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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

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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!

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
- Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Ballast (5500# Leads) - Cockpit Type - Keel Type (Fin Keel) - Engine Cooling (FWC) - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Propeller (SS) - Ballast - Binnacle W/compass - Bottom Paint - Bow Pulpit - Cabin Heat - Gel Coat (Good) - Power Engine Hatch - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Gel Coat - Propeller (NIBRAL Spares Included) - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Gel Coat (NICE) - Thru-hull Fittings - Anchor - Thru-hull Fittings - Gel Coat (Very Good Condition) - Propeller (Stainless) - Bottom Paint - Bow Pulpit - Bow Scuff Plate (8' Keel Guard) - Helm Console (Dual Console) - Propeller (Stainless Steel Raker II) - Anchor - Radar Arch - Binnacle W/compass - Cockpit Type (OPEN BOWRIDER) - Gel Coat (NICE) - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint - Helm Console - Cobia Tower - Gel Coat - Propeller - Engine Cooling (FRESH WATER CLOSED) - Gel Coat - Helm Console (2) - Keel Type (Full Keel) - Propeller - Thru-hull Fittings - Gel Coat (GOOD) - Propeller (STAINLESS STEEL) - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Gel Coat - Propeller - Thru-hull Fittings - Gel Coat (Excellent) - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Thru-hull Fittings - Gel Coat - Anchor - Bow Pulpit - Flybridge - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Gel Coat - Power Engine Hatch - Propeller - Engine Cooling (Open) - Gel Coat (Gleams!) - Stored Inside (In Winter) - Anchor - Bottom Paint (2012) - Anchor - Hard Top - Propeller - Stored Inside - Propeller (Extra) - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Bow Pulpit - Bow Pulpit - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Power Engine Hatch - Radar Arch - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Flybridge - Gel Coat - Propeller (2) - Thru-hull Fittings - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Bottom Paint (New 2012) - Engine Cooling (Freshwater) - Propeller's (18x20) - Thru-hull Fittings - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Wakeboard Tower - Flybridge - Propeller (SS) - Thru-hull Fittings (Brass) - Propeller (Stainless Steele) - Bottom Paint - Hull Contruction (Triple-planked Old Growth Mahogany Over Oak Ribs) - Lazarette /garage - Radar Mast - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Power Engine Hatch - Propeller - Radar Arch - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Anchor - Hard Top - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Gel Coat (Shinny) - Propeller (SS Duo Prop) - Radar Arch - Stored Inside - Engine Cooling (Closed Loop) - Gel Coat - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Cockpit Type (Express Cruiser) - Engine Cooling - Tower - Gel Coat - Ballast Bags (700 Pound) - Tee Top - Cabin Heat - COBIA Tower (Collapsable) - Anchor - Propeller - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Gel Coat - Lazarette /garage - Propeller (Ss) - Thru-hull Fittings - Propeller (Stainless) - Tee Top - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Raised Helm Deck - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Propeller (Stainless) - Radar Arch - Gel Coat - Anchor (2) - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Propeller (Stainless) - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Raised Helm Deck - Tee Top - Thru-hull Fittings - Transom Height: 27" - Tee Top - Tee Top - Stored Inside - Stored Inside - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Keel Type (Deep V) - Propeller (2) - Radar Arch - Stored Inside - Tee Top - Thru-hull Fittings - Toe Rail - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Thru-hull Fittings (SS) - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat (Very Good) - Propeller (3-stainless) - Tee Top (Custom Designed And Powder Coated) - Thru-hull Fittings - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Flybridge - Hard Top - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (Fresh Water) - Gel Coat - Propeller - Cabin Heat - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller (2 Bronze) - Raised Helm Deck - Thru-hull Fittings - Anchor - Bottom Paint (Could Be Painted. Seller Trailers It. He Has A Gallon Of Paint That Goes With The Boat.) - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat (Excellent) - Radar Arch - Stored Inside - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling (FWC) - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint - Radar Mast - Tee Top - Bottom Paint - Propeller (Brass X 2) - Bottom Paint (August 2013 With A 5 Year Paint!) - Cabin Heat - 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.) - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Gel Coat - Propeller (SS) - Thru-hull Fittings - Flybridge - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller - Propeller (Stainless) - Gel Coat (Great Shape) - Propeller (New ACME) - Tower - Tower swings down, trailer equipped with swing tongue and has a detachable swim platform, so boat fits nice in the Garage. - Hard Top - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint - Flybridge - Bottom Paint - Flybridge - 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 - Binnacle