39′ Stepped Tournament Offshore Fishing Boat

The Crown Jewel of the Contender South Florida Fishing Fleet.  Contender One, has showcased these beautiful fishing beauties down the Atlantic Coast of South Florida in the Bluewater Movements “Quest for the Crest” – The most coveted sailfish tournament fishing in the world.

39′ Stepped Hull Tournament


  • LOA……39’1″
  • Beam……10’8″
  • Draft……24″
  • Weight……15,400 lbs. (loaded)
  • Fuel……500 gals.
  • Deadrise……24.5 degrees
  • Max hp……1,400 HP

A Captain’s Helm

Powered by triple Yamaha 350hp engines, the Contender 39 ST is an open water speed demon topping out at over 70MPH.  With a standard 500-gallon fuel tank capacity, you’re boundaries won’t be limited by range.  Get there fast, get there dry, get in the game.

A Captain’s Tower

Custom fishing towers built to sight fish, or spot birds for miles. Get above the water, and spot the bite finding fish by sight from above.  Complete second station setups to keep you informed of position and other important information. The captain’s view from the tower is critical in directing championship crews and always staying at the helm. Once you’ve been in one, you’ll see the distinct competitive advantage of a captain level crows nest, and why Contenders are built for offshore fishing performance.

Always in the Game

The wind howls out your window before the sunrise, while you think about sleeping in.  The 39′ ST Contender is rocking between the pylons at the marina waiting to go, as you think about canceling the fishing trip.

Waking up with a chill of excitement, you realize you love the wind and cold, and the thrill of the tower in 3′ – 5′  ..and even over 20 knots, because it brings the fish we love to catch.

You won’t be sleeping in…
…laying on the couch playing pokemon –

You’ll be out there with the salt slapping your face.
Get out there, and get in the game.

Precision Engineered

contender offshore dry hatches

Hull & Deck
Hand-Laid Fiberglass Throughout High Tech Construction Using
Multi-Directional Fabric & Foam Cored Glass Stringer System
Foam Floatation
Integral Dive Platform, Full Transom & Transom Door
Self-Bailing Cockpit
Non-Skid Cockpit Sole & Deck
Heavy Duty Rub Rail
Choice of Hull & Deck Gelcoat Colors
Hand-Painted Boot & Pin Stripe

Rigged to Fish

Unlike some mass production boat builders, we at Contender pride ourselves on keeping this experience personal. Your Contender is made for you, with you in mind. You will team up with the finest craftsmen in a hands-on boat building process.  You choose whether to customize each component of the vessel‚ from the hull size and power option to the electronics package, livewell rigging, down to the type of stitching on your upholstery, and more.

Tournament Ready

While anyone can be unexpectedly fortunate on a day out on the water, here at Contender, we’re smarter than that. We know that the boat matters, and that’s why more tournaments are won on Contender than any other boat brand. To own a Contender is to own the best sport fishing boat on the market. Period.

Nothing Feels Like a Contender

When the mission changes and cruising is on the agenda you can still count on your Contender to get the job done. All models are available with a plethora of comfort options to suit even the most discerning customer. From teak packages, power actuated hatches and coolers, to several forward and rear seating options your Contender will be sure to impress.

Bay Series

Biscayne Bay is the perfect testing grounds for the perfect Bay Boat. The power to go offshore, with the flexibility of staying in the bay.  Check out the 25′ Bay and other Bay Boat Options!

Bay Boats

Tourney Series

Tournament fisherman know that mother nature doesn’t plan for fishing tournaments.  Those big wind days with big money on the line call for big boats that can handle tournament conditions.

Tournament Boats

Sport Series

If there’s one thing we’ve proven, it’s this: you don’t have to be around a long time to be considered a legend.  Sport series Contender boats in a variety of sizes.

Sport Boats

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