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Formula Swapping Triples For Twins With Mercury Verado 600-Powered 380 SSC

Less than a year ago, Formula Boats introduced the first triple-outboard-engine-powered version of its 380 Super Sport Crossover model, which still can be ordered with three 350-hp outboards from Mercury Marine or a trio of 400- or 450-hp outboards from Mercury Racing. Now the Decatur, Ind., powerboat company is adding a twin Mercury Marine Verado 600 V-12 outboard package to the list of power options for the versatile 38-foot sportboat. The first model is slated to begin testing in South Florida in a week-and-a-half in advance of a Bimini, Bahamas, photo shoot for the company’s catalogue.

The first Formula 380 Super Sport Crossover model equipped with Mercury Marine Verado 600 outboard engines will be on the water for testing later this month. Renderings courtesy/copyright Formula Boats.

The boat’s swim platform was redesigned to accommodate the twin naturally aspirated 600-hp outboards, which have fixed power heads and articulating lower units.


“We have great expectations for this package married to this boat with the reduced drag, outstanding lower-unit-steering maneuverability, two-speed transmission and whisper-quiet sound profile—not to mention raw power—that made the introduction of our 500 SSC such a smashing success,” said Scott Smith, Formula’s marketing manager.

Boasting an 11-foot, 6-inch beam, the 380 SSC fits between Formula’s 330/350 Crossover Bowriders and the established 400/430 SSC and All Sport Crossover models, all of which ride on a 21-degree deadrise FAS3Tech hull. The 38-foot boat also can be ordered with sterndrive engines.

Editor’s Note: Look for a hands-on review of the Formula 380 SSC with twin Mercury Marine Verado 600 outboards on speedonthewater.com this fall.

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