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Default Formula’s Outboard Revolution Culminates In New Five-Engine 500 Super Sport Crossover

Powered by five outboard engines, the forthcoming 500 Super Sport Crossover from Formula Boats is in a class of its own.

https://www.speedonthewater.com/form...ort-crossover/
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Originally Posted by Jason Johnson View Post
Powered by five outboard engines, the forthcoming 500 Super Sport Crossover from Formula Boats is in a class of its own.

https://www.speedonthewater.com/form...ort-crossover/
I think Formula went wrong on this one. Offering a 28 bottle wine cooler as an option? The windshield is a step back from the nice curved one they had 20 years ago on their whole line of boats. The boat is at the crossroads of too heavy/too wide so add more power but with more power we need more fuel (making the boat heavier). I'm sure the price is getting real close to 2mm.........
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....because everyone knows outboards are less maintenance and more fuel efficient... I was going to say that 41,400lb is a LOT of tonnage to push through H2O but the Cig Tirranna is reported to be 39,700lbs. I guess Formula went down 2" in pitch

Nice write up Jason.

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Thanks again for the great article, Jason! We are confident this model will be another home run.
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....because everyone knows outboards are less maintenance and more fuel efficient... I was going to say that 41,400lb is a LOT of tonnage to push through H2O but the Cig Tirranna is reported to be 39,700lbs. I guess Formula went down 2" in pitch

Nice write up Jason.
Outboards are getting extremely reliable. But 5 of them... You're bound to have 1 engine give you issues every time you go out Lol. If I wanted that style of boat, I'd put diesels in it. You need that torque for such a heavy boat. IMO. More engines More headaches.
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The first/smaller Formula is a very interesting concept and obviously is selling well. Like any smart mfg, you sell/deliver what the clients are demanding. More power to them for pushing boundaries of concept and design.

I remember when trying to perfectly sync twin and trip 2 strokes was a joy.... O/B have definitely come a long way


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Hope the owner names it “Indecision”.

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The hull looks nice until the back porch and stand up bar rail.
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Originally Posted by Gmogomez View Post
Outboards are getting extremely reliable. But 5 of them... You're bound to have 1 engine give you issues every time you go out Lol. If I wanted that style of boat, I'd put diesels in it. You need that torque for such a heavy boat. IMO. More engines More headaches.
Joe at the old Hideaway marina made that exact same comment 10+ years ago while working on a quad engine Midnight Express. The outside engine would run dry in a hard turn and was causing trouble. He said to me look how much hassle your boat is with 2 engines, why would you want 4! Sensors/guardian mode whatever.
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