Formula 400 SSC

Outboard power on a timeless classic.

by Craig Ritchie
Formula turned a lot of heads in 2016 when the company unveiled its revolutionary 430 Super Sport Crossover (SSC), and did so again this summer with the all-new 400 SSC — an equally luxurious dayboat in a slightly smaller package.

Specifications

  • LOA: 40'
  • Beam: 12'
  • Draft: 40"
  • Weight: 23,700 lbs.
  • Fuel Capacity: 400 gals.
  • Water Capacity: 56 gals.
  • Power: 4 X Mercury Verado 300
  • Price: Contact dealer

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Formula turned a lot of heads in 2016 when the company unveiled its revolutionary 430 Super Sport Crossover (SSC), and did so again this summer with the all-new 400 SSC — an equally luxurious dayboat in a slightly smaller package.

Combining Super Sport performance with the versatile, open bow and cabin elements of its larger sibling, the 400 SSC brings boaters the best of all worlds: A floorplan that provides separate areas for a variety of activities while maintaining an open, flow-through layout. A spacious U-shaped lounge seat to starboard and a facing portside divan surround an electrically-actuated cockpit table, which can be raised for lunch or lowered to accept a filler cushion for basking in the sun.

The full-height windshield and fiberglass hardtop with a full-width motorized glass sunroof provide protection from the elements when desired, or can be opened up on a beautiful day. 

“The 400 SSC’s coupe design allows the boat to be opened or enclosed to suit the weather,” says Formula Boats President Scott Porter. “The cockpit reverse-cycle air will automatically switch to heat or cool as needed, so you can comfortably extend the boating season.”

A fully equipped outdoor galley includes a pull-out refrigerator, a Cuisinart blender and an available Kenyon electric grill. A first-of-its-kind sliding windshield and flush cockpit sole lead to the spacious bow seating area. Throughout, guests enjoy a premium Rockford Fosgate stereo with USB and Bluetooth, which drive 10 JL Audio blue LED-lighted speakers and a lighted 200-watt subwoofer. There’s also a 32-inch LED HD-TV with a Blu-ray player in the main cabin.

Below, a beautifully appointed cabin with a U-shaped Ultraleather lounger and dual height wood table provides a place to entertain guests for indoor dinners or relax on overnight stays. The boat sleeps four, which is a welcome surprise for a boat of this class.

Powered by four Mercury Verado 300 outboards with joystick piloting, Formula’s 400 SSC offers the kind of inspiring performance that makes distant ports far more accessible for long weekend getaways or day trips. 

“Boaters can explore several different ports in a day and still be home for dinner,” Porter says.

DEALERS
Chicago Yacht Works
chicagoyachtworks.com
312-724-9101

Lakeside Formula
lakesideformula.com
586-772-4100 

Marine Tech Concepts
marinetechconcepts.com
419-732-3355


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