The popularity of big bowriders has been on the rise in recent yearsone of the few bright spots for boat manufacturers in an otherwise sluggish sterndrive market. Introduced in 2009, the Formula 270 is a good-looking boat with sleek lines, stylish wraparound windshield, and colorful Imron hull graphics. She rides on a conventional deep-V hull and a slender 8'6"" beam allows the 270 to be trailered anywhere, in any state, without a permit. Highlights include L-shaped lounge seating with molded-in cooler and trash container below, enclosed head compartment, portside convertible lounge seat, a total of 14 drink holders, double-wide helm seat, modular bow seating with armrests, in-floor ski/wakeboard storage, removable cocktail table, and LED courtesy lighting. An extended swim platform and stainless steel sport arch are popular options. Note that the aft-facing sun lounge overlooking the swim platform converts to a full-length sun pad. Among several engine choices, a single 380hp MerCruiser 8.2L I/O will cruise the Formula 270 in the mid-to-high 20s and reach close to 45 knots top.