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Overall length
Max horsepower
400 HP
Fuel capacity
548 Litres
Boat weight
1905 Kgs
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The Contender 25 Tournament is any keen offshore anglers dream boat. Built on a hand-laid fibreglass hull, using a multi-directional fabric and foam cored stringer system and added foam floatation, the Contender 25 Tournament has a pedigree almost unrivalled in saltwater angling. Thanks to a 24.5-degree deadrise, the Contender 25 Tournament has an unbeatable ability to slice through the choppy conditions commonly encountered off the Australian coastline in place like the Barrier Reef, Coffs Harbour and Exmouth in Western Australia.

The Contender 25 Tournament is even used as an in-survey charter boat by Eddy Lawler at Peak Sportsfishing in WA chasing GTs, sailfish, and blue marlin. They say good fisherman want to get there and great fisherman want to get there fast, and stay dry. And with a hull that gets better as conditions deteriorate, rigged with a single or twin-engine set-up of up to 400 HP, you can do just that.

The Contender 25 Tournament is a centre console design with the console placed perfectly in the boat allowing for enormous deck space up front for lure casting and enough room down the back if soaking a bait or trolling is more your style.

The Contender 25 Tournament console features enough room for any combination of multi-function display units, radios, and safety equipment. There is a massive 140 litre live-well, huge storage bins in the floor and a spacious dry storage in the forward deck. There is seating ahead of the console.

You can option up with a custom T-top for sun protection, three person leaning post and rod holder or any electronics package you desire. Electric reel outlets can also be added to your Contender 25 Tournament as can additional rod holders and a marine toilet in the console.

With a massive payload of 548 litres of fuel, you can take this boat literally anywhere and do it in style.

Standard features: 

  • Additional battery with switch 
  • Head, electric with Y valve
  • Console M-series 25′ model (side door)
  • Switch panel moved up on dash
  • T-Top, delux handrail, laceless
  • Finger grip hand rails on T-top
  • 1 x livewell, plumbing (4200 lph)
  • 4 x rod holders, gunnel
  • 6 x under gunnel rod racks
  • Cleat, bow (pop-up) and lifting eye
  • 2 x Cleats, pop-up, stern (upgrade)
  • Compass high speed
  • Navigation light
  • Steering wheel, stainless steel with knob
  • Tilt steering helm with second hydraulic cylinder for twin engines
  • Trim tabs (electric) 12 x 12
  • Seating, leaning post, mini, fixed back
  • Standard Contender logo
  • Cushions exterior (select colours in options)
  • Gel coat colours (select colours in options)
*Please note that the above standard features include Contender’s standard features plus additional options that we, at Boat Monster, know that you will want, need and love.

Contender 25 Tournament
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Contender 25 Tournament running offshore

The Contender 25T is a fast, dry, open sportfishing weapon with 360 degrees of fishability, topped off with an amazing ride. With the recently installed command station it has only strengthened my love for my 25T, opening up the view in both topwater and tease and switch billfish applications! The Contender 25T eats the chop and the harder you're willing to drive it the better it loves it! I constantly hear that it "must use a bit with two engines” but in all honesty with the max HP matched with hull design I use the same fuel if not less than boats in the same class with single, large HP engines!

Brenton Cartledge


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.

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