The Contender 44 Fish Around is built from the same hull mould as the game changing Contender 44 Step Tournament. It has all the performance and fishing prowess of the ST model while maintaining fishing space. It adds luxury and comfort with a small queen cabin in the console, complete with a bed, cooktop, microwave, sink, television, marine toilet, and shower.
In addition to the comfort down below, there is seating for three behind the console, a large double sunlounge located immediately ahead and bench seat in the rear port corner of the boat behind the console. A proper Sports Utility Design.
Like the smaller 39FA, Contender have stayed close to their roots with the boat remaining open and spacious with a 360-degree fishability at the centre of the design. The captain's console can accommodate any number of screen set ups while still allowing full visibility ahead.
The Contender 44 Fish Around has a beam of 3.65 metres