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2007 Formula 240 Bowrider


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The Formula 240 Bowrider is one of the most versatile boats in the industry whit features and options that makes you forget all your problems and lets you focused on the enjoyment. You don’t have to pay attention on the logo of this boat and you know it’s a Formula boat. The design lines, the colors, the interior component and the high quality materials are the trademark of Formula. The luxury image combined whit performance that Formula tries to impose in all its models it’s what makes this boat maker so popular. And there’s a good reason for that: Formula didn’t hire like other boat makers different designers to make individual parts of their boats, but they design their models from hull to deck and from bow to stern.

The 240 Bowrider is perfect for having the best fun on the water, for waterskiing and swimming.

Engine


The Formula 240 Bowrider supports a single engine installation and a maximum 370 hp. The Formula team lets the buyer to choose the engine from MerCruiser or Volvo Penta engines. The engine bay provides plenty of room and the engine is fixed whit thru-bolted engine mounts. The wires ant hoses are installed so the engine maintenance could be made whit out no problem. In the engine hatch is equipped whit a fume detector and an automatic fire extinguisher for the safety of the driver and passengers. The engine can be accessed through a motorized hatch that supports the sun pad and the starboard-side walk-through.

Exterior

Formula 240 Bowrider

The Formula 240 Bowrider is built from a solid glass and foam-filled stringer system, which gives the ride more solidity. The high-density, fiberglass-reinforced polyurethane hull was laid up with gelcoat, chop glass and Fabmat. The 240 also has a swim platform and a sunpad on the back of the boat, a ski pylon and wakeboard tower.

Interior


The design of the 240 Bowrider reveals that Formula made this boat in a younger spirit. Below the snap-in carpet in the center is a huge locker for skis, wakeboards and lots of other items. The storage space is definitely not o problem for the 240 Bowrider. You can find storage compartments under each of the facing lounges in the open bow or on a large hinged locker supported by a gas strut that provided storage for fenders, lines and a removable ski pylon.

The 240 provides enough room for you and your friends and for your comfort Formula provided adjustable seats and cup holders for your beverages. The access to the boat is made by a boarding ladder situated in the front of the boat.
The helm has easy to read Livorsi gauges reminding more of a sports car then of a boat. Over to the left is a digital depth gauge and on the right you can find a compass. The tunes can be controlled with a remote just to the left of the wheel. Rocker switches control the power and have lights in the switch to show you what is still on when you are out at night.

Another feature of this boat is located under the port side seat: a carry-on cooler. There’s so much room on this boat that you can even set a table in the stern area. You can find even a molded-in cockpit galley with a stainless-steel sink and a Corian countertop that makes you wonder if this is really a Bowrider and not a luxury yacht.

Formula 240 Bowrider

Test drive


The 240 Bowrider handles very well on the water. It can reach a top speed of 46.2 mph turning 5000 rpm and can cruise at 22.8 mph at 3000 rpm for a full tank range of 149 miles. You will be satisfied whit the acceleration because in only 8 seconds the boat reaches 30 mph. the handling of the 240 Bowrider is what stood out during the test. It handles perfectly, smooth and precise whit out any effort. Turning the wheel in any direction and the boat follows decisively. You can try to slalom at any speed and you and your passengers will feel safe even during aggressive maneuvers. The main reason this boat handles so perfectly is the deadrise, the balance of the hull and the solid construction.

Conclusion


Even thaw the 240 Bowrider is the smallest Formula boat it has all the qualities that made Formula such an appreciate boat manufacturer. This boat is small, easy to drive and gives you great pleasure riding it. And don’t forget, it’s a Formula boat and that’s what makes the difference.

Formula 240 Bowrider

Features


Exterior
NMMA Certification
Transferable 5-Year Formula Guard Limited Protection Plan
Imron® graphic A or B w/cockpit accent striping
High-density fiberglass-reinforced polyurethane structural hull matrix
Foam-filled hull cavities
Chemically bonded & thru-bolted deck-to-hull joint
Heavy-duty PVC gunwale w/stainless steel insert
Concealed fiberglass anchor locker w/316L stainless steel beach ladder
Stainless steel hardware & 316L stainless steel welded rails
Stainless steel fuel fills w/integral vent
Tinted, tempered curved-glass windshield w/center walk-thru
Windshield wiper
Polished air horn
316L stainless steel transom grab rails & ski/wakeboard swivel-head rope mount
Transom-mounted stereo remote control
Transom-mounted outdrive switches
Extended integrated swim platform w/concealed 316L stainless steel swim ladder
Portside transom trunk storage

