The surf’s up at Formula with the introduction of the new 270 XS model, a bowrider designed for all tow-sports duty. Based on the Formula 270 Bowrider model, the XS (for Xtreme Sport) version adds bold hull graphics and brighter interior highlights, a tow tower with board racks and audio speakers, and a long boarding platform. The key component, however, is the Volvo Penta Forward Drive, a tractor-drive I/O that places the Duoprop propellers deep under the boat, which when combined with the extended platform, positions the props away from swimmers and wake-surfers. The XS also features a convertible aft sunpad, backrests that adjust for seating in the round, and multiple table arrangements. The 270 XS measures 27 feet in length with am 8-foot 6-inch beam, and fuel capacity of 101 gallons. The port console houses a head compartment. A similar XS package will also be offered for the 24-foot 240 XS, based on the 240 Bowrider model. Look for more spec details and pricing to be posted soon at Formulaboats.com.