Liberty is a beautiful one owner Yacht that was extremely well maintained here in SWFL. Light usage on the Volvo Penta 600 IPS with only 243 hours of use, and a recent service was just done. This unit is loaded with all the goodies and then some! For instance the smart integrated TV system that allows you to view the FLIR Night vision camera system not only at the helm but also inside the cabin on the BIG SCREEN. Video camera also installed in the engine compartment as well. Cockpit A/C, Tracvison, Direct TV Sattillite, Smart TV, and a Hydrolic Swim Platform, and much much more. Please see our attached build sheet for all options.
The 45 Yacht is the largest boat in the Formula lineup, and as the flagship of the fleet, she offers everything that the company has built itself on. She’s powered by Volvo Penta’s IPS drives providing joystick maneuverability, so even novices will have no trouble expertly docking her. Luxury appointments are seen throughout this premium level cruiser. She easily transitions between black tie cocktail parties and extended cruising getaways. And of course, she comes equipped with bragging rights as the epitome of what Formula Boats has to offer.
The mission of the Formula 45 Yacht is to serve as the flagship of the company’s lineup, and therefore as a representative example of the best of everything that the company has to offer in a single boat. She excels in her ability to cruise comfortably while at the same time serve as a premium-level entertainment platform and overnight retreat on the water.
The Formula 45 Yacht features a two cabin, two head layout. The master head is split with the water closet to one side and the shower to the other. The guests get the sink and vanity separated from the wet head. Construction Notes
No one ever said that Formula boats weren’t built tough. Everyone that comes off the Decatur, Indiana assembly line is as strong as we’ve ever seen. The hull features a molded structural grid matrix that is pressed into place and chemically bonded to the hull with methacrylate. The hull and deck are also bonded in the same manner, creating a joint that is as solid as if they were molded together in the first place. In fact, it’s so strong that Formula stands behind the product with a 10-year structural warranty.It should be remembered that Formula hulls are the result of nearly 50 years of experience, much of it involved in offshore racing which is the most abusive activity imaginable for a boat of this type.
Reduced Sound Levels.
Our tests showed a measured sound level of 70 dBA at no wake speeds and 80 to 81 dBA at cruise speeds, thanks to the enclosed cabin. This made conversations a simple matter, requiring no shouting above engines turning at over 3000 rpm and no effect from exhaust noise. And while on the topic of exhaust, let’s not forget that we’ve also eliminated the “station wagon” effect of drawing exhaust gases back into the boat during operations in following seas with the IPS drives and exhaust through the lower units.
While there’s a lot of glass now surrounding the cockpit
, there are several ways of dealing with greenhouse effect. First and foremost: air conditioning. An option for 30,000 BTU cockpit air conditioning can be added ($11,075), and our experience testing during a hot Florida day shows that this is certainly an effective solution.
Natural Breeze Conditioning.
Additionally, there’s the dual opening side vent windows. Both of these are hinged from the backside and as such, will scoop air into the helm deck as the boat moves forward even at low speeds. A door with a window that can be lowered for even more air closes off the windshield walkthrough. And then there’s the electrically-actuated sunroof that provides an opening 6’ x 3.5’ (1.8 m x 1.1 m). Any of these, combined with simply opening the aft enclosure door will effectively provide cabin cooling.
In our opinion, the enclosed pilothouse is the single most noticeable improvement and has given the 45 Yacht a shot of adrenaline in the functionality department. Best of all, those who liked the open coup layout can still have it as standard.
Major Features Full-Height Windshield.
Even without the optional glass enclosure, Formula avoided the need for having isinglass type curtains filling in the area between the windshield and hardtop by having the windshield integrate directly into the hardtop. This gives the boat a bit of a higher profile and means that the windshield is not on a low angle, but the practical benefits are obvious.
Extended Roof Overhang.
Another important change that Formula has made to the 2015 45 Yacht is the extended coach roof overhang. It extends over about half of the cockpit. An optional extended sun shade (more below) can be hidden inside it for complete cockpit shade. Also, the fiberglass roof extends far enough aft to permit isinglass to surround the cockpit so that this space can be used on chilly evenings or in the rain.
IPS is Standard.
Formerly an option, IPS pod drives are now standard on the 45 Yacht and with good reason. The hull is so well matched to the drive system that the fuel-efficiency of the yacht changes very little from 2000 rpms on up to her top speed. So now we have a boat that allows us to operate with less of a concern about how many nautical miles per gallon the boat is achieving and instead focus strictly on riding comfort or speed.Traveling to a distant destination? Go ahead and advance the throttles. Going for a moonlight cocktail cruise with a boatload of guests? Slow down the boat and the mood will follow. From 2500 rpm to 3500 rpm (from 17 mph to 35 mph) fuel consumption is almost the same, varying only 14 statute miles in a full tank of fuel, with a 10% reserve.
Premium Hull Treatments.
There are no decals on the topsides of the 45 Yacht. All graphics are applied with specially-formulated paint over Ashland Maxguard gelcoat that is then covered with a clear coat. After that it’s compounded and buffed continually to achieve its mirror-like level of finish.The 45 Yacht’s high-gloss hull finish has been one of this builder’s secrets for success for many years. To attain it is costly in man (and woman) hours, but there is nothing quite like it on the water in class.
Blue Mood Lighting Below.
Perhaps one of the coolest things that Formula has incorporated into its new model for 2015 is the blue mood lighting below. The builder first used this concept in its FX Series of boats in the smaller sizes with great effect. Below in the 45 Yacht, Formula has unleashed all sorts of blue mood lighting to create a sexy, romantic , elegant, or exotic setting -- depending on one’s imagination (or fantasy). See pictures below.Through-Windshield Bow Access. Only a few boats in class have bow access through the windshield, and the Formula 45 Yacht is one of them. Depending on conditions and who is going forward, this might be the egress of choice. Side decks are minimally wide to provide bow access and this route has its advantages, too.
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