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For nearly 30 years, Contender has redefined all that a sportfishing boat can be. The original hull design of its classic 25-foot model has evolved into the sophisticated power and performance of today’s tournament-proven winners. The company prides itself on following a traditional “hands on” boat-building philosophy while using the most advanced modern materials and quality components. Contender is seeking to expand its market and dealership presence in the Great Lakes area and supply serious anglers with models that combine optimum performance with greater fuel-efficiency and environmental friendliness.
39ST Center Console
As part of its ongoing campaign to supply savvy sportfishing enthusiasts with offshore fishing boats that combine optimum performance with greater fuel-efficiency and environmental friendliness, Contender Boats introduces the newest member of its Stepped Tournament (ST) line, the 39ST. Featuring the same dual-stepped hull platform offered on the 32ST and the 35ST, the 39ST delivers improvements in fuel efficiency, running speed and performance not found on competing models.
“The dual stepped-hull platform improves the 39ST’s operating efficiencies by an average of 18-percent while boosting overall performance by 10-percent,” said Les Stewart, marketing director of Contender Boats.
Power options include dual or triple Yamaha F350-hp, V-8, 5.3L four-stroke outboards or triple F-300, V-6, 4.2L four-cycle outboards. Offering standard fuel capacity of 500 gallons, the new 39ST has a range well in excess of 500 miles. Additional features of the 39ST include a larger side-entry console option with electric freshwater head and shower, and flush-panel electronics with plenty of space to handle two large LCD screens. A forward bench seat with insulated storage and a helm pod finish out the console.
All Contender Tornament-series options are available interchangeably with the ST line. Large livewells with sea- chest plumbing, forward U-shaped seating, forward island seating, removable rear bench seats and numerous helm seating options make the 39ST a custom, one-of-a-kind, offshore performance vessel.
39LS Center Console
The 39 Luxury Sport (LS) is the newest member of the Contender fleet. The LS series come standard with an abundance of custom accessories. These include a side entry console with head, shower, teak flooring, and manufactured granite sink. The 39LS also has a custom entertainment center with adjustable helm seating that includes a refrigerator, grill, sink, Corian® top, three-drawer storage area and trash bin. Additional standard accessories include forward seating with a three-position electric lift table that can recess all the way to the floor as well as stop mid-way to create a sun pad, a removable rear settee with
a table, anchor chute with anchor and windlass, console windshield, shore power with battery charger, custom switch panel and wiring, custom steering helm/pod, and a custom hard top that can be color matched to the hull. Located inside the console is standard head, sink and pull-out shower complete with teak flooring and Corian® countertops. The console door locks to protect valuables.
The Luxury Sport series is available in 32-, 35-, and 39-foot models with either the deep-v hull or the dual-stepped hull, which delivers improved fuel efficiency, running speed and overall performance. Power options include dual or triple Yamaha 350 horsepower 5.3L four-stroke V8 outboards or triple 300 horsepower 4.2L four-stroke V6 outboards. As with all other Contender Boats, all options are available and interchangeable.
35 Stepped Tournament (ST)
Contender produces some of the best performing center console fishing boats on the water, and the new 35ST exceeds expectations. The innovative dual-step design provides dramatic performance increases not only in speed, but also in fuel efficiency and handling. The boat holds
its bearing, but it responds quickly and smoothly without slippage or delay when asked.