44 ST – The Game Changer
After 35 years, Contender Boats will debut their largest, most anticipated boat to date, the 44ST. With a beam of 12′, length of 44′, 600 gallons of fuel capacity, and a 2,000 max HP rating, the boat is certain to deliver on the promise of “performance through innovation.” Powered with triple or quad engine configurations, the boat excels in speed, performance, and reliability.
Crown Jewel of the Fleet
- LOA: 43′ 10″
- Beam: 12′
- Draft: 27″
- Weight: 19,600 lbs.
(**ready to fish weight)
- Fuel: 600 Gallons
- Dead rise: 22.7 degrees
- Max HP: 2,000 HP
Forward Anchor Locker w/Storage
70 Gallon Water Capacity
340 Gallon Forward Fish Box
315 Gallon Forward Storage
(2) 10′ Rod Lockers
(2) 110 Gallon Aft Fish Boxes
(2) 55 Gallon Transom Live wells
8″ Pop-Up Cleat
Heavy Duty Bow Lifting Ring in Floor Peak Locker
(2) Heavy Duty Stern Lifting Rings
(2) 10″ Stern Cleats
(2) 8″ Cleats w/Hause Pipes – Midship
(4) Flush Mount Gunnel Rod Holders
Custom Aluminum Recessed Bow Handrail
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A CAPTAIN’S HELM
Powered by triple Yamaha XTO 425 engines, the 44ST is the culmination of “performance through innovation”.With a standard 600-gallon fuel tank capacity, you’ll never be limited by range. Choose your electronics packages including Garmin, Simrad, or other custom configurations for a build that suits your Captain’s specific marine application.
Captains up and down the sea board, and across the world take a Contender to sea on a regular basis. Sea-tested, Captain approved.
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 tower calls you early in the morning. You know the winds will be howling, but that means the fish will be biting. You’re rigged, prepared, and ready to fish with a great crew. Stay in the game with fishability, reliability, and attention to detail on your side. You’re always in the game with a Contender.
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.
The tower calls you early in the morning. You know the winds will be howling, but that means the fish will be biting. You’re rigged, loaded and ready to fish with a great crew. Stay in the game with fishability, reliability, and attention to detail on your side. You’re always in the game with a Contender.
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.