“The ride is pure Formula”: Introducing the New Formula 380 SCC

“The ride is pure Formula”: Introducing the New Formula 380 SCC Sep 12, 2020

We spoke with Scott Smith, Marketing Manager of Formula Boats, and learned more about their new 380 SCC. We’re particularly intrigued by its claim that “no other competitor in its class can offer both a full single-level deck as well as sleeping for four with a cabin galley and sink plus stand-up, enclosed head below”. Talk about spaciousness! Contact Formula Boats for more information.


Filling out the Crossover line, here comes the Formula 380 Super Sport Crossover, a new player in the arena that will surpass all others. This 38´ in length, 11´ 6˝ beam contender slots in nicely between the 330/350 Crossover Bowriders and the established 400/430 SSC and ASC models. The 380 SSC boasts either twin sterndrive or outboard power, and the sea-carving 21° deadrise Formula FAS3Tech® stepped hull proven by its performance Super Sport lineage.

The 380 SSC continues Formula’s open-bow, full-cabin dayboat legacy without compromising full-width deck space and complete belowdecks accommodation. No other competitor in its class can offer both a full single-level deck as well as sleeping for four with a cabin galley and sink plus stand-up, enclosed head below. While pretenders are happy to take shortcuts, such as splitting cabin living spaces or combining galley and head equipment into a single area, the 380 boasts a true living area below without the claustrophobic limitations forced by conventional center or dual console designs.

A full-width hardtop with a top-to-bottom windshield and exclusive sliding bow window to port allows for an open, inviting cockpit experience. The fiberglass hardtop with full-width motorized glass sunroof opens to the sky, while interconnected SmartZone™ seating, from the expansive bow to triple helm seating and U-shaped lounge aft, increases choice for all. The cockpit environment is yours to control with available 18,000 BTU reverse cycle air conditioner and standard Rockford Fosgate® stereo with USB port, Bluetooth® and ten JL Audio® blue LED lighted chrome-finished speakers with 600W amplification and lighted 200W subwoofer.

The 430 and 400 SSC’s triple command seating has been smartly transferred to the 380, offering chiseled support and advanced ergonomics. Each seat bottom adjusts for options to stand directly on the cockpit sole, or to sit or rest on the upright seat, while two footrest heights further customize the fit. The sturdy composite dash features a Liquid Black floating panel showcasing a Raymarine Axiom 12 GPS widescreen color chartplotter with upgrades to dual Axiom 12’s or XL 16’s. The 380 SSC also features Mercury® DTS with SmartCraft Vessel-View™, intuitive waterproof rocker switches, and digital switching with chartplotter control and blue LED accent lighting. A lockable dash storage compartment with floating Liquid Black front safeguards your valuables while a padded mobile device station with dual USB charging port and wireless charging conveniently displays your screens. Take your choice of horsepower or powertrain – twin 430 HP MerCruiser® 8.2 MAG HOs Mercury Racing® 520 sterndrives, triple Mercury 350 or 400 Verado, Mercury Racing 400R or 450R outboards respond instantly to your control with electronic shift and throttle, Mercury® Joystick Piloting w/Active Trim and impressive leather-wrapped, polished stainless tilt steering wheel.

Whether you’re headed to inland adventures or offshore journeys, the ride is pure Formula – fast-paced, yet solid and secure. Treat your guests to Formula performance and luxury with sumptuously contoured cockpit seating that sports crisp,  precision stitching, flowing color accents and recessed lumbar areas. The 380’s SmartZone design utilizes every square inch for uninterrupted entertainment possibilities. Two distinct lounge areas, the spacious U-shape to starboard and the portside divan, offer versatile spaces for lunch, basking in the sun or enjoying a soothing twilight cruise. The Corian-surfaced aft cockpit tables with filler cushions and dedicated storage can be raised or lowered for entertaining or sun lounging, as you prefer.

The outdoor kitchen to port inspires easy alfresco entertaining with an expansive Corian® countertop, fiberglass molded sink with glide-away self-cover, design-inspired Elka® faucet, stainless Isotherm pullout fridge, dedicated trash container, paper towel holder and a full bank of StarBoard® drawers to keep your cooking tools protected from the elements. The Cuisinart® blender stows safely in the port side galley pantry, and the available YETI® Tundra® 35 cooler glides out from the under-seat compartment at the helm. The available 120V Kenyon® electric grill can be perfectly positioned in the aft cockpit, offering a separate zone for the creative outdoor chef.

