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Formula 292 FASTech (2002-)
(w/ 2 x 300-hp MerCruiser 350 MAG MPI Sterndrives)

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Brief Summary

Formula’s 292 FASTech delivers high performance and speed thanks to its FASTech hull configuration and ample horsepower. Her 24-degree deadrise gives the 292 its wave slicing ability and riding comfort.

Key Features

The 292 FASTech is a good-looking high performance boat. She has seating capacity for 6 people and overnighting accommodations for two adults. The helm features Gaffrig Redline backlit instrumentation, domed with polished aluminum bezels, Kiekhaefer Zero Effort shifters/throttles, a Dino steering wheel with tilt helm and more. The engine hatch is motorized and goes up with the touch of a button. Down below the 292 offers an UltraLeather lounge, a portable head unit, entertainment center with stainless sink, and Kenwood AM/FM CD stereo.

Specifications

Length Overall 29'2''
Beam 8'3''
Dry Weight 7,000 lbs.
Tested Weight N/A
Draft 2'8''
- Draft Up N/A
- Draft Down N/A
- Air Draft N/A
Deadrise/Transom 24 deg.
Max Headroom 4'5''
Bridge Clearance 4' 11''
Weight Capacity N/A
Person Capacity N/A
Fuel Capacity 113 gal.
Water Capacity 19 gal.
Length on Trailer N/A
Height on Trailer N/A
Trailer Weight N/A
Total Weight
(Trailer, Boat, & Engine)
N/A

Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
1000 7.0 6.1 3.8 1.8 1.6 187 163 83
1500 9.0 7.8 7.2 1.2 1.1 126 110 87
2000 12.2 10.6 12.4 1.0 0.9 100 87 83
2500 19.6 17.0 14.4 1.4 1.2 138 120 86
3000 34.4 29.9 16.2 2.1 1.9 216 188 88
3500 46.3 40.3 25.0 1.9 1.6 188 164 89
4000 55.0 47.8 31.4 1.8 1.5 178 155 94
4500 61.9 53.8 39.2 1.6 1.4 160 140 93
5000 70.0 60.9 44.4 1.6 1.4 160 139 94
RPMNMKMKPHLPHKPLdBA
1000 163 301 11.30 14.38 0.78 83
1500 110 203 14.50 27.25 0.53 87
2000 87 161 19.60 46.94 0.42 83
2500 120 222 31.50 54.51 0.58 86
3000 188 348 55.40 61.32 0.90 88
3500 164 303 74.50 94.64 0.79 89
4000 155 286 88.50 118.86 0.74 94
4500 140 257 99.60 148.39 0.67 93
5000 139 257 112.70 168.07 0.67 94

All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. 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. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

Performance Chart

Performance Chart

Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

Time To Plane 9.2 sec.
0 to 30 19.4 sec.
Ratio 1.65:1
Props 28 pitch 4-blades stainless
Load 2 pers, 5/8 fuel, no water, no gear
Climate 75 deg., 70% humid., wind: 10 knots; seas: 1 foot

Formula 292 FASTech (2002-) Line Drawing

Formula292-line.jpg

Captain's Report

The Formula 292 FASTech is sleek, sharp-edged, and delivers high-end performance thanks to her FASTech hull configuration which helps increase speed and stability from a conventional deep-V hull. The 24-degree deadrise also gives the 292 the best possible ride in a nasty chop.The 292 carries Formula’s structural integrity from the hull up. Formula designed it’s own custom triaxial fiberglass which reinforces strength and rigidity. One hundred percent Ashland AME 5000 resin is then applied throughout the lamination process with special coring in the hull, side, and deck for added structural integrity. A fiberglass structural grid is then bonded to the hull to withstand rough offshore conditions. Formula also adds pultrusion reinforcements and fiberglass supports, to the hull for added strength where needed most, usually under the engines and fuel tank. Starting aft and working our way forward we found the engines to be easily accessible through a motorized lift hatch. With the 292 FASTech you have your choice of MerCruiser twin 350-hp or twin 377-hp engines. The engine room also has courtesy lighting, remote oil filters, and active and passive galvanic corrosion protection systems. There’s good lighting in the engine room and plenty of room to change filters and fluids.The 292 has seating for 6 people in the cockpit with two in McLeod electric-assist bolster seats and four along the aft benchseat. Because of the performance this 292 is designed for, you need those body-grabbing seats — they’re adjusted electrically of course — and have dual-position footrests. Behind the aft lounge seat there’s a huge sun pad big enough for two adults to comfortably suntan. The helm features Gaffrig Redline backlit instrumentation, domed with polished aluminum bezels, Kiekhaefer Zero Effort shifters/throttles, and a Dino steering wheel with tilt helm. The helm also has fingertip trim override switches, safety ignition stop switches with tethers, a digital depth sounder and more.The 292 FASTech is a good-looking high performance boat with overnighting accommodations for two adults. Down below the 292 offers an UltraLeather lounge, a portable head unit, entertainment center with stainless sink, and Kenwood AM/FM CD stereo.Out on our test run with twin 300-hp MerCruiser 350 Mag MPI sterndrives the 292 came out of the hole in seconds and got up to a top-end speed of 70 mph at 5000rpm. Her best cruise was 34.4 mph at 3000 rpm giving the 292 a cruising range of 216 miles. The 292’s FASTech hull configuration has a lot to do with that effortless jump on plane, but FASTech also gives the 292 incredible grab. When we cranked the wheel from lock to lock there was no cavitation, so she won’t be skidding out of turns. The 292 FASTech is innovative, fast, and an overall exciting high-performance boat. She’s bound to take you by surprise with her good looks, accommodations, and awesome ride. For more information contact Thunderbird Products at (800) 736-7685 or visit www.formulaboats.com.

Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Formula 292 FASTech (2002-) is 70.0 mph (112.7 kph), burning 44.4 gallons per hour (gph) or 168.05 liters per hour (lph).
  • Best cruise for the Formula 292 FASTech (2002-) is 34.4 mph (55.4 kph), and the boat gets 2.12 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.9 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 216 miles (347.62 kilometers).
  • Tested power is 2 x 300-hp MerCruiser 350 MAG MPI Sterndrives.

Standard and Optional Features

Systems

CD Stereo Standard Sirius Satellite Radio
Head: Portable Standard
Trim Tabs Standard

Exterior Features

Carpet: Cockpit Standard
Ice Chest Standard
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard

Canvas

Cockpit Cover Standard

Warranty

Hull Warranty
Transferable
Extendable
10 Years
Yes
No
http://www.formulaboats.com/documents/Formula%20Warranty%20Statement%20Handout.pdf
Deck Warranty
Transferable Extendable
10 Years Yes No http://www.formulaboats.com/documents/Formula%20Warranty%20Statement%20Handout.pdf
Engine Warranty
Transferable
5 Years Yes
Powertrain Warranty
Transferable
5 Years
Yes

Gelcoat Warranty
Transferable
Extendable
2 Years
Yes
No
http://www.formulaboats.com/documents/Formula%20Warranty%20Statement%20Handout.pdf
Blistering Warranty
Transferable Extendable
2 Years Yes Yes http://www.formulaboats.com/documents/Formula%20Warranty%20Statement%20Handout.pdf
Accessories Warranty
Transferable Extendable
5 Years Yes Yes http://www.formulaboats.com/documents/Formula%20Warranty%20Statement%20Handout.pdf
Certifications
ISO Certification NMMA Certification Yes
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