Used Formula Boats for Sale

With a long-established philosophy of uncompromising quality in every detail, Formula is recognized as one of today’s premier powerboat builders. Formula prides themselves on constantly looking forward in their product design with the FAS³TECH® hull, trendsetting Super Sports, Sun Sports, FX, Crossover Bowriders, Super Sport Crossover, All Sport Crossover and their luxurious Performance Cruiser models. SYS Yacht Sales offers used Formula Boats for sale worldwide. Don't see the vessel you're looking for here? Contact our experienced yacht brokers for assistance, we look forward to helping you find the yacht that's right for you! Learn More about Formula

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  • Year: 2005
  • Current Price: US$ 234,500 
  • Located in Miami, FL
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Twin diesel
  • YW# 81233-3197956
  • Courtesy of the BoatWizard MLS

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For a company whose name has long been associated with performance, the Formula 48 Yacht is much more concerned with luxury than speed. This is Formulas largest and most expensive cruising yacht ever, and she retains the high level of quality that longtime boaters have come to expect in a Formula product. Built on a deep-V hull with prop pockets and moderate beam, the 48s lavish accommodations are both elegant and spacious.
Headroom exceeds 7 feet in the salon and varnished cherrywood joinery, Ultraleather upholstery, and designer fabrics dominate the interior. The huge L-shaped galley rivals that of a small motor yacht, and the aft stateroom, which can easily double as a den has its own private head with shower. Across from the salon, a built a flat screen television which adjusts for the best viewing angle.
The expansive cockpit of the Formula 48 provides seating for ten, and the helm layout is as good as it gets in a big express. The Formula is an inboard design that many boaters prefer over stern drive options for maintenance reasons. Twin 660hp Cummins diesels cruise in the mid 20s and reach 3233 knots wide open.

Upgrades and services:Change Ising Glass Nov/18 Deep Cleaning and painting engine room oct/18 Deep Exterior Polish Oct/18
Services performed September 2017:
Removed, cleaned and tested heat exchangers, aftercoolers, fuel coolers and gear coolers
Replaced engine and house batteries
Replaced raw water intake and discharge hoses
Replaced belts, impellers, and zincs
Changed oil, oil filters, fuel filters & water filters
Replaced manifold gaskets & bolts
Replaced port starter battery cable
Tested port exhaust riser
Replaced generator coolant recovery hose
Pressure washed bottom and propellers
New Garmin Electronics which include: (2016)
(2) Garmin GPS/ Chartplotter GPS Map 7612 xsv color displays
Garmin GRM 18 HD Radar
Garmin Reactor Auto Pilot
Garmin 20 / Marine Auto Pilot Control Unit 
Garmin Panoptix PS51-TH Transducer
Helm Dash (2016)
West Marine VHF  (2016)
Gauges (2016)
ZF Controls (2016)
Fusion Stereo (2016)
Hullside painted (2016)
Bottom Paint (2017)
Hatches in cabin (2016)
Galley Floor refinished (2016)
Salon Teak Table refinished (2016)
Sun Pads (2016)
Cushions in upper cockpit (2016)
Aft Shade lower cockpit (2015)

Forward / Master Stateroom
Owners private forward stateroom w/ centerline bed, power-adjustable to sitting position, with dovetailed maple drawer storage below
Custom quilted bedspread & pillow shams
Bed linens & two embroidered towel sets
Individual reading lights
Two mirrored, cedar-lined hanging lockers w/ automatic lighting
Vanity w/full-width drawer, lighted makeup mirror & swing-out seat
Mirrored cedar lined hanging locker with automatic lighting
Ensuite private head
High gloss cherry cabinetry
Overhead hatch with screen and privacy shade
Two port lights with curtains
Bose speakers
Flat screen TV
New carpet throughout
AC control
 Forward / Master Head
High Gloss Cherry cabinetry
Vacu-Flush Head
Acrylic shower head door for fully enclosed shower and bench
Corian Counter with sink and nickel plated Fawcett & shower accessories
Mirrored storage cabinet
Cherry wood storage cabinet
Towel racks

Salon and Dinette
Large Ultra-Leather sofa that converts to double bed
High Gloss burled cherry table (refinished 2016)
High Gloss Cherry cabinetry
Overhead storage
New carpet through out
Bose Surround Sound Entertainment System with Speakers
Electrical outlets 12V
Overhead lighting
Overhead hatch with privacy screen
Two ottomans for additional seating at dining table
Port light with curtains
AC control

Corian countertop
Double-bowl stainless steel sink with Corian covers
3-burner electric stove w/flush Corian cover
Exhaust fan
Microwave/ Convection oven
120V/12V refrigerator/ freezer w/ high-gloss cherry panels
Abundant storage overhead and under counter
Lighted wine / glass rack
Concealed in-counter trash receptacles
Hardwood maple galley flooring w/ inlaid ebony, in-floor storage pantry
Fire extinguisher
Demand water system w/ dual variable-volume pumps
Port light with curtain

