The Contender 30 Step Tournament or 30ST is for serious sport fisherman who dream of chasing sportfish anywhere including off the continental shelf. Anywhere along the east coast of Australia is fair game in a Contender 30 Step Tournament. The boat is built on a Contender’s customisable hand-laid fibreglass, 24.5 -degree deadrise hull. Under pinning that is a multi-directional fabric and foam cored stringer system with added foam floatation. The deck is also a self-draining design which does not come at the expense of internal freeboard. This makes it safer for all types of uses.
The Contender 30 Step Tournament also rides on their unique stepped hull design. This design improves fuel efficiency and speed by introducing air into the hull, thus reducing drag. The hull is built to last and provide a safe and dry ride in any conditions. Save fuel and time. What more could you want from a sports fishing hull? At 9.0 metres long and 2.9 metres wide, there is plenty of space onboard for relaxing, yet fishing is the focus here.
The bow area is open with masses of underfloor storage on offer. Anglers can fish right up to the sides which is not always the case in centre console designs. Adding to the comfort are side coamings that run the entire inner circumference of the boat, combining function and comfort in one. At the stern you will find more underfloor storage bins than you could know what to do with. You can also option up with an additional live well in the floor.
For anglers using live baits, there are twin 150-litre live wells at the transom allowing you to separate your baits efficiently.
The Contender 30 Step Tournament can be optioned up with your choice of console, hard top, fishing accessories, lighting, electronics package, and rod holders. The electronics are fitted in Australia once the boat arrives.
Twin engine performance is standard with twin 150, 200, 250, and 300HP engines an option. The Contender 30 ST is built to fish and make the worst of conditions seem like a light breeze.
- Hand-laid fibreglass using multi-directional fabric and foam cored glass stringer system
- Foam flotation
- Integrated dive platform with full transom and transom door
- Self bailing cockpit
- Non-skid cock pit sole and deck
- Heavy duty rub rail
- International lighting
- Recessed pop-up bow light
- Dual hydraulic steering with custom stainless steel steering wheel
- Waterproof switches and breaker panel with indicator lights
- 7570 LPH auto/manual bilge pump
- Console (custom sport with LED dome light)
- High speed compass
- Extra large walk-in
- Console fully lined and finished with head compartment
- Oversized electronic panel
- Moulded in front console seat
- Lockable storage inside console
- Custom helm pod
- Battery with switch
- Electric head with Y-valve on slide
- Switch panel moved up on dash
- Finger grip hand trails on T-top
- 2 x Livewell plumping (4163 LPH)
- 4 x gunnel rod holders
- 6 x under gunnel rod racks
- Cleat on bow with pop up and lifting eye
- Freshwater system
- Navigation lighting
- Standard Contender logo
- Gel coat colours (select colours in options)
- Upholstery 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 need, want and love.
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.