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Celebrated for the way she becomes an extension of the rod, unequaled as a partner in the battle, her reliability borders on relentless. To say she is tough is to speak an understatement of immeasurable proportions. There is nothing casual in her lines or timid in her performance.
Contender Boats History
In just 20 short years, Contender Boats has redefined all that a sport fishing boat can be. From our early beginnings, we’ve evolved from the original hull design of the classic 25’ to the sophisticated power and performance of today’s tournament proven winners. We at Contender Boats pride ourselves with a traditional “hands on” boat building philosophy while using the most advanced modern materials and quality components we can find. But just like the people we aim to please, the serious fisherman, we too are never satisfied and continue to refine and improve the concept of the ultimate sport fishing boat.
A fisherman makes his reputation one fish at a time. With every trip made and every bait rigged, he gets one step closer to landing the one that will cement his position in angling lore. Our reputation is built much the same way: one tough, reliable, fishing boat at a time.
To meet the growing demands for Contender Boats, a brand new state-of-the-art production facility began operation on March 1st, 1997. This new facility enables us to produce even more high performance hulls than before. Each Contender Boats is, and always will be, a one-of-a-kind creation – just like the passionate souls who purchase them.
Contender Boats Quality
At Contender Boats, we are singularly committed to producing the best fishing boat in the world. That’s why every Contender boat 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.
Every Contender Boat 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.
Contender Boats are built by fishermen for fishermen. 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 Boats, through your dealer, can make modifications to meet your personal fishing style.
Other noteworthy Contender Boats 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?
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.
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