller - ~ 4 Blade Stainless Prop - Gel Coat - Tee Top - Propeller - Radar Arch - Gel Coat - Propeller (4 Blade) - Gel Coat - Propeller (Dual) - Anchor - Propeller - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Propeller (Alum) - Tee Top - Bottom Paint (New 2013) - Radar Arch (Aluminum) - Stored Under Covered Slip - Bottom Paint (Needs Paint) - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Gel Coat (Shinny) - Propeller (SS Duo Prop) - Radar Arch - Stored Inside - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Cockpit Type (Express Cruiser) - Engine Cooling - Tower - Gel Coat - Ballast Bags (700 Pound) - COBIA Tower (Collapsable) - Anchor - Gel Coat - Cabin Heat - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Anchor (2 Galv.) - Anchor (2) - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling - Propeller (Bronze) - Raised Helm Deck - Thru-hull Fittings - Anchor - Bottom Paint (Needs Bottom Job Now) - Flybridge - Propeller (Brass, One Needs To Be Trued.) - Bottom Paint (Salt Water Paint) - Cabin Heat - Propeller - Gel Coat - Toe Rail - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Gel Coat - Power Engine Hatch - Anchor - Engine Cooling (Fresh Water With Raw Water Heat Exchanger) - Gel Coat (Good) - Propeller - Binnacle W/compass - Bottom Paint - Flybridge - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint (Newly Painted) - Gel Coat (Good) - Propeller (Dual) - Toe Rail - Transom Height: 27" - Bottom Paint - Lazarette /garage - Binnacle W/compass - Bottom Paint - Bow Pulpit - Stored Inside - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Binnacle W/compass - Power Engine Hatch - Radar Arch - Raised Helm Deck - Bottom Paint - Thru-hull Fittings - 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 - Binnacle W/compass - Radar Arch - Thru-hull Fittings - Transom Height: 27" - Bottom Paint - Rod Holders - Bottom Paint - Radar Mast - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Hard Top (Inc) - 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) - Gel Coat - Propeller - Propeller (Dual Counter Rotating) - Bottom Paint - Propeller - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Power Engine Hatch - Propeller - Thru-hull Fittings - Construction (Carvel Planking And Sawn Frame) - Bottom Paint - Anchor - Ballast (15 Gal) - Gel Coat (Mint Condition) - Hyd Cont Switch Blade - Gel Coat - Propeller - Gel Coat - Bow Scuff Plate - Gel Coat - Custom Exhaust (Indmar EXT Cat) - Propeller (Bronze) - Propeller - Radar Arch - Anchor - Helm Console - Control Type (Quicksilver 3000) - Helm Console - Anchor - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Propeller (Aluminum) - Tuna Tower - Bottom Paint - Flybridge - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller (2) - Radar Arch - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Gel Coat - Propeller - Thru-hull Fittings - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint (2013) - Engine Cooling (Raw) - WATER SYSTEM Pressure Water System Shower Water Tank WASTE SYSTEMS Sump Pump - Overall Length 27'6"/8.38 M Overall Length w/ Opt. Extended Swim Platform 29'9"/9.07 M Beam 9'6"/2.90 M Draft - Stern Drive Down 41"/104.1 CM Draft - Stern Drive Up 26"/66 CM Draft - Twin Stern Drive Down 38"/96.5 CM Draft - Twin Stern Drive Up 27"/68.6 CM - Dry Weight 6,400 LBS/2,903 KG Fuel Capacity 127 GAL/480.7 L Water Capacity 24 GAL/90.8 L Deadrise 21deg/21deg - Bottom Paint
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