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-crafted. Not because it is the easy 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.
Being a semi-custom builder allows Contender to craft boats that excel in tournament fishing, family outings, commercial work, and everything in-between. They work behind the scenes to ensure each boat delivers the ultimate performance, strength, durability, and comfort you expect from a Contender.
Contender boats are built for fun, built to fish, and built for you! Every Contender boat 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. You customise each component of the vessel from hull size and power, to console and electronics packages and right 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, custom switch 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 boats provide the options to suit your needs.
35 years of experience gives Contender the runs on the board. Boat Monster have been the exclusive distributor for Contender Boats in Australia since 2005.
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Welcome to Contender Boats
Contender 44 ST centre console
Contender 39 ST with tower
Contender 35 ST
The Contender 28T is an absolute weapon! It rides fast, dry and it's very economical. 30-32 knots is the sweet spot at a combined 50 litres an hour...beat that! For anyone wanting the perfect platform, don’t waist your time on cheap imitations, you get what you pay for with Contender.
The ride of the Contender 30ST is unmatched by any other centre console I have experienced and its sea worthiness allowed us to operate charters comfortably and safely in all conditions. In light weather the 30ST is surprisingly economical using 65 litres per hour at 25 knots cruise. The hull absolutely dominated the short, steep tidal chop we encounter off Broome when the conditions turn bad.
Makaira Gamefishing, WA
Contender boats gel coat colour swatch
All Contender boats
Contender 24 Sport
Contender 26 Bay
Contender 44 Canyon
Contender 44 Fisharound
Contender 44 Step Tournament
Contender 39 Fisharound
Contender 39 Step Tournament
Contender 35 Step Tournament
Contender 32 Step Tournament
Contender 25 Bay
Contender 28 Tournament
Contender 30 Step Tournament
Contender 25 Tournament