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|Modell||290 Sun Sport|
|Skrog Fasong||Dyp v-form|
|Skrog Garanti||10 år|
|Tilbudt av||North Point Yacht Sales|
Once you choose a Formula Sun Sport cruiser boat, you’re in for the time of your life. Formula integrates all the features you like best in a smart, versatile design that’s as practical as it is beautiful – double helm seating, wraparound lounges, entertainment wetbar, convertible aft facing sun lounge and a larger swim platform. Contrasting textures, integrated blue LED lighting and recessed alcoves add interest while stainless railings and drink holders set in eye-catching Corian® all confirm Formula’s position in the forefront of marine design and the Sun Sport as one of the premier sport cruiser boat lines.
DECATUR, IN—Formula’s all new 290 Sun Sport embodies Formula’s heritage of proven performance while embracing new design. The 22º deadrise remains a standard for Formula Sun Sports, making handling in any water a breeze, while the 9′ beam offers a roomy cabin worthy of its many amenities.
Family fun in the sun is enjoyable by all in the spacious cockpit. The multi-position individually adjustable dual helm seat provides the captain and first mate easy conversation underway while kids and friends relax easily on the L-shaped lounge aft of the portside lounge. When it’s time for fun on the water, the aft facing sun lounge converts to a doublewide sunpad. The dual-height cockpit table can be set in the up position for snacks or a card game, or lowered to fill the L-shaped lounge into a large sunpad with the filler cushions. Storage is plentiful under seats and lounges for everything needed for the perfect day on the water. The helm commands attention with its brushed graphite finished dash with wood burl accents. The chromed shifters/throttles with in-handle outdrive trim switch set the elegant yet sporty tone of the dash with chromed bezels and Ritchie® compass. A lockable under-dash storage compartment is standard, keeping all your personal items safe.
The cabin offers a friendly environment to cool off out of the sun. The cherry woodgrain finish step leads you to the spacious cabin to enjoy snacks and relaxation. Custom décor pillows and draperies make your retreat unique and inviting. The high gloss Deep Cherry finish entertainment center is standard with a Corian® countertop, polished stainless steel sink, in-counter trash receptacle, stainless steel refrigerator and hanging locker. The Kenwood® AM/FM/CD stereo features two cabin speakers, with controls and speakers at the cockpit and transom for music wherever you are. A Kenwood 10-disc CD changer, iPod docking station and 200W cockpit subwoofer is offered. The entertainment center can also be equipped with a 19″ LCD/HDTV/DVD combo player. Custom-patterned carpet is standard while American Cherry finish woodgrain flooring is available. The head compartment features a molded vanity, stainless steel sink, brushed-frame mirror, Corian countertop and American Cherry woodgrain flooring.
Each 290 SS can be customized with a wide variety of available options, décor packages and Imron designs. Engine packages from MerCruiser and Volvo offer a perfect range of horsepowers and speeds to suit every boater. Visit www.formulaboats.com for a complete list of specifications, standards, options and latest news and pictures.
September 2009 Kevin Falvey
Just as a physicist sees the universe in a single atom, so you can tell a great boat by the composition of the details. Take a close look at Formula’s 290 SS. It’s chock-full of higher-quality fittings and fixtures, installed in a more robust manner than aboard most boats. Overbuilt, which too often means overweight and overdone, isn’t what I’m saying. This athletic day-boat-cum-overnighter is built right. From hinges to hull, every element is physically up to the demands required, as well as executed in a way that makes it most convenient for the most important person at any boat show: you.
