Formula 272 SR-1



27.2 feet





Here's one of our favourite American powerboats and this model is the 272 SR-1.

Powered by twin Mercruiser 7.4Litre 454 V8's - 310hp x 2 and just recently overhauled - please see more details below.

This boat looks great on the water and handles even better. This generation of Formula by Thunderbird were built with nice, heavy hulls with a deep 'V' - a perfect 24 degree deadrise which means they handle fantastically well and you should never get a wet ride! They were designed to be safe and comfortable at speed - safe for children, landlubbers and solid enough for Mother Nature at her worst, though we don't recommend giving that a go!

What Formula have to say about this model:

"The below decks are mammoth - there's an oversized lounge area comfortable for 4 adults, as well as plenty of stowage, a sink, and a toilet. Sumptuous twin sofas either side as well a bow berth with a privacy curtain. Formula's exclusive aircraft refinements - elm burl panelling, sofa designer fabrics, indirect mood lighting, bronze mirrors and flush doors & latches. At the instrumentation panel, the detailing's just as thorough. With throttles in the perfect position, gauges quick and easy to read and trim tabs right at full throttle. The unique, one-piece fibreglass cockpit for simple hose-down spruce ups. No nonsense wiring, thoughtful throttle inspection door as well as plenty of room inside the engine bay"

Work done to the engines and drives during 2022 include:

  • Engines removed and checked
  • Fuel lines and fuel filler hoses replaced (to run on E10)
  • New UJ bellows, manifolds & risers
  • 2 x new gimbal bearings
  • 2 x new starter motors
  • 2 x oil pressure senders
  • 2 x new thermostats
  • 1 x new thermostat housing
  • 1 x new trim pump reservoir
  • New oil and anodes on the drives
  • Engines repainted

More specification and photos will follow.

This boat is in our display and can be viewed with us 6 days a week (Sundays by appointment).

Full Specification

The specification and more upgrades includes:

  • Twin Mercruiser 7.4 454 V8's, 310hp each
  • Bravo I drives paired with Mirage stainless-steel 3-bladed 23 pitch propellers
  • Double berth forward
  • Twin single beds
  • New sea toilet (2022, direct overboard)
  • Pilot & navigator seats (converted to electric drop mechanism 2022)
  • Electric engine hatch lift
  • Electric windlass
  • Forward navigation lights (new 2022)
  • Spotlights in cabin (new 2022)
  • Reupholstered rear bench seat
  • American twin axle yard trailer (cannot be used on UK roads)
  • LOA: 8.25m
  • Beam: 2.40m
  • Draft: 0.88m
  • Weight: 2,608kgs / 5,750lbs
  • Fuel tank: 488L / 129G
  • Water tank: 19L / 5G

This boat is in our display and can be viewed with us 6 days a week (Sundays by appointment).


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Get in touch for more information or to book a viewing on
02392 468 448 or email

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