Contender 32 ST

Winning!

FSF Staff October 15, 2013

Since their introduction to the world of sport fishing in 1984, Contender has continued to set the benchmark for high performance, tournament equipped center consoles. While competitive anglers rely on open platforms to beat the fleet, an increasing pinch from rising fuel costs has anglers and manufacturers looking to new hull designs that effectively increase efficiency and performance benefits. While once solely focused on producing solid deep V hulls, Contender recently supplemented their impressive lineup with several stepped hull models that provide impressive performance attributes without sacrificing the safe, responsive and comfortable ride Contender is famous for.

Combining a ventilating dual step, reliable Yamaha outboards and an unobstructed deck layout, Contender’s 32 ST leaves nothing to be desired. With twin 40 gallon transom livewells and multiple fully lined and insulated in-deck boxes, there’s plenty of room for keeping precious live baits happy and the day’s catch cool to the core. A no nonsense tournament ready fishing machine, the 32 ST also makes for the perfect family boat. Recessed grab rails, single level deck, integrated dive platform and transom door make it perfect for adventures with the kids.

Fast, sleek and built with a purpose, the 32 ST will beat the fleet and get you to the fishing grounds faster while pinching pennies along the way. Check out the 32 ST for yourself, and we’ll see you at the winner’s circle. Contender Boats, 800.645.2906, contenderoffshore.com

Boat Specs

L.O.A: 32’8″
Beam: 9’8″
Draft: 20″
Fuel Capacity: 310 gal.
Weight: (dry) 5,850 lb.
Max HP: 700
MSRP: $184,997*
*Model may be shown with optional features

Helm Master

A fully integrated control and command center, Yamaha’s Helm Master makes operating a vessel as easy and intuitive as possible. While a digital steering helm system eliminates hydraulic hoses at the console, the electronics suite also features anti-theft devices and a 5-inch color LCD data center. However, the digital joystick control is the main attraction. Combining shift, throttle and steering functions, the intuitive joystick provides impressive response by independently maneuvering multiple outboards with precise directional thrust. The joystick is only used for low RPM maneuvering and the amount of pressure applied to the joystick, which is located at the center axis point of the boat near the helm, relates to the amount of thrust and outboard direction applied at the transom. Whether you’re faced with a challenging docking scenario or hovering over a wreck, Yamaha’s Helm Master makes it easier than ever before. Yamaha, yamahaoutboards.com

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