Formosa Marine


Aluminium boat builder. Australian owned and operated FORMOSA MARINE are dedicated to building and developing trailerable, aluminium plate boats. The business is run by the original owners and is based on Brisbane’s bayside since 1998.

The aluminium boat ranges, Formosa Tomahawk and SEA-ROD are designed and built in Brisbane, Tingalpa and are Australia’s best designed for strength and and versatility. Each boat has the same engineering specifications so you can be assured that Formosa Marine’s plate boat construction, spacious layout and freeboard is in each hull regardless of the size or model selected from the largest range available.

Working closely with dealers and local Formosa boat owners Formosa Marine bring the strength, performance and design qualities


Formosa Marine’s central focus and commitment have always been customer satisfaction and service. They work closely with their dealers and directly with customers to ensure they receive the boat of their dreams. The development of Formosa Marine boats and their operations has always been driven by the desire to design great boats and meet customer demand; not focusing on what others in the marine industry are doing.


Formosa Marine’s team of Welders, Fabricators and Fitout Specialists have been specifically trained and supported in their roles, in turn they take great pride in the production of the boats. Firstly, boat features and options are designed and manufactured inhouse, otherwise quality products (mainly for fitout) are sourced from marine industry specialists.


The advancement of the boats focusses on the strength, safety, quality and performance yet keeping them within an affordable price range. Early days saw their boats being tested in the most remote areas of Australia to ensure boats were developed to handle all environments. Enhancements are still being made however minor; be assured though, Formosa Marine never skimp on quality!


Formosa Marine began to satisfy the simple need to design and fabricate, hence why there is a long history of development that will continue into the future.

With the above company values and ever increasing brand recognition, Formosa Marine has become a thriving business achieving an impressive growth over recent years. Since the beginning, the business has moved as production increased. Today they own their shed in Tingalpa, Brisbane; a testament of their dedication to producing quality, safety and performance in aluminium plate boat manufacturing.


1998    Formosa Marine Pty Ltd became a registered business in aluminium pressed boats.

1998    Developed the strength and range of Formosa Marine aluminium pressed boats to handle the Australian environment.

2006    Classic range developed with plate quality design, converting to a 4mm bottom and
3mm side hull as standard which allowed for a modern flat side.

2007    New hull construction technique introduced featuring fully welded floor, ribs and longitudinal hull structure.

2009    Introduction of an entirely new hull design; the Tomahawk range was developed to meet customer demand for self-draining decks. Enhanced reputation as a builder of “Quality build, Ultimate Performance” boats.

2011    MK3 Classic released with a new hull on the Classic range. Based on the now popular Tomahawk hull which included the reverse chine hull, fastback transom and raised sheer line which improved performance, comfort and practicality.

2011    SEA-ROD by Formosa Marine brand designed and manufactured to meet the demand for a water ballast hull design for extra stability at rest.

2014    MK4 Classic released with 4mm sides and the Tomahawk rib structure as standard.

2016    V2 Hull design introduced with an improved deadrise, trim range, extra floor structure, extra side pockets, the Formosa designed bow-roller and Tow-Catch™.

2016    Standard features and optional extras were evaluated, improved on where needed and new designs were added to meet demand such as the new Hard Topoptions.

2016    SEA-ROD Active Transom development.

2016    Re-branded Tomahawk to the Tomahawk Offshore and the Classic range is now known as the Tomahawk Classic.

2016    SEA-ROD Active Transom released and marketed.

2016    New 700 Offshore added to the Centre Console, Half Cabin and Centre Cabin models.

2016    New 480 Offshore added to the Centre Console, Side Console, Territory and Runabout models.

2016    X Bowrider designed and released at the Sydney boat show end of July.

2017    New Offshore 740 Cabin ‘Fully Enclosed Cabin’ Hard Top, Sydney Boat Show release.

2018    Formosa Marine turned 20 years old!!! In celebration, all boat graphics had a revamp, each boat order with a Bait Board and Bait Tank receives a free Railblaza gift and the exclusive 20th Anniversary emblem.

2018    Formosa Marine introduced the 1% Challenge internally to improve on build efficiency, quality, finish and value to their boats.

2018    Formosa Marine are developing their options and features, including exchanging stainless steel hinges for Aluminium on deck lids, new scupper design with bungee, new side cleats on all boats, improved cabin lighting, pocket carpet lining as standard, new X Bowrider branded cushioning, new fabric cushion option and new Formosa branded seats.

2018    New ‘Enclosed Cabin with Lockable Roller Door’ Hard Top option for Cabin models, sizes 580 to 740, Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show release.

2019    Formosa Marine will continue to developed strong and trusting relationships with their Dealerships and Customers throughout Australia and are looking to increase their network in 2019.


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