FORMOSA MARINE has been dedicated to building and developing aluminium boats in Brisbane since 1998. They are an Australian owned and operated manufacturing business; still run by the original owners.
The Tomahawk and SEA-ROD by Formosa Marine brands are designed with versatility and practicality in mind. Each boat has the same engineering specifications so you can be assured that Formosa Marine’s famous strength qualities, spacious layout and freeboard is in each hull regardless of the size or model.
Formosa Marine has been building a reputation through word of mouth as one of Australia’s best-designed and versatile range of aluminium boats. They work closely with dealers and local Formosa boat owners to bring the strength, performance and design qualities that you are looking for.
Visit the News and Reviews page for the latest in developments, boat reviews and customer experiences. Here are just some reviews from customers:
“I own a 550 Tomahawk centre console powered by a 150hp Yamaha 2 stroke. Such a great boat I have kept it for just over 4 seasons which is about twice as long as any other of the 20 plus boats I have owned. I love this boat so much that my next boat will be the 550 or 580… Well made and strong design, this boat is stable at rest and eats the chop. Turns a lot of heads where ever I go…”
“From a woman’s point of view my 455 side console sea-rod is by far the best boat. I got mine for Christmas 2 years ago and have been to the Northern Territory gulf several times. Easy to drive and handles rivers and open sea perfectly. Love my boat and my husband for buying it for me.”
“… Let me tell you that Formosa built me my dream boat. The hard top was the first of the kind and it turned out brilliant. From day one to delivery there were no issues. The quality of the work is of very high standard down to the actual build to the fit out. Strongly recommend Formosa if you are a serious fisho like me…”
Formosa Marine’s central focus and commitment have always been customer satisfaction and service. Formosa Marine has always worked closely with their dealers and directly with customers to ensure they receive the boat of their dreams. The development of Formosa Marine boats and their operations has always been driven by the desire to design great boats and meet customer demand; never focused on what others in the marine industry are doing.
Formosa Marine’s team of Welders, Fabricators and Fitout specialists have been specifically trained and supported in their roles, in turn they take great pride in the production of the boats. Firstly, boat features and options are designed and manufactured inhouse, otherwise quality products, mainly for fitout, are sourced from marine industry specialists.
The advancement of the boats focusses on the strength, safety, quality and performance yet keeping them within an affordable price range. Early days saw their boats being tested in the most remote areas of Australia to ensure boats were developed to handle all environments. Enhancements are still being made however minor; be assured though, Formosa Marine never skimp on quality!
Formosa Marine began to satisfy the simple need to design and fabricate, hence why there is a long history of development that will continue into the future.
With the above company values and ever increasing brand recognition, Formosa Marine has become a thriving business achieving an impressive growth over recent years. Since the beginning, the business has moved as production increased. Today they own their shed in Tingalpa, Brisbane; a testament of their dedication to producing quality, safety and performance in aluminium plate boat manufacturing.
1998 Formosa Marine Pty Ltd became a registered business in aluminium pressed boats.
1998 Developed the strength and range of Formosa Marine aluminium pressed boats to handle the Australian environment.
2006 Classic range developed with plate quality design, converting to a 4mm bottom and
3mm side hull as standard which allowed for a modern flat side.
2007 New hull construction technique introduced featuring fully welded floor, ribs and longitudinal hull structure.
2009 Introduction of an entirely new hull design; the Tomahawk range was developed to meet customer demand for self-draining decks. Enhanced reputation as a builder of “Quality build, Ultimate Performance” boats.
2011 MK3 Classic released with a new hull on the Classic range. Based on the now popular Tomahawk hull which included the reverse chine hull, fastback transom and raised sheer line which improved performance, comfort and practicality.
2011 SEA-ROD by Formosa Marine brand designed and manufactured to meet the demand for a water ballast hull design for extra stability at rest.
2014 MK4 Classic released with 4mm sides and the Tomahawk rib structure as standard.
2016 V2 Hull design introduced with an improved deadrise, trim range, extra floor structure, extra side pockets, the Formosa designed bow-roller and Tow-Catch™.
2016 Standard features and optional extras were evaluated, improved on where needed and new designs were added to meet demand such as the new Hard Top options.
2016 SEA-ROD Active Transom development.
2016 Re-branded Tomahawk to the Tomahawk Offshore and the Classic range is now known as the Tomahawk Classic.
2016 SEA-ROD Active Transom released and marketed.
2016 New 700 Offshore added to the Centre Console, Half Cabin and Centre Cabin models.
2016 New 480 Offshore added to the Centre Console, Side Console, Territory and Runabout models.
2016 X Bowrider designed and released at the Sydney boat show end of July.
2017 Formosa Marine will continue to developed strong and trusting relationships with their Dealerships throughout Australia and are looking to increase their network for customers in 2017.
2017 New 7m+ Offshore releases.