DUE to popular demand, Formosa Marine has once again grown its range of boats for 2017.
Last year there was enormous growth in model size, standard features and options. This year continues to see development in response to customer demand. Formosa Marine is Australian owned and operated and has always been dedicated to building and developing quality aluminium trailer boats since 1998.
Last year saw the development and release of the new 7m sizes, available in Centre Cabin, Half Cabin, Centre Console, Bowrider and Territory models. Formosa Marine also released the innovative X Bowrider design as a model in itself, available in sizes 580, 620, 660 and 700.
The X will be available in sizes 520 and 550 later this year. The never-seen-before wake tower design allows boat owners the option to take the family out skiing one day and experience offshore fishing the next. Formosa Marine also released the Enclosed Cabin Hard Top option for the Centre Cabin and Half Cabin models in sizes 580 to 700.
This option offers more protection for the family and offshore fishing adventures, especially in colder areas.The large range of optional extras grew even larger and some designs were enhanced in response to customer feedback.
New designs include the Enclosed Cabin Hard Top, Recessed Side Lounge and on the Sea-Rod range the Active Transom design.
The Sea-Rod water ballast range was designed with a new step-down transom allowing for the choice of four Active Transom options: Full, Dual, Single and Enclosed Access. Choose the option you need for fishing, casting, diving or simply enjoying the waters.
For more information, check out all these new features online on Formosa Marine’s new mobile-friendly website formosamarineboats.com.au Formosa Marine continues to advance its boats to handle the Australian environment yet keep them affordable. The new Sea-Rod Offshore 740 Centre Cabin was released in mid-May and Marine Tune had the pleasure of fitting this beauty out for a customer.
Marine Tune is Formosa Marine’s Sea-Rod dealer situated in Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast. Marine Tune offers great boat, motor, trailer package deals and the full range of Sea-Rod boats by Formosa Marine. The new 7.4m boat was tested, fitted and handed over to the customer with all the bells and whistles including new features.
For the new length, Formosa Marine increased the deadrise from 18.5 to 20 degrees yet retained the stability its boats are known for. Some design features of the new 740 include slightly higher sides, a 300-litre fuel tank and importantly, more deck space for you and your mates.
The 740 is available in Centre Cabin and Half Cabin configurations, with Hard Top options such as the new Enclosed Cabin, Open Cabin and Hard Top Visor as shown on the 740 pictured. Standard build features include the V2 Hull with 5mm bottom sheets and 4mm sides; self-draining aluminium deck; multi-chamber, water-ballast, foam-filled hull; deeper sides and wide beam; fully welded side decks and gunwales; raised sheer and chine line, new Tow-Catch; new aluminium bow roller; heavy-duty dive ladder; installation of the world’s leading SeaStar steering system; 32mm rails; side pockets; sounder brackets and more.
Visit Formosa Marine’s website to download the full spec list. Options on this 740 were a Hard Top Visor, Single Active Transom with a fold-down rear seat and transom door, hydraulic steering, two-tone paint, cabin underfloor storage boxes and three cabin shelves.
Marine Tune fitted a 300hp Yamaha motor, which saw the big 740 reach almost 80km/h; a digital gauge fuel management system with fly-by-wire optical controls; VHF radio; Lowrance Elite-9 Ti combo; dual batteries; stainless steel prop; freshwater deck wash with 60-litre tank; fantastic rear extension sun peak bimini; clears; Fusion stereo; Muir electric drum winch with plough anchor and more.
Formosa Marine is proud to be working with Marine Tune, Australia’s leading Yamaha outboard dealer and an authorised Yamaha service centre. Check out the Sea-Rods in the large Marine Tune showroom at 64 Kortum Drive, Burleigh Heads or speak with one of the professional sales staff today on 07 5576 7388.
All Sea-Rod by Formosa Marine models in size 520 and over are uniquely designed with a four-chamber counterbalance water ballast system for extra stability at rest. You can see this unique feature on a Formosa boat displayed in Marine Tune’s showroom today.