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.
Built on a high-performance hull, the 33-T has a 9-foot-8-inch beam and a 34-foot-5-inch LOA. This commanding vessel handles either twin or triple-engine applications. The unique layout and design of the larger, wider console features an integrated console seat forward and distinctive options, which include a trend-setting “leaning post and livewell”combination. Contender’s traditional, twin above deck livewells come standard on this model, while optional below-deck livewells make it possible to house a total of four wells on this performance craft. Additional enhancements include finished hatches using a two-part mold with finished gel coat surfacing.