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Formula 280 SS cuddie CUDDY sea ray CHAPARRAL go fast BOW bowrider FOUR WINNS

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Formula
  • Model: 280 SS
  • Type: Bowrider
  • Year: 2001
  • Location: Cape Coral, Florida, United States


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2001 FORMULA 280 SS

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Please note: All deals made early must still go through E-bay for our safety and yours!!IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE.......We welcome all eBayers to bid, although if you are new to eBay and have a 0 or negative rating,you MUST Call us first at 239-872-6270 BEFORE Biddingon this vessel so that we may verify your ability and integrity to fulfill your obligation on the purchase of this boat, if you bid before contacting us your bid will be canceled and you will be blocked from further bidding, we also reserve the right to end this auction at any time for any reason as it is also advertised locally.

All used boats are soldAS IS,with the exception of late model boats that still have a factory warranty. If we sell a late model used boat with a warranty, we will transfer all warranties to the winner of the auction. Our company checks all engines or out~board motor's for compression and run ability. If anything is needed when a boat comes in, we do it. We make sure all boats are in good running order. Some may need a little TLC and some may be in A-1 Pristine condition! If they have power we make sure the power is ready to go! If it needs a tune up, we do it. If it needs a belt, we put it on.Please read carefully about each individual used boat. We cannot be heldaccountable for every light bulb, switch, or pump that may be good or bad on all used boats.Also, please note that any trailers that come with the boats are also sold AS IS. If a trailer needs tires, hubs, lights or anything else you will need to do the necessary repairs to make the trailer road worthy. On a good note most trailers are in over~all good condition.IF THIS IS A NO RESERVE AUCTION WE DO NOT DO ANYTHING BUT SELL THE BOAT IN THE SAID CONDITION OF THE EBAY LISTING. PLEASE LOOK OVER EACH BOAT TO SEE WHAT CATEGORY IT FALLS INTO.
ALL BOAT SALES WILL INCLUDE A$395ADMININSTRATIVE FEE THAT WILL BE ADDED TO EACH BILL OF SALE. THIS FEE COVERS TITLE PAPERWORK AND OVERHEAD EXPENSES. IF YOU ARE BIDDING PLEASE REMEMBER THIS FEE WILL BE ADDED TO YOUR FINAL PURCHASE PRICE OF THE VESSEL. NO OTHER HIDDEN FEES WILL BE APPLIED EXCEPT SALES TAX TO FLORIDA STATE RESIDENTS.A note to all winning bidders!! Please know that all boats won on the day of auction have30 daysof free gated OUTSIDE storage in a locked and facilitaed area with video surveillance. If you need to or would like to store the boat here after the first month, each additional month will be$250.00dollars made payable to theBackwater Marine.Any boat that is over 30ft. Long will pay$400.00per month due to limitedspace on large vessels plus $15 per ft for blocking and unblocking. If the boat you are bidding on is 35ft. or larger you may have a wet slip at 15.00 per foot plus electric. On average a wet slip at the beautiful marina at Cape Harbour is around 500.00 to 600.00 per month if needed.We have a full service marina that offers everything from.......* BOAT CANVAS and UPHOLSTERY to....* FULL COMPUTER DIAGNOSTIC and ENGINE REPAIR....* VESSEL SHRINK WRAPPING....* GEL-COAT and FIBERGLASS REPAIR....* WED SAND and BOAT DETAILING....* CUSTOM T-TOP'S BIMINI'S and HARD TOPS....* NEW and USED TRAILER SALES....* BOAT GRAPHICS and CUSTOMIZED LETTERING....* CROSS COUNTRY SHIPPING & EXPORTING* AND MUCH MUCH MORE.....PLEASE ASK US ABOUT ANY SERVICE YOU MAY NEED OR WANT AFTER THE PURCHASE OF YOUR BOAT!!!!VESSEL FINANCING PLEASE CALL.. JUNIOR BATES at..INTERCOASTAL FINANCE GROUP-(772)-559-1562
Backwater Marine & Yacht Brokerage Inc.5828 Cape Harbour Dr.Cape Coral, Fl 33904

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You are bidding on a 2001 Formula 280 SS powered by twin Mercruiser 6.2 MPI engines with just over 500 hours, in 2001 this was an Upgrade for the 6.2 MX MPI AT ($20,430). New Risers and Manifolds recently installed, and full services to both motors were just done this year!! This beautiful 280 SS perfumes like a rocket on the water, and grabs like an Air Jordan on the basketball court.. What else would you expect from Formula though? Unmatched performance and quality ... Only Cobalt is there in class competition really. Folk's we get allot of clean boats but this 2001 280 SS is a real cherry! She has original decals & logo's, along with original interior, gauges and the dash that all in immacullate top tip condition... You really don't see early model years that are in this condition. This is truly exceptional!!! There is also a very nice MYCO Aluminum dual axle trailer with custom mag wheels that is included. This package is ready to roll, and ready to set the water on fire!!!

