Formosa Marine has been owned and operated by the same owners since it’s inception in 1998. This business started with a passion for design, fabrication and love of Brisbane’s Moreton Bay. The boats quickly increased in size as did the demand, and a few premises later, Formosa Marine now owns and operates in a shed in Tingalpa, just a few kilometres away from where it all began. Be assured, they bring many years of hands-on experience, a dedicated team and a great reputation, guaranteeing you a quality boat to enjoy for many years.
Formosa Marine, the business, celebrated 20 years of aluminium boat building in 2018, yet the experience of boat building began long before then. Early days saw Formosa boats sold to locals and up north into the Northern Territory, which certainly tested their endurance. So the pursuit began to build the toughest boat to withstand what the Australian environment had to offer, and this doesn’t mean just in the water, they were dragged of rocks and trailered through the roughest of terrains. The Formosa aluminium boat began to gain a reputation for strength and quality with some of those early developments still spotted at local boat ramps today. As the models increased in size, so did the strength of their team of boat builders, trained in Formosa’s build process. The developments saw rise of ‘Tomahawk’ offshore range and the Formosa Self-draining Deck. With the drive and passion to continue designing, the SEA-ROD range evolved in 2011. While still producing the Classic and Tomahawk range, the SEA-ROD allowed their passion for design and fabrication to be reignited. The Active Transom, Counterbalance water ballast and many other design ideas have been never ending for the SEA-ROD. Formosa have been testing their designs once again, but this time, with functionality in mind. Today they have combined the very best of 20 years of boat building into the Formosa SRT, SR=SEA-ROD and T=Tomahawk.
Formosa are proud to be Australian owned and building Australian made boats. You’ve read their story above, so apart from the Formosa name, there’s no doubting it. Formosa Marine are honoured to have received the ‘Australian Made and Owned’ trademark in 2019, the mark of Aussie authenticity. An Australian made Aquatic Weaponry™ graphic is now donning each transom leaving the shed, so those who travel behind know who they’re following. And what of the name Formosa name you ask? Well, it was just a local street name that inspired a young man who was creating boats to a specific shape or ‘form’.
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Formosa Marine boats are warranted to the original purchaser to be free of defects in material and workmanship from the date of purchase, for 4 years for Hull Structure, applying to 2018 hull build and onwards, and 1 year for all other Formosa Marine factory fitted parts and accessories. Due to use and movement of parts and accessories, the 1 year warranty extends to cabins, launchers, tops, fittings and optional extras. For more details and the Formosa Warranty Form, please visit the Warranty Page.