Contender’s line of 21’ to 40’ boats are designed for tournament sportfishing. This company made a name for itself by winning multiple titles in SKA (Southern Kingfish Association) tournament competitions, and a look at their boats tells you why: they feature
everything from multiple over-sized livewells to built-in tackleboxes, to semi-custom touches like onboard helium tanks for kite fishing in a dead wind. These boats are also designed to be among the first to the fishing grounds, with deep-V hulls and high power ratings that make for fast cruising speeds.
Versatility. That’s the word that comes to mind when describing our 23 Open Fish. Because whether you’re fishing a wreck, diving for lobster or giving a sailfish all it can handle, this boat can take you there and then some. Rigged with single or twin Yamaha outboards, this boat can suit just about any lifestyle you and your family live for. Using Contender’s 24.5-degree offshore hull design, she cuts through the chop with a soft dry ride, yet remains stable at rest. Amenities include recessed bow rail, forward recessed gunwale rod holders, live well and walk-through transom to name a few. Easily trailered, the 23’ is the perfect family fishing machine.