28S

Speed & Comfort

28S Specs

  • LOA: 28′ 0″
  • Beam: 8′ 10″
  • Draft: 20″
  • Weight: 4,700lbs
  • Fuel: 180 gals.
  • Deadrise: 24.5 degrees
  • Max HP: 600 HP
  • Forward Anchor Locker W/Storage
  • (1) 140 Gal. Fully Lined & Insulated Forward Fish Box
  • (2) 76 Gal. Fully Lined & Insulated, Aft Fish Boxes (Port & Stbd)
  • (1) 40 Gal. Transom Livewell, Under Deck (excludes plumbing)
  • (2) Forward Under Deck Rod Lockers (Port & Stbd)
  • (3) Storage Compartments Under Forward Seating
  • U-Shaped Forward Seating w/Toe Kick & Complete Cushion Set
  • Extra Large Walk-in Console (Side Entry) w/Interior Glass Liner
  • Head Compartment in Console
  • Molded in Front Console Seat w/Cooler
  • Oversized Electronics Panel
  • Lockable Storage Inside Console
  • Dome Light
  • Chrome on Bronze or Stainless Steel Hardware
  • Heavy Duty Recessed Bow Lifting Ring w/Cleat (Pop-Up)
  • (2) Heavy Duty Stern Lifting Rings
  • (2) 8″ Stern Cleats
  • (2) 8″ Spring Line Cleats w/Hause Pipes – Midship
  • (4) Flush Mount Gunnel Rod Holders
  • Recessed Bow Handrails
  • Hand-Laid Fiberglass Throughout
  • High Tech Construction Using Multi-Directional Fabric
  • Foam Cored Solid Glass Stringer System
  • 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
  • International Lighting
  • Recessed Pop-Up Bow Light
  • Hydraulic Steering W/Custom Steering Wheel
  • Kiekaffer Pumps & Rams Std. w/250 HP 4-Stroke Engines
  • Recessed Trim Tabs
  • Waterproof Switches & Breaker Panel W/Indicator Lights
  • 2000 GPH Auto/Manual Bilge Pump Forward
  • Compass

The Finest in Family Fishing

The 28S is a fishing machine built for family fun.  Built to last, and get you there fast, the Contender 28S will get you to the islands, or settle right in for a relaxing day at the sandbar.  Outfitted with forward seating standard, the 28S is a fantastic combination of both comfort, and fish-ability.

The classic 28T has caught great white sharks around the world with the research vessel OCEARCH.

The work we do with our Contender 28 is incredibly demanding on the vessel. In the past we destroyed the boats we used… both when we are working, and when boats are tied up to the ship in the open ocean.

No matter what challenge or conditions we faced, the Contender has endured. She’s built like a tank and performs flawlessly in any sea condition.

Everything has to work right and be perfectly in place for us to handle 3,000-5,000lb. sharks safely for both the sharks and the crew. It comes down to detail and craftsmanship

Contender has delivered that for us, that’s why we rely on them. –

Chris Fischer, OCEARCH

STAND ON GUNNELS

CUSTOM RIGGED

Every Contender is custom.  If you’re fishing sharks in California, or sailfish in south Florida, your target species dictates your needs.  Don’t take a bass boat to a shark fight.  Rig your boat to catch your fish with custom outriggers, downriggers, rod holders, electric reel outlets and more to build the fishing machine you’ve always hoped for.

ALWAYS IN THE GAME

Just because the wind is blowing, doesn’t mean you have to sleep in on Saturday like everyone else.  The boat will handle it.  You can’t catch them from the couch.  Get out there, and get in the game… with fishability, reliability, and attention to detail on your side. You’re always in the game with a Contender.

PRECISION ENGINEERED

Hull & Deck

  • Hand-Laid Fiberglass Throughout High Tech Construction Using
  • Multi-Directional Fabric & Foam Cored Glass Stringer System
  • Foam Floatation
  • Integrated 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 FOR BIG 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.

FAST, DRY RIDE

Good fisherman want to get there.  Great fisherman want to get there fast, and stay dry.  Equipped with 24.5 deadrise hull, and years of fishing knowledge embodied, the 28T will get you there fast with up to 600 HP strapped to the back of your rig.

NOT JUST A COMPETITOR…

Competition has always fueled innovation at Contender Boats.  A culture of very competitive Captains creates a craving for the best in class options on every boat.  “Performance through Innovation” means Contender is constantly ahead of the pack in creating a boat that is higher quality, more reliable, and more fishable then the competition.  We’re not just a competitor…We’re a Contender.

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!

TOURNEY SERIES

Tournament fishermen 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.

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.

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