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Formula 400 Super Sport (2006-)
(w/ 2 x 525-hp Mercury Racing EFI Bravo Three XR)

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Brief Summary

Formula's 400 Super Sport is built on the ever popular and fast, Formula FAS3Tech technology. What this gives you is one very fast, very smooth riding express cruiser with vast entertainment space topside and below. See why this boat is so popular.

Key Features

  • Transferable 5-year Formula Guard Limited Protection Plan
  • Concealed windlass with polished anchor, 150’ chain and thru-hull storage/release
  • Remote spotlight
  • Radar arch
  • Extended swim platform
  • Kenwood sound system with Sirius Satellite
  • Motorized hatch
  • Twin engines
  • Livorsi shifters/throttles
  • Generator
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 41' 6''
    Beam 11' 0''
    Dry Weight 16,100 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 36''
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 22 deg.
    Max Headroom 6' 2''
    Bridge Clearance 10' 6''
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 250 gal.
    Water Capacity 50 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.

    Engine Options

    Std. Power Not Available
    Tested Power 2 x 525-hp Mercury Racing EFI Bravo Three XR
    Opt. Power 2 x 525-hp MerCruiser EFI Bravo Three XR
    2 x 600-hp MerCruiser SCi Bravo One XR
    2 x 370-hp Volvo Penta D6 DPH
    2 x 400-hp Volvo Penta D6 DPH

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    750 5.3 4.6 4.3 1.2 1.1 275 239 73
    1000 7.0 6.0 6.1 1.1 1.0 256 223 71
    1500 9.8 8.5 9.4 1.0 0.9 233 203 76
    2000 11.2 9.7 17.0 0.7 0.6 148 128 78
    2500 18.5 16.1 24.2 0.8 0.7 172 150 86
    3000 30.0 26.1 34.6 0.9 0.8 195 170 89
    3500 39.6 34.4 43.2 0.9 0.8 206 179 92
    4000 44.6 38.8 49.3 0.9 0.8 204 177 95
    4500 50.1 43.6 57.9 0.9 0.8 195 169 97
    5000 56.7 49.3 75.0 0.8 0.7 170 148 98
    5300 61.6 53.5 85.9 0.7 0.6 161 140 98
    RPMNMKMKPHLPHKPLdBA
    750 239 443 8.50 16.28 0.52 73
    1000 223 412 11.30 23.09 0.48 71
    1500 203 375 15.80 35.58 0.44 76
    2000 128 238 18.00 64.35 0.28 78
    2500 150 277 29.80 91.61 0.32 86
    3000 170 314 48.30 130.97 0.37 89
    3500 179 332 63.70 163.53 0.39 92
    4000 177 328 71.80 186.62 0.38 95
    4500 169 314 80.60 219.17 0.37 97
    5000 148 274 91.20 283.91 0.32 98
    5300 140 259 99.10 325.17 0.31 98

    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 6.9 sec.
    0 to 30 9.8 sec.
    Ratio 2.0 : 1
    Props 27 XR
    Load 3 persons, 3/8 fuel, no water, minimum gear
    Climate 85 deg., 77% humid.; wind: 3-5 mph; seas: min chop

    Captain's Report

    By Capt. Bob Smith

    Formula’s hit parade continues for 2006 with their introduction of the latest 400 Super Sport. They thrive on producing the most powerful, technologically advanced and fun to drive performance cruisers in the market and they certainly hit this one out of the park. Taking a cabin cruiser past 60 miles per hour is something most owners and builders consider out of the question. Formula does it with this Super Sport and the ride is fabulous!

    Formula 400 Super Sport

    New Features and Graphics

    Formula took this popular performance cruiser and added a few things to pep it up, these features include an optional hard top that takes out the elements without taking out the view or the breeze. Besides the twin 525-hp Mercury Racing engines our boat was packing, you can opt up to the twin 600’s for even stronger performance that really leaves your friends wondering just how fast that sleek machine can go.Even the graphics on this model are striking. While they definitely allude to the racing performance hidden in the engine room, they don’t scream at you like the muscle boats they can keep up with. The hard top provides protection from the helm all the way back to covering most of the aft seating area for plenty of protection from the elements while enjoying the entertaining space topside.

    Foredeck

    Great access to the foredeck is built into the dash. I really liked the protective rail that keeps wandering feet from stepping into an open companionway. Yeah, I know. You are not supposed to have it open when going forward, but we all know that is exactly what happens, so Formula made it safer without making it difficult to get through the walkthrough windshield. The expansive bow area has plenty of room to stretch out at anchor with only four large hatches to break up the wide white space. These four hatches allow a lot of light and natural ventilation to enter the cabin below. The 400 SS has a good anchoring system up front with an anchor roller, chain system, and windlass to make setting the hook almost effortless.Strolling back to the cockpit, over on the port side from the helm is a large bench for several to join you as you cruise to your destination. Of course, the storage below the bench is tremendous so life jackets, throwables and other gear can be kept here in easy reach. The seat bottom is hinged for easy access and to keep it where it belongs, even in the roughest weather. Over at the helm, you have a split bench seat. The driver’s side is a power adjustable slide for effortless adjustments. Both the armrests have convenient cup holders built-in. You can keep your registration and your wallets dry and secure in the tip-out glove box below the helm.

