Contender boats fish and sail in the South Florida water and have done so for the over 30 years. Offering performance through innovations helps Contender stay afloat and continue to keep on top of the industry.
Company President, Joe Neber, is passionate about fishing and boating which led this avid saltwater sportsman to start Contender Boats. Joe does a lot of work in resource conservation, which led to his recognition by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Foundation a few years ago.
Design and innovation do make Contender vessels stand out from the rest. For example, all Contender models 25’ or larger consist of three fiberglass pieces—the hull, the liner and the cap. These pieces fit together to build the ultimate fishing machine.
Customization is also key to Contender’s success. Each vessel is fitted with Yamaha engines, offshore fishing towers, custom leaning posts and a choice of fishing accessories to create a customized fishing experience.
The Contender built with the fisherman in mind is set up for range, comfort and speed. This boat includes a variety of accessories such as GPS, rod holders, transducer, outriggers, live wells and other custom sport fishing options.
Contender boats built for fishing and fun and keeps families in mind when designing the best in fishing boats. The 22 Sport is one model focused on family, entertaining and cruising while also offering full fishability. Customers choose how to customize the 22’ 6” vessel to make it the best fit for their needs.
For the serious anglers, pleasure boaters with families, the 28 Sport is a great option built for fun. It can get to the destination fast and settle in for time offshore at the best fishing holes. This 28' model is made to combine both comfort and fishability for a relaxing day at the sandbar.
All Contender models offer custom rigging because the company knows the fisherman's target species speaks to his needs. Buyers have the option of custom downriggers, outriggers, rod holders, electric reel outlets and other build options to build the fishing boat that fits their needs.
Contender builds boats with the customer in mind, and the company prides itself on keeping the boat buying experience personal, teamed up with the finest craftsmen to assist in a hands-on boat building process.
Customers can feel free to check out Contender models and the choices in customization for each component of any vessel, which includes the hull size and power options as well as the type of stitching, upholstery and more. At Contender, buyers make the boat their own.
Unlike some competitors, Contender does not mass produce vessels in order to provide the customer with the best fishing and cruising experience of their life.