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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 25 Bay

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Boat Description

In keeping with Contender’s tradition of hard-core fishing boats, the 25 Bay offers all of the amenities you would expect in a larger bay boat, while incorporating some previously unseen features to accommodate the whole family, too.  The large casting platforms – forward and aft – provide ample room for several fishermen without ever feeling crowded.  The use of covering boards and bolster pads along the full length of the cockpit mean that you will never beat up your knees while fighting a fish from inside the boat.




Boat Details
Beam 8 ft 6 inDraft Board/Drive Up 1 ft
Dry Weight 3200 lbHull Material Fiberglass
Hull Shape Deep VeeFuel Capacity 90 gal
Length Overall 25 ft 4 in   
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Standard Features

Hull and Deck

Hand-Laid Fiberglass throughout using multi-directional fabric
Foam cored molded structural grid
Self-Bailing Cockpit
Non-skid Cockpit Sole and Casting Decks
Heavy-Duty Rub Rail
Choice of hull and deck colors
Hand-painted Boot and Pin Stripe
 
Cockpit Sole and Casting Decks Compartments
Anchor locker with molded in anchor storage
340 quart dry storage with additional battery storage
180 quart fully lined and insulated in-floor fish box
40 gallon livewell
12 ½ gallon baitwell
170 quart insulated cooler
Two rod locker stowage compartments
 
Console
Forward seat with built-in storage
Flush mount electronics panel
 
 
Leaning Post
Under-seat dry storage
160 quart insulated cooler
 
Mechanical
Hydraulic Steering w/ Custom Steering Wheel
Custom recessed high-performance Lenco trim tabs
Waterproof Switches & Breaker Panel w/ indicator lights
2000 GPH Auto/Manual Bilge Pump
Compass
 
Hardware
Chrome on Bronze or Stainless Steel Hardware
Two flush-folding aft deck jump seats
Heavy Duty Recessed Bow Lifting Ring w/cleat (pop-up)
Two heavy-duty stern lifting rings
Two 8” stern cleats
Four flush mount gunnel rod holders
Six under-gunnel rod racks