THIS FULLY OPTIONED FORMULA 45 YACHT HAS ALL THE RIGHT OPTIONS: Flagship Blue Designer Graphic Cabin with Ralph Lauren Fabric and Wood Grain Flooring, Satellite TV System, Cockpit Air Conditioning, Cockpit Icemaker/Fridge Combo, Cockpit Electric Grill, Hydraulic Transom Lift, Teak Grain Vinyl Deck .
The 45 Yacht is the largest boat in the Formula lineup, and as the flagship of the fleet, she offers everything that the company has built itself on. She’s powered by Volvo Penta’s IPS drives providing joystick maneuverability, so even novices will have no trouble expertly docking her. Luxury appointments are seen throughout this premium level cruiser. She easily transitions between black tie cocktail parties and extended cruising getaways. And of course, she comes equipped with bragging rights as the epitome of what Formula Boats has to offer.
The 45 comes standard with a concealed anchor davit with electric windlass with chain counter, 200’ of chain, and a polished stainless steel anchor. The high 316L stainless bow rails have mid-mounted life lines for added security. Two DriFast loungers are on the bow for enjoyment at anchor, and these have multi-position backs. Bomar hatches allow light and air into the master suite.
Dual sunpads with multiple position backrests will be the right stuff for sun worshipers. Notice the roomy walkthrough windshield.
The hardtop coupe has a full-standing windshield and dual wipers with washer spray nozzles on the blades. Ventilation comes with the optional 30,000 btu cockpit air to further extend the comfort season in the hot climates or cold ones. The hardtop has a standard electric sunroof to allow you to flood the cockpit with air and light or just observe the stars at night.
The helm seat is a split bench with dual bolsters and Ultraleather upholstery with deep comfortable cushions. Between the seats is a box to store the electronics covers. The dash has dual monitoring gauges for the engines, burl wood accent panels and power-assist hydraulic steering with a genuine mahogany tilt wheel. Bennett trim tabs with indicators are standard. To starboard and on top of the side panel are the IPS Joystick and Volvo Electronic Throttle and Shift controls for complete ease of operation.
Across on the port side is a roomy lounge seat to that shares the same great views as the helm. Under the seat is a large storage compartment with more storage under the aft end. Seventeen stainless steel drink holders are peppered around to manage the drinks.
Behind the helm is the cockpit wet bar/galley. Within easy reach of the helm is an open storage tray across the back that usually gets filled with charts and cruising guides. The Corian top has a concealed sink, trash bin and carry-on cooler for clean ice to keep the drinks fresh. The covers for the sink and cooler are hinged, two fewer items needing to be stowed. This boat has the Gaggenau electric cockpit grill and U-line cockpit ice maker added in the starboard side cabinet of the galley.
Dining alfresco has never been so good as on the Formula 45 Yacht. There are grab rails everywhere, and the sink covers (by his left hand) are hinged so you don’t have to find a home for them.
The aft seats form a large port U-shaped lounge with tons of room and removable table that converts to a sunpad. There’s a day hatch to the engines in the deck. The electric engine hatch switch is tucked under the corner cushion. The starboard transom door has a magnetic catch as well as a safety switch to keep you from accidentally opening the engine hatch with this closed. In the walk through is a handy hot and cold swim shower.
The aft cockpit seating converts easily to a sunpad.
The centerline cabin entry has beautiful wood steps with rubber anti-skid treads leading into the salon. The port side galley is gourmet-quality with rich deep gloss cherry cabinetry with furniture-grade dovetailed drawers and Corian counters. There is plenty of room to store food and dry goods, including a sole locker. Galley equipment includes a double-burner stove with vent fan, convection microwave oven, brushed stainless steel sink, coffeemaker and upright refrigerator/freezer. In the end of the cabinet is a handy clear cover wine glass rack.
This galley is an exciting combination of light-wood cherry cabinets above and dark wood below, a lighted glass rack at the end of the cabinets. Clearly, this galley does not lack for storage.
The salon has a large lounger with solid wood table and two bar stools. Deep gloss cherry cabinets surround the lounger, housing storage space and the entertainment center, including a Bose Lifestyle surround sound home theater system for the widescreen TV.
The salon seating converts to another berth if needed. 37” flat screen is standard. Notice the Bose lifestyle speakers in the upper corners.
The guest stateroom has twin beds with storage under the steps, a drawer in the end of the forward bed and a quick-fill, flip-over filler to convert this into one large bed. An aft LCD TV has a DVD player mounted in the hanging locker, which also has dedicated storage for the cockpit TV. There is about 6' standing headroom between the bunks. This stateroom has its own separate combination head and shower with “Flush and Forget” VacuFlush head. The vanity and sink are in the room on the port side. The power distribution panel is in a wall closet just as you enter the room.Twin berths easily convert to a queen. Notice the full length mirror on the closet door.
The entry to the master stateroom is via a space-saving pocket door. The centerline bed has a step up and matching port and starboard hanging lockers. There is a safe mounted in the port locker and the stereo CD stacker and iPod cradle mounted in the starboard locker. The in-room LCD/TV with DVD player is mounted on the starboard side for private night-time entertainment. The Bose sound system has a zone system to pipe the surround sound into your private space. This stateroom also has a separate shower and head compartment so you don’t tie up the head while taking a shower.Note the steps to either side of the island berth to ease getting in and out.
The IPS600 system a joy to operate, making this a simple boat to drive. The twin Volvo Penta diesels have 435-hp each and these engines were designed specifically for marine applications with pod drives. She will take the chop without hesitation or noisy crashes and bangs. Hard turns smooth out nicely and recovery to full speed quickly. She displaces 32,500 lbs. which means she’s got the beef to handle the big stuff and give you a good ride. She tops out about 37 mph and has a cruise speed around 31 mph for a range of 320 miles. She takes 10.1 seconds to reach plane and 14 seconds to reach 30 mph. If you think a 45' boat would be the perfect size but a bit too much too handle, think again with the IPS Drive system. It has the luxury to take clients and the family out for entertaining, and the guts to take you on the cruise you have dreamed of.