Formula 330 CBR OB

Double-duty dayboat.

by Chris Caswell
When the term “crossover” first appeared in the automotive world, it was used to describe cars that seemed to merge a luxury sedan with a sport utility.


  • LOA: 33'
  • Beam: 10'3"
  • Draft: 2'11"
  • Weight: 12,500 lbs.
  • Fuel Capacity: 151 gals.
  • Water Capacity: 25 gals
  • Power: 3x 300-hp Mercury outboards
  • Price: $421,080

It was a car just as comfortable going to the opera as it was carrying mom and the kids to a soccer game.

That versatility can also be found in Formula’s 330 Crossover Bowrider (CBR). This is a bowrider on steroids, adding comfortable overnight capabilities to a fun dayboat.

A smaller version of the very popular 350 CBR, the 330 offers a variety of choices for entertaining, sunning and cruising. The traditional bowrider seating has a dual-height Corian table for snacks, and it drops down to become a spacious sunpad. A filler cushion turns the side seating into a comfy chaise, and dual forward-facing seats are for enjoying the breeze while underway. Lift up the seats to reveal huge storage bins.

In the cockpit, the skipper has a doublewide helm seat for a companion. This seat’s convertible back flips to face the entertainment area and cockpit table. The skipper rides in comfort while standing or sitting, thanks to a Raymarine wide-screen chartplotter, stylish Mercury throttle/shifters and an array of Mercury gauges.

Opposite the helm is a comfy lounge, while an L-shaped settee aft offers more seating and dining choices. Amidships is a mini galley with a sink and an Igloo cooler or optional drawer fridge.

Solid wood steps lead to a spacious cabin. An L-shaped Ultraleather lounge has a movable backrest for use as a couch; it can also be converted into a queen-size sleeping area. The large enclosed head has a VacuFlush toilet, Corian counters with sink, and a shower for rinsing off. The cabin can be fitted with a TV and Blu-ray player and has a standard Clarion AM/FM/Bluetooth radio with USB/iPod docking station.

The 330 CBR OB is pushed along with triple Mercury outboards (either 250 or 300 hp), helping her reach a top speed of more than 50 mph (45 knots). Sterndrive power is also available. An optional Kohler 5kW generator can provide power away from the dock.

Designed for weekend fun, entertaining and overnighting, the 330 CBR OB is a stylish and well-built addition to the Formula family. 



Chicago Yacht Works;; 312-666-6670

Dry Harbour Marine;; 231-547-0040

Lakeside Formula;; 586-772-4100




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