Formula boats has revealed the company will be releasing an outboard version of their popular 380 Super Sport Crossover model shortly. The builder shared a photo of the first outboard powered 380 model roll-out for water testing with last week.

Formula Boats 380 Super Sport Crossover Outboard Version First photo of the new Formula Boats 380 Super Sport Crossover Outboard Version. Photo courtesy of Formula Boats.

Outboard Power Options

The outboard version of the 380 SSC is offered with four power options, including either triple Mercury 350 or 400 Verado engines, or for those high-performance nuts, Mercury Racing 400R or 450R outboards. Yes, that's a lot of horsepower hanging off the stern of a 38-foot family-friendly boat! All power options come with electronic shift and throttle, Mercury® Joystick Piloting w/Active Trim and a polished stainless tilt steering wheel.

With the arrival of the new outboard version, the 380 SSC now boasts either twin sterndrive or outboard power options according to the buyer's preference. When paired with this model's sea-carving 21° deadrise Formula FAS3Tech® stepped hull, this is a vessel proven by its performance Super Sport lineage. The 380 SSC O/B version continues Formula’s open-bow, full-cabin dayboat legacy without compromising full-width deck space and complete below decks accommodation.

Cockpit Layout

The cockpit features a full-width hardtop with a motorized glass sunroof and top-to-bottom windshield with a sliding, port side bow window. Triple helm seating makes for a roomy experience at the controls and Formula's SmartZone™ seating is incorporated throughout the rest of the vessel, with an expansive bow area for lounging. All of these features combine to create a pleasing open cockpit experience.

Inside the Cabin 

Below decks is a spacious, fully-appointed cabin with woodgrain-finish flooring and 6'5" of headroom. There is a starboard side lower kitchen various countertop selections, Corian sink, overhead microwave, pullout Isotherm stainless steel refrigerator and a concealed trash container. A spacious head features a molded vanity with Corian countertops, upscale Moen® faucet, porcelain Flush and Forget® Vacuflush® head unit and full shower.

Sleeping Berth

The aft cabin stateroom with privacy curtain features a permanent queen-size bed with memory foam mattress, so there is no need to convert the lounge for primary sleeping. The upholstered headboard with hideaway storage, pillow shams, two dual USB charging ports, available 32˝ LED/LCD HDTV with Blu-ray player and deep storage areas at the foot of the bed make this a perfect retreat.


With the newest model in the SSC lineup, the Formula Crossover fleet is six models strong and continues to push class expectations with one of the largest, most luxurious crossover bowrider cabin boats on the market.

LOA: 38'
Beam: 11'6"
Draft: 3'5"
Displ.: 20,500 lbs.
Fuel: 250 gal.
Water: 43 gal.
Power: Twin sterndrive or triple outboards (Mercury 350, 400, 400R or 450R engine options available)

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Written by: Ryan McVinney
C. Ryan McVinney is a film director, writer and producer. As an experienced boater he regularly produces and directs on-the-water video shoots for major boat manufacturers, yacht brokers and dealers, as well as independent film and media companies. He is president of the National Soho House Film Club with chapters in Miami, FL, Manhattan, NY and Los Angeles, CA and regularly contributes content to YachtWorld, and Boat Trader.