Formosa Sea Rod 520 Deluxe

AU $42,995 Finance
17' 1" - 5.20m
Family, Leisure, Off-shore Fishing
Vessel Location
John Crawford Marine: Tingalpa, Brisbane QLD Insurance
Hull Material

Wow, what a package! Check out this new listing at John Crawford Marine - a solid ocean going platey built like the proverbial brick outhouse for the serious fisherman! The Sea-Rod range from Formosa is carving a well-deserved niche amongst local fishing circles for their no nonsense heavy duty boats.

This model is the Formosa 520 Sea Rod Deluxe side console and the "volume" of this 17-footer has to be seen when up side by side to other brand-named packages on the boat yard to appreciate its enormity! For those anglers that need a solid rig and also loved the old Trailcraft 540SC model, well step into this behemoth to get amongst the Queenies, Wahoo, Snapper and Crabs.

As the photos depict this rig presents in excellent condition with the computer diagnostic report indicating a low 38 hours of running on the upgraded 115Hp Suzuki EFI four stroke. These engines are well regraded for their reliability, amazing fuel economy and performance. The motor is rigged with a SE Sport 300 and steering is made light via the Seastar hydraulic steering system.

The side console is well set up with everything one needs within arms reach including a full complement of engine gauges (note the analogue hour meter reads 110 - these are not engine running hours). Atop the dash, electronics suited for the angler are fitted including a Lowrance Elite 7 HDI combo sounder/GPS with a 7" screen along with a Garmin GPS Map 550 and a GME GX600A VHF radio for comms back to base.

Overhead a large bimini keeps the midday sun at bay and provides some reprieve and yet when casting at the surface fish or towing down the highway, this simply folds down and is neatly stored in a bimini sock. The deck on this rig is huge! And storage abounds from the transom to the side pockets to the bow under the forward casting deck.

The transom is very set up for the angler with a quality fabricated bait prep table incorporating 4 rod holders along with a large volume live bait tank. The battery is up off the floor in its own dedicated shelf and for those that like a swim or pull the big fish aboard, a swim platform with transom door makes these activities easier.

This model also has the unique 4 chamber water ballast hull that incorporates as the description, water flood tanks to improve stability at rest even with the reverse chines and some 2.4m beam!

Features & Accessories

Lowrance Elite 7HDI colour combo GPS/Sounder
Garmin GPS Map 550 colour GPS with SD standard map card
GME GX600A VHF radio with aerial
Single battery with an isolation switch in a battery box
Underfloor fuel tank approx. 115L capacity
Seastar hydraulic steering
Mechanical override disc brakes
6 adult life jackets
2 paddles, V-sheet, mirror
Flares, fire extinguisher
Safety Alert EPIRB
Sand anchor with rope & chain
Bimini top and bimini sock
2 pedestal seats, multiple locations
Custom upgrade painted hull
Walk through transom & door
Bow casting platform & side pockets
4 chamber water ballast hull
5083 high tensile 4mm plate alloy underside
Wide gunnels
8 rod holders
Bait board including live bait tank & rod holders
2 step boarding ladder & boarding platform
Bow underfloor storage
Galvanised trailer frame, wheels, axle & springs
Spare wheel
Bearing buddies
Tie down strap
LED trailer lights

The rig is trailered on a Dunbier 5.0 single axle trailer that will make launching and retrieving a simple affair with its simple and yet proven design. Naturally the trailer is fitted with mechanical over ride disc brakes for added on road towing safety and comes with a spare wheel. The trailer upon sale will be also checked by our workshop team and the brakes adjusted as all JCM trailers are sold compliant and in road worthy condition.

This rig is packed with features and is a must buy at under $43K tow away backed with all the JCM inclusions and pre-sale checks as outlined further below!

You can have confidence in buying a boat from John Crawford Marine, Queensland's Used Boat Specialists. Since 1964 we have been buying, consigning and selling only the best range of quality used trailer boats.

The advertised price includes written mechanical reports on the hull/motor/trailer. Our trailers are sold in roadworthy condition, right down to tyre pressure checks and an R- clip being supplied on the trailer coupling!

As a member of the Boating Industry Association, our boating industry body, we only use industry endorsed paperwork. Further, engines are supplied with a BIA Used Recreational Motor Boat warranty (Unless advertised otherwise). We guarantee title as JCM supplies PPSR certificates (known as REVS) providing our buyers confidence and security.

As part of the delivery process, on water demonstrations (where practical and additional costs may apply) are offered to assist with familiarisation of your purchase. Registration transfers and Road Worthy Certificates (Qld only) are taken care of by our office staff and paid on your behalf for your convenience.

If you are an interstate buyer, we can still assist with ensuring your trailer is sold to you in road worthy condition, as it's an Australian Standard. Although the trailer is sold unregistered, for a small fee, our staff can provide you with an Unregistered Vehicle Permit to allow you to tow home safely and legally.

Don't live nearby? JCM can assist with arranging transport to mainland Australia via reputable and insured boat transport companies.

Upon delivery your rig will undergo a workshop pre-delivery, boat wash and the sales consultant will complete a handover.

Do you have a trade in? John Crawford Marine is always looking for stock, so why not ask the sales team if they can assist with your trade.

Looking for Finance? Again we can assist with providing you competitive finance rates to suit you and your budget.

Lastly, but just as important to consider when owning a boat is comprehensive insurance. JCM is privileged to offer you two of Australia's leading Boat Insurers, Club Marine and Nautilus Insurance.

Our webpage www. Johncrawfordmarine. Com. Au includes even more detailed information on our services, location and plenty of general boating information for you to peruse. Remember to join our conversation on JCM's Facebook page and subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter.

On behalf of the team, we look forward to seeing you.

AU $42,995    Finance    Insurance
Boat Reference
17' 1" - 5.20m
Vessel Location
John Crawford Marine: Tingalpa, Brisbane Qld
Hull Material
Suzuki DF115A 115Hp EFI 4S - 38 hours (2014)
Engine Make
Number Engines
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
Dunbier 5.0 braked trailer (10.2014)

Broker / Dealer
John Crawford Marine
07 3390 6933
1029 Manly Road
City / Suburb

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