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General Information

Listing# 143415

Price
$69,999.00
Location
Salem, WI, United States
Manufacturer
Formula
Boat Type
Powerboat
Model Year
1998
Category
High Performance Boats
Model
353
Status
Used
Length
35 (ft.)
Bridge Clearance
64
Beam
99
LOA
420

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
FAS3TECH hull
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



Technology

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.

Performance

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

Specifications

Condition
Boat is in excellent condition!
Navigational Equipment
- Amp - Compass - Fuel Gauge - GPS - Navigation Lights - Speedometer
Mechanical
- 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
Accommodations
- Berth - Bimini Top - Cabin Lighting - Carpet - Drink Holders - Head - Sink
Construction
- Engine Cooling (Raw) - Propeller - Tee Top - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (FWC) - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint (Needs New) - Gel Coat - Propeller (S/S X2) - Radar Arch - Engine Room Heater (Factory Installed) - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Tower - Bottom Paint - Hard Top - Anchor - Hard Top - Propeller (STAINLESS STEEL) - Thru-hull Fittings - Toe Rail - Tee Top - Tower - Fiberglass Engine Cover - Handlaid Fiberglass - Bottom Paint (No Bottom Paint, Never In The Water Overnight) - Heavy-duty Marine-grade V (Vinyls: Expanded Back 29 Oz. /linear Yard & 45 Gauge ) - SRS(TM) Hull Design - Unitized Construction (W/glassed-in Bulkheads) - Hull (Vinylester Skin Coat) - XL Composite Panels - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (Fresh Water) - Keel Type (Full) - Bottom Paint - Propeller (Stainless) - Gel Coat - Propeller (2) - Gel Coat - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller (1 Spare (stainless)) - Gel Coat (GOOD) - Thru-hull Fittings - Anchor (1) - Control Type (Rigged For Single Handed) - Cockpit Type (Open) - Propeller - Thru-hull Fittings - Keel Type (Fin W/spade Rudder) - Masthead Sloop - Wakeboard Tower - Thru-hull Fittings - Anchor - Gel Coat (GOOD) - Hard Top - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint - Radar Mast - ~ Quiet Flush Fresh Water Head added ~ Macerator added to flush waste from under the boat instead of out the side ~ Bottom Painted in early 2013 - Gel Coat - Wakeboard Tower (Fold Down With Speakers) - Tee Top - Binnacle W/compass - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller (1 Spare) - Thru-hull Fittings - Thru-hull Fittings - Anchor - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint - Propeller (Twin) - Bottom Paint - Flybridge - Helm Console - Lazarette /garage (2 Transome) - Propeller (2 NEW Brass) - Radar Arch - Gel Coat (Good) - Stored Inside - Gel Coat (Beautiful) - Power Engine Hatch - Propeller - Power Engine Hatch - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Power Engine Hatch - Bottom Paint - Flybridge - Bottom Paint (New Oct. 2013) - Lazarette /garage - Gel Coat (NICE) - Stored Inside (HEATED CLIMATE CONTROLLED) - Wakeboard Tower - Propeller - Anchor (Yes) - Gel Coat - Gel Coat (GOOD) - Propeller (STAINLESS STEEL) - Thru-hull Fittings - "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." - Bottom Paint - 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 - Helm Console - Propeller - Anchor - Gel Coat - Propeller - Stored Inside - Tee Top - Thru-hull Fittings - Gel Coat - Propeller (Two Counter Rotating) - Anchor - Propeller (STAINLESS STEEL) - Construction (Carvel Planking And Sawn Frame) - Anchor - Bottom Paint (No) - Gel Coat (Upgraded Pearl With Blue Accents) - Gel Coat - Propeller - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Bottom Paint - Control Type (Open) - Gel Coat - Propeller - Radar Arch - Thru-hull Fittings - Control Type - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Gel Coat (Excellent) - Propeller (Stainless) - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Anchor - Stored Inside (Indoor Storage Facility) - Stored Under Cover (Shed) - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Propeller - Gel Coat (Good Condition) - Gel Coat (GOOD) - Anchor - Gel Coat - Anchor - Hard Top - Gel Coat - Stored Inside - Binnacle W/compass - Gel Coat (Good Condition) - Helm Console - Tee Top - Anchor - Propeller (Dual Prop) - Anchor - Cockpit Type (Deck) - Bottom Paint - Tee Top - Bow Scuff Plate - Custom Exhaust - Varnish Coat - Stored Inside - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint - Helm Console - Keel Type (Retractable) - Propeller - Anchor - Propeller - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (Freshwater) - Hard Top - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Tee Top - Thru-hull Fittings - Ballast (7300 Lbs) - Cockpit Location (Aft) - Keel Type (Modified) - Flybridge - Keel Type (Under Body Is A Hard Chine Design With Moderate Dead Rise And A Small Keel) - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Lazarette /garage - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Polling Platform - Ballast (3 Tanks) - Gel Coat - Propeller - Stored Inside - Transom Height: 27" - Anchor - Bottom Paint (New 2014) - Bottom Paint (Needs Touch Up) - Hard Top - Engine Cooling (Closed) - Helm Console - Propeller (Two New) - Anchor - Propeller (Ss) - Radar Arch - Stored Inside - Wakeboard Tower - Bottom Paint (Approx. 