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Overall length
Max horsepower
400 HP
Fuel capacity
378 Litres
Boat weight
1905 Kgs

Combining the world class running surface of the Contender 25 Bay with some new updates and modifications, the 26BAY displays Contender’s continued dedication to innovation through fishability and performance.
The Contender 26 Bay is the perfect boat for those who love fishing and cruising around inshore reefs and bays with a little offshore fishing thrown in when conditions suit. A versatile platform for flats fishing and lure casting, the Contender 26 Bay can be customised with custom T-tops, stand-through 2nd station, seating, leaning posts and electronics.
It comes built to fish with a 151 Litre live-well, and options for additional rod holders, electric reel outlets, trolling motor mount and a large flat forward casting platform. While fishing is a focus, every 26 Bay boat comes fitted with forward seating in the bow and pop-up jump seats in the aft ensuring that guests are also well catered for.
Like all Contender boats, the Contender 26 Bay rides exceptionally well and will easily handle long and bumpy runs when the breeze builds to blustery in seconds. Built on a unique twin-stepped hull configuration, the Contender 26 Bay runs extremely flat and is quick to plane with a smooth fast dry ride. Combined with the use of a jacking plate, the boat can get on plane very quickly in very little water which is of great value to the flats fisherman.
The design lends itself well to anglers throwing lures in the salt or impoundments with massive amounts of deck space and a small toe rail so you know exactly where you are in the boat as you move around. 
The Contender 26 Bay comes rigged with flush mount gunnel rod holders, under gunnel rod racks, a 265 litre insulated fish box and all the creature comforts you need to ensure you bring back your bounty safe and dry.
Standard Features:
  • Vacuum infused hull and deck
  • Transom bustle with heavy duty jack plate
  • Built-in glove box
  • Heavy duty vinyl or stainless rub rail
  • Anchor locker with molded in anchor storage
  • 473 litre dry storage
  • 265 litre insulated fish box
  • 151 litre livewell
  • 45 litre bait well
  • 66 litre console front seat cooler
  • Additional battery with switch
  • Console, bay boat
  • Finger grip hand rails on T-top (N/A on hard top)
  • Gemlux flush mounted scoops
  • Livewell plumbing
  • 4 x rod holders – console vertical
  • 2 x rod holders on gunnel
  • 4 x under gunnel rod racks
  • 4 x under seat rod racks
  • Pop-up cleat on bow
  • 2 x pop-up cleats on stern
  • EVA foam package (for bow seating, coaming bolster and under gunnel rod board)
  • High speed compass
  • Hydraulic jack plate
  • Navigation light
  • Stainless steel steering wheel with knob
  • Electric trim tabs 9×12
  • Fixed back mini leaning post
  • Tournament leaning post
  • Console-front seat fibreglass cooler
  • U-shaped forward seating with 3 storage compartments
  • 2 x rear jump seats
  • Choice of standard gel coat colour
  • Choice of standard upholstery colour

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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