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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.

This listing has now been on the market 30 days. If you are thinking of making an offer, go ahead and submit it today! Let's make a deal!

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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
- Stored Inside - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Gel Coat - Gel Coat - Polling Platform - Stored Inside - Bottom Paint - Propeller - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Propeller (Stainless) - Radar Arch - Tee Top (HARD TOP!!!!) - Gel Coat - Propeller - Keel Guard - Bottom Paint - Propeller - Gel Coat - Both have Cruise Control option. Both have reverse option. - Radar Arch - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Bottom Paint (Has Been Maintained Each Season) - Gel Coat - Engine Cooling (Closed) - Power Engine Hatch - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Binnacle W/compass - Gel Coat (Nice Condition) - Tower - Anchor (3 Anchors (one Danforth, One Bruce, One Cqr)) - Hard Top - Ballast (54,000 Lbs) - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Anchor (2 Galv.) - Flybridge - Gel Coat - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Binnacle W/compass - Bottom Paint (2013) - Cabin Heat - Raised Helm Deck - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (Raw Water Cooled) - Gel Coat (Good) - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller (2 Stainles) - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Propeller (SS) - Thru-hull Fittings - Gel Coat (Very Good) - Propeller (3-stainless) - Tee Top (Custom Designed And Powder Coated) - Thru-hull Fittings - Gel Coat - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller - 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. - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling (FWC) - Radar Mast - Bottom Paint - Flybridge - Bottom Paint - Flybridge - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Gel Coat - Propeller (Stainless) - Bottom Paint - Radar Arch - Anchor - Propeller (Stainlrss) - Gel Coat (GOOD) - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Gel Coat - Propeller (SS) - Thru-hull Fittings - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling (Fwc) - Gel Coat - Propeller - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint - Stored Inside - Power Engine Hatch - Radar Arch - Propeller (One) - Bottom Paint - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Propeller (Dual S/S) - Helm Console (Helm Station Features A Highly Functional Dash Panel) - Gel Coat (Very Good Condition) - Propeller (Stainless) - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Raised Helm Deck - Stored Inside - Thru-hull Fittings - Stored Inside (Winter (cover Lift In The Summer)) - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Gel Coat - Propeller (Stainless) - Anchor - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller (2 Stainless Quicksilver II) - Anchor - Propeller - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Propeller - Propeller (Stainless) - Tee Top - Stored Inside (Barn) - Gel Coat - Stored Inside - Bottom Paint - Bow Pulpit - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller (Bronze) - Toe Rail - Tower Light (4) - Vent System - Wake Board Rack (2) - Bottom Paint (2011) - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Gel Coat - Cabin Heat - Helm Console - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat (Great Condition) - Cobia Tower - Bow Scuff Plate (8' Keel Guard) - Helm Console (Dual Console) - Propeller (Stainless Steel Raker II) - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling (Fwc) - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Thru-hull Fittings - Anchor - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint (2013) - Cabin Heat - Bottom Paint - Bow Pulpit - Flybridge - Cabin Heat - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint (Removed) - Build (100% Hand Laid Hull & Deck) - Hard Top - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Engine Cooling - Anchor (2) - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Gel Coat - Propeller - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling (Fresh Water) - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint - Binnacle W/compass - Bottom Paint (4 Years Old) - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - cored fibreglass hull - PHRF Rating - 132 Racing Sailboat
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