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Overall length
Max horsepower
800 HP
Fuel capacity
1173 Litres
Boat weight
5216 Kgs
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The Contender 32 Step Tournament is a fishing weapon. Originally built for kite fishing in Miami, the Contender 32ST offers space, performance, and innovation. It is built on Contender’s self-draining twin Stepped Hull which decreases planning time, flattens the bow lift of a conventional hull, and aids top end speed across the water. It also improves turning stability. Contender have been working with stepped hulls for years and offer them on a variety of models.

The centre console design on the Contender 32 Step Tournament delivers the space ahead of and behind the console that fisherman often want, but rarely get to realise. The room, particularly at the bow must be seen to be believed. A side-coaming that runs the entire inner circumference of the boat right up to the bow creates an incredibly fishable space suitable for casting lures at reefs or schools of tuna offshore. You could even gear up and chase Marlin off the Ribbon Reefs in North Queensland.

Storage is provided via multiple underfloor lined compartments located at the bow and behind the console. The console is wide and will accommodate larger screens preferred by game captains with a twin screen layout also possible. There is a large seat/sunlounge with storage underneath ahead of the console and bench seating at the transom.

Seating on the Contender 32ST is by way of an elaborate leaning post with tackle centre located at the rear. This gives immediate access to important fishing equipment while the bite is hot. The transom includes twin live wells while overhead is the standard T-top providing protection and an excellent location for outriggers and radar arch.

You can option up with Contender’s Custom Fishing Tower, built to sight fish, or spot birds miles away. The complete second station up top keeps you in control of position and other important information. The captain’s view from the tower is critical in directing championship crews and always staying in control of the fish.

The Contender 32ST is an open water speed machine and can be powered by up to twin 400hp engines. It is designed to handle the roughest of seas where nothing can hold you back. The Contender 32 Step Tournament has a 1,173-litre fuel capacity, so your boundaries will not be limited by range. Get there fast, get there dry, get in the game.

The Contender 32 Step Tournament is just shy of 10 metres long and has a beam of 2.95 metres.

Standard features:

  • 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.

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Wow.....what a machine! Although I have owned numerous boats, the Contender 32 Step Tournament far exceeded my expectations. The fit and finish was impeccable but the handling, ride quality, and sheer speed (60 knots) was unbelievable.
As I got to know the boat, it became clear, that it was designed by people with a deep understanding of boating and fishing. Everything is exactly where you want it, and works incredibly well. From the helm controls and electronics, to the the tackle station, massive live bait system, rod storage and outrigger setup. There’s heaps of storage, both under floor and in the console for gear and safety equipment. Really this boat has too much for me to list, suffice to say it has everything you could ever need.
My family, friends and I have spent endless hours enjoying the 32ST and have had some amazing adventures far from shore and in close as well. We have towed the boat all over the east coast and have met some amazing people because of it.

Steven Higgs


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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