Helm and Electronics
New Garmin Electronics which include: (2016)
(2) Garmin GPS/ Chartplotter GPS Map 7612 xsv color displays
Garmin GRM 18 HD Radar
Garmin Reactor Auto Pilot
Garmin 20 / Marine Auto Pilot Control Unit 
Garmin Panoptix PS51-TH Transducer
Helm Dash (2016)
West Marine VHF  (2016)
Gauges (2016)
ZF Controls (2016)
Fusion Stereo (2016)
Engine Displays (2016)
Twin Sat TV Domes with Direct TV
Bow thruster
ACR Searchlight
Bennett Trim Tabs
Rudder indicator
Power Hydraulic Steering
Ritchie Compass
Anchor chain counter and remote for windlass
Cup holder
Manual override for fire suppression system
SeaTel Antenna
Stereo KNWD Sirius TNRBX
 Hull and Deck
Molded fiberglass & structural foam hull matrix
Chemically bonded & thru-bolted deck-to-hull joint
Custom gunwale w/1 1/2" stainless steel insert
Concealed anchor davit w/ fiberglass chain locker
Electric windlass w/ 200´ chain & polished stainless steel anchor
Concealed quick-disconnect coiled-hose freshwater anchor/transom wash-down system
Stainless steel hardware & 316L stainless steel welded rails
Stainless steel bowrail w /pennant staff and mid-level lifeline cables
Bomar® cabin venting hatch w/integrated OceanAir rollout SKYscreen & privacy shade
Eight stainless steel portlights w/ screens
Nonskid deck & walk-around cover boards
Two Dri-Fast® foam deck sun pads w/316L stainless steel rails
Tinted, tempered curved-glass windshield w/center walk-thru, side vents & polished stainless steel frame
Windshield wipers w/washer system
Radar arch w/dual flag staff/mast light
Polished remote control halogen searchlight
Polished dual air horn
Upgraded hydraulic full-width swim platform w/integrated hull guards, concealed 316L stainless steel swim ladder & swim rails
Transom shower w/single-lever temperature control
Molded fiberglass transom trunk w/ pneumatic-assist hatch, line storage, fender rack & four fenders & covers
240V shore power/50-amp cord w/ Glendinning automatic extend, retract and storage system
City water connection w/ Glendinning automatic hose retract & one-point water fill for freshwater tank and/or city water
Polished stainless steel transom hookups & dockside access cords for cable TV & telephone
Molded fiberglass in-dash forward deck access steps w/316L stainless steel handrail
Sixteen polished stainless steel drink holders
Dual switch courtesy lighting located at dash & transom
Integral 316L stainless steel safety rails
Weather-resistant cockpit seating featuring Dri-Fast® foam & StarLite® XL synthetic marine panel construction
Twin command seating w/dual-position helm & companion seats w/center storage compartment
Curved, extended port lounge
Surround lounge seating aft w/fiberglass-lined storage & fold-away side sections
Integrated side-entry boarding steps
Aft sun lounge package w/two dual-height Corian® tables & filler cushions
Matching port and starboard lockers for tables, canvas and PFDs
Disconnect switch for auxiliary 12V power
Pneumatic-assist curved transom door
Bimini top & aft canopy w/front & side Strataglass enclosure w/easy-mount zipper connections, aft enclosure & cockpit drop curtain
L-shaped cockpit wet bar/ beverage center to starboard
Molded sink with flush lid
Ice chest
Trash receptacle and available
Gaganeau cockpit grill
120V GFCI outlet
Sunshade with aft curtain (2015)

Twin Cummins QSM 11 660 hp / 1,500 hours
Westerbeke 12.6 KW Generator with sound shield
Charles 5000 Series 50amp Battery Charger
ZF Gears
Reverso Oil Change System for engines, transmissions, generator
Dual Racors - Mains
Actuated Engine Hatch
3 Zone AC
Central Vac
Hot Water Heater
Integrated quick-access engine hatch
Automatic fire extinguisher system
Thru-bolted I-beam engine mounts
Engine raw water strainers/seacocks
Eco Sounds EPS 1000 underwater exhaust system
Two starting and two auxiliary deep-cycle batteries w/ battery retainers
160 amp battery charger
Low-noise rotary bilge blowers
Two automatic bilge blowers
Bilge high water alarm
Bennett hydraulic trim tabs
Bronze rudders and struts
4-blade Nibral props 


SYS Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Yachtcancun.
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Established: 1962
Located: Decatur, Indiana
Construction: Fiberglass
Category: Express Cruisers, Sport Yachts

Brand History:

The guiding force behind Formula’s vision of excellence is the Victor B. Porter family, with Chairman Vic Porter and four sons and a daughter actively managing the business. Don Aronow founded Formula in 1962 in Miami, Florida. The original 233 deep-V hull design was built at his direction and later earned notable victories on the national offshore racing circuit.

Formula was the first of Aronow’s boat companies. While many of today’s Formulas have matured well beyond the speed-only image, the prestige originating with past racing victories is still quite evident in the highly successful FAS³TECH series. In 1961 Thunderbird was acquired by Alliance Machine and Foundry and they followed up by purchasing Formula in 1964. Both Formula and Thunderbird models were then produced in North Miami. An Atlanta-based conglomerate, Fuqua Industries, acquired Thunderbird /Formula in 1969.

ic Porter once again exercised his entrepreneurial spirit in 1970 and, along with five business associates, founded the Signa Corporation. This venture resulted in a quality line of tri-hull boats manufactured in Decatur and marketed throughout the Midwest and East.

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