The Contender 25 Bay is the perfect boat for those who love fishing and cruising around inshore reefs and bays with a little offshore fishing thrown in when conditions suit. A versatile platform for flats fishing and lure casting, the Contender 25 Bay can be customised with custom T-tops, consoles, leaning posts, and electronics.
It comes built to fish with options for live-well, additional rod holders, electric reel outlets, trolling motor mount and a large flat forward casting platform. While fishing is a focus, every 25 Bay boat comes fitted with forward seating in the bow and pop-up jump seats in the aft ensuring that guests are also well catered for.
Like all Contender boats, the Contender 25 Bay rides exceptionally well and will easily handle long and bumpy runs when the breeze builds to blustery in seconds. With an unbeatable ability to deliver a smooth fast dry ride, a Contender 25 Bay is the favourite of sports fisherman everywhere. Built on a unique twin-stepped hull configuration, the Contender 25 Bay runs extremely flat and is quick to plane. Combined with the use of a jacking plate, the boat can get on plane very quickly in very little water which is of great value to the flats fisherman.
The design lends itself well to anglers throwing lures in the salt or impoundments with massive amounts of deck space and a small toe rail so you know exactly where you are in the boat as you move around. In addition, an extra-large hatch allows you to stow large gear easily underfoot without trying to cram it through a small opening.
The Contender 25 Bay comes rigged with flush mount gunnel rod holders, under gunnel rod racks, over 151 litres of live-well space and 198 litres of insulated fish boxes, plus all the creature comforts you need to ensure you bring back your bounty safe and dry.
- Vacuum infused hull and deck
- Heavy duty vinyl or stainless rub rail
- Anchor locker with molded-in anchor storage
- 320 litres dry storage
- 170 litres insulated in-floor fish box
- 150 litres livewell
- 45 litres bait well
- 66 litres cooler (console front seat)
- Heavy duty 25cm jackplate
- Additional battery with switch
- Console, bay boat
- T-top, hard top, electronics box (only if hard top is chosen)
- 2 x T-top, hard top, radio speaker boxes (only if hard top is chosen)
- 2 x T-top, hard top, spreader lights molded in facing rear (only if hard top is chosen)
- Finger grip hand rails on T-top
- Livewell plumbing (4200 lph)
- 4 x rod holders – console vertical
- 2 x rod holders – gunnel
- 4 x under gunnel rod racks
- 4 x under seat rod racks
- Cleat – bow (pop-up)
- 2 x cleats pop-up – stern
- Compass high speed
- Hydraulic jack plate
- Navigation light
- Stainless steel steering wheel with knob
- Tilt steering helm
- Trim tabs electric 9 x 12
- Seating, leaning post, mini, fixed back
- Forward seating, U shaped with cushions
- 2 x rear jump seats
- Standard Contender logo
- Cockpit coaming bolster same as cushion stripes (select colours in options)
- Cushions exterior (select colours in options)
- Gel coat colours (select colours in options)
"Islamorada Allure" - Capt Greg Poland & Capt Matt Bellinder on Contender 25 Bay
About Contender Boats
Contender are a U.S manufacturer with over three decades of experience building the world’s finest semi-custom sportfishing boats. Boats that are carefully engineered and meticulously hand-crafter. Not because it is the east way, but because they have a reputation to uphold. A reputation of building boats that out-perform and out-last. A reputation that drives Contender to push the envelope even further, every day.
Contenders are built for fun, built to fish, and built for you! Every Contender is built with hand laid fiberglass using a multi-directional fabric and foam cored solid glass stringer system. The hull is laminated solid fiberglass using biaxial and triaxial cloths, structural PVC core sandwich construction, vinyl ester resins and specially formulated gel coats for a high gloss mirror like finish.
Every hull includes raised transom live wells, flush mount bow rails, a bow anchor locker, and a self-bailing cockpit. Unlike some mass production boat builders, Contender pride themselves on keeping this experience personal. Your Contender is made for you. Your experience is hands on. To customise each component of the vessel from hull size and power, to console and electronics packages. Right down to down to the type of stitching on your upholstery.
You can choose custom hard tops with full towers, stand on consoles, or canvas tops to fit your tastes and accommodate a variety of styles and applications. Console options include vertical rod holders, electronics mounting layout options, customs witch locations, and all-around toe kick. A variety of colours and finishes are available with custom styled stitching patterns for forward and rear seating. Rig your electronics for fishing, navigation, general comfort, and personal convenience. Contender provide the options to suit your needs.
Being a semi-custom builder allows Contender to craft boats that excel in tournament fishing, family outings, commercial work, and everything in-between. It allows them to work behind the scenes to ensure each boat delivers the ultimate performance, strength, durability, and comfort you expect from a Contender. 35 years of experience gives Contender the runs on the board.