X Bowriders


It is true, the Formosa X Bowrider does turn heads wherever you go. The unique hardtop design and extremely versatile layout allow the whole family to enjoy Australia’s amazing waters.

The Formosa X Bowrider gives you three (3) key entertainment areas. The forward cushioned seating with storage area is fantastic for the kids; remove the cushions and add the casting deck centreboard and convert to a great fishing deck for you and your mates. The centreboard is conveniently stowed under the passenger console. For a better driving position to venture offshore, the X Bowriders have a higher dash and the comfort of two (2) embroidered, high back, contoured Bolster Seats mounted on aluminium storage boxes with hatches. The seated driving position has a large dash which is covered with Formosa’s unique Wake Tower with an aluminium hardtop visor, three (3) grab rails and a ski/wake pole welded to the top, designed to fold backwards for storing the boat. The unique ‘knuckle’ design features exposed perforated Aluminium plate on the outside, and inside is perfect for housing speakers. The large rear deck area has a lounge which can either be folded up flush with the transom or removed completely.

Standard features on an X Bowrider include a large aluminium bowroller, 32mm handrails, Tow-Catch™ Trailer capabilities, heavy-duty dive ladder, SeaStar Hydraulic 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, white paint and Formosa graphics, plus more. Give your X Bowrider even more functionality with the popular Full Access ‘Active Transom’ option, where you can open up the transom area to create an open deck for the ultimate water access or lounge area.

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: 565, 595, 635, 675, 715 and 755
Key Features:

Wake Tower/Rocket Launcher with Hardtop Visor
Forward Lounge Area / Casting Deck with Storage
Windscreen with Walkthrough Dash
2 x High Back Bolster Seats
Aluminium Seat Box with Hatch (2)
Flush Folding Rear Lounge
Aluminium Rod Holders
Tow-Catch™ Trailer capability
Single Access Active Transom
SeaStar Hydraulic Steering & Outboard Hoses
Quad4™ Water Ballast option
PRO DECK™ Upgrade (495 – 595)


X Bowriders Sizes
565 595 635 675 715 755
Length 5.65m 5.95m 6.35m 6.75m 7.15m 7.55m
Beam 2.45m 2.45m 2.5m 2.5m 2.5m 2.5m
Bottom Sheets 4mm 4mm 5mm 5mm 5mm 5mm
Side Sheets 4mm 4mm 4mm 4mm 4mm 4mm
Internal Freeboard (Floor to Gunnel approx. mm) 660mm 660mm 720mm 720mm 720mm 770mm
Fuel Capacity 150L 200L 220L 220L 220L 300L
Transom Shaft Length ExL/S ExL/S ExL/S ExL/S ExL/S ExL/S
Dry Hull Weight (kg Boat only approx) 870 900 1100 1250 1280 1500
Max Horsepower* 175 200 225 250 250 300
Min Horsepower* (may vary depending on motor brand) 130 130 150 150 175 200
Deadrise (Degrees) 19 19 19 19 19 20
Max Passengers* 7 7 8 8 8 8

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

Ski Pole – Removable

Full Access Active Transom (525-635 only)

BowActive Ladder

Formosa Taipan Headlights (NA on 495 or with a high/Territory style casting deck)

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