Formula 330 Sun Sport (Not in Production)
(w/ 2 x 320-hp MerCruiser MX 6.2 MPI)


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Not in production. The 330 Sun Sport offers the same versatility as the 280 with a wider 10'2" beam and a 20-degree deep-V hull.

Key Features

    The 330 Sun Sport features Formula's custom titanium Imron graphics and cockpit accent striping. A double port lounge with integrated dive tank storage allows for space and comfort. A cockpit alcohol stove and a 5Kwith 120V Kohler gas generator with battery are available as two of several options.

Specifications

Formula 330 Sun Sport (Not in Production) Specifications
Length Overall 33' 0'' Dry Weight 9,700 lbs.
Beam 10' 1'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 2' 11'' Fuel Cap 120 gal.
Deadrise/Transom 20 deg. Water Cap 20 gal.
Max Headroom 5' 2'' Bridge Clearance 6' 0''
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.

Engine Options

Formula 330 Sun Sport (Not in Production) Engine options
Std. Power 2 x 6.2 MerCruiser 496 MAG
Tested Power 2 x 320-hp MerCruiser MX 6.2 MPI
Opt. Power Not Available

Formula 330 Sun Sport (Not in Production) Line Drawing

Formula 330 Sun Sport (Not in Production) Photo Gallery

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More than a Day Boat

If you’re looking for a boat you can drive hard, party hard and sleep comfortably on, take a look at Formula’s 330 Sun Sport for 2003. You get the comfort and feel of the cruiser line in a boat they

Cruising is comfortable with its many features.

The galley features a refrigerator, microwave, Corian countertop and in-counter trash receptacle. Your choice of Kenwood stereo systems will jam nicely with two 100W speakers and an AM/FM/CD with cont

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New Tricks for 2003

The most obvious new option is a nice looking arch that gives the SunSport a sporty look. Stainless steel wrap-around windshield frames are also an option this year.

Inviting Appeal

The cabin is ready for the evening with a height of 5’7”, comfortable for most everyone. The Ultraleather U-shaped forward dinette lounge/double berth invites you to enjoy the evening on the hook.

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Room to Lounge

The 330 Sunsport offers tons of room to sit or lounge on deck. A port lounge can seat two, or be converted to a large sun lounge for one. . The U-shaped lounge area entertains a crowd with space in th

Room with a View

The area behind the helm is the entertainment hot spot, with a double table that drops to become an oversized sun pad. There’s even room to dance here under the night sky, but I would put the tables a

Formula 330 Sun Sport (Not in Production) Captain's Report

Formula’s 330 SunSport Struts Her Stuff

Even though it was rough, raining off and on and we were working on a very tight schedule, life was good! Here I was working (aka having a great time) testing the 2003 model year Formula boats daring anything to ruin the day. Scott Smith and the rest of his crew from Formula did a fine job of providing very clean, complete examples of the boats we tested. This in itself showed their dedication to excellence in product. I have seen too many boats come off the assembly line and show up in the dealer show rooms with mediocre “fit and finish” that seemed to scream they really don’t care.

The 330 Sun Sport for 2003 offers some new tricks this year. A very sporty looking arch is their most obvious option added. Besides being functional, it gives the boat a very sporty look. Stainless steel wrap-around windshield frames are also an option this year. A new Sun Sport Imron choice enhances the lines of the boat nicely. There are about a dozen other options you can ask about along with the dozens of standard items on this sweetheart. She is NMMA Yacht Certified and carries a transferable 5-year Formula limited warranty.

The 330 is beamier than her little sister the 280 at 10’ 2”. Her waterline length seems much longer than her 33’0” centerline. She weighs in at 9,700 lbs, carries 20 gallons of fresh water, 160 gallons of fuel capacity and has a 26-gallon holding tank. Although the fun happens up on deck in what I call “Party Central” the cabin is ready for the evening with a cabin height of 5’7”, comfortable for most everyone. The Ultraleather U-shaped forward dinette lounge/double berth invites you to enjoy the evening on the hook.

The galley challenges most cruisers out there with a refrigerator, microwave, Corian countertop and in-counter trash receptacle. You will have plenty of tunes for entertainment with the Kenwood system you choose. Two 100W speakers and an AM/FM/CD with controls below, at the helm and at the swim platform should keep you in control of things nicely. A full head rounds out the comfort below.

On deck, with the canvas up for rain, I still had plenty of room at 6 feet. And when you feel like getting in close to shore her draft of 35” will get you into most areas with room to spare. She offers tons of room to sit or lounge on deck, with the port lounge which can seat two or convert into a great sun lounge for one. The helm seats have flip up bolsters, which help make the ride more comfortable for the driver. The area behind the helm is the focus with a double table that drops to become the oversize sun pad. The U-shaped lounge area entertains a crowd with space in the floor for the skis and under the seats for all the other gear to hide safely away. The molded in cockpit galley has an integrated sink and 54-quart Igloo cooler for the cold beverages. There’s even room to dance here under the night sky, but I would put the tables away first!

