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Formula 457 CCS (2024-)

3 x 600-hp Mercury Verado

Brief Summary

Formula's latest boat was introduced at the Miami Boat Show. After, Capt. Shelley and Capt. Trip gave her a morning-night shakedown cruise. She's an all-American dayboat with triple Mercury 600-hp outboards to whisk an extended family from Miami to Nassau for lunch. Why not go to an Abacos or Eleuthera resort for dinner and a long weekend? This vessel can do almost anything — take a look and see.

Test Results

700 3.8 3.3 4.2 0.92 0.8 576.9 501.3 67.5
1000 5.3 4.6 6.3 0.84 0.73 530 460.6 67.5
1500 7.7 6.6 9.3 0.82 0.71 518.2 450.3 71.5
2000 9.7 8.4 15 0.65 0.56 407.4 354 73
2500 10.9 9.4 23.8 0.46 0.4 287.8 250.1 76
3000 11.6 10 39.5 0.29 0.25 184.4 160.3 73.3
3500 20.9 18.1 58 0.36 0.31 226.7 197 82
4000 33 28.6 71.9 0.46 0.4 288.7 250.9 85.5
4500 40.2 34.9 81.2 0.49 0.43 311.5 270.7 85.5
5000 47.3 41.1 95.7 0.49 0.43 311.4 270.6 89
5500 53 46 123.2 0.43 0.37 270.9 235.4 87
6000 58.8 51.1 143.2 0.41 0.36 258.7 224.8 88.5
6399 60.8 52.8 153.8 0.39 0.34 248.8 216.2 89.5


Length Overall 49' 1"
14.96 m
Beam 13' 9"
4.19 m
Dry Weight 33,250 lbs
15,082 kg
Draft 54"
1.37 m
Deadrise/Transom 22 deg
Max Headroom 6' 6"
1.98 m
Bridge Clearance 10' 2"
3.10 m (mast light down)
Fuel Capacity 700 gal
2,649 L
Water Capacity 90 gal
340 L

Engine Options

Tested Engine 3 x 600-hp Mercury Verado
Std. Power 3 x 600-hp Mercury Verado

Captain's Report

by Capt. Ken Kreisler

Formula 457 CCS - Big, Bold, Beautiful

Formula 457 CCS running

The Formula 457 CCS carries the iconic builder to exciting new heights.


With a boat designed, engineered and built for hosting family and friends, the Formula 457 CCS will provide exciting day boat action and be a big, comfortable overnighter/weekender with all the storage and amenities to make any extended travel time out on the water an adventurous and exciting experience.

Major Features

Formula 457 CCS anchored

From bow to stern, Formula made sure there was plenty of space to relax, sit, and even stay on board for a few night's away.
  • Bow thruster
  • Windlass w/digital chain counter, 300’ of rode, 30’ of chain
  • Glass windshield w/power opening forward window
  • Seakeeper® 6 Gyro
  • Motorized Wind-Armor® weather doors on port and starboard
  • 7” SmartCraft® Vessel View®
  • Glendinning retractable shore power cable system w/remote control
  • Mercury® Joystick Piloting w/Active Trim
  • Automatic outboard flushing system
  • 10.1 kW Fischer Panda mine diesel genset w/soundshield & 35-gal. tank
  • VacuFlush® head w/35 gal holding tank

Options to Consider

  • SureShade ATF™ electric retractable sunshade
  • SEABOB F5S underwater scooter in white or graphics color w/quick charger 
  • GEMLUX outriggers w/22’ telescoping poles
  • 2nd row triple passenger seats
  • 120V Kenyon® grill in aft cockpit
  • Helm electronics including Raymarine triple Axiom 22” GPS widescreen color chartplotters or Garmin triple 9022 GPS widescreen color chartplotters, both with depth sounder and remote keypad
  • 48” open array radar
  • FLIR M232, M332, or M364 thermal cameras

Boat Inspection


As we found everywhere aboard, Formula ensured all the available space was utilized to the fullest as evidenced in the bow area. 

Formula 457 CCS bow seating

Comfortable seating, along with other features, are found forward.