Twin-engine setups do up fuel consumption and maintenance costs, and you do pay a price in power-to-weight trade-offs, but they offer security in the event one motor fails.
Thanks to the compact stature of the motors and the boat's wide-beam (hence engine-compartment space), they were a perfect match for the 6,300 pounder. To put the engines' combined 640 hp to the water, they were mated to 2:1 Bravo THREE drives spinning 15" x 28" and 13 3/4" x.28" stainless-steel propellers.
The propulsion package also was a great "fit" for the boat's 21-degree, conventional deep-V bottom. The hull had slightly reversed chines, a notched transom and four strakes, the outer set of which ran full length, whereas the inner set terminated approximately 5 feet forward of the transom.
Top speed for the 280 SS was 59.6 mph at 5100 rpm—almost 2 mph above what the manufacturer predicted and not too shabby for a beamy boat weighing better than three tons. Ditto for the blistering time to plane of 3.5 seconds with the Bennett trim tabs engaged. Plus, the boat shot from dead in the water to 50 mph in 10 seconds. The 280 SS was also quick in the midrange—4.9 seconds to run from 30 to 50 mph.
During agility drills, the 280 SS only felt hefty in maneuvers at lower speeds, such as 30-mph slalom turns. Going through the same routine at 40 and 50 mph, however, the boat felt nimble and responsive. The results were the same for circle turns—good at cruising speed, great at full speed. Regardless of velocity, however, tracking was tops.
Imron paint work over the boat's brilliant gelcoat and spectacular mold work was crisp. We looked hard to find flaws and simply couldn't. The manufacturer installed a plastic rubrail with a stainless-steel insert with the kind of care that made it as much an aesthetically pleasing element as one for hullside protection. For lamination materials, Formula went with AME 5000 resin and chopped 'glass for a skin coat, followed by layers of 1 1/2-ounce mat and woven roving with more AME 5000. Coremat was added to ingredients in the deck and hullsides, as was Divinycell coring. Hardware included a nav light, anchor locker and two cleats on the nose. A stainless-steel handrail ran down each side of the deck. For secure and easy foredeck access, the center of the deck was surfaced with nonskid, the Taylor Made windshield had a large walk-through section and the port side of the dash boasted molded steps. The rear section of the lounge, as well as a section of the sole, raised on an electric screw jack for access to the engines. The twin small-blocks were installed on aluminum L-angle blocks with gussets that were through-bolted to the stringers, as well as the standard transom assemblies.

One of our inspectors compared the UltraLeather HP upholstery inside the cabin to chamois—that's how soft it felt on the horseshoe-shape lounge, which converted to a berth with filler cushions. Perfectly installed lights in the padded headliner, as well as two deck hatches created excellent interior illumination. It didn't have a sink, but the galley did have a microwave. Across the way was a private head locker with a porcelain commode, a sink and a porthole for ventilation. The helm seat in the 280 SS was double-wide and featured a flip-up bottom for the driver. VDO gauges complemented the dash, however, a few of the gauges were obscured from view by the tilt steering wheel. Rocker switches activated all the accessories, as well as the drives and tabs. The observer's lounge to port had an angled backrest that made it comfortable to ride facing rearward. Aft of that was the entertainment center stocked with a stove, sink and a refrigerator. We found stowage space for small items under the U-shape bench aft. The bench bottom flipped forward on dual-action hinges for access. Wakeboards and skis would go in the in-sole locker.
Test Results
Hull and Propulsion Information

Deadrise at transom 21 degrees
Centerline 28'
Beam 9'2"
Hull weight 6,300 pounds
Engine MerCruiser 6.2-liter MX MPI
Cylinder type V-8
Cubic-inch displacement/horsepower 377/320
Lower-unit gear ratio 2:1
Propeller Mercury Bravo Three 15 1/4" x 28"


5 seconds 34 mph
10 seconds 50 mph
15 seconds 56 mph
20 seconds 58 mph

Midrange Acceleration

30-50 mph 4.9 seconds
40-60 mph NA
40-70 mph NA

Rpm vs. Mph

1000 7 mph
1500 10 mph
2000 15 mph
2500 23 mph
3000 32 mph
3500 38 mph
4000 48 mph
4500 52 mph
5000 57 mph

Top Speed

Speedometer NA
Radar 59.6 mph at 5100 rpm
Nordskog Performance Products GPS 58.9 mph at 5100 rpm


Time to plane 3.5 seconds
Minimum planing speed 15.3 mph

Fuel Economy

At 45 mph 1.7 mpg
At 55 mph 1.3 mpg
At WOT 1.3 mpg
Fuel capacity 120 gallons

Formula by Thunderbird Products
Dept. PB
P.O. Box 1003
2200 W. Monroe St., Decatur, IN 46733
(219) 724-9111

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