Side Consoles

Formosa’s Side Console has a high and wide forward casting deck designed with underdeck storage, keeping the deck space clear for the ultimate sports fishing boat.

A Side Console gives you an open fishing platform with full access to the portside and a large open area for storing equipment. The low console also provides less wind resistance, increases your viewing capacity on the water and is easier to store if your garage height is at a premium. The Side Console is ideal for navigating inlets slowly, to help with this, Formosa provides an Electric Motor Mount as a standard feature on this model.

The forward casting deck has been designed with full storage underneath, to help keep your fishing area clear of obstructions. The casting deck is built with a strong aluminium structure and a drainage system around the hatches to keep the storage bay dry. With strength and practicality in mind, Formosa has designed an aluminium console to fit flat screen electronics, with a windscreen, large storage shelf and heavy-duty grab rail. The driver sliding seat box is an innovative design, allowing the driver to reposition the seat, sliding along the side pocket, to allow more deck space while fishing off the back (for new orders placed from March 2023, the side console will include a second sliding seat box for the passenger). The sliding seat box also includes a 2-tray tackle box under the seat.

Standard on a Side Console are two (2) embroidered folding seats, a large aluminium bowroller, 32mm handrails, Tow-Catch™ Trailer capabilities, heavy-duty dive ladder, quality steering, moulded fuel tank and sender with filter, automatic bilge pump, transom deck tread, foam-filled hull, electrical harness kit, 3 cleats, 4 aluminium rod holders (635 has 6), white painted sides and interior and Formosa graphics, plus more.

Formosa boats are known for their stability at rest and the Quad4™ Water Ballast enhances this even further, especially in offshore conditions (for new orders placed from March 2023, the the Quad4™ Water Ballast will be included as standard).

Formosa SRT Plate Hull

Formosa SRT is a skillfully engineered and designed plate boat. Formosa has packaged the very best designs from their previous brands, SEA-ROD and Tomahawk, and developed one exceptional hull. The SRT Hull is full of functionality, strength, good looks, safety and value, all key factors to consider when purchasing a boat. Read more about Formosa’s SRT Hull features on the Quality Build page.


Select a PRO DECK™ UPGRADE on boat sizes 495 to 595 for Formosa’s Aluminium True Self-draining Deck. Boats 635 and larger come standard with PRO DECK™. Formosa’s PRO DECK™ allows water to drain off the deck and out through the Formosa scupper system. A great option in case of heavy seas, a wave hits or just washing down the deck at home. Choose between PRO DECK™ Carpeted Aluminium Floor with marine-grade carpet for cool comfort underfoot, or PRO DECK™ Checker Plate Aluminium Floor. Visit our Safety & Performance page for more on Formosa’s true self-draining decks.

Active Transom

The innovative step-down ‘Active Transom’ has smart storage solutions, easy on-board battery access and continues to be the best in transom design and water access on the market. With the Active Transom, you can choose from four options, Full Access, Dual Access, Single Access and Closed Access. Full Access and Dual Access are available for 525-635 models only. Single Access is standard on boat models.



Models: 495, 525, 565, 595 and 635
Key Features:

Aluminium Console with Windscreen
Front Casting Deck with Storage
Electric Motor Mount
Sliding Seat Boxes
Aluminium Rod Holders
Tow-Catch™ Trailer capability
Single Access Active Transom
SeaStar Hydraulic Steering & Outboard Hoses
Quad4™ Water Ballast
PRO DECK™ Upgrade (495 – 595)


Side Consoles Sizes
495 525 565 595 635
Length 4.95m 5.25m 5.65m 5.95m 6.35m
Beam 2.30m 2.40m 2.45m 2.45m 2.50m
Bottom Sheets 4mm 4mm 4mm 4mm 5mm
Side Sheets 4mm 4mm 4mm 4mm 4mm
Internal Freeboard (Floor to Gunnel approx. mm) 600mm 660mm 660mm 660mm 720mm
Fuel Capacity 115L 115L 150L 200L 220L
Transom Shaft Length ExL/S ExL/S ExL/S ExL/S ExL/S
Dry Hull Weight (kg Boat only approx) 580 710 770 820 900
Max Horsepower* 115 140 150 175 200
Min Horsepower* (may vary depending on motor brand) 70 90 115 130 150
Deadrise (Degrees) 16 19 19 19 19
Max Passengers* 5 5 6 7 7

Ex L/S — Extra Long Shaft Transom. Weight=Dry Boat only.
*Please refer to ABP plate attached before operating. The above information is a guide only. Pictures may include Optional Extras. Please verify details with your dealer before purchase.

Popular Optional Extras

Bait Cutting Board – Low Profile (incl 2 rod holders)

Transom Live Well with Window

High Casting Deck – Side Console

Transom Tackle Box

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