Contender Boats began in 1984 in Homestead, Florida. Contender specializes in Center Consoles and Express Fishing Boats. Contender builds their boats on the proven deep V 24.5 degree deadrise. They feature: Integrated Flush Mount Bow Rails, Heavy Duty Rub Rail, Standard Anchor Lockers, Walk-Through Transoms, Self-Bailing Cockpit, Non-Skid Cockpit Sole and Deck, Choice of Hull and Deck Gelcoat Colors, and Hand-Painted Boot and Pin Stripe.
Contenders have a great reputation for ideal “fish-ability” and exceptional performance. Contenders are complete with a full suite of Yamaha engine options, Custom Leaning Posts, Offshore Fishing Towers, Rod Holders, Outriggers, Transducer, Transom Livewells, Insulated Fish Boxes, GPS, and a variety of other fishing accessories to make them custom fishing machines. Every Contender is built to order and still custom made in Homestead, Florida.
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The Contender Sport Series:
The Contender Sport is focused on family entertaining and cruising without taking away from the “fish-ability” that Contender’s offer. The Contender Sport is a multi-purpose boat that satisfies family boaters and anglers alike. The Contender Sport comes in three different sizes: 22’, 24’ or 28’. This is their entry-level boat that includes: Forward Bench Seating, Removable Forward Seat Insert to Convert Seat to “U”, Storage Compartments Under Forward Seats, Aft Seating with Additional Bilge Access, Flush-Faced Console with Built-In Helm Pod, Spacious Walkaround Room, Built-In Gunnel Rod Racks, Oversized In-Deck Bilge Access, Deluxe Handrail Laceless T-Top, Mini Leaning Post, Dome Light in Console, Custom Recessed Lenco Trim Tabs.
The Contender Tournament Series:
The Contender Tournament Series are great all-around boats that will get you where you want to go quickly and efficiently. The Tournament Series Boats are rigged for big fish with a fast, dry ride. The Tournament Series include: M-Series Console and Side Door, Recessed Electronics Box, Walking/Fishing Space, Fixed Back Leaning Post, Flush Faced Console, Observation Tower with LED Spreader, Fold Down Rear Seating, Forward Console Seating, Mate Series Rod/Cup Holders, Custom Top, and Lenco Trim Tabs.
The 25T is the smallest of the Contender Tournament fleet. This entry level boat is ideal for the first time buyers.
The 28T is the big brother of the 25T, offers the same features with more space, ideal for entry level families.
The innovation starts with the 30 Step Hull which performs offshore despite being the smallest of the Contender models offered in both the cutting edge stepped hull or traditional deep-V design. The 30ST is a great coastal boat with its speed and efficiency.
The 32ST is the latest generation of the original 31 Contender, the boat that has landed more world records than any other boat, now offered in both the cutting edge stepped hull or traditional deep-V design. The 35ST is another landmark Contender model, that is also offered in both the cutting edge stepped hull or traditional deep-V design. The 32ST and 35ST dominate the offshore scene with aggressive lines that hype an elevated level of confidence.
The 39ST is the flagship of the tournament fleet, only great things may be expected of this monster of a boat. The 39ST is offered in both the cutting edge stepped hull or traditional deep-V design as well. The 39ST is the boat that die-hard fisherman dream off…the boat that helps you catch the kind of fish that win competitions. The 39ST comes with Custom Towers to see for miles.
The Contender 39 Fisharound is the combination of tournament fishing comfort and knowledge, made for speed without abandoning its fishing abilities. The 39 Fisharound has the “fish-ability” of a center console and the convenience of an express model or sport fish. Some features include: Hand-Laid Fiberglass Throughout High Tech Construction Using Multi-Directional Fabric and Foam Cored Glass Stringer System, Foam Floatation, Integral Dive Platform, Full Transom and Transom Door, Microwave, TV, Refrigerator, Fresh Water Sink.
The new 39 Fisharound carries forward Contender’s reputation for building serious offshore fishing machines, but adds the comfort of a well-appointed center cabin with a queen berth, galley and enclosed head with stand-up shower. The 39 Fisharound also features the performance of Contender’s smooth-riding twin-step hull. Power it with triple Yamaha F350 outboards for speeds in the 70 mph range. The new 39 Fisharound is undoubtedly a serious tournament boat the whole family will love. – Saltwater Sportsman
The Contender 25 Bay is the perfect boat for offshore fishing on calm days and cruising around inshore on the bay. Built with a fully customizable dashboard. Comes with: Livewells and Jump Seats at the Aft, Seating up Front, Deck for a Trolling Motor, Dry Storage with Additional Battery Storage, Fully Lined and Insulated In-Floor Fish Box, Baitwells, Insulated Cooler, Forward Seat with Built-In Storage, Flush Mount Electronics Panel, Custom Recessed Lenco Trim Tabs. As a result of the twin-stepped hull configuration this is a bay boat that runs extremely flat and is quick to plane.
If you are looking for a used Contender or interested in selling your Contender, United Yacht Sales is the best qualified to help you with your boating needs with over 30 years of experience in the yachting industry. United Yacht Sales will provide a strategic marketing plan for your Contender to get it sold. As representing your used Contender, it is our duty to get it sold and do it right.
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