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A QUALITY boat with plenty of eye appeal, the Formula 350 Crossover Bowrider (CBR) bridges the gap between a high-performance sportboat and luxury express cruiser. The 350 is an impressive product — she combines the overnight accommodations of a cruiser, the huge seating area forward of a deckboat, and the cabin accommodations of an express boat. It's a clever combination, and the sheer size of this giant bowrider makes her the ultimate day boat. With the bow walk-thru offset to port, the cabin is entered from the helm area. Stepping below, immediately to starboard is a posh double-wide lounge with storage above. An enclosed head with Corian counter and VacuFlush head is forward of the lounge, and a centerline galley with microwave, concealed sink, and pullout refrigerator is all the way forward. The double-size aft berth has sitting headroom. In the cockpit, the U-shaped lounge seats six and its aft section converts to a recliner for two. The aft-facing transom lounge converts to a full-length sun pad. The 350's deluxe wet bar is big enough to serve as a mini-galley. Twin MerCruiser 430hp sterndrives reach close to 50 knots wide open. Outboard power is also available.


* Sample prices are taken from the boating MLS during April, 2019

2015 model (FL) ............................................ $259,000

2015 model (NY) ........................................... $219,000

2016 model (FL) ............................................ $235,000

2016 model (FL) ............................................ $259,000

2016 model (NC) ........................................... $239,000

2017 model (FL) ............................................ $269,000

2017 model (FL) ............................................ $249,000

2018 model (FL) ............................................ $299,000

"To say thecsckpit eating is copiouso would be selling it short. Between the double-wide helm, the big lounge/dinette behind it, and the lounge to port, there’s room for a dozen people to relax."

–Boats.com


"The Formula 350 Crossover Bowrider OB capitalizes on two strong trends in boating today: the move from sterndrive power to outboard power, and the added utility of creating cuddy accommodations in an otherwise bowrider boat."

–BoatTest.com


"The Formula 350 Crossover Bowrider OB capitalizes on two strong trends in boating today: the move from sterndrive power to outboard power, and the added utility of creating cuddy accommodations in an otherwise bowrider boat."

–Boating Magazine

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"The boat is so well designed for fun at anchor that it’s easy to neglect mentioning how well it rides. We took this boat outside the inlet and it handled the mild swell and any chop with ease."

–Boating Magazine


"Equipped to host up to 18 guests and provide a day of fun at anchor or underway, the SLX 350 OB has features to take her a step beyond mere convenience without venturing into extravagance."

–BoatTest.com


"For those who want a day boat this size and for whom money is no object, we say load her up with all of the options and turn the folks at the yacht club or marina green with envy

–BoatMags.com.

What the

Experts Say

Specifications

Length ......................................................... 34'6"

Beam .......................................................... 10'6"

Hull Draft .........................................................29"

Weight ....................................................11,787#

Fuel ...................................................... 160 gals.

Water ...................................................... 30 gals.

Hull Type ................................................. Deep-V

Deadrise Aft ................................................... 21°

Sea Ray 350 SLX

2015–Current

Formula 350 CBR

2013–Current

PowerBoat Guide Review

Current

Asking Prices*

BIG BOWRIDERS are very popular these days and the Sea Ray 350 LXS is one of the largest and best. Stay out longer, invite more friends, and steer toward open water—with a boat this large there are few limitations to your boating pleasure. The seating layout of the 350 SLX can accommodate as many as 14 people while underway. The bold styling is accented by extended side windows, and the stylish fiberglass hardtop features a large (optional) sunroof and retractable sunshade that shelters the entire aft section of the cockpit. Not surprisingly, the huge cockpit of the 350 SLX is loaded with premium features including an actuating teak cockpit table that retracts into the floor. The double-wide companion seat opposite the helm swivels around to face the cockpit, and a large head compartment with VacuFlush toilet occupies the port console. Below the starboard console is a small sleeping cabin with single berth and standing headroom. Additional features include an extended swim platform with teak decking, convertible aft loungers, and transom entertainment system. Offered with sterndrive or outboard power, twin 300hp MerCruiser I/Os reach a top speed of 40+ knots.

2013 model (FL) ............................................ $209,000

2014 model (MI) ............................................ $219,000

2015 model (FL) ............................................ $275,000

2016 model (FL) ............................................ $299,000

2016 model (CT) ........................................... $279,000

2017 model (NH) ........................................... $319,000

2017 model (MI ............................................. $284,000

2018 model (FL) ............................................ $374,000

Length ......................................................... 35'0"

Beam .......................................................... 10'9"

Hull Draft .........................................................22"

Weight .................................................... 13,470#

Fuel ...................................................... 172 gals.

Water ...................................................... 30 gals.

Hull Type ................................................. Deep-V

Deadrise Aft ................................................... 21°

Two of the best full-size bowriders take dayboat luxury to the next level.

Used Boat Shootout: Formula 350 CBR vs. Sea Ray 350 SLX

Used Boat Shootout

Formula 350 CBR

vs.

Sea Ray 350 SLX