We don’t build decent boats.
Decent boats don’t win tournaments. Decent boats aren’t bought by serious fishermen. But most importantly, decent boats don’t inspire the kind of loyalty that Contender owners display. A loyalty that comes from having 110% confidence in the design and construction of your vessel.
At Contender, we are singularly committed to producing the best fishing boat in the world. That’s why every Contender is crafted with hand laminated solid fiberglass using biaxial and triaxial cloths, structural PVC core sandwich construction for lightweight and superior strength as well as vinylester resins and specialty formulated gel coats for high gloss mirror-like finishes.
But even the best designed boat, with the highest quality of construction materials means absolutely nothing if the hull design is not proven. Every Contender is crafted using our proven deep-V 24.5° deadrise hull that incorporates our reverse radius chine for a dry ride in the roughest conditions. Not only does this create added lift on plane to run faster on less fuel, it also provides a rock steady fishing platform at rest.
A Contender is built by fishermen for fishermen. That means we know how fishermen think. That’s why our interior layouts are clean and unobstructed with one level deck allowing quick and easy movement from bow to stern. Below our oversized decks lie large storage compartments with flush mount gaskets. Polyurethane foam is injected into practically every available cavity acting as flotation as well as a sound deadening benefit. But we know that fishermen are very particular about their boats. As a semi-custom manufacturer, Contender, through your dealer, can make modifications to meet your personal fishing style.
Other noteworthy Contender features include raised transom live wells, integrated flush mount bow rails, anchor locks, walk-through transoms and self-bailing cockpits. And what good would the best fishing boat be without the best outboards to power it? Every Contender is outfitted with Yamaha outboards that are perfectly suited for the Contender model you choose.
There is an old saying that states if you’re good at what you do, your reputation precedes you. Well right now, somewhere on the Eastern seaboard, our reputation is busy plowing through 5 foot swells. Our reputation is getting someone to the fishing grounds first. Our reputation is making everyone with a passion for fishing, a Contender.