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Contender

Contender

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.

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Contender 23 Open

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Boat Description

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.




Boat Details
Beam 8 ft 3 inDraft Board/Drive Up 1 ft 6 in
Dry Weight 2400 lbHull Material Fiberglass
Hull Shape Deep VeeFuel Capacity 150 gal
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Standard Features

Hull & Deck

  • Hand-Laid Fiberglass Throughout High Tech Construction Using Multi-Directional Fabric & Foam Cored Solid Glass Stringer System
  • Foam Floatation
  • Integral Dive Platform, Full Transom & Transom Door
  • Self-Bailing Cockpit
  • Non-Skid Cockpit Sole & Deck
  • Heavy Duty Rub Rail
  • Choice of Hull & Deck Gelcoat Colors
  • Hand-Painted Boot & Pin Stripe

Cockpit Sole & Deck Compartments

  • Forward Anchor Locker w/Storage
  • (1) 75 Gal. Fully Lined & Insulated Forward Fish Box
  • (2) 56 Gal. Fully Lined & Insulated, Aft Fish Boxes (Port & Strbd)
  • (1) 30 Gal. Round Livewells Under Deck (Excludes Plumbing)

Console

  • Walk-In Console w/Head Compartment
  • Large Bi-fold, Lockable Electronics Storage
  • Lockable Storage Under Console

Mechanical

  • International Lighting
  • Recessed Pop-Up Bow Light
  • Hydraulic Steering w/Custom Steering Wheel
  • Waterproof Switches & Breaker Panel w/Indicator Lights
  • 2000 GPH Auto/Manual Bilge Pump
  • Compass

Hardware

  • Chrome on Bronze or Stainless
  • Steel Hardware
  • Heavy Duty Recessed Bow Lifting Ring w/Cleat (Pop-Up)
  • (2) Heavy Duty Stern Lifting Rings
  • (2) 8” Stern Cleats
  • (4) Lee’s Flush Mount Gunnel Rod Holders
  • Recessed Bow Handrail