Inspect the cockpit seating. Padded with drifast foam, it doesn’t hold water like ordinary cushions, and the backing is rot-free StarLite XL, perforated so that moisture running through the foam can’t pool. These seats never wheeze a dribble of water when guests take a seat. Upholstered in fauxleather treated with PreFixx – a coating that prevents scuffing and shiny spots from time and wear – it is so resistant to stains that marks from a ballpoint pen can be cleaned off it. Try cleaning ink off ordinary vinyl. If you lift a seat, you’ll find it swings on through-bolted hinges – a good feature, but not an uncommon one. It’s the hinges themselves that are above and beyond. Double-action, these are designed by Formula to allow the cushion to hang vertically when open, freeing both hands to rummage for gear, instead of a) needing one to hold the lid; b) being relegated to the relatively narrow opening of a lid supported by struts; or c) having to remove the cushion entirely and displace the crew while you get out the barbecue grill.
Open the electric engine hatch. You’ll find excellent service access, as you will aboard Cobalt’s 303 ($202,869 powered like my test boat) and Sea Ray’s 290 Sunsport ($199,597 with twin 320 hp MerCruiser MX 6.2 Mpi bravo three stern-drives), both of which are beamier boats than the 290 SS. But look closer and you’ll discover details like batteries secured by racing-style boxes. Open framed to allow for service without disassembly, these are retained by threaded rod and nuts, easily surpassing the ABYC recommendation that batteries move less than 1 inch when a lateral force of 90 pounds is applied. (I pushed with both legs and they didn’t budge.) Try that with a strapped plastic box.
That battery installation is no surprise, as the 290 SS’s hull form screams its performance-bred heritage. Narrower than competitors to more easily cleave through wakes and chop, it also boasts considerable flam – convex curvature – in the topsides. This shape provides more buoyancy than flare and so resists plunging better at higher speeds. There is no sudden “fetching up” during re-entry. This less-dynamic wave-to-wave transition is a fact I appreciated while running in the Atlantic. With 2-foot swells and a moderate chop, the 290 SS was comfortable to run at 40 mph, the twin 320 hp MerCruiser 377 mag MPI Bravo three stern-drives turning 3,700 rpm.
It runs dry too. The strakes of the 290 SS remain proud all the way to the stem rather than diminishing. This, coupled with the fact that they are reversed, or turned down, deflects much of the spray climbing the hull back into the sea. The 290 SS’s soft ride makes it drier as well: Most days, you can run the 290 SS fast enough and comfortably enough that loose water making it past the bottom is behind you before it can blow across the boat. Running beam-to the wind during my test confirmed this.
The hull shape, particularly the flam, also lends the 290 SS great sociability by providing greater width lower in the boat. That’s space where you can use it, evidenced not just in the aforementioned engine room, but elsewhere as well. Check the built-in stowage outboard of the helm and companion seats. Note that the depth of the cockpit seating allows comfortable slouching yet retains knee and foot space between the wet bar and seating opposite. Check out the width of the convertible aft lounge. Wide enough for two to tan, there’s still room for a more generous than average passage to the platform.
Belowdecks, it’s equally easy to forget you’re aboard a boat with a 9-foot beam. Though the 290 SS’s sleek, low lines would be marred by the standing headroom of a tall cabin, when I perched on the head and shut the door, my 6-foot frame didn’t feel cramped. The convertible ultraleather dinette allows sitting across the highgloss table from your mate without knocking knees and provides enough width to sleep, when arranged as a berth, without absolutely having to snuggle. So this thrilling and luxurious day boat, picnic boat, cottage commuter or sport boat – call it what you will – serves admirable overnighter duty too. That’s a big-picture mission statement, but details are what set the 290 SS apart.
LOA 29´0˝ 8.84 m LOA w/Extended Swim Platform 31´9˝ 9.68 m
Maximum Beam 9´0˝ 2.90 m
Approximate Weight 8,950 lbs 4,060 kg
Cabin Headroom 5´1˝ 1.54 m
Fuel Capacity 112 gal 424 L
Water Capacity (opt.) 21 gal 79 L
Holding Tank Capacity (opt.) 22.5 gal 83 L
Bridge Clearance 5´10˝ 1.77 m
Bridge Clearance w/arch 8´2˝ 2.49 m
Draft 40˝ 1.02 m
Deadrise 22º 22º
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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