FORMOSA MARINE is known for the quality of build, safety and performance. You will be impressed with the Tomahawk Features and how much more a FORMOSA offers. Choose from the largest range on the market with eight (8) models in various sizes from 455 to 740 and even more optional extras to custom build your dream boat. A strong aluminium plate boat with fully welded bottom sheets ensures a solid feel underfoot and excellent ride in all kinds of conditions. Others can only talk about what makes an aluminium plate boat, FORMOSA MARINE builds them. The features listed below are many, making it the best value aluminium plate boat in its class.
The latest advancement in hull design, the V2 Hull offers enhanced performance and strength, while maintaining and taking advantage of Formosa Marine’s acclaimed sharp nose line, deep hull and wide beam. The V2 Hull advances and modernises the boats through the following enhancements:
SHARPER DEADRISE: A sharper, more defined deadrise provides greater trim range, enhanced tracking, softer ride and a quick response out of the hole.
UNDER FLOOR CELL DESIGN: Increased floor rigidity using an under floor lock cell design, gives the floor more structural reinforcement.
INCREASED STORAGE: Extra side pockets for more storage and additional hull strength.
HULL STRENGTH UPGRADE: From size 455 and over, all Formosa Marine built hulls now feature 4mm sides with no pressings as standard.
While an increase to the deadrise usually results in compromising a boat’s design, the new V2 Hull sees no change to beam width, no effect to the renown stability and most importantly still allows for a true self draining deck with scuppers on the OFFSHORE models; a bilge pump is not required to drain the deck. Safety is still paramount with foam filled hulls and bilge pump installed in the hull.
Get closer to the water with the FORMOSA MARINE ’Fastback’ Transom is a practical and stylish design that operates as a great dive platform for easy access to the water and motor bay. Fitted with an accompanying heavy duty dive ladder on all boats and non slip tread mats as standard; entering the boat and access to the water and motor is a breeze.
A FORMOSA MARINE built hull is renowned for its generous freeboard height, wide beam and ergonomic layout making you feel like you are in a much larger boat! Combined with the sharper deadrise of the V2 Hull and reverse chine, a Formosa Marine boat gives you more stability and a smoother, drier ride in all boating conditions.
The transom holds a large storage shelf giving plenty of room for holding twin batteries. The transom shelf provides extra off the floor storage for a deck wash kit, oil tank, all bait hosing or for installation of an optional recessed bait tank. It allows room for a transom door to be fitted if required on the CLASSIC models. A transom door comes standard on the OFFSHORE.
A large drain channel is welded in each corner of the transom. This true self-draining deck quickly removes excess water from the floor area which may occur when caught in heavy seas or while hosing down the deck. The aluminium deck is carpeted with marine grade quality flooring making it a great non slip surface that is comfortable from the sun’s heat. For peace of mind, the hull is foam filled and an underfloor bilge pump is fitted as a standard feature.
The exterior hull on an OFFSHORE model is built with High Tensile 5083 Marine Grade 4mm aluminium sheeting. Aluminium 5083 is known for its exceptional performance in extreme environments and highly resistant to attack by seawater. FORMOSA MARINE offers even more; OFFSHORE models, sizes 620 and over, are built with 5mm bottom sheets as standard.
Add better access to the Fastback Transom and motor bay with a Transom Door installed. This is a standard feature on all OFFSHORE models. The Transom door has the FORMOSA logo engraved on the outside and a stainless steel latch to securely close from the elements. Step comfortably down to the generously wide transom area for fantastic water access.
SeaStar Solutions® Steering Systems are standard on the Tomahawk range. The OFFSHORE models are fitted with a premium SeaStar Hydraulic Steering System. Hydraulic steering systems are relatively exempt of frictional loads making them more efficient, reliable and require less maintenance than cable. For more information view the Suppliers List page.Suppliers Page
With a 120mm wide reverse chine, the FORMOSA MARINE hull naturally offers great on-board stability at rest. There is no need to install trim tabs. Along with FORMOSA MARINE’s plate boat construction, their boats offer excellent tracking performance in tight turns, a smoother ride in choppy conditions and a quick response out of the hole.
With not only a sportier look, the raised sheer line provides protection from large swell keeping a drier deck and also allowing the massive internal space and deeper sides FORMOSA MARINE is known for. The distinctive curved chine line has become FORMOSA MARINE’s ‘hallmark’ well noted on the water.View Centre Console
FORMOSA MARINE uses 4mm Marine Grade Aluminium side sheets which do not require pressings to strengthen. Box style side ribs act as support and house wiring and tubing internally to keep your deck clean and free of obstructions. The bottom sheets consist of longitudinal structures running the full length of the boat with lateral cross structure, all fully welded to the hull creating massive strength and a solid feel underfoot when underway. Be assured of a strong hull built to withstand open water conditions and provide many years of trouble free boating.
The side decks and gunwales on a Formosa Marine hull are fully welded and not stitched, offering greater rigidity and strength. The welded side decks are easy to clean and give better paint longevity. You will notice on a Formosa the welding is not sanded smooth and bogged, keeping the full strength you expect with a fully welded plate boat. Perfect for handling the Australian environment, on water and on a trailer.
Designed by Formosa Marine for the V2 Hulls, this new aluminium Bowroller has been engineered to suit manual deployment and/or drum winches. The Bowroller is fully welded to the nose sheet and also welded to the 32mm grab rails for extra strength and a superior design. The Bowroller protrudes sufficiently to allow self-gravity release.V2 Hull - Read more
Enjoy the benefits of solo deploying and retrieving at the boat ramp. After working closely with major trailer brands, Redco and Dunbier, the Formosa Marine designed Tow-Catch™ is a hook and eye design welded to the keel, a standard feature on all boats that gives you the option to install a quick release boat catch onto a suitable trailer. Talk to your dealer to take full advantage of this new feature.Find Your Local Dealer
Whether boarding or disembarking, the FORMOSA MARINE designed and manufactured heavy duty aluminium ladder provides total stability underfoot at all times. FORMOSA MARINE have been producing this heavy duty dive ladder since 2009 and is proving to be the best on the market and so they install one on every boat, unless not required. An internal grab rail inboard of the ladder, is a standard feature on all boats with a transom door.View Optional Extras
FORMOSA OFFSHORE floors are constructed out of 4mm aluminium and finished off with marine grade carpet. On the CLASSIC models, FORMOSA MARINE uses BS1088 Marine Grade plywood, pre dipped in an anti-fungal agent and finished off with Marine Grade carpet. FORMOSA MARINE don’t skimp on quality to save costs, so you will be hard pressed to find the same quality of plywood floor in other boat brands. All Tomahawk hulls are constructed from superior materials to ensure performance and longevity.
SeaStar Solutions® Steering Systems are installed as standard to both the Tomahawk and SEA-ROD brands. The OFFSHORE models come with the premium SeaStar Hydraulic Steering System. CLASSIC models have recently been upgraded to the new high performance XTREME™ steering cable, reducing cable friction improving performance, runs smoother for longer and provides precision control.View SEA-ROD Features
FORMOSA MARINE has the ability to customise and create a boat to suit you with features and various layout options you require. This process also allows FORMOSA MARINE to develop its products and create a widening range of optional extras. Every boat is Australian Made and built to the same values as the company’s; Performance, Integrity, Service, Quality and Innovation. Download the online brochure or view the range of Optional Extras. Contact your local dealer to discuss what you need to enhance your boating experience.View Optional Extras