When you need to get to the engines, the power lift is great. You have space to step down in front of the engines to reach any of the standard service items. Batteries and Y-valve are easy to see and work with. Even with the big 6.2’s, I had room to hang around the engines and look for the connections for my test gear. Now that is giving you room to work!

I took the 330 Sun Sport out late in the afternoon when the wind had settled somewhat. With two guys, forty gallons of fuel and as much humidity as Southern Florida could wring out, we pushed the twin Mercury 6.2MX MPI’s as hard as they would run. She was eager to plane and consistently hit plane in only 4.9 seconds. Once out of the hole, the 330 Sun Sport was just as eager to race on getting to 30 miles per hour in an average of 7 seconds. She cruised very comfortably at 3000 rpms and just under 30 miles per hour. At best cruise, the 330 Sun Sport will take you 170 miles between fuel stops. Although I don’t recommend flying along at top speed all the time, this one averaged 53.5 miles per hour in a busy seaway skipping over others wake. She is still rather efficient at top speed, offering around 120 miles between fuel stops. Sound in the cockpit was comfortable with a low of 67 dBa at idle to 85 dBa at cruise and 92 dBa at top speed.

The 330 Sun Sport ran very comfortably regardless of whether I was at the helm or lounging back in “Party Central” behind the helm. Her 20-degree deadrise and deep-V hull seem to split the chop well continuing the comfort of the ride with ease, even at speed. She took turns well without excessive slip and without over revving the engines. I purposely jumped a couple of large wakes and found she handled them quite well.

John Adams, exclusive designer for Formula, has done a great job putting this together and giving you a predictably fun ride. You will have the speed and control you expect from Formula. You will also get the comfort and feel of the cruiser line in a boat they call one of their day boats. She is much more than a day boat and will serve you well for a weekend on the hook. If you are looking for a boat you can drive hard, party hard and sleep comfortably on, take a look at Formula’s 330 Sun Sport for 2003. You will be very happy you did!

By Capt. Bob Smith

Test Captain



Formula 330 Sun Sport (Not in Production) Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Formula 330 Sun Sport (Not in Production) is 53.5 mph (86.1 kph), burning 48.0 gallons per hour (gph) or 181.68 liters per hour (lph).

  • Best cruise for the Formula 330 Sun Sport (Not in Production) is 29.4 mph (47.3 kph), and the boat gets 1.57 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.67 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 170 miles (273.59 kilometers).

  • Tested power is 2 x 320-hp MerCruiser MX 6.2 MPI.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.


Standard and Optional Equipment

Formula 330 Sun Sport (Not in Production) Standard and Optional Equipment
Marine Electronics
GPS/Chart Optional
Radar Optional
Systems
Air Cond./Heat Optional
Battery Charger/Converter Standard
CD Stereo Standard Sirius Satellite Radio
Head: Fixed Standard
Shore Power Standard
Trim Tabs Standard
Galley
Microwave Standard
Refrigerator Standard
Exterior Features
Carpet: Cockpit Standard
Ice Chest Standard
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Transom Shower Standard
Canvas
Bimini Top Standard
Cockpit Cover Standard
Full Canvas Optional
Boats More Than 30 Feet
Trash Compactor Optional
Vacuum Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Formula 330 Sun Sport (Not in Production) Warranty

Formula 330 Sun Sport (Not in Production) Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to ensure the most up-to-date warranty offered by each builder, it does not guarantee the accuracies of the information presented below. Please check with the boat builder or your local dealer before you buy any boat.
Hull Warranty
Years 10 Years
Transferable Yes
Extendable No
Link http://www.formulaboats.com/documents/Formula%20Warranty%20Statement%20Handout.pdf
Deck Warranty
Years 10 Years
Transferable Yes
Extendable No
Link http://www.formulaboats.com/documents/Formula%20Warranty%20Statement%20Handout.pdf
Engine Warranty
Years 5 Years
Transferable Yes
Powertrain Warranty
Years 5 Years
Transferable Yes
Gelcoat Warranty
Years 2 Years
Transferable Yes
Extendable No
Link http://www.formulaboats.com/documents/Formula%20Warranty%20Statement%20Handout.pdf
Blistering Warranty
Years 2 Years
Transferable Yes
Extendable Yes
Link http://www.formulaboats.com/documents/Formula%20Warranty%20Statement%20Handout.pdf
Accessories Warranty
Years 5 Years
Transferable Yes
Extendable Yes
Link http://www.formulaboats.com/documents/Formula%20Warranty%20Statement%20Handout.pdf
Certifications
NMMA Certification Yes

Formula 330 Sun Sport (Not in Production) Price

Formula 330 Sun Sport (Not in Production) Price
Pricing Range $239,650.00
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.


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