Fort Myers, Florida, United States
2009 Formula 45 – Mad Hatter
Offered for the first time since new, this one-owner, clean, well-maintained beautifully styled Formula 45 with enclosed raised bridge deck and lower-level aft cockpit is ready to hit the water with new owners!
This year (2021), family-owned Formula Boats is celebrating 65 years of boat-building experience that includes offshore performance racing boats. With the Formula 45 Performance Cruiser, Formula has combined its high performance FAS3TECH® hull design and state-of-the-art construction with a true luxury yacht’s unrivaled craftsmanship, luxurious amenities, and finest materials. The Formula 45 excels in many ways, with exceptional handling, high-quality grain-matched woodwork throughout and a generous list of standards, along with better fuel efficiency.
She is stored on a lift and powered with twin D6 Volvos with IPS propulsion that have been maintained and upgraded by the local authorized Volvo dealer, providing the sporty, exciting performance Formula is world renowned for. In February 2021, both heat exchangers were flushed and serviced. There are only 1,091 hours on the mains. The signature centerline walk-through curved glass windshield first innovated by Formula in 1984, doesn’t noisily whistle at high speeds, like some other brands. The raised bridge deck and lower-level aft cockpit are designed with audio sound system, wet bar, grill, fridge, ice maker and plenty of seating for entertaining at dock or a sandbar raft up.
If you want to spend long lazy days anchored off the beach and want the comforts of air conditioning and a cold fridge, a 12.5 KW Westerbeke generator enclosed in a sound shield with only 192 hours on it, will do the job. The 45 offers a large extended fixed swim platform to lounge at water level or store a jet ski, and an air-conditioned raised deck helm station that is protected by a 3-sided enclosed hardtop with motorized sunroof. The 45 has a spacious interior with two staterooms and two head layout that is separated by the salon and galley, an entertainment focal point. The interior wood finish is in wonderful condition and the Formula boasts great storage. The Formula 45 is very comfortable for a long weekend or day cruising with family or friends with the exhilaration of a go-fast performance ride! Why wait on new construction—this one-owner well-maintained Formula 45 is available NOW!
The Formula 45 has a nice large extended fixed swim platform with concealed swim ladder and pop-up cleats. You can access the engine bay from the swim platform when the engine hatch is lifted. On the transom is a transom storage bin with fender racks along with retractable shore power cable, city water and TV hook up.
You enter the lower cockpit through the transom door on the starboard side. Here you will find the transom shower. On the port side in the cockpit is large L-shaped seating with storage under it.
You have the ability to install and remove the one or two cockpit tables, these can break down and convert into the cockpit sunbed. Located in the cockpit sole is the inspection hatch, that allows you to access the engine bay from the cockpit. Forward of the L-shaped seating is storage for the two cockpit tables and the filler cushions. Opposite side of the cockpit is the wet bar and access to the helm deck AC unit and the AC control panel. In this same area you will see the grill, sink, small storage and the U-Line fridge with ice maker. The air-conditioned raised bridge deck is fully enclosed by the Formula’s stylish hard top that has an electric retractable sunroof. There are molded fiberglass steps that will allow you to walk through the windshield to relax on the two sunpads on the foredeck. Running along the port side in the helm area is a port lounge seat. The Helm seat is double-wide seating two people very comfortably. At the helm there are two Volvo monitoring gauges, two Raymarine E120’s, autopilot, and depth, ICOM VHF along with the ACL remote pad for the remote bow light and a Lewmar chain counter. All of the toggle switches are in good shape; the two fuel gauges and POD angle indicator gauge are in clear working condition. There are six speakers that are recessed into the hardtop along with recessed lights and well-positioned cup holders surround the bridge deck and cockpit.
Starting inside and aft is the air-conditioned mid cabin that has a solid privacy door, and a wet head with solid door; outside the head and in the cabin is a sink with mirrored cabinets above and cupboard storage below. There is a hanging closet with full size mirrored door. You will find storage under both beds; these beds can be converted into a single bed. This room has good head room, and for entertainment there is a Toshiba flat screen TV. This is not a small cabin in the back of the boat that you need to climb in - it is a fair size cabin. The vessel’s 120/12V panel is also in the mid cabin.
Forward is a bright, roomy, comfortable salon and galley thanks to the larger hull side windows and skylight. In the galley are solid surfaces with two stainless steel sinks, a two-burner cooktop and a convection/microwave oven; on the end of the galley cabinet is a case to store glasses with glass door and can be illuminated at night. The galley has great cupboard storage and pull-out drawer space.
Opposite the galley is an inviting dinette with wraparound seating, the salon AC is under the dinette seat. The dinette can be converted into a sleeper. Starboard side you will see hull side storage. On the forward bulkhead is a large 40” flat screen TV, and the vessel has Bose surround sound. The salon sole is a wood veneer and under the salon sole is large storage.
Forward and through another solid privacy door is the owners’ cabin. On the port side is a full separate shower stall with solid door, and to your right is a head, also with a solid door. The cabin has an inline bed with another AC unit under it along with four pull-out drawers. Both sides of the owners’ cabin are hanging lockers and hull side storage, the sole has a veneer finish like the salon, and for entertainment there is a flat screen TV.
This is a great engine room; it is clean and easy to get around in. You have good access to the generator, the fuel shutoff valves, and both JW Vacuflush sanitation systems. There are two deep cycle batteries and five starting batteries -- one 40 AMP and one 80 Battery charger. The reverse oil change system is on the aft bulkhead and easily to access.
The D6 Volvo diesel serial numbers are available along with serial numbers for the PODS.
Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.
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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