Classic 1978 Thunderbird - Formula 26 w/ Trailer | $17,000

Posted over a month ago
Amherstburg, ON N9V 3R3(View Map)
  • Make
    Formula Yachts
  • Model
    Formula 26 (F26) Cruiser
  • Year


Flagship vessel of its day, this 26 Formula Cruiser has a lot to offer.

Perfect for overnight or weekend boating. A classic boat that has been well cared for and looked after both mechanically and cosmetically. This is a great lake and big water boat that handles very well in rough waters.

Classic Formula Boat for Sale : 1978 Thunderbird - Formula 26 with Trailer | $17,000 Thunderbird - Formula 26 1978 Thunderbird - Formula 26

Length - 26' Beam - 9'6" Twin Mercruiser 305 (GM) V-8 engines I/O Mercury Pre-Alpha Sterndrives

Large cockpit comfortably accommodates 6-8 adults Comfortable cruising speed of 30+ MPH with a top speed of 40+ MPH.

I have owned this boat for the last 15 years and it has strictly been used for pleasure boating and cruising. This boat and its configuration could easily be converted and make for a great fishing set-up!

Turnkey package with all equipment included > Lines, Life Jackets, Anchors x 2, Fenders x 4, Flares, First Aid Kit, Shore Power Cable (30 AMP 240V), Fire Extinguishers. 2 x newer Batteries (2019)

Special bottom coat-finish > Ceramcoat (epoxy/ceramic) that is permanent and longlasting. Just powerwash at the end of the season and no need to add/apply anything prior to the next season.

Engine ignition systems have been updated to electronic ignitions.

Outdrives maintenance done recently [2020 New Bellows and Shift cables] [2019 - new impellers and complete (upper/lower) housings].

Includes heavy duty dual axle trailer with surge brakes. Plus, spare (5th) Tire.

Swim platform recently (2018) stripped and completely refinished (Sikkens Cetol Marine).

Twin Mercruiser 305 (GM) V-8 engines 198HP each - 396HP combined I/O Pre-Alpha Sterndrives

2 x 60 gallon fuel tanks

Pump Out Head 22 gallon holding tank

Fresh Water system with 10 gallon fresh water tank (Jabsco - Par-Mate Automatic Water Pressure Pump)

Air Conditioning > Zephyr 5000 BTU

No on-board Generator but a portable Generator (ie: Honda eu-2000i) can power all on-board equipment (including the A/C).

Lots of canvas and canvas configuration options: Full Camper top; Split Bimini Tinted side windows as well as screens Clear front panels (above windshield) as well as solid canvas front panels (for privacy). Solid canvas piece to cover entire windshield (for privacy and to keep light out). Tonneau Cover

30 AMP Shore Power (outlets on both Starboard & Port Side)

Cabin Amenities: Central Vac (Beam) Fridge (110V Danby 1.8 cu.ft all refrigerator) Microwave Stove (2 Burner Kenyon Homestrand - 110V Electric/Pressured Alcohol) Galley Sink

Enclosed marine head (Jabsco manual head marine toilet)

Small dinette (round) located forward cabin with settees running port and starboard

Stereo System: Panasonic AM/FM/CD Player with Auxiliary hook up for ipod, mp3 etc.

Lots of speakers: 4 x 6x9's (Kenwood & Pioneer) 2 x 8" sub boxes (MTX) 2 x 6" round (MTX)

Garmin GPS (GPSMap 182C - Color) Battery Charger (110V - TC 10hw True Charge) VHF Radio (Shakespere 2510) Horn Battery Switch Trim Tabs Bilge Pump Bilge Blower

Snap in Carpets for entire cockpit area

Lots of additional spare (new parts): 12V ignition coil [Mallory] Distributor cap [Mallory] Spark Plugs [AC Delco]

Props: 4 Blade Aluminum

NOTE: The vinyl stripping (grey, teal & black stripes) has been removed from the boat.

Price: $17,000 OBO

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