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Overall length
Max horsepower
2000 HP
Fuel capacity
2271 Litres
Boat weight
8890 Kgs
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The 13.3 metre long, stepped hull Contender 44 Canyon will get you where you want to be quickly, and with a ride that has to be experienced to be believed. This is one of the softest riding offshore hulls money can buy. It is the ultimate weekend family fishing machine with seating for up to 18 adults with a beautiful airconditioned cabin to get away from the elements.

The Contender 44 Canyon is a centre console design, maintaining space and freedom of movement around the deck. Keen anglers will appreciate the 416 litre kill tanks on both port and starboard sides and the twin live wells holding 200 litres each. Contender did not sacrifice any fishability in this model.

Passengers are always comfortable in the dual row of helm seats providing seating for seven adults under the oversized hardtop. Forward bow seating accommodates an additional six adults, and an oversized front lounger with integrated armrests provides a great location to kick back and take in some sun.

The captain’s console on the Contender 44 Canyon will accommodate multi-screen layouts with no limitations on size. There is an oversized switch panel for all your electronics.

Hidden inside the centre console is a cabin with a queen bed, galley and head which you can personalise with your choice of Corian benchtops. To maximise space in the cabin, the toilet slides away beneath the electronics area. The head height is excellent in the cabin with the bed running north/south under the front lounger.

You can rig a total of 200hp on this boat in triple or quad configuration. Top speeds in excess of 110 km/h are possible and you will be cruising comfortably at 80 km/h. The Contender 44 Canyon has a beam of 3.65 metres and carries 2,271 litres of fuel, giving you a solid range for chasing gamefish anywhere on the east or west coast.

When you are hundreds of kilometres from home and the weather is starting to turn, you do not want to wonder if the boat can handle it.  The Contender 44 Canyon is built for comfort, style, range, speed, and reliability.  The boat does not back down and neither will you. 

Standard features: 

  • Freshwater sink
  • 500 litres aft fish boxes, insulated (port and starboard)
  • 2 x 250 litres transom livewells
  • Slide-away toilet under electronics area
  • 1545 litres forward fish box, insulated
  • 25.4 cm forward rod lockers (lined, port and starboard)
  • 318 litres water capacity
  • 454 litres under berth storage
  • International (USCG approved) lighting
  • Waterproof switches and breaker panel with indicator lights
  • 9080 litres per hour auto/manual bilge pump
  • High speed compass
  • Oversized electronics panel
  • Lockable storage inside console
  • Heavy duty stainless steel hardware
  • Non-skid cockpit sole and deck
  • Heavy duty stainless or vinyl rub rail (please select colour in options)
  • Additional battery with switch 
  • Console berth- bed 106 cm x 203 cm
  • Console berth-454 litres storage under mattress on electric actuator 
  • Switch panel moved up on dash
  • T-top, hard top, M- series (fibreglass)
  • Finger grip hand rails on T-top
  • 2 x Livewell plumbing, 5000 litres per hour each
  • 4 x rod holders, gunnel
  • 6 x under gunnel rod racks
  • Cleat, bow (pop-up) and lifting eye
  • Fresh water system
  • Joystick piloting option Mercury outboards
  • Navigation light
  • Stainless steel steering wheel with knob
  • Tilt steering helm with second hydraulic cylinder
  • Trim tabs (Livorsi model 1050)
  • Standard Contender Logo
  • Trim colour (please select colour in options)
  • V berth and throw pillows (selection of 4 colours: air, blue, granite and vellum)
  • Choice of external cushion colours (please select colours in options)
  • Choice of Corian counter tops (please select colours in options)
  • Choice of Gel coat colours (please 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.

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