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Twenty years of Formosa

This coming year, 2018, will be Formosa Marine’s 20th year.

THIS coming year, 2018, will be Formosa Marine’s 20th year building one of the toughest range of boats in Australia.

They are an Australian owned and operated manufacturer of trailerable, aluminium plate boats based in Tingalpa, Brisbane, Queensland. The business is still growing strong because, according to company sources, of the strength of its company values and of course the strength of its boats.

According to the manufacturers, Formosa’s focus has always been to develop, innovate and provide custom designs to produce a high quality, affordable boat with safety and performance in mind.

Formosa’s range has increased considerably since the beginning, with the company now offering a full range of open boats to cabin hardtops, with sizes from 4.55m Classics to the latest 7.4m heavy duty Offshores with self-draining decks.

And don’t forget the Barra Pro range for any backwater location.

V2 Hull Strength

Every Formosa Marine boat is built with the strength of their V2 Hull, maximising your boating experience with the following features:

  •          4mm bottom sheets (5mm on 6m-plus boats) and 4mm sides;
  •          A heavy duty, strong keel extrusion;
  •          5083 high-tensile hull on the Offshore models;
  •          Wide longitudinal stringers welded to the hull;
  •          Underfloor lock-cell frame welded directly to the bottom sheets;
  •          Floor reinforcement in high traffic areas;
  •          Fully welded side decks and gunwales (you can see the welds)
  •          4mm true self-draining deck on the Offshore models;
  •          Solid 12mm marine grade plywood flooring on the Classic models;
  •          Formosa self-deploy/retrieve Tow-catch™ welded to the keel; and
  •          4 internal shelves to keep your deck free of obstructions.

Each boat has the rigidity, stability and performance to withstand open water conditions and are apparently strong enough to handle the worst of dirt roads thatyou will encounter on the way to that out of the way spot.

All consoles, hardtops, bowrollers, ladders, bait board tanks and the new BowActive Ladder are designed and built in house.

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