    Helm Features

    The wood accents on this panel exude “craftsmanship” here! For easier docking, an added bow thruster helps you dance the boat into tight spaces. The joystick is mounted to the left of the wheel. Lavorsi throttle controls and shifters are to the right. Now if you have never used these, be prepared for some of the smoothest and most responsive handling you have ever imagined. The upper control panel at the helm houses the Raymarine display units along with Lavorsi gauges and a chartplotter. More analog gauges monitor the engine performance on the mid panel while the lower panel holds rocker control switches arranged for easy reach with the VHF radio.

    Formula 400 Super Sport

    Ready to Entertain

    Since you are bound to be serving your friends and family, you need the refreshment center to be as functional as the helm. Over on the port side, the 400 SS has a great one with a large prep top. The right section has cup holders to manage the drinks while you prepare the meal, a covered trash bin to keep the wrappers under control while the center section has a nice sink for preparing the food. Below is the space to manage the carry-on cooler for ice, beverages and sandwiches topside. Our test boat had replaced the standard refrigerator with the optional ice maker so you can keep the blender busy! Across from the cockpit kitchen is a large wrap-around bench where the gang can all sit around and enjoy the music and the camaraderie. A two piece table can be set up for serving snacks or a quick round of Texas Hold-em, or lowered and adding filler cushions for a cockpit bed for an afternoon nap or catching some rays.An emergency access hatch to the engine room is in the stern bench, but I can’t imagine ever using it. In fact, I can see the bench seat being stuffed with gear if it ever became necessary to get there. At least, that would be my luck. Fortunately, the 400 SS has a great motorized lift with excellent access to the engine and components for pre-launch safety checks and light to moderate maintenance. The twin 525’s fill the space designed for them and the genset and batteries are tucked back under the cockpit behind the access ladder.

    At the Stern

    The expansive swim platform has room for just about everyone to join in on the fun in the water. The swim ladder is mounted under a cover in the center of the platform. Access to the cockpit is through the port side walk through. At the walkthrough are the stereo remote and the swim shower with hot and cold water. Shore power connections are routed through to the starboard side to keep them out of the walkway. The stern trunk has room for fenders, lines and cleaning and docking gear.

    A Look Below

    Wide steps lead into the spacious cabin. For easy access, they have mounted the control heads for the sound and video systems just inside the cabin on the port side. Next is a large refrigerator and freezer that can easily handle all the food necessary for a long weekend on the boat. The open galley is elegantly appointed with wood cabinetry. A covered single burner cooktop, trash bin, and sink are in the counter top prep area. Below these you have storage, a microwave cooker and drawers for the silverware and cookware.

    Formula 400 Super SportThe forward cabin has plenty of room for the crowd to join you below or just to have your own comfortable space to get away from the noise and elements topside. Plush seats form the V-seating and convertible V-berth. Setting up the table requires three posts and three pieces of table top that are conveniently stored under the floor. Use shorter legs and it converts into the V-berth. Storage under the bench seats includes the vacuum in the starboard side on our test boat. At the starboard end is a cabinet with the power distribution panel and genset crossover controls. The main cabin also has a large flat panel TV in our boat as well as plenty of added storage spaces. A nice night stand is at the entry to the aft stateroom as well as a cedar lined closet to keep your clothes fresh while on board. The head on this model is comfortable for adults to freshen up for the day or evening.

    Specs and Performance

    This model is 41’6” length overall with a beam width of 11-feet. Adding the optional hardtop, she weighs in at 11,000 pounds including the gas engines. She requires 36” draft below her keel for clearance and can carry up to 250 gallons of fuel and 50 gallons of fresh water. We tested this model on the salt waters of Sanibel Island’s Intracoastal waterway. I found she was up on plane in just 6.9 seconds and racing past 30 mph in 9.8 seconds. She cruised at about 3000 rpm traveling 30 mph while she topped out at 61.2 mph running very smooth.If you are ready for performance without compromising style and ride, then the Formula 400 SS is waiting for your approval at your local dealer.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Formula 400 Super Sport (2006-) is 61.6 mph (99.1 kph), burning 85.9 gallons per hour (gph) or 325.13 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Formula 400 Super Sport (2006-) is 30.0 mph (48.3 kph), and the boat gets 0.87 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.37 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 195 miles (313.82 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 2 x 525-hp Mercury Racing EFI Bravo Three XR.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Marine Electronics

    Fishfinder Standard
    GPS/Chart Optional
    Radar Optional
    VHF Radio Optional

    Systems

    Air Cond./Heat Standard
    CD Stereo Standard
    Head: Portable Standard
    Shore Power Standard
    Trim Tabs Standard
    TV/DVD Standard
    Water Heater Standard
    Windlass Standard

    Galley

    Icemaker Optional
    Microwave Standard
    Refrigerator Standard
    Stove Standard

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Standard
    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
    Swim Ladder Standard
    Swim Platform Standard
    Transom Shower Standard
    Wet bar Standard

    Canvas

    Bimini Top Standard

    Boats More Than 30 Feet

    Bow Thruster Optional
    Generator Standard

    Warranty

    Hull Warranty
    Transferable
    Extendable
    10 Years
    Yes
    No
    Deck Warranty
    Transferable Extendable
    10 Years Yes No
    Engine Warranty
    Transferable
    5 Years Yes
    Powertrain Warranty
    Transferable
    5 Years
    Yes

    Gelcoat Warranty
    Transferable
    Extendable
    2 Years
    Yes
    No
    Blistering Warranty
    Transferable Extendable
    2 Years Yes Yes
    Accessories Warranty
    Transferable Extendable
    5 Years Yes Yes
    Certifications
    ISO Certification NMMA Certification Yes

    Price

    Pricing Range: $638,680.00

    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.