Formosa Marine is leading the way in Aluminium Plate Boat design and manufacturing with the release of the X Bowrider.
FISH » WAKE » SKI – do it all with the X Bowrider model by Formosa Marine available in both the Tomahawk and SEA-ROD range. Take the family out skiing or wake boarding one day » transform the X for offshore fishing the next day.
Built for Offshore
The X Bowrider has a raised dash and new Formosa branded bolster seats for a higher seating position for offshore adventures. The X Branded cushioned bow and carpeted seating area encompasses a large accessible storage area underneath. Cushions are removable and a centre board provided to create the perfect forward fishing platform. The centre board is supplied as standard and is easily stored under the passenger’s dash when not required.
The X Bowrider has two Folding Side Seats as standard and an optional third folding back seat giving you a transom area to seat up to six people, sitting low for safety. The seating fold away flush to enhance the generous freeboard and foot room Formosa Marine is known for. So popular has the Folding Side Seat been, that Formosa has added this design to their long list of Optional Extras now available on all boats.
Solid Rocket Launcher
Designed by Formosa Marine the X Bowrider Rocket Launcher is unique on an aluminium plate boat. Welded for strength and stability with Hardtop Visor and folding design for storing the boat undercover. Fully welded onto the launcher are four (4) rod holders, a ski/wake pole, light and three (3) grab rails. The unique ‘knuckle’ design features exposed perforated Aluminium plate on the outside, inside is perfect for housing speakers. The Launcher is available without the visor and is recommended on the 520 size for folding and storing in smaller garages.
About Formosa Marine
They are an Australian owned manufacturer in Tingalpa, Brisbane building fully welded quality plate boats for safety and performance since 1998. It has been their mission to advance their boats to handle the Australian environment, yet keeping them affordable without skimping on quality and strength and the X Bowrider is no exception. Formosa provide a huge amount of features, large range of Optional Extras to choose from, are great value for money and offer customisation so you get the boat you want.
V2 Plate Hull
In 2016, Formosa Marine rolled out the new V2 Hull design, offering enhanced performance and strength with a sharper deadrise to 18.5 degrees giving a softer ride, an improved trim range particularly in turns, and extra floor structure for a solid under-footing. Yet the sharper deadrise doesn’t compromise the great stability of the Formosa Marine foam filled hulls.
Other value added features of the V2 Hull includes the new Formosa Marine designed Alumininum Bowroller with dual rollers for quick release and designed to suit manual and drum winch applications. A Tow-Catch design is included on all boats for quick boat releasing and snaring on suitable trailers; ideal for solo launching and retrieving. Extra carpeted side pockets have been added for additional storage and strength.
An Offshore gives you the Self-draining, aluminium carpeted decks with scuppers for offshore safety, high tensile 5083 grade hull with 4mm sheeting (sizes 620+ have 5mm as standard) and hydraulic steering.
The Classic models have Hardwood Plywood flooring carpeted for comfort underfoot and 4mm 5052 high strength marine grade hull.
Water Ballast Counterbalance Hull
The SEA-ROD range was developed in 2011 in response to the demand for a water ballast hull giving extra stability at rest. A unique four (4) chamber, counterballance water ballast system expands across the width of the hull. The water ballast is available in sizes 520 and over and available in the Offshore or the Classic. The SEA-ROD transom includes a step design allowing for the innovative ‘Active Transom’. Choose the access you need with the Active Transom for fishing, casting, diving or simply enjoying the waters.
SEA-ROD Active Transom
Design your own ‘Active Transom’, using self-supporting folding transom doors, for the ultimate water access. Choose between 4 access options; Full, Dual, Single or Closed Access depending on what you need for either fishing, casting, diving or simply taking full advantage of the Australian waters.
- The Full Access option has the unique folding transom door and folding platform for the ultimate water and motor access, fishing platform or lounge deck on the back.
- Dual Access has the ultimate folding transom door on either side giving double the access for the family and ideal for diving.
- Have it all with the Single Access option that includes a single folding transom door and storage, allowing room for accessories such as the folding back seat and the Formosa designed bait board and bait tank.
- Lastly, select the Closed Access for a greater storage option and popular with offshore fishing.
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Discover the 7.4m
The X Bowrider model, Half Cabin, Centre Cabin and Centre Console are available as 7.4m – the largest boat built yet by Formosa. The 740 has a sharper deadrise of 20 degrees without compromising the optimum stability a Formosa boat is known for. The 740 features the V2 Plate Hull, larger deck space, higher sides, 300L Fuel Tank and more room for underfloor auxiliary fuel/water tanks.
Formosa Marine is leading the way in aluminium plate boat design. They have the largest range with the most inclusions and a huge range of optional extras.
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