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2008 28 (ft.) Formula 280SS Thunderbird

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General Information

Listing# 153697

Fort Washington, MD, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
High Performance Boats
280SS Thunderbird
28 (ft.)
Fuel Type
Engine Model
Number of Engines
Engine Type
Engine Hours

General Details

You can own this vessel for as little as $623 per month. Fill our the contact form to learn more!

Question: How do you know when a boat is truly great?

Answer: When you forget you're on one.

If you've outgrown your ear shattering performance ride, but just can't see yourself tooling around in a 'sleeps six, floating condo'. Then Formula has something for you. Capable but not aggressive, the 280 Sun Sport is a melding of comfort and speed, with a satisfying emphasis on the speed.

By cross-breeding the best of their performance line with one of their cruisers, Formula has produced one of the best built, multi-use fun machines on the market.

Functional Layout

The cockpit of the 280 is where all the action is. Just aft of the helm station, a U-shaped settee provides comfortable seating for the whole crew. As you might expect the seating converts with a table for meals or sunset cocktails and can also be made into a super sun pad. Since no party platform would be complete without a well stocked wet bar.

The Sun Sport ensures a good time with a port side wet bar, supplying generous counter space, an alcohol stove for outdoor cooking, and a freshwater sink. The dual cabinets below the counter provide room for a refrigerator / freezer combo, as well as storage and access to battery switches and circuit breakers.

At the Controls

Like all the Formula control stations, the 280's helm is top notch. From the twin command seating with flip-up bolsters, to the VDO gauges in the dash, she is thoroughly complimented with a pair of silky smooth, Quicksilver shifter and throttle levers. The helm console also includes molded steps for foredeck access.

Stepping Below

When it comes to overnight accommodations, the cabin is small but proud. The interior features all the luxuries a couple or small family will need on weekend adventures. Flanking the companion way is a full head compartment to starboard, across from a micro galley to port.

The galley offers a microwave oven, some storage space and even less counter space, but is beautifully trimmed in cherry wood cabinetry.

Interior seating is designed around a large V-shaped lounge. The convertible space has a roomy dining format with a cherry wood table that can be quickly made into a small berth with the added cushions.


From the dock, the sleek profile of the Sun Sport is 29 feet, 6 inches long with a wave slicing beam of 8 feet 6 inches. She's powered by twin Merc power plants!

There is no doubt that the folks at Formula build a premium product and make great strides in providing real performance to the consumer. The 280 SS is a perfect example of how much room a 30-foot boat can offer, top that off with excellent performance, and you have yourself a nice cruising package.

The 28 Formula SS will go down in history as one of the most versatile boats ever made. It will run with the best of the best with its deep v hull design and has the amenities of a bigger cruiser. It will pack family and friends for a terrific day on the water.

Please submit any and ALL offers - your offer may be accepted! Submit your offer today!

At POP Yachts, we will always provide you with a TRUE representation of every vessel we market. We encourage all buyers to schedule a survey for an independent analysis. Any offer to purchase is ALWAYS subject to satisfactory survey results.Contact us for a free report on this vessel. We pay upfront for a report on every vessel possible, and we provide this peace of mind to our buyers at no charge and with no commitment. All you have to do is ask!

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Stock #57360


Per owner, the vessel is in GREAT condition. One owner, lift kept, maintained religiously. This girl has been really pampered and taken really good care of. You truly have to see for yourself just what a great combination of comfort and power she offers. This will not last long!
Navigational Equipment
- CD Player - Compass - Depth Instrument - DVD Player - GPS - Navigation Lights - SIRIUS/XM Radio - Sound System - VHF - Flat Screen TV - Iphone AUX Plug-in
- Trim Tabs
Electrical Systems
- Alternator - Battery - Battery Charger - Battery Switch - Circuit Breaker Panel - Cockpit Lighting - Engine Kill Switch - Ship's Power (12v DC) - Shore Power Cords
- A/C - Dinette - Fridge/freezer - Head - Heat - Microwave - Pressurized Water - Sink - Stove
- 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
Deck Gear
- Anchor - Bimini - Camper Canvas W/screens - Cockpit Sink - Fenders - Mooring Lines - Swim Ladder - Swim Platform - Transom Door - Transom Shower - Washdown - Windlass - Boat Cover - Isinglass
Safety Equipment
- Alarm - Bilge Pump - Bright Cockpit Lighting - Fire Extinguisher - Fire Suppression System - Fume Detector - Gas Detector - Grab Rail - Horn - Life Jackets