Decatur, IN —Formula continues a longstanding tradition of elegant design and advanced engineering in the new Formula 47 Yacht. Designer John Adams has masterfully incorporated Formula’s heritage of classic beauty, superior craftsmanship and state-of-the-art construction techniques to create this first ever Formula yacht class vessel. Upscale amenities and innovative features define the 47 as a superlative luxury yacht. At 50 feet overall (47 feet less bow platform) with a 14-foot beam, the 47 Yacht is destined to command immediate attention and deep admiration on the water.

The full-width hydraulic swim platform, considerably larger than customary, accommodates today’s newer, extended personal watercraft. The platform also serves as a stage for an inflatable, if preferred. Launching and reboarding is easy with the raising and lowering capabilities of the platform. Aft trunk storage is accessed from the swim platform through a large curved fiberglass, pneumatically assisted hatch. Specially designed fender storage with extra capacity for gear is this compartment’s forte. The entire trunk raises for access to the walk-through engine room where diesel engines range from twin 480 h.p. to twin 660 h.p. (available summer 2003).

Entering through the curved transom door, the spacious cockpit, designed especially for long-range cruising, is also an ideal setting for daylong excursions with friends and family. Comfortable seating arrangements encourage relaxed conversation and good times together. Versatile surround lounge seating aft includes two Corian® tables for refreshments, lunches and other friendly gatherings. With special cushions in place, the lounge and lowered tables convert to a full-length sun pad. Port and starboard seating sections stow away revealing molded, side-entry boarding steps. Throughout the cockpit, smooth, fiberglass-lined storage is abundant. Dedicated storage for tables, canvas and PFDs is built into matching port and starboard lockers.

At the helm, impressive gauges with chrome bezels are arranged in a logical, easily read display. Switches and electronic controls are strategically positioned to achieve excellent helm ergonomics for the captain. Instrument panels are handsome burl wood-grain and allow ample space to include the complete array of full-size Raymarine™ electronics that Formula offers and installs. The helm also incorporates vents for the available cockpit air conditioner that provides cool relief on hot days. A sculpted, curvilinear lounge on the port side is proportioned so that two or three couples can enjoy the company of the captain and first mate while underway or at rest.

Molded fiberglass steps with a 316L stainless handrail lead to the foredeck through the center walk-through windshield panel. This important convenience and safety feature is a well-established Formula benchmark. Twin sun pads with individual safety rails invite lounging while drifting or at anchor. Nonskid surfaces plus bow rails with mid-level lifeline cables outline the perimeter of the deck. The anchor windlass is concealed under a flush lid at the bow platform along with the stainless steel anchor and a coiled-hose, fresh water wash-down system


The cabin is entered through a curved acrylic sliding door. The spacious salon area is elegant, airy and replete with luxurious appointments. The entire sweeping view is rich with masterful design features such as high-gloss, sequentially book-matched, cherry cabinetry, elaborately textured fabrics and satin nickel fixtures throughout. Overhead, twin circular skylights are uniquely incorporated into a raised oval ceiling accent, lending natural light to both salon and galley by day. By night, mood lighting outlines this intriguing focal point. Salon and stateroom floors are covered with luxurious, sculptured carpet


The opulent curved lounge to port in luxurious Ultraleather™ or full-grain leather is contoured for relaxed comfort. The high-gloss, inlaid cherry dining table features leaves that can be removed and placed in their own storage compartment. Removing the leaves reveals a Corian cocktail table that can be raised or lowered at the touch of a button to suit the occasion. As a clever complement, two movable upholstered stools can be positioned opposite the lounge, and while underway, the stools are captured neatly beneath the cocktail table. The combination of lounge and table also converts to a sleeping area.


The salon area creates a perfect environment to view the design-integrated Panasonic® 22" wide screen LCD TV/monitor that brings entertainment to life with industry-leading digital technology. As the television is activated, it automatically tilts down for the best viewing angle. The Kenwood 5-disc DVD/CD unit provides audio and video selections of the finest quality. Surround sound stereo infuses the salon with your musical choice through a six-channel Kenwood entertainment system. The Bose home theater system featuring five double-cube speakers elevates sound definition to the highest degree. A showcase facing the salon displays tempered stemware, tumblers and a wine rack in a dramatically lit setting.


The U-shaped galley to starboard is a culinary inspiration. High-gloss cabinet doors and drawer fronts are genuine cherry, and drawers are solid maple with dove-tailed construction. The patterned, precise fit is the result of expert design and execution. Galley capacity is more than generous, plus underneath the beautiful solid hardwood maple flooring is a special storage pantry complete with three portable units to hold supplies for extended cruising. A continuous, handcrafted Corian countertop, double-bowl stainless sink with Corian covers, and large, cherry paneled refrigerator with separate freezer compartment confirm the galley’s top status. The array of gourmet equipment also includes a recessed three-burner range with Corian cover, convection/microwave oven, exhaust fan and concealed in-counter trash receptacles.


Forward, the owners’ private stateroom features a spacious centerline bed with dovetailed maple drawer storage underneath. At the touch of a switch, the upper portion of the bed raises to watch TV or to read. Two mirrored hanging lockers, paneled with cedar, illuminate as the door opens. The charming vanity with full-width drawer and upholstered swing-out seat features a large mirror outlined by theater-style makeup lights. Overhead a Bomar® hatch features a roll-out screen and privacy shade. The entertainment centerpiece is a Kenwood remote control stereo and DVD/CD player. Two Bose speakers are poised to produce lifelike stereo sound. Highest quality visuals are provided by the Panasonic 15" wide screen LCD TV/monitor.


The owners’ exceptionally large, private head compartment is entered from that stateroom only. Superior amenities include a contoured, high-gloss cherry vanity with Corian countertop and molded sink, a deep, mirrored medicine cabinet and a porcelain head unit. The circular shower with curved, acrylic sliding door offers both a hand-held and overhead rain shower. A curved Corian shower seat and Corian flooring are handsome applications.


The guest stateroom/den aft offers privacy and is also the perfect multifunctional room for varying activities on board. The Ultra leather or genuine leather L-shaped lounge converts automatically to either twin beds or a queen-size bed. Large dovetailed maple drawers are located beneath the lounge, and there is also a cedar-lined hanging locker. A Panasonic 11" widescreen LCD TV/monitor/DVD player with game ports makes this an ideal location for video gaming. The 47 Yacht also accommodates an optional combination washer/dryer in this area.


A curved cherry vanity with Corian countertop and stainless steel sink is located to port. The adjoining private head compartment, complete with shower and porcelain head unit, is convenient for day and overnight guests, reserving the master stateroom area exclusively for owners.

The new Formula 47 Yacht invites memorable journeys to distant horizons.


With twin cummins 480 Diesel engines :     $839,000
With twin volvo TAMD 75 Diesel engines :   $835,000

this excludes any import or vat type taxes.