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Overall length
Max horsepower
2000 HP
Fuel capacity
2138 Litres
Boat weight
2176 Kgs
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The Contender 44 Fisharound is built from the same hull mould as the game changing Contender 44 Step Tournament. It has all the performance and fishing prowess of the ST model while maintaining fishing space. It adds luxury and comfort with a small queen cabin in the console, complete with a bed, cooktop, microwave, sink, television, marine toilet, and shower.

In addition to the comfort down below, there is seating for three behind the console, a large double sunlounge located immediately ahead and bench seat in the rear port corner of the boat behind the console. A proper Sports Utility Design.

Like the smaller 39FA, Contender have stayed close to their roots with the boat remaining open and spacious with a 360-degree fishability at the centre of the design. The captain’s console can accommodate any number of screen set ups while still allowing full visibility ahead.

The Contender 44 Fisharound has a beam of 3.65 metres and a length of 13.36 metres, a fuel capacity of 2,138-litres and a 2,000 max hp rating. It is built for places like the Ribbon Reefs where a day of fishing for granders may be followed by a night at Lizard Island. Powered with triple or quad engine configurations the Contender 44 Fisharound excels in every category. Speed, performance, and reliability.

The Contender 44FA uses Contender’s twin Stepped Hull. The design decreases plaining time, flattens the bow lift of a conventional hull, and aids top end speed across the water as well as improving turning stability. Performance at its finest.

The helm seating consists of bench-like individually appointed seating with rod storage and tackle storage behind. There is also an option for a slide out esky/seat facing aft. More storage can be found under the seats.

A top the standard hard T-top, you can option up with a Custom fishing tower. These towers are built to get the captain up high and maintain an excellent visual over the working area of the boat. By getting above the water you find more fish and have a better chance of landing them.

Standard features:

  • Forward anchor locker with storage
  • Forward above deck cooler storage
  • 264 litre water capacity
  • 1135 litre forward fish box
  • 2 x 378 litre aft fish boxes
  • 2 x 208 litre transom live wells
  • 25 cm pop-up cleat
  • Heavy duty bow lifting ring in floor peak locker
  • 2 x heavy duty stern lifting rings
  • 2 x 25 cm stern cleats
  • 2 x 20 cm cleats with hause pipes – midship
  • Custom aluminium recessed bow handrail
  • Oversized electronics panel
  • Lockable storage inside console
  • Non-skid cockpit sole and deck
  • Heavy duty stainless or vinyl rub rail
  • International lighting
  • Waterproof switches and breaker panel with indicator lights
  • 7570 Lph auto/manual bilge pump
  • Additional battery
  • Counter tops Corian (select colours in options)
  • Head, electric with Y-valve
  • Sea Deck interior flooring to match Corian counter top
  • TV flat screen
  • T-top, hard top, M-series (fibreglass)
  • Enclosure, polycarbon, M-series (Isan glass)
  • 2 x Livewell plumbing 1100 GPH 
  • 4 x flush mount gunnel rod holders
  • Under gunnel rod racks
  • Fresh water system
  • High speed compass
  • Joystick piloting option (for 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
  • Choice of external cushions (select colour in options)
  • Choice of Corian counter tops (select colour in options)
  • Choice of gel coat colours (select colour 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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