Formosa Marine is leading the way in Australian Plate Boat design and manufacturing

It has been said that Formosa Marine is the most innovative boat builder in Australia. And it’s true! Formosa Marine has continued to advance their boats, not only to handle the Australian environment but also to give customers much more. Keeping affordability in mind, Formosa has designed their layouts to achieve the ultimate use of space, with model designs and options that serve the needs of a wide market. It’s just not in Formosa’s DNA to stay complacent, hence the new Formosa SRT™ Plate Hull and new designs for existing models.


Active Transom

Enhance your boating experience with the innovative step-down ‘Active Transom’ which offers the best in transom design and water access on the market. Choose from four (4) Active Transom designs to suit you, whether it’s fishing, casting, diving or simply lounging on the back. Take full advantage of the Australian waters by choosing from either the Full Access, Dual Access, Single Access or Closed Access which includes flush folding doors and seating systems for additional fishing platforms.

Originally a feature only for Formosa’s SEA-ROD range, the Active Transom design has been enhanced for the release of the new Formosa SRT™ Plate Hull with smarter storage solutions and easier on-board battery access. Now available on all Formosa boats and from all Formosa dealers across Australia.

Choose from 4 designs


Standard on all boats and comes with a single folding transom door, storage area and room for options such as the folding rear lounge and bait board with bait tank.


This option has a folding transom door on either side giving double the access, double the safety and double the water activities such as diving. Available on 525-635 only.


Select the Closed Access for greater storage solutions. This a popular choice for those who venture offshore and prefer no transom door.


This option has the unique folding transom door and folding platform for the ultimate water and motor access, fishing platform and lounge deck. Available on 525-635 only.


Flush Folding Systems

The Active Transom has been specifically designed to incorporate flush folding designs into the transom door and folding lounge. These can fold away, flush with the transom when not in use. Formosa is creating platforms to fully utilise the transom area, a place where, on other boats, you lose a full meter of space to mounts for steps and small storage bays, enough for a battery or two. The Formosa flush folding lounge is removable and each boat has the hinge welded into position, so if you wish to get the lounger option later it can be installed easily.

Formosa Marine has also created optional extras which also use the Flush Folding System, to keep the deck clear of obstructions without having to dismantle your boat if you don’t need a seat or two.

The latest design is the Full Access Rear Lounge which has a dual folding action creating a backrest when a seat if needed, yet still folds down to create the full access platform.

The Folding Footrest on seat boxes is a popular option on the cabin seat boxes where creating height to get a better forward view could be an advantage. Check out the photos below. They are just some of the examples of how the flush folding systems have been used.



Light up your life! As with everything on this page, these integrated Headlights were designed and built by Formosa. The Headlights direct a powerful light forward and are ideal for approaching the boat ramp and driving onto the trailer at night.

Wake Tower/
Rocker Launcher

Designed and built by Formosa Marine for the X Bowrider range and now available as an option on the Half Cabins. The tower has a ski pole welded above for wake boarding and skiing. The unique ‘knuckle’ design features exposed perforated Aluminium plate on the outside, inside has the perfect housing for speakers. Welded for strength and stability with a fold down design for storing the boat undercover.

Transom Casting Cages

Great for casting a net, fishing or diving! Single or Dual Transom Casting Cages are available on boats 565 up and includes an extended transom platform & folding Aluminium ladder.


PRO DECK™ Kill Tank

A great option for storing your catch! The optional Kill Tank (on boats with a PRO DECK upgrade) will be welded in and plumbed to drain out the transom.

Scupper Design

For the Self-draining Decks, this v-cleat scupper design allows water to flow from the deck, above the waterline, to the outside of the boat. It includes a tension cord for a tighter seal in extra choppy waters and allows for a quick release inside the boat. A very handy design allowing water to flow off the deck in rough waters, or while giving the boat a washdown.

Bait Board & Tank

Bolted to the transom this tank features a perspex viewing window, cutting board engraved with measure, scrap tray, rod holders with end caps, lure storage compartments, overflow pipe and drain.


BowActive Ladder

Ever find it difficult exiting the boat without getting wet on the trailer at the boat ramp? The all-new bow ladder, designed and built by Formosa Marine, allows you to enter or exit the boat from the bow. Perfect for those who dislike wading through the water from the transom or sliding over the side of the boat. Also, handy for exiting when nose-in to the beach. Check out the video on how the ladder works…