Formula 457 CCS windlass, anchor, and freshwater washdown

Fully forward is the windlass, anchor, and freshwater washdown. Push button controls are found here as well as at the helm.

Formula 457 CCS sunpad forward and three-person lounge

Seating includes a sunpad forward and a three-person lounge on the midline.

Formula 457 CCS mid-cushion folds down

The mid-cushion folds down revealing cup holders and plug-ins for a phone. Note the stainless grab, many of which are found wherever one is needed.

Formula 457 CCS large cooler

At the foot of the lounge is this large cooler.

Formula 457 CCS electrically controlled table

The electrically controlled table rises and lowers at the touch of a button.

Formula 457 CCS large sunpad

A filler cushion makes this space a large sunpad. Again, note the grab rails.

Formula 457 CCS large storage space under one of the bow seats

As everywhere, there are large storage spaces. Here, this one is under one of the bow seats.

Getting around the 457 CCS feels safe and secure thanks to wide walkways and high bulwarks. To assist in getting fore and aft, there are stainless grabs placed where they should be.

Formula 457 CCS wide walkways

With 13'9” of beam, there are wide walkways all around the 457 CCS.


The centerpiece of the Formula 457 CCS is the helm. A large, comfortable space, the helm has plenty of room for an impressible well-laid-out console and lots of amenities to make time for special times aboard. 

Formula 457 CCS helm

With plenty of room to spare, Formula was able to design a helm with all the bells and whistles including a trio of 22" screens surrounded by glass windows. The center one opens at the push of a button.

Formula 457 CCS seating for 6

Three seats forward with three more seats aft, allow for everyone to experience the drive.

Formula 457 CCS 6 electrically operated wing doors

Electrically operated wing doors to both sides can be closed when cutting down on wind is necessary.

Formula 457 CCS supports for hardtop

A robust build for the hardtop is evidenced by these substantial supports. Note the grabs on both sides.

Cockpit and Stern

As we’ve discovered, this big center console’s design is meant to provide the kind of space necessary to complete the mission in comfort and safety. With the cockpit and stern areas, Formula has delivered just the right balance of necessities.

Formula 457 CCS cockpit storage

Aft of the console, and into the cockpit, is found plenty of space for handy storage.

Formula 457 CCS electric grill

An electric grill is located on the port side of the transom.

Formula 457 CCS cockpit overhead view

This overhead shows the cockpit are with seating. Those fittings in the deck are for a pair of tables. Note the large storage hatches in the deck and the stainless boarding ladder in the post side door as well.

Formula 457 CCS engines overhead view

This overhead view shows all the room behind the engines, and to either side.

Formula 457 CCS aft doors

Aft doors to either side, as well as port and starboard boarding doors, make getting on and off, whether at the dock or on the hook, safe and easy.

Formula 457 CCS electrically operated, underwater, retractable platforms

These electrically operated, underwater, retractable platforms make for easier reboarding from the water.

Formula 457 CCS sun shade

When the sun gets a bit too much, this electrically operated sun shade is easily deployed.

Formula 457 CCS space aboard for optional SeaBob water toy

Formula even made convenient space aboard for the optional SeaBob water toy.


Equipped with a cabin boasting 6'6" (1.9 m) of headroom plus a head and a galley, the 457 CCS is a comfortable getaway for when a long weekend awaits.

Formula 457 CCS cabin

The spacious cabin offers a comfortable respite after a day’s cruising.

Formula 457 CCS forward lounges convert to a double berth

The forward lounges easily convert to a double berth.

Formula 457 CCS galley

The galley, while compact, is perfect for easy-to-prepare meals. The door forward leads to the head.


The Formula 457 CCS is a big center console designed for fun and excitement while out on the water. Amenities include lots of space for entertaining and a comfortable cabin, galley, and head. With power supplied by a trio of 600-hp Mercury outboards, she has the kind of get-up-and-go to make day tripping, dock and dining, participating in water sports, and even spending long weekends or extended times away from home. And with Formula’s attention to detail, fine fit and finish, and noted expertise in design, engineering, and construction, peace of mind for all those aboard comes standard.

Formula 457 CCS running

Remember, life is better on a boat!