2 Years Old. Cleaned Regularily) - NOTE: While there is not a lot of information on these Boats, owners research indicates they were built (Cold moulded) in Honduras using Hondurian mahogany then glassed over. When cured they were shipped to Ajax ( near Seattle) for fit out. If anyone has more information please contact Paul (805)2 - Helm Console - Gel Coat (Good) - Bottom Paint - Radar Arch - Gel Coat (Fair) - Bottom Paint (Petit Vivid Red) - Cobia Tower - Tee Top - Tower - Gel Coat - Power Engine Hatch - Gel Coat (Excellent Condition) - Radar Arch - Transom Door - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint (New 2013) - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Power Engine Hatch - Gel Coat (GOOD) - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Propeller - Stored outside with Center Console and engine cover on a lift. Lifted up out of the water the whole time. All updated engine work every year. - Cobia Tower (No Tower But Has Ladder And Pegs For Future Tower) - Wood (Recently Finished) - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Propeller - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Power Engine Hatch - Propeller - Vent System - Anchor - Tuna Tower (Fold Down) - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Propeller (Aluminum) - Anchor - Engine Cooling - Propeller - Tower - Gel Coat - Radar Mast - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat (Imron) - Helm Console - Propeller (2 Bronze) - Tower - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Polling Platform - POWERPOLE - Anchor (Yes ( Pictured )) - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Tower (Yes) - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Gel Coat (Good) - Bottom Paint - Custom Exhaust - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Propeller (Dual S/S) - Bottom Paint (⦁ bottom Repainted May 2010-cleaned Every 4 Weeks) - Engine Cooling (Freshwater) - Propeller - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Anchor - Propeller (STAINLESS STEEL) - Thru-hull Fittings - Control Type (Quicksilver 3000) - Helm Console - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Propeller - Ballast (Approx 7,000 Lbs.) - Bottom Paint (New In 2008) - Cockpit Type (Center) - Keel Type (Fin) - Anchor - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Propeller (Aluminum) - Gel Coat (GOOD) - Propeller (4 BLADE) - Radar Arch - Anchor - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Radar Arch (Fiberglass) - Bottom Paint - Crow's Nest W/ Ladder - Propeller (Stainless) - Tee Top - Bottom Paint - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Gel Coat (GOOD) - Gel Coat - Stored Inside (Always!) - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Helm Console - Bottom Paint (New) - Propeller - Tee Top - Bottom Paint (Redone 2013) - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Engine Cooling (Open) - Gel Coat (Gleams!) - Stored Inside (In Winter) - Engine Cooling (Closed System) - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Thru-hull Fittings - Gel Coat - Cockpit Type (Self Bailing) - Propeller (3 Blade) - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint - Radar Arch - Cockpit (8' X 7') - Anchor - Bottom Paint (2012) - Anchor - Helm Console - Tee Top - Bow Pulpit - Gel Coat (GOOD) - Propeller (DUAL) - Thru-hull Fittings - Tuna Tower - Ballast (2680 Lbs.) - Bottom Paint (Last On 12/2012) - Anchor - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint (Awlgrip) - Anchor - Helm Console - Bottom Paint - Flybridge - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller (2) - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Gel Coat - Propeller - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling - Propeller (W/ Spares) - Radar Arch - Thru-hull Fittings - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint (2013) - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Engine Cooling - Propeller - Gel Coat - Propeller - Stored Inside - Bottom Paint - Keel Type (Daggerboard) - Propeller (1 Spare) - New Transom - Engine Cooling (Fresh Water) - Radar Arch - Propeller (Stainless Steel 3 Blade) - Radar Arch (With Custom Light Mounted Under) - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Hard Top - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Gel Coat - Thru-hull Fittings - Engine Cooling (Freshwater) - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Propeller (Alum) - Bottom Paint - Propeller (2) - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Propeller (SS Duoprop) - Anchor - Engine Cooling (Fresh Water Cooled) - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint (Bottom Was Soda-blasted And Sanded To Bare Fiberglass Professionally Coated With 6 Layers Of Paint.) - Cockpit Type (Cockpit Sole Is Custom Built Teak Floor Boards.) - Engine Cooling (F/W Cooled) - Toe Rail (Toe Rail And Cockpit Seats/backs Are Varnished Teak.) - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Thru-hull Fittings - Flybridge - Propeller - Compression Post (New Stainless Steel) - Deck Paint (New!) - Hull Paint (New!) - Bottom Paint (New!) - Seacocks (New Marelon) - Toe Rail (New) - Ballast (3800 Lbs Lead) - New Bottom Paint Feb. 2013 - Custom Tower (Made So It Can Be Taken Down Without Cutting It Down. Removable.) - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat (Very Good) - Helm Console - Propeller (2 Bronze) - Radar Mast - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (Fresh Water) - Radar Arch - Anchor - Engine Cooling - Propeller (Stainless) - Gel Coat - Propeller (2) - Gel Coat - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Propeller - Gel Coat (Very Good Condition) - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Gel Coat (Poor) - Helm Console - Keel Type (Steel) - Engine Cooling (Freshwater) - Propeller - Polling Platform - Stored Inside (Under Carport) - Limited Lifetime Warranty ((hull, Stringers & Transom)) - Custom Molded Fiberglass (Hull, Stringers, & Transom) - HAMBYS HULL PROTECTOR - Flybridge - Bottom Paint (Emron) - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Propeller (Ss) - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller (4 Blade Nibral) - Stored Inside - Propeller (Stainless) - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Propeller (2 Spare Props) - Radar Arch - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (FWC) - Helm Console - Propeller (BRONZE) - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Propeller - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (Fresh Water) - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - 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