W/compass - Power Engine Hatch - Radar Arch - Raised Helm Deck - Stored (Covered Lift) - Tee Top - Gel Coat - Propeller (Stainless) - Tee Top - Anchor - Stored Inside - Cockpit Type (Dual Console) - Stored Inside (Garage Kept) - Anchor - Cockpit Type (Walk-thru Transom) - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller (5 Blade Mercury Prop "high Five") - Thru-hull Fittings - Anchor - Polling Platform - POWERPOLE - Propeller (4 Bladed Stainless) - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint - Propeller (Stainless) - Gel Coat (All White Premium Gelcoat Hull With Graphic Black) - Helm Console (Custom Molded Dashboard) - Bow Scuff Plate - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Power Engine Hatch (Gas Assist Struts To Support The Hatch In The Open Position) - Propeller (SC Single Propeller Drive With Exhaust Through The Propeller Hub And Cavitation Plate) - Thru-hull Fittings (Electro-polished Stainless Steel) - Keel Type (Extended V) - Bottom Paint (Good Condition) - Propeller (Yamaha Reliance Series) - Anchor (1) - Control Type (Rigged For Single Handed) - Cockpit Type (Open) - Propeller - Thru-hull Fittings - Anchor (Integrated) - Propeller (Stainless) - Tee Top (With Bimini) - Bottom Paint - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - ~ Bottom Painted 4 Years Ago - Bottom Paint - Flybridge - Gel Coat (Shiny) - Cobia Tower - Tee Top - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (Rwc) - Gel Coat - Propeller (2SS) - Radar Arch - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Cockpit Type (Express) - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat (Like New) - Radar Arch - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Gel Coat - Propeller (SS) - Thru-hull Fittings - Anchor - Bottom Paint (2 Yrs Old) - Gel Coat (GOOD) - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Propeller - Radar Arch - Polling Platform - Stored Inside - Bottom Paint (No) - Cabin Heat (And A/C) - Engine Cooling (Closed) - Gel Coat - Propeller (Twin Stainless Steel 4 Blade) - Power Engine Hatch - Anchor - Gel Coat (Like New) - Propeller (Dual Prop, Stainless) - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Gel Coat - Propeller (With Spare) - Bottom Paint - Hard Top - Tee Top - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Propeller - Radar Arch - Thru-hull Fittings - Anchor - Cockpit Type (Open) - Engine Cooling (FWC) - Gel Coat - Propeller (2 Bronze) - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Propeller (Bronze) - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint (New) - Engine Cooling (FWC) - Gel Coat - Propeller (Bronze) - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Tee Top - Thru-hull Fittings - Transom Height: 27" - Gel Coat (GOOD) - Propeller (STAINLESS STEEL) - Thru-hull Fittings - 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) - Propeller (Agressive Stainless 19 Pitch 14.25 Hub.) - 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) - Gel Coat - Binnacle W/compass - Bottom Paint - Cockpit Type (Open) - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Propeller - Raised Helm Deck - Thru-hull Fittings - Polling Platform (Custom Built By Sanchez Brothers) - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Power Engine Hatch - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Propeller (Bronze) - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (FWC) - Propeller (Bronze) - Propeller (3 Balde) - Bottom Paint (April) - Tower (W/ Rod Holders) - Radar Arch - Gel Coat - Propeller - Gel Coat - Propeller - Propeller (Dual Counter Rotating) - Bottom Paint - Propeller - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Power Engine Hatch - Propeller - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint - 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) - Anchor - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (F/W Cooled) - Helm Console - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Propeller - Tee Top - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat (Imron) - Helm Console - Propeller (2 Bronze) - Tower - Control Type (Quicksilver 3000) - Helm Console - Anchor - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Propeller (Aluminum) - Bottom Paint (Redone 2013) - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint (As Is) - Flybridge - Helm Console - Bottom Paint - Flybridge - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller (2) - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint (Needs New) - Gel Coat - Propeller (S/S X2) - Radar Arch - Engine Room Heater (Factory Installed) - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint (2013) - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Engine Cooling - Propeller - Anchor - Engine Cooling - Propeller (Stainless) - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Gel Coat (Nice) - Propeller (Ss Dou) - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Propeller (2 Spare Props) - Radar Arch - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Propeller (2 Spare Props) - Radar Arch - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (FRESH WATER CLOSED) - Gel Coat - Propeller (2) - Radar Mast - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (FRESH WATER CLOSED) - Gel Coat - Propeller (2) - Radar Mast - Power Engine Hatch - Radar Arch - Ballast - Engine Cooling - Propeller - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - 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