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2023 Formula 387 CCF Review

When other cookie-cutter center consoles just aren’t meeting your needs, in rolls the 2023 Formula 387 CCF to leave you stunned. This center console has all of the serious fishing features and amenities that you could ever want or need.

Formula Boats has been creating crossover boats and entered into the center console market and has become a fan favorite since. The company currently offers two center consoles, which include the 387 CCF and the 387 CCS. The CCF is designed more for fishermen whereas the CCS is designed more for families.

The 387 CCF was designed to marry together a cross-platform boating experience with flexibility and reliability. With an included cabin on board, the CCF is a great overnighter and an even better boat to take out on weekends for any fishing adventure or tournament.

Formula Boats is proud to be able to enter the fishing boat market with their center console options and the company is known for providing boaters with unparalleled experience on the water. It would be nearly impossible to find another center console that has the power, versatility, luxury, and performance that the 387 CCF has to offer.

When it comes to boating and fishing, Formula Boats invites you to join their family and they are confident that you will love the formula difference. The company boasts that they take extra pride in every aspect of the boat from idea to design and build.

If you are a serious fisherman and looking for the boat of your dreams, the 2023 Formula 387 CCF is the perfect choice for you.

We invite you to continue reading below as we will provide an in-depth review of the 2023 Formula 387 CCF including what you can expect to find within the interior, including accessories, price, and warranty information.

Ready? Let’s go.

Interior and Accessories

The 2023 Formula 387 CCF made a grand entrance and is breathtaking. This boat includes many different included features and accessories making it a true luxury fishing boat.

To best review this boat with you, we will break down what features and accessories you will find in the different areas of the boat.

Helm

The helm is where it is at on this boat. You will be instantly taken aback as you lay your eyes on this area. The dash area is made from a molded composite that really pops and stands out. Here you will find a large 16-inch Garmin or Raymarine color chart plotter that comes with a depth sounder powered by a 1,000W transducer. You can easily access the functions of the chart plotter with a remote keypad that is mounted near the wheel.

Included at the dash are rocker switches, a 12V outlet, wireless charging mounts, two dual USB charging ports, a locking dash drawer, a stainless steel steering wheel, and a mobile device station.

Switching throughout the modes of the boat is simple and easy with access right at your fingertips. Quickly switch through the different modes digitally right on the display screen. To remain in control of your boat, you will find a Mercury digital throttle and shift controls connected to a 7-inch monitor displaying the Vesselview program.

A hardtop is also included as standard over this area to provide shade on those hot days.

Other Included Helm Features:

  • Air boost ventilation system
  • USB port
  • AM/FM radio with Bluetooth connectivity
  • LED lighted speakers
  • Stereo amplification and subwoofer
  • Sirius XM satellite radio

Cockpit

Moving to the cockpit area, you will find it to be quite spacious as it measures 9 feet 7 inches by 5 feet. As a safety feature, 30-inch padded bolsters are provided.

In this area, there is a leaning post that includes a lot of storage space for you to use including an area that is dedicated to storing tackle. A 170-can cooler with a padded lid is also found here and can be accessed with the single touch of a button. When not in use, the top of the cooler acts as a footrest for the mezzanine seat that is located just atop the leaning post. When not in use, the seat readily and easily slides forward to access a cutting board surface, sink, and counter space.

Moving over to the transom area, you will find additional seating with a pull-out bench seat. A total of five rod holders are also located here along with two 40-gallon livewells that are both pressurized. Each livewell has an adjustable drain and fill along with lighting inside. At the port of the bench, additional storage and an electric grill can be found here.

On the sides of the cockpit are included fish boxes that are built into the deck. Each one of the fish boxes includes freezer plates and macerators.

Moving further along towards the starboard, you will find additional rod storage and a raw water washdown that includes a retractable hose.

Other Included Cockpit Features:

  • Transom gate
  • Toe rails
  • Hullside dive door
  • Dive ladder
  • Automatic flush-out ports

Bow

At the bow is a handhold placed at the side of the helm and a rail that spans the full length of the console for added safety.

You will find a main social zone here with dual lounges right in front of the console. Each one of the lounges offers a contoured and plush seat that includes rod holders, armrests, and insulated storage underneath the seats. You will find two speakers and a subwoofer also located near the lounges for complete entertainment.

At the center of the deck is a fish box that can be optionally switched out for more seating.

Side Decks

Located at the sides of the leaning post is plenty of walk room with about 22 inches of space on each side. Both sides include in-deck storage. Inside each of the storage areas is a molded 5-gallon bucket.

At the starboard side of the leaning post, you will find doors that open up to reveal storage for paper towels, climate control, a trash receptacle, and a fish box control plate.

At the port, there is an included 35-quart cooler that pulls out, a temperature control panel for the in-deck fish boxes, and line spool storage.