The 380 offers a seamless transition to the bow with the flush cockpit sole and Formula’s unique slide-open windshield. Expansive 330° wraparound seating boasts comfortable support for an exhilarating ride and easy conversation. Features include six drink holders, a molded-in cooler forward and trash container to port. Two dual-height, Corian-top tables with filler cushions make for multiple entertaining and sunning possibilities. The available waterproof stereo control with bow area subwoofer and available bow sun shade with stainless supports are welcoming features to consider.

For relaxing at the sandbar or cove, head aft to the spacious, rear-facing sun lounge with individual backrests that easily adjust fore and aft. Under the lounge, a spacious trunk keeps four fenders safely stowed. Entertainment capabilities are extended aft, with four drink holders and a dual USB charging port at the sunpad, a waterproof stereo control at the utility locker to port and powerful JL Audio speakers over the platform. When sun protection is preferred, the available SureShade extends aft from the coupe top at the touch of a button. Further aft, the 380’s SmartZone design means easy water access off the roomy swim platform with under-mount swim ladder, or, with sterndrive, a choice of available hydraulic or stationary Water Sport extended swim platform with four drink holders, woodgrain vinyl decking and undermount swim ladder. Add the platform entertainment table with six drink holders, dual multi-electronic stands and recessed snack tray for the ultimate in on-water gatherings. No matter your choice, swimmers won’t be boarding through a cockpit-consuming side entrance.

Convenience abounds on the 380 SSC. 26 drink holders throughout the bow and cockpit offer plenty of places to enjoy refreshments and park small belongings.

Easy-access storage offers dedicated placement for your boating gear, from under seats to the portside lockers – over 13 different molded fiberglass tubs and lockers, along with tough, gelcoat-finished equipment holds, make it safe and seamless. Ten dual USB charging ports throughout the 380 give you 20 places to keep your devices at the ready. Blue/white LED lighting allows you to continue the mood, while optional underwater blue lights add distinctive style and appeal.

Through the portside helm door, three solid wood steps lead down to a fully appointed cabin with molded liner, woodgrain-finish flooring, 6´ 5˝ headroom, and spacious, opening and fixed windows. The 380 cabin provides a completely residential experience centered on the U-shaped Ultraleather® lounge with dual-height, high-gloss wood table that can accommodate friends for dinner or be lowered for sleeping. Berth legroom is easily revealed by raising the forward backrest. A dual USB charging port is conveniently located nearby.

The starboard side lower kitchen is beautifully presented in your choice of woodgrain finishes and rich Corian countertop selections. Culinary conveniences include a spacious Corian sink with premium folding swivel spout and glide-away cover, overhead microwave, available Keurig® coffee maker and concealed trash container. Clever slide-out storage boasts a hardwood divided dovetailed drawer with paper towel keeper and automatic silent closure. Spacious open and concealed cupboard space above keeps it all in place. The 32” LED/LCD HDTV with Blu-ray™ player is perfectly positioned to entertain your guests.

To port, the large pullout Isotherm stainless steel refrigerator, additional drawer storage plus a slide-out drawer and shelf unit allow for comfortable stay-aboard journeys. Also to port is the electronics pylon with Rockford Fosgate stereo remote control, touch air conditioning control and light switches. Digital switching offers chartplotter connectivity and light dimming control. Four cabin speakers bring pure audio clarity while blue LED accent lighting acts as a dramatic design element throughout.

The spacious head features a molded vanity with Corian countertop, molded fiberglass sink with upscale Moen® faucet, woodgrain-finish lower cabinet, and porcelain Flush and Forget® Vacuflush® head unit and shower. The aft cabin stateroom with privacy curtain features a permanent queen-size bed with memory foam mattress, so there is no need to convert the lounge for primary sleeping. The upholstered headboard with hideaway storage, pillow shams, two dual USB charging ports, available 32˝ LED/LCD HDTV with Blu-ray player and deep storage areas at the foot of the bed make this a perfect retreat.

The 380 SSC incorporates FAS3Tech multi-step hull technology and a molded structural grid to deliver the sure-footed performance that is a Formula hallmark. No other 38-foot full-cabin bowrider can boast a full-width cockpit experience with true overnight capabilities for four. The Formula Crossover fleet, now six models strong, continues to push class expectations as it challenges others to defy compromise.

Everything you want in performance and adventure awaits you in the Formula 380 Super Sport Crossover!

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