2003 Formula 280 SS

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Mercury 6.2L 320 HP
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2003 Formula 280SS

PennyBridge Marine is pleased to offer this well maintained 2003 Formula 280SS equipped with twin MerCruiser 350 MPI Horizon, closed-cooled engines.  With only 182 total hours on closed-cooled engines, this boat is in turn-key condition!  

The 280SS is a favorite among those that want performance along with the comfort of a cabin on those bright sunny days.  She has a Galley with a Sink and Microwave, Dinette Table, a V-Berth, and a Vacu-Flush Head. On deck there is a Bimini Top, cockpit entertainment area with sink, and plenty of storage aboard make this Formula 280SS a very comfortable choice for all around boating.

The Formula 280 Sun Sport is a very nimble, and versatile boat that features the expected Formula performance and delivers comfort and style in typical Formula fashion. Formula builds a high quality vessel and pays attention to details in construction and layout that other builders just seem to overlook. That attention to detail translates into a solid vessel that will last for years with minimal upkeep. It is simply the choice of the builder to use either slightly more expensive items in their building process or to use cheaper components to increase their bottom line. Formula doesn’t use anything cheap when they build their boats. From the use of 316L high-grade stainless steel to the thickness of the gelcoat, Formula has quality through and through. Some of the best features of the 280 SS include the layout of the cockpit, which is perfect for a full crew and the sizeable cabin that is more than comfortable for a nights stay. Formula really puts a lot of thought into the design of each model by simply examining how the boat will be used and what features would be of the greatest use to its owners.

Test Result Highlights

·      Top speed for the Formula 280 Sun Sport (2001 - 2004) is 54.2 mph (87.2 kph), burning 44.4 gallons per hour (gph) or 168.05 liters per hour (lph).

Best cruise for the Formula 280 Sun Sport (2001 - 2004) is 30.5 mph (49.1 kph), and the boat gets 1.84 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.78 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 198 miles (318.65 kilometers).

***Tested power above is 2 x 300-hp MerCruiser 350 MAG MPI Sterndrives.

***This 2003 Formula 280SS has twin MX 6.2L MPI Horizon 320-hp  with 182 Hudson River Hours.

MerCruiser water-cooled and insulated fuel system, which eliminates the need for a return line to the fuel tank, helps keep fuel temperatures down.

  • The new multiport fuel injection (MPI) system features Bosch componentry for unmatched performance and increased throttle response.
  • Long-stroke 377CID/6.2L engine customized by MerCruiser® for high torque and more horsepower.