Are you looking for the best premium super sports yacht in the industry? The 2022 Formula 500 SSC is an amazing piece of engineering offering you everything you need in one package for island hopping and long ocean journeys up and down the eastern or western seaboard and around the gulf. This boat is a full-house offering, blending the best in design, electronics, and luxury.
The excitement and convenience offered by the 2022 Formula 500 SSC are like nothing else available. You get the carrying capacity of a cruiser, with the ability to function as a weekender boat for those island-hopping trips.
While several boat brands offer you center console accommodations, power, and luxury, you won’t find any other vessel that brings it together as well in a single package as the 2022 Formula 500 SSC.
This fifty-footer gives you a vessel offering you a way to escape to the ocean with family and friends for a weekend of fun on the water. You get a commanding offshore boating experience, with industry-leading amenities and no expense spared on luxurious fittings and finishes.
The 2022 Formula 500 SSC brings you the Formula crossover heritage, featuring a wide-open, single-level bowrider design providing an open station-to-station passage for wandering. The Formula SmartZone™ concept gives you a full bow lounge in the bow, linking to the extended wooden swim platform in the stern of the boat.
In-between, you find nothing but air-conditioned accommodations, superior comfort, endless entertainment, and plenty of innovation. We like the full-width motorized glass salon bulkhead allowing your choice for separation or shared design with its aft cockpit lounge and bar area.
The 2022 Formula 500 SSC features an impressive quad setup of V-12 600 Verado engines, propelling this 22-ton yacht along at speeds of 64-mph. The quadruple 600 hp Mercury V-12 600 Verados feature 12 x 33″ pitch dual-props, and you get a 600-gallon fuel capacity.
The boat crushes chop, even at speeds approaching 50-mph, and the handling is unbelievable, conducting those locked-over turns at 50 mph with no issues.
Besides the huge amount of power on tap with the Formula 500 SSC, you get astounding dockside maneuverability thanks to the turning action of the gear cases. At the same time, the powerheads remain in a fixed position. You’ll find it easy to steer the boat one-handed, even at speed.
The 2022 Formula 500 SSC comes with an overall 53′ 4″ length, measuring 50′ from the LOA to the transom, with a 14′ 6″ beam.
The 500 maintains the SSC flagship status for 2022, and it features the legendary surefooted double-step FAS3Tech® 19° deep-V hull providing exceptional stability at speed, even in rough waters. It rides high, ensuring you get a pleasing and smooth driving experience.
Interior, Seating, and Deck
The 2022 Formula 500 SSC comes with an impressive carry capacity, allowing you to take up to 18-passengers out onto the water for a weekend of fun. The bow lounge comes with seating for five persons, and under-seat storage, with speakers mounted around the lounge for an entertaining experience.
The 2022 Formula 500 SSC comes with dedicated storage for your Ski Bob on the aft deck platform. You also get electric latches securing its bevy of locker doors, a folding radar mast, a dedicated slicker and life jacket locker, and a hardtop with a large wraparound windshield, side windows, and sunroof.
Below deck, the large cabin provides accommodations to what you would expect from a 38-foot express cruiser. However, the luxury fittings and finishes are world-class, with a master stateroom in the aft featuring a sofa, queen size bed, and a 32-inch LCD TV.
The hull-side windows are large and elegant, complementing the décor. The result is an intimate, cozy space that remains open and bright. Further forward, we find the Ultraleather U-lounge, positioning your guests around the dining table with electric rising and conversion into a queen-size berth.
The entertainment package includes a soundbar linking to the audio system throughout the vessel. We love the motorized blinds, tempering the incoming light through the hull-side windows. The galley comes in your choice open-grain or high-gloss styling.
There is tempered-glass stemware, Elka swivel-spout sink, pullout Isotherm 12-volt stainless-steel fridge, microwave, Keurig coffeemaker, and a waste bin. The head features indirect lighting, illuminating the separate shower with wand and rain dual showerhead, seat, tempered-glass door, exhaust fan, night light, and four hanging hooks for your towels or swimsuits.
The vanity and commode come with an upscale residential design and look. We love the “forget and flush” toilet, providing no need to worry about the plumbing. There’s indirect LED lighting throughout the interior, and a sculptured cyclorama, featuring backlighting in RBG colors.
The marble counters and wooden cabinetry are exquisite, and you get a Dyson vacuum and charging station concealed in the companionway. The galley drawers feature hardwood construction, with dovetail joints in the design for durability.
The 2022 Formula 500 SSC is an entertainer’s dream, with the Rockford Fosgate stereo system providing clear, powerful sounds out on the water, with full control through the portside electronics pylon.
You get full remote control of the stereo air conditioning unit, and the LaunchPort inductive charging system operates the iPad provided by Formula. You’ll find the system offers intuitive navigation and digital switching for air conditioning and lighting controls, as well as the relay for the Chartplotter and engine readouts.
The rear deck is spacious and comes with enough room for preparing your dive kit or landing big game fish without a hassle. There is ample storage throughout the vessel, with dedicated live wells and storage for fish and gear.
The 2022 Formula 500 SSC rear lounge features a rear-facing bench, converting to a spacious double sun pad and an L-shaped lounge behind the cockpit. You also have a table for enjoying meals or playing games and hardwood flooring throughout the boat, from bow to stern.
The finishes on this cruiser yacht are second to none, but you can prepare to pay the price for class-leading luxury.
The 2022 Formula 500 SSC comes with a heavy price tag, but that’s not surprising considering it’s the flagship model in the Formula range. You’ll have to part with nearly $3-million for this yacht, with a price tag of $2,940,000.
The 2022 Formula 500 SSC comes with all the luxury you need onboard and a selection of amenities and electronics to make any trip feel like staying in a floating hotel. However, Formula has a few optional extras you can add to the boat to make a fantastic vessel that bit more amazing.
- Seakeeper 9 gyro stabilization system.
- Automatic outboard flushing system.
- Unbelievable Rockford Fosgate stereo system.
2022 Formula 500 SSC – The Verdict
Overall, the 2022 Formula 500 SSC is a top choice for anyone looking for a premier power cruiser built for weekend trips. Take a spin in the 500 SSC, and you’ll know where you’re spending your money. While it has a monstrous price tag, you’ll struggle to find another vessel in its category offering you the perfect balance of power, performance, and luxury.