"Contender is built for fishermen by fishermen!"
If there’s one thing Contenders proven, it’s this: you don’t have to be around a long time to be considered a legend. In just 25 short years, Contender has redefined all that a sportfishing boat can be.
From their early beginnings, they've evolved from the original hull design of the classic 25’ to the sophisticated power and performance of today’s tournament proven winners. And unlike some mass production boat builders, at Contender they have pride with a traditional “hands on” boat building philosophy while using the most advanced modern materials and quality components available. But just like the people they aim to please, the serious fisherman, they are never satisfied. That is why they continue to do all that they can do to refine and improve the concept of the ultimate sportfishing boat.
A fisherman makes his reputation one fish at a time. With every trip made and every bait rigged, he gets one step closer to landing the one that will cement his position in angling lore. Contender's reputation is built much the same way: one tough, reliable, fishing boat at a time.
To meet the growing demands for Contenders, a brand new state-of-the-art production facility began operation on March 1st, 1997. This new facility enables them to produce even more high performance hulls than before... while maintaining the quality you have come to expect. Each Contender is, and always will be, a one-of-a-kind creation – just like the passionate souls who purchase them.