Formosa’s Side Console has had a revamp with a higher forward casting deck that fits an esky and a new versatile side console design for the ultimate fishing boat.
A side console gives you an open fishing platform with full access to the portside and a large open area for storing equipment. The low console also provides less wind resistance, increases your viewing capacity on the water and is easier to store if your garage height is at a premium. The side console is ideal for navigating inlets slowly, to help with this, Formosa provides an Electric Motor Mount as a standard feature on this model. On a Formosa Side Console, the forward casting deck has been designed higher for storage that allows a 70L esky or water tank underdeck, to help keep your fishing area clear of obstructions. The casting deck is built with a strong aluminium structure and a drainage system around the hatch to keep the storage bay dry in case of rain. With strength and practicality in mind, Formosa has built a new aluminium side console with a wraparound windscreen, heavy-duty grab rails and extra storage. A new Driver Sliding Seat is an innovative design in the side console, allowing the driver to reposition the seat, sliding along the side pocket, to allow more deck space while fishing off the back. Option it up with a new heavy-duty tackle box that fits under the seat. With this model, you also get a Pedestal Pole Seat for the passenger and four (4) extra seat positions. Standard on a Side Console are two (2) Embroidered Folding Seats with Slide, battery bay, 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, 4 rod holders, forward bollard, white painted sides and interior and Formosa graphics, plus more. Formosa boats are known for their stability, yet the Quad4™ Water Ballast option is available on each boat if more stability at rest is needed.
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, SeaStar Hydraulic Steering and hoses, four (4) Aluminium angled rod holders (620-6) and the new Offshore Kill Tank with Drainage System. An underfloor 80L auxiliary tank for fuel or water is available for the 620. The OFFSHORE Side Console is available in sizes 490, 520, 550, 580 and 620.
The CLASSIC Side Console is available in four sizes and built with a Marine Grade 5052 Plate Hull, 4mm sides and 4mm bottom sheets, four (4) 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 Side Console 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.
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. Full Access and Dual Access are not available for sizes 490, 700 and 740 in this model. Read more about the Active Transom here>
Formosa SRT Plate Hull -2019
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.