Contender Boats History

Contender Boats History

Although Contender is one of the newer boat manufacturers, it has Contender Yachts Historyalready become a legend in the sport fishing community, with a reputation for producing one of the best offshore sport fishing boats available. Since they first opened their doors in 1984, Contender has been redefining sportfishing boat design, imbuing their creations with the sophisticated power and performance required of today’s proven tournament-winning vessels. With Contender’s track record of producing some of the best performing center console fishing boats on the water and their ongoing commitment to excellence, they are perfectly positioned to establish themselves as one of the true giants of sportfishing.

Contender Boats began over 29 years ago with the simple philosophy, “the boat matters.” Unlike some mass production boat builders, Contender prides themselves on maintaining a traditional “hands on” approach to boat building while using the most advanced modern materials and quality components available. At the core of Contender’s designs is always the commitment to providing the superior performance that tournament fishers demand, leading to innovations such as their proven deep-V 24.5 ° deadrise hull that incorporates a reverse radius chine to deliver a dry ride in even the roughest conditions. In addition to providing a rock steady fishing platform at rest, this hull also creates added lift on plane to run faster on less fuel, so anglers can cover more area when pursuing their tournament winning catch.

As Les Stewart, Jr., director of marketing for Contender boats explains, “Contender was built around tournament fishing and grew from earning the reputation of building tournament winners. It takes more than just luck to win a fishing tournament. It takes skill, passion, and determination with the help of a high performance machine.” This drive to produce the ultimate fishing vessel shows in every detail of a Contender.

Interior layouts are clean and unobstructed with one level deck allowing quick and easy movement from bow to stern, with room for all your gear in large storage compartments with flush mount gaskets located beneath the oversized decks. Polyurethane foam is injected into practically every available cavity acting as flotation as well as a sound deadening benefit. All Contenders are outfitted with Yamaha outboards matched and perfectly suited for each vessel. Other noteworthy Contender features include raised transom live wells, integrated flush mount bow rails, anchor locks, walk-through transoms and self-bailing cockpits.

Take your fishing to the next level in a tournament-winning vessel from Contender! Atlantic Yacht and Ship has some great pre-owned Contender boats for sale, including an exceptional 38′ Contender Express 2008. Featuring two large staterooms, a spacious galley and enclosed head and shower, this powerful yet luxurious vessel satisfies the most demanding anglers and the most discriminating cruisers alike. A true fishing machine, this quality vessel comes equipped with a full custom tower and is loaded with upgrades. Built in 2008, this vessel has been maintained extremely well by the owner and shows beautifully. Located in Boca Raton, with a motivated owner and a newly reduced price of       $ 299,800, this vessel is ready for her next tournament win!

Also available at Atlantic Yacht and Ship is an exceptionally 36' Contender Center Console 2006 for salewell-maintained 2006 36′ Contender with a Bimini T-top priced at $129,000. This feature-rich center console designed for triple-engine power delivers high-octane performance and no-excuses fishability. Notable features include dual 50-gallon transom live wells, transom door, step-down storage/head compartment, four insulated fish boxes and an exemplary finish with flawless gel coat. This Deep-V can endure serious offshore punishment. With triple 250hp Yamaha outboards, she tops out at over 55mph and is ready for a summer of intense fishing excitement.

Atlantic Yacht and Ship’s knowledgeable South Florida yacht brokers are waiting to help get you out on the water in the vessel of your dreams. Whether you are seeking yachts for sale, or are a boat or yacht owner looking to sell or trade, Atlantic Yacht & Ship has the experience and connections to help you realize your goals. Browse our extensive listings of new and preowned motor yachts, or call us directly at 1-888-230-0439.