Formula 41 Performance Cruiser: Elegant

Formula's 41 PC blends motoryacht amenities with performance-boat styling

3rd May 2002.
By Staff

The 41 PC is a luxurious cruiser with performance-boat styling.

The 41 PC is a luxurious cruiser with performance-boat styling.

Thunderbird Products built its formidable reputation on its outstanding line of Formula offshore performance boats. Knowing that as loyal owners mature they might want to trade fast flying from swell to swell offshore for cool cruising from port to port, the company created its line of Performance Cruisers.

The flagship of the line is the 41 PC. Measuring 41 feet 10 inches long with a beam of 13 feet 6 inches, the 41 PC is half performance boat, half cruiser and — in terms of construction and amenities — all Formula. In addition to being hand-laid with multiple layers of fiberglass, the boat is cored is Divinycell. The hull and deck are bonded with Plexus adhesive, and then bolted together. For the various graphics packages offered for the 41 PC, the manufacturer uses Imron paint over gelcoat.

There is plenty of seating and space in the 41 PC's cockpit, which includes an entertainment center.

There is plenty of seating and space in the 41 PC's cockpit, which includes an entertainment center.

That’s the brawn. The beauty lies in areas such as the boat’s cabin, with its cedar-lined hanging lockers and private forward stateroom with a queen-size bed and private access to the head. (Naturally, the head has a full stand-up shower, complete with Formula’s unique circular acrylic door.) Buyers can choose between maple- or cherry-finish cabinetry, and all upholstery is handled in UltraLeather. Also boasting UltraLeather upholstery, the aft cabin has lounges that convert to a double berth with a filler cushion.

The dining area is open to the well-equipped galley.

The dining area is open to the well-equipped galley.

Demanding cooks will appreciate the Corian countertops, refrigerator/freezer and double-sided stainless-steel sink in the galley. Also included are a two-burner electric stove and an oven.

All lounges in the cabin are upholstered in UltraLeather.

All lounges in the cabin are upholstered in UltraLeather.

When it comes to creature comforts, the cockpit lacks for nothing. Seating consists of a three-person helm seat, opposite of which is a facing bench, and a large L-shaped lounge. Aft of the bench is a wetbar entertainment center with an icemaker, refrigerator and Corian countertop.

Hydraulic steering and a tilt wheel make life easy on drivers, and the neatly organized VDO Vanguard gauges are easy to read. A stereo remote control and a cellular phone hook-up with an external antenna are among the highlights at the dash.

A number of gasoline and diesel twin-engine packages are offered for the 41 PC. Fuel capacity is 308 gallons for gas and 348 gallons for diesel. Freshwater capacity is 81 gallons. Holding-tank capacity is 30 gallons.

For more information

Thunderbird Products
2200 West Monroe Street
P.O. Box 1003
Decatur, IN 46733-5003
(219) 724-9111
www.formulaboats.com


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