Gold Coast Boating Centre (nee Marine Tune) shows you the first SEA-ROD X Bowrider with Water Ballast Hull and Dual Active Transom. 2017 Brisbane Boat Show.
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 Tomahawk and SEA-ROD Brands. Take the family out skiing or wake boarding one da » transform the X for offshore fishing the next day.
***The innovative X Bowrider is now available from the NEW 520, 550 and 580 sizes in the Classic range and 520 to the NEW 740 size in the Offshore range.
Formosa Marine are Australia’s aluminium plate boat manufacturer, known for quality, safety and performance and the new X Bowrider is no exception. The huge amount of features, large range of optional extras available and great value for money allows every customer to customise their boat to suit.
Features on the X uniquely allow for the perfect cross-over boat. The X Bowrider has a raised dash for an improved offshore seating position, the unique multi-function rocket launcher, folding seats with flush fold away design and the cushioned bow seating with storage converts easily into the ideal fishing platform.
Designed by Formosa Marine the X Bowrider Rocket Launcher has never been seen before on an aluminium plate boat. Welded for strength and stability with a fold down design for storing the boat undercover. Fully welded onto the launcher are three (3) grab rails, four (4) rod holders and a ski/wake pole. The unique ‘knuckle’ design features exposed perforated Ali plate on the outside, inside has the perfect housing for speakers.
Other features include the new Folding Side Seats which Formosa Marine introduced into their list of Optional Extras this year for their range of boats. The X Bowrider has two side seats as standard and an optional third folding back seat; a very practical feature, sitting low for safety, allows seating for up to six people and all fold away to enhance the generous freeboard Formosa Marine is known for.
The X Bowrider models have the cushioned seating forward which can convert to the ultimate fishing platform. This area has huge storage underneath and can have a centre board option inserted to extend the platform across the front.
About: Formosa Marine 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.
V2 Hull: Formosa Marine in 2016 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 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 side pockets have been added for additional storage.
Offshore: 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) and hydraulic steering.
Classic: The Classic models have Marine Grade Plywood flooring, dipped and carpeted and a 5052 high strength marine grade hull.
SEA-ROD Brand: The SEA-ROD brand was developed in 2011 in response to the demand for a water ballast hull giving extra stability at rest. Formosa Marine designed a unique four (4) chamber, counterballance water ballast system expanding 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.
Options: New and improved optional extras have been added to the long list. The new Fully Enclosed Cabin Hard Top with glass, sliding side windows and the security of cabin doors is now available on sizes 580 and over on the Centre Cabin and Half Cabin.
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.