As the Miami International Boat Show opened its doors today, Formula Boats of Decatur, IN, revealed plans to introduce its new 387 in two different platforms: the CCS (Center Console Sport) and CCF (Center Console Fish).
Boasting a base length of 38’7″ and 12′ beam, the 387s can be equipped with a choice of Mercury and Mercury Racing options, from triple Mercury Verado 300s to triple Mercury Racing 450Rs, or twin Mercury Verado 600 outboards. The boat is the latest brainchild of Formula’s exclusive designer, John Adams.
Formula’s team said the release of the 387 represents “an evolutionary new direction and a logical succession to Formula’s sought-after Crossover family.”
Formula Boats President Scott Porter
“Built for the angler or the dayboater, our center consoles promise adventure and pleasure for any taste,” said Formula Marketing Manager Scott Smith. “The Fish and Sport promise a new, top-quality, superbly performing option for the center console world and will open new doors for established Formula boaters. The bluewater-taming 23-degree deadrise Fas3Tech hull is at the foundation of these high-performance offshore machines.”
The boats have been designed to be sure-footed, solid and dependable, capable of taking its owners to far-flung adventures with absolute confidence. A sculpted, generous width hardtop with multicolored LED lighting, center ladder and access hatch, compound curved windshield with power-opening forward glass and washer/wiper combo protects the user on canyon runs.
For those who prefer center console style with more of an emphasis on fun and entertaining, the 387 CCS offers the ultimate statement in crowd appeal. It features a standard bow seating package and power adjustable table. With the aft cockpit centered on good times, the hinged, double-wide ergonomic flip-down bench seat faces the leaning post bench for sharing and connecting. The roomier swim platform plus trunk storage makes for in-water fun for all. The pullout cockpit fridge, beverage center and pantry storage make entertaining a breeze. Let your imagination soar with color and graphic possibilities inside and out.
The Center Console Fish version, meanwhile, is described as the ideal battlewagon to haul in your catch. From custom-designed triple helm seats with folding armrests and electrically adjustable center seat to the dual 40-gallon, pressurized live wells aft, to the port and starboard fish boxes with available freezer plates, and premium GEMLUX 2 outriggers, the CCF is born to fish. Just aft of the helm, the impressive leaning post features an aft-facing mezzanine bench that slides away to reveal the Corian countertop, bait rigging station with removable cutting board and molded sink. Below are the Plano tackle box organizer and fishing supply storage drawers, pull-out YETI cooler to port and motorized slide-out cooler with reFLEX decking.
The captain gets a standard electronics suite including twin Garmin or Raymarine 16” widescreen color chartplotters with depth sounder and 1,000W CHIRP B175M transducer, Mercury DTS with 7” SmartCraft VesselView, Mercury Joystick Piloting and Bennett trim tab system. A trove of upgrade configurations and offerings such as radar and FLIR options are available, and everyone will enjoy the Rockford Fosgate stereo with JL Audio speakers, along with 7 dual USB charging ports and up to 30 drink and rod/drink holders throughout.
Sidewall and cockpit deck storage abounds, and standard washdown pumps and hoses are at the ready to keep up with the action. Comfort is key aboard the 387 CCF and CCS. Entering the cabin through the portside console door, three Corian steps lead down to woodgrain flooring and 6’ 4” headroom. Features include an Ultraleather U-shaped lounge with dual-height 3 table and filler cushion, 32” LED/LCD HDTV, galley in open-grain or high-gloss finish cabinetry with Corian countertop, concealed sink with cover, stainless pullout fridge and microwave, 8,000 BTU AC and two opening portlights. A molded private head compartment with portlight, pressurized fresh water, vanity with Corian countertop, molded sink, shower and Vacuflush head make for easy allday and overnight adventure.
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