Reverse Chine Hull
Famous for the onboard stability in the Formosa Classic hull, a 100mm reverse chine with the extra hull weight in the Tomahawk series, ensures excellent tracking performance in tight turns, smoother ride through choppy conditions and great weight/balance distribution when fishing at rest.
Raised Sheer line
Providing not only a sportier look, the raised sheer line provides even greater protection from large swell as well as additional space and freeboard to the top deck area.
Not just stylish, the new Tomahawk “fastback” transom provides a great platform for a quick dip and easy access to the motor bay. Despite the larger design little onboard room is lost.
4mm bottoms, 3mm sides.
The extra thick hull of a Formosa, offers the strength value and smoother ride offered in plate models while still keeping a family friendly design found in pressed models.
Fully welded side decks — not stitched.
Welded side decks offer greater hull rigidity, easy clean decks and better paint longevity.
Aluminium Cabins, Anchor Wells and Dashes
For strength and longevity, a boat should be made out of the same material as much as possible. That is why when it comes to our cabins, dash, wells and instrument panels we only use factory manufactured, fully welded aluminium components.
Longitudinal Hull Structure
Unlike most similarly priced boats, the hull structure in a Formosa boat is welded to the bottom sheets and reinforced with longitudinal hull strengtheners. The advantage of this process is increased hull strength and consistency in hull shape — resulting in better performance and a more solid ride
Battery Storage Transom Box
Now with plenty of room to hold twin batteries, the transom shelf provides extra off floor storage, including room for a deck wash kit, oil tanks, and all bait tank hosing. There is also room for a transom door to be fitted if required
Oil sealed carpet floors
The advantage of using carpeted ply wood floor is that you can get a lower hull weight (less HP required), easy underfloor access and the cost of boat manufacturer is considerably less. This is why plywood floors are the most popular choice of flooring for pressed style boats. However unlike Aluminium, Plywood is susceptible to warping and rotting if not properly treated. To improve the longevity of our plywood floors, before carpeting we seal all surfaces with a deep treat application to minimize the possibility of mildew growth — a forbearer of future floor damage.
Deeper sides and wide beams
Some manufacturers have creative ways of measuring their boats, so the only true way to know is hop in and compare. The first thing you will notice is the extra freeboard height, particularly in our 5.2m and 5.5m range or the extra wide beam across the whole Formosa range. This adds to a greater underfoot stability and a smoother and drier run in choppy conditions. Better still, you may find that with our freeboard space, our boats can provide just as much room as the next size up in our competitor’s boats.
Structural Supporting Anchor Wells
Constructed out of high grade 3mm aluminium and carpeted in marine carpet, our anchor wells are also welded to the internal edge of gunwales. This provides extra rigidity to the front nose while supporting the weight of the anchor and chain.