Berth: Ibiza (Spain)
A popular model during her 6-year production run, the 36 is a midcabin cruiser whose attractive lines and comfortable accommodations make her a desirable boat on today’s used market.
She was built on a solid fiberglass deep-V hull with fairly high freeboard and prop pockets to reduce her draft requirements. Below, the Formula’s midcabin floorplan is arranged in the normal manner with an island bed in the forward stateroom (with a door for privacy) and facing settees in the step-down aft cabin. There’s a built-in entertainment center on the aft bulkhead above the midcabin facing the salon—very innovative. In the cockpit, a big L-shaped lounge is opposite the helm, and a hydraulically operated hatch provides outstanding access to the engine compartment. Note that unlike most modern midcabin cruisers of her type and size, the Formula 36 PC has straight inboard power rather than V-drives. Standard 454-cid gas engines cruise at 17 knots and reach 26–27 knots top. Note that in 1990 (only) Formula offered an Express version of the 36 PC without the midcabin but with a huge engine room and extra storage.