The 27 PC (Performance Cruiser) is a well-built pocket cruiser designed to introduce families to the world of express cruising... and with speed. She delivers an exciting ride and has sleeping accommodations for four.
This cruiser has many features for a 27-footer. Besides being a good ride with spacious accommodations the 27PC features some little details that really stand up to the Formula name. A double helm is a comfort feature that allows the driver to have someone up front to help navigate or just for company when cruising. An integral molded wet bar comes standard in the cockpit as does concealed fender storage. The engine hatch is motorized for easy access. Down below the 27 PC can sleep four with the U-shaped dinette lounge that quickly converts into a double berth, and an aft stateroom. There’s also a complete galley and full head.
Formula 27 PC (2001-2004) Specifications
3' 5'' (max)
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Style and innovative technology makes the 27PC stand out amongst the fleet. She’s a cruiser with lots of seating for family and friends and is great for weekend getaways. The cockpit is spacious for an afternoon of sunbathing or champagne toasts and al fresco dining. Her 9’7” beam gives her the width she needs to be a stable ride out in open seas.
Her cockpit has ample seating for 8 or 9 people, and her double helm seat is a nice added feature, which gives the driver more room or allows a spouse or friend to help navigate or watch out for lobster pots. To port there’s a double lounge seat that makes a good sun pad. In the aft cockpit filler cushions can also be added to create one big sun pad for the tanner in the crew. From the helm there’s good visibility and all the gauges and throttles are within easy reach. Instruments on the helm include a digital depth sounder, Ritchie compass, fingertip boat leveler switches and Dino steering wheel. A GPS navigational system is an option on this boat. The helm also has a tinted, curved glass windshield to help block the wind and deflect some of the sun from you eyes. The radar arch is also a Formula trademark that really adds some style to the boat, but also serves a purpose. When it’s time to snap up the canvas in times of rough weather or rain it's a simple task.
The 27PC has an integrated swim platform that is large enough for three adults to sit side-by-side while getting ready for a swim or while putting their gear on. It also has a concealed 316L stainless steel swim ladder for easy reboarding.
In the cockpit forward Formula has placed an integral step up to the bow for easy access when anchoring or docking. This is an innovative feature which makes life a bit easier on your crew and yourself if you’re out alone. Moving up towards the bow there’s good non-skid and enough railing to make you feel a bit more secure up forward. When it’s time to stop for the day and have some lunch or overnight after a long day’s journey, you’ll find the anchor davit concealed in a fiberglass locker at the bow.
Stepping down below you enter a small haven of cozy accommodations. Upon entering you have the galley to port complete with Corian trim countertops, refrigerator, stainless steel sink, storage lockers and demand water system. The UltraLeather U-shaped forward dinette lounge can be converted into a double berth by removing the dinette table and adding the filler cushions. There’s also an aft stateroom with a double berth and a privacy curtain. A cedar-lined hanging locker is also an unexpected touch aboard this 27-footer. A full head is on the starboard side of the boat and has a molded fiberglass vanity, stainless steel sink, and shower.
There’s good lighting down below through the three Bomar cabin venting hatches with screens and the four port lights. For entertaining there’s a Kenwood AM/FM CD stereo with high power output.
All in all the 27PC is a beautiful boat both inside and out that handles like a charm and speaks for itself. She’s a great day cruiser or overnighter that comes with many standard features and thought-through details.
For more information contact Thunderbird Products at (800) 736-7685 or visit www.formulaboats.com.
Formula 27 PC (2001-2004) Test Result Highlights
Top speed for the Formula 27 PC (2001-2004) is 44.0 MPH (70.8 KPH), burning 30.8 gallons per hour (GPH) or 116.58 liters per hour (LPH).
Best cruise for the Formula 27 PC (2001-2004) is 25.6 MPH (41.2 KPH), and the boat gets 1.86 miles per gallon (MPG) or 0.79 kilometers per liter (KPL), giving the boat a cruising range of 179 miles (288.07 kilometers).
Tested power is 2 x 210-hp MerCruiser 4.3 L EFI Sterndrives.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels go to our Test Results section.
Standard and Optional Equipment
Formula 27 PC (2001-2004) Standard and Optional Equipment
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Test Power: 2 x 210-hp MerCruiser 4.3 L EFI Sterndrives
Speeds measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter on gas inboards, sterndrives, and outboards, TechMate electronic scan tool on gas EFI inboards, Caterpillar digital fuel-flow meter on diesel engines, or permanently installed fuel-monitoring equipment. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation.
There is no performance chart currently associated with this model.
Test Power: 2 x 210-hp MerCruiser 4.3 L EFI Sterndrives