Cockpit

Formula 240 Bowrider

Continuous molded fiberglass deck & cockpit liner
Dash panels w/burl wood finish & brushed metallic finish
Complete Livorsi® illuminated instrumentation, domed w/chrome bezels
Dash panel-mounted Ritchie® compass
Digital depth sounder
Side-mount shift/throttle control w/trim switch
Safety ignition stop switch w/tether
Dino™ tilt steering wheel w/burl & brushed metallic accents
Auxiliary 12V outlet
Bennett® hydraulic trim tabs
Illuminated waterproof accessory rocker switches w/E-T-A® circuit breakers
Kenwood AM/FM/CD stereo w/high-power output, dash-mounted full-feature remote control, four 100W 6 1/2" 2-way marine-grade speakers
Six-month subscription to Sirius™ Satellite digital broadcast
iPod™/MP3 port
Thirteen polished stainless steel drink holders
Cockpit/swim platform courtesy lights w/hand-held remote control
Weather-resistant cockpit seating featuring Dri-Fast® foam & StarLite® XL synthetic marine panel construction
Dual-position twin bucket seating
L-shaped aft lounge seating w/Igloo® cooler below
Aft-facing sun lounge—converts to full-length sunpad
Removable cockpit table
Molded fiberglass wetbar w/stainless steel sink, Corian® countertop, concealed trash receptacle, fire extinguisher & 316L stainless steel safety rail
Demand water system
Battery on/off switch
In-floor ski & wakeboard storage
Custom patterned cockpit carpet
Bow & cockpit covers in color-matched non-fading Sunbrella acrylic fabric w/SeaMark vinyl undercoating

Cabin
Continuous molded fiberglass liner
Curved, one-piece locking door
Portable head unit
Carbon monoxide detector

Engine
Single engine installation
Motorized hatch lift
Courtesy lighting
Fume detector
Automatic fire extinguisher
Thru-bolted engine mounts
Remote oil filter
Marine battery w/retainer
Active & passive galvanic corrosion protection systems
Bilge blowers
Automatic bilge pump
Stainless steel props

Available Options
Imron® Flagship graphic w/full hullside color
Imron® Flagship Elite graphic design
Bimini top in color-matched non-fading Sunbrella® acrylic fabric w/SeaMark™ vinyl undercoating
Front & side curtains w/easy-mount zipper connectors & aft cockpit enclosure in color-matched non-fading Sunbrella® acrylic fabric w/SeaMark™ vinyl undercoating
Captain’s Call™ exhaust diverter
Engine freshwater flush system
Extra battery w/selector switch
Bow seating filler cushions
200W cockpit subwoofer
Manual porcelain head unit w/10-gallon holding tank & dockside pumpout
Manual porcelain head unit w/10-gallon holding tank & Y-valve for macerator discharge or dockside pumpout
Gray water holding system
Transom shower
12V inflator for towable floats w/storage pouch
Stainless steel bow docking lights
Custom polished 316L stainless steel sport arch w/mast light & wakeboard swivel head rope mount
Ski/wakeboard swivel-head rope pylon
VHF radio w/antenna
SmartCraft™ instrumentation system
SmartCraft™ instrumentation w/DTS digital throttle & shift control system
Garmin® GPS navigational system w/172C color chart plotter

Formula 240 Bowrider

Specs


LOA: 24 ft. (7.32 m)
Maximum Beam: 8 ft. & 6 in. (2.59 m)
Approx. Weight: 5,000 lbs (2,268 kg9
Fuel Capacity: 60 gal (227 l)
Water Capacity: 10 gal (38 l)
Holding Tank Capacity: 10 gal (38 l)
Bridge Clearance (Light Load): 4 ft. & 8 in. (1.42 m)
Bridge Clearance (Light Load) w/Arch: 7 ft. & 5 in. (2.26 m)
Draft: 36 in. (.91 m)
Deadrise:
20 degrees
Std. Engine:

  • 1 x MerCruiser B5.0 MPI Bravo Three

Opt. Engine:

  • 1 x MerCruiser 350 MAG Horizon Bravo Three
  • 1x MerCruiser MX 6.2 MPI Bravo Three
  • 1x Volvo Penta 5.7 Gi DP
  • 1x MerCruiser MX 6.2 MPI Bravo Three
  • 1x Volvo Penta 8.1 OSi XDP w/CWC

Max HP: 370 hp
Max. Speed: approx. 40.1 knots (46.2 mph)



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