The Contender 30 Step Tournament or 30ST is for serious sport fisherman who dream of chasing sportfish anywhere including off the continental shelf. Anywhere along the east coast of Australia is fair game in a Contender 30 Step Tournament. The boat is built on a Contender's customisable hand-laid fibreglass, 24.5 -degree deadrise hull. Under pinning that is a multi-directional fabric and foam cored stringer system with added foam floatation. The deck is also a self-draining design which does not come at the expense of internal freeboard. This makes it safer for all types of uses.
The Contender 30 ST also rides on their unique stepped hull design. This design improves fuel efficiency and speed by introducing air into the hull, thus reducing drag. The hull is built to last and provide a safe and dry ride in any conditions. Save fuel and time. What more could you want from a sports fishing hull? At 9.0 metres long and 2.9 metres wide, there is plenty of space onboard for relaxing, yet fishing is the focus here.
The bow area is open with masses of underfloor storage on offer. Anglers can fish right up to the sides which is not always the case in centre console designs. Adding to the comfort are side coamings that run the entire inner circumference of the boat, combining function and comfort in one. At the stern you will find more underfloor storage bins than you could know what to do with. You can also option up with an additional live well in the floor.
For anglers using live baits, there are twin 150-litre live wells at the transom allowing you to separate your baits efficiently.
The Contender 30 Step Tournament can be optioned up with your choice of console, hard top, fishing accessories, lighting, electronics package, and rod holders. The electronics are fitted in Australia once the boat arrives. Also the Contender 30 Step Tournament can be put into 2C survey.
Twin engine performance is standard with twin 150,200,250, and 300HP engines an option. The Contender 30 ST is built to fish and make the worst of conditions seem like a light breeze.
Hand-laid fibreglass using multi-directional fabric and foam cored glass stringer system
Integrated dive platform with full transom and transom door
Self bailing cockpit
Non-skid cock pit sole and deck
Heavy duty rub rail
Recessed pop-up bow light
Dual hydraulic steering with custom stainless steel steering wheel
Waterproof switches and breaker panel with indicator lights
7570 LPH auto/manual bilge pump
Console (custom sport with LED dome light)
High speed compass
Extra large walk-in
Console fully lined and finished with head compartment
Oversized electronic panel
Moulded in front console seat
Lockable storage inside console
Custom helm pod
Battery with switch
Electric head with Y-valve on slide
Switch panel moved up on dash
Finger grip hand trails on T-top
2 x Livewell plumping (4163 LPH)
4 x gunnel rod holders
6 x under gunnel rod racks
Cleat on bow with pop up and lifting eye
Standard Contender logo
Gel coat colours (select colours in options)
Upholstery colours (select colours in options)
*Please note that the above standard features include Contender's standard features plus additional options that we, at Boat Monster, know that you will need, want and love.
Similar to Grady-White, Boston Whaler, Robalo and Sportsman.