For over 30 years, Contender Boats has been building center-console boats between 22 and 30 feet for hardcore anglers and the boat owner that likes to cruise. Their motto "Performance Through Innovation" is seen throughout their factory and in the final product.
History of Contender Boats
With over 30 years, fisherman have been fishing on Contender Boats. Thousands upon thousands of Contender Boats have been floating along the coast around the country, catching thousands of fish with the best testament to “Performance through Innovation”. Contender Boats builds 22’ – 39’ boats for fisherman and families that enjoy being out on the open sea. All models that are 25’ and up are built in three pieces; the hull, liner and cap. All pieces are made from fiberglass and fit together like a glove creating nothing other than a fishing machine. The president, Joe Neber, as well as the owner of Contender Boats, founded his company in 1984. Joe started out as an avid saltwater sportsman with an extreme passion for fishing and boating which is evident in his work in resource conservation. The Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida named Joe Neber and Contender Boats the 2016 Conservation Partner of the Year. Contenders have an array of options such as Yamaha Engines, custom leaning posts, offshore towers, and so on. All these options that are available for Contender Boats makes each and every one a fishing machine. All Contenders are lined with fishing rod holders, outriggers, live wells, transducers, GPS, with a variety of more custom options.
Contender 25 T
Since every Contender is customized to your fitting, whether you’re fighting sharks in California or Sailfish in South Florida, this Contender 25 T will take on what you throw at it. Rig your boat to your catch. Custom outriggers, downrigger, rod holders, and so on. Contenders are always in the game and while the wind is blowing, that doesn’t mean you can’t take on the waves because with any Contender, it will handle any seas you set out to be in. As for dryness they say that good fisherman want to get there, but great fisherman want to get there fast and stay dry at the same time. With the Contender 25 T, she is equipped with 24.5 dead rise hull and years of fishing knowledge, the 25 T will get you where you’re going fast and dry!
Contender 25 Bay
The Contender 25 Bay is the perfect vessel for those who have a love for offshore fishing or just cruising around inshore. Like all other Contender boats, the 25 Bay is completely customizable. The standard features that are aboard the 25 Bay is a 40 gallon live well, 12 gallon baitwell, two rod lockers, anchor locker with molded-in anchor storage, flush mount panels and so much more. With the use of a jack plate, the Contender 25 Bay is able to get on plane very quickly in very little water. From skinny waters to deep blue waters, this boat gets the job done.
Contender 28 Sport
With U-shaped forward seating and an extra-large walk in console with side entry and interior glass liner, this boat has nothing but comfort! The Contender 28 Sport also has dome lighting, lockable storage, oversized electronic panel, recessed bow lighting and handrails and so many more accommodations that will leave you speechless. The 28S is a fishing machine that is also built for family fun out on the water. This boat is built to last and will get you to the islands in no time, with no need to fill up on the way with its fuel tank of 180 gallons.
Contender 32 Stepped Hull
Want to talk about a fishing machine? Let’s talk the 32ST. The attention to detail on this particular boat allows you to customize it to the max to create the boat that best fits your needs, no matter what they may be; offshore fishing or a calm day relaxing on the water. The 32ST has a fuel capacity of 310 gallons and a beam that is 9 foot 8 inches long. As for the captains helm, the 32ST is a speed demon in itself and you’re boundaries won’t be limited. As they say about the 32ST, get there fast, dry and get in the game! Fishing game that is. Climb up to the tower and spot out your fish, or let the birds do that for you. Don’t worry about going back down to steer the boat, you’re able to do that right from the captain’s tower. The Contender 32 Stepped Hull is always on its game, has precision engineering, rigged to fish and its tournament ready all the time!
How to buy a Contender Boats
If you’re interested in purchasing a Contender Boat, a Staten Island Yacht Sales professional can assist you in your buying needs. All employees are trained to identify as many ways as possible to improve your experience when purchasing a Contender Boat. Being a 100-percent customer driven business, SI Yachts delivers every time.
How to Sell Your Contender Boats
Staten Island Yacht Sales has experience and the product knowledge to sell your Contender Boat. Selecting the right full service brokerage firm when selling your yacht improves the likelihood of a seamless and timely transaction. Listing your Contender Boat with SI Yachts, you can be certain it is in the hands of dedicated professionals. Over 50 years in business, our devoted Sales Professionals work attentively to provide you with first class representation.