Cabin, Head, and Galley

Another notable feature of the 2023 Formula 387 CCF is the cabin. The cabin is spacious and the perfect space for a night or weekend on the water. You can easily access the cabin via a port side door at the console. Inside the cabin is headroom of 6 feet and 5 inches gradually increasing to a maximum of 7 feet as you step down into the seating area.

Inside the cabin is wraparound plush seating that surrounds a pedestal table that can be easily removed should you want more space. Mounted to the wall is a 32-inch TV with speakers mounted nearby. The cabin includes two windows that open up to allow for natural lighting.

When ready to sleep, simply lower the table to form the berth. There is plenty of storage inside that hides the cushions, table, water heater, and batteries.

The 2023 Formula 387 CCF includes a private head. Inside is a vanity, trash receptacle, cabinet storage, molded sink, Corian countertop, and a porcelain head. You will also find an included exhaust fan, shower wand, and nightlight.

The galley houses a recessed sink, Corian counter space, microwave, refrigerator, and plenty of storage space.

Additional Features Included with the 2023 Formula 387 CCF:

  • Swim platform
  • Drink holders
  • Courtesy lights
  • Outriggers
  • Rigging station
  • Interior lighting and lighting accents
  • 8,000 BTU air conditioner

Engine

The 2023 Formula 387 CCF comes equipped with triple Mercury 300 Verado engines with joystick piloting. These engines provide you with the get-up-and-go that is needed to get to your fishing spot before others. The power packed into these engines is enough to give you the speedy acceleration you need with an optimum cruising speed that does not eat up your fuel.

The piloting joystick makes maneuvering your boat simple, easy, and flawless. Whether you take a slow or fast turn, you will always feel in control of the boat.

If you are looking for more power, you can easily upgrade the engines as Formula Boats offers multiple options including:

  • Mercury 350 Verado V10 5.7L triple outboards
  • Mercury 400 Verado V10 5.7L triple outboards
  • Mercury 400R Racing V10 5.7L triple outboards
  • Mercury 450R Racing triple outboards
  • Mercury 600 Verado dual outboards

Pros

  • Many features included
  • Head, galley, and cabin for overnight comfort
  • Air conditioning
  • Plenty of storage
  • Equipped for fishing with tackle boxes, fish boxes, and more

Pricing and Specifications

Formula Boats is transparent when it comes to the pricing of the 2023 Formula 387 CCF. The base MSRP starting price of the 387 CCF is $1,233,280 if you choose the standard Mercury Verado 300 triple outboards that come standard with the boat.

Should you want a more powerful engine, you can expect the starting price of the boat to range from $1,247,990 to $1,382,050.

The pricing above includes the standard features plus the engine or your choice of engine. Formula Boats does allow you to customize your 387 CCF, which means your final price can vary depending on any additional options and features that you choose for it.

2023 Formula 387 CCF Specifications

  • Length: 41 feet 2 inches
  • Beam: 12 feet
  • Estimated Weight: 20,500 pounds
  • Fuel Capacity: 500 gallons
  • Water Capacity: 55 gallons

Warranty

Formula Boats provides a lot of protection for its customers in the form of warranties and services. Anyone who purchases a boat from Formula Boats will receive the following:

Formula Guard

This is a program that incorporates authorized service providers, product warranties, technical support, a cloud-based maintenance management system, Sea Tow’s on-water emergency service, and Vessel Vanguard services. Customers receive a 5-year membership to Sea Tow’s on-water emergency service and a 5-year subscription to the cloud-based maintenance management system.

Formula Limited Warranty

  • 1-year limited warranty on aesthetic issues due to defects in workmanship or materials
  • 2-year limited warranty on cabinetry that was assembled or manufactured by Formula Boats
  • 2-year limited warranty on canvas manufactured by Formula Boats
  • 2-year limited warranty on the gel coat
  • 2-year limited warranty on clear coat finishes and painted graphics
  • 5-year limited warranty on upholstery in the cockpit if manufactured by Formula Boats
  • 5-year limited warranty on equipment and accessories not manufactured by Formula Boats
  • 10-year limited warranty on deck and hull structure

It is important to understand the entire warranty that is provided with the purchase of your 2023 Formula 387 CCF. For any and all questions, speak with an authorized dealer.

Final Thoughts

Stunning, right? The 2023 Formula 387 CCF is nothing short of impressive and Formula Boats has really hit a homerun with this center console fishing boat. Fishermen all over are sure to want to get their hands on one of these boats.

This new model from Formula Boats is impressive and a top-tier fishing boat. It not only has many luxury features and options, but it also truly understands what it is that you are looking for on your center console and delivers.

If you are looking for a new fishing boat, the 2023 Formula 387 CCF is worth a look.

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