The Formosa Runabout has the driving and seating positions as far forward in the boat as possible giving you a large and flat fishing platform with plenty of room to move around the rear of the boat.

A Runabout is designed to be driving in a seating position at the starboard bow and driver and passenger sit behind a curved windscreen for protection from spray. The Formosa Runabout model has two (2) large forward storage bays and windscreen with a door for access to the anchor well. The dash has been designed to include drink and phone storage. Enjoy the comfort of two (2) embroidered, high back, contoured Bolster Seats with Air Ride Adjustable Seat Pedestals, allowing you to sit higher. As the Runabout is all about utilising the rear area, a flush folding rear lounge and transom door both come standard in these models. Other standard features on a Runabout include 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, 2 cleats, 2 rod holders, forward bollard, white paint and Formosa graphics, plus more. Formosa boats are known for their stability, yet the Quad4™ Water Ballast option is available where more stability at rest is needed.

Offshore Features

The OFFSHORE models now have the Offshore Kill Tank with Drainage System as standard! An Offshore upgrade includes a High Tensile 5083 Plate Hull (including sides), a true Self-draining Aluminium Deck with scuppers, two-seat pedestal poles, SeaStar Hydraulic Steering & hoses, two (2) Aluminium angled rod holders (620 has 4 rod holders) and the new Offshore Kill Tank with Drainage System. The OFFSHORE Runabout is available in sizes 490, 520, 550, 580 and 620.

Classic Features

The CLASSIC Runabout is available in four sizes and built with a Marine Grade 5052 Plate Hull, 4mm sides and 4mm bottom sheets, two (2) plastic angled rod holders and quality Hardwood Flooring, carpeted for a cool comfortable footing. We’ve installed the best steering brand worldwide, SeaStar XTREME™ Mechanical steering and cable. Sizes 580 and 620 have SeaStar Hydraulic steering. The CLASSIC Runabout is available in sizes 490, 520, 550, 580 and 620.

480 is now 490

To offer the Quad4™ Water Ballast option on all models, the 480 has had an increase in size to 490, taking the overall length including the Bowroller to 510. The new 490 now has an Extra-long shaft and a deadrise of 16 degrees. Check with your local dealer for customisation and options.

Active Transom

The Runabout has Single Access ‘Active Transom’ as standard. For the FORMOSA SRT Plate Hull release, 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, Single and Closed Access. Read more about the Active Transom here.


The New Formosa SRT Plate Hull combines the very best boat designs from the SEA-ROD and Tomahawk brands, packaging them into one skilfully engineered plate boat and rebranded as Formosa SRT. The new plate hull features the ultimate level of performance, handling and stability with the inclusion of custom-built cambered strakes for creating hydrodynamic lift and superior traction, a stronger Lock-cell Hull Structure, increased deadrise, large reverse chine and a Quad4™ Water Ballast option across the range.

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