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Sea-Rod Classic 520 Centre Console with dual-access Active Transom and folding T-top.

Discover more with a Sea-Rod by Formosa

THERE’S nothing better than having a large choice of boat models and options with the ability to custom design when buying your new boat.

Two great Aussie businesses that offer more choice when it comes to boats are Formosa Marine and Formosa’s southeast Queensland Sea-Rod dealer Marine Tune, based in Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast. Marine Tune offers great customer service and a wide range of quality boats, trailers and products.

Marine Tune is a Yamaha outboard dealer and an authorised Yamaha service centre. Check out the large showroom at 64 Kortum Drive, Burleigh Heads or speak with one of the professional sales staff today on 07 5576 7388. Formosa Marine has been dedicated to building and developing quality aluminium boats on Brisbane’s bayside since 1998.
Formosa is an Australian-owned and operated manufacturer of plate aluminium trailer boats still run by the original founders.

Marine Tune took on Formosa Marine’s water-ballast Sea-Rod hulls at the beginning of 2016. The new owners, Scott and David, couldn’t be prouder to support a brand that offers its customers so much in service, design and extras in boat manufacturing. It has always been Formosa Marine’s mission to advance its boats to handle the Australian environment yet keep them affordable without skimping on quality, strength, safety and performance.

The 520 and over Sea-Rod by Formosa Marine models are uniquely designed with a four-chamber, counter-balance 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. The boats are available in an ‘Offshore’ design built with an aluminium self-draining deck for offshore adventures.

And, unique to aluminium plate boats, the Sea-Rod water ballast design is also available in a marine-grade plywood floor ‘Classic’ design. Since Sea-Rod’s inception in 2011 and in response to customer needs, an innovative step transom was developed.

Known as the ‘Active Transom’, the latest Sea-Rod pod makes full use of the transom area, allowing better access either side of the motor and creating a larger fishing platform. Design your own Active Transom using self-supporting folding transom doors for the ultimate on-water access.

Choose between four access options: full, dual, single and closed access depending on whether you want to go fishing, casting, diving or simply to take full advantage of our Australian waters. For more information, visit

Marine Tune’s customers have a huge range of optional extras to choose from when ordering a Sea-Rod, most of which are fully designed and built in aluminium by Formosa Marine. Included are four hard-top designs for the Centre Cabins and Half Cabins. Formosa Marine welcomes custom designs on the extras.

With all these great versatile designs, options and more online, there is no excuse not to expand your adventures from inland to offshore.

For the full range of boats and design features, visit

You can contact Marine Tune today for a quote on 07 5576 7388 or visit
Discover more with a Formosa.

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