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Formula set to display 43-foot performance cruiser at FLIBS

The 430 ASC combines performance, cruising and recreation in one boat.

The 430 ASC combines performance, cruising and recreation in one boat.

Formula Boats will feature its 430 ASC, a 43-foot boat with a 12-foot beam that the company says can accomplish multiple missions, at the Nov. 1-5 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

With its open cockpit design and bow, it has plenty of space for dayboating. The 52-gallon live well, rod holders and port-side fish box make the 430 ASC a serious offshore fishing boat. Belowdecks, there’s sleeping accommodations for four in a cabin that has full stand-up headroom. Lastly, for performance enthusiasts, the boat has a twin-stepped bottom and is powered by four outboards rated for as much as a total of 1,600 hp.

The 430 ASC’s helm features twin Raymarine Axiom Pro 12 GPS multifunction displays, with an upgrade to twin or triple gS165s available. Digital switching with a helm-mounted Raymarine gS95 display and wireless iPad control let the owner control on-board systems from anywhere on the boat.

Formula calls the fishing areas Action Stations and one has bait prep and tackle storage to starboard; the live well module is aft. The prep station has a freshwater sink, removable cutting board, raw-water hose and storage in the base with enough space for a 5-gallon bucket. The live well is pressurized and can be emptied to accommodate four dive tanks. An aft-facing bench seat in the transom flips down. Aft, there are 14 rodholders and outriggers are available for the hardtop.

In the cabin there’s a fully appointed galley, a dining lounge that converts to a berth, an enclosed head and a full-width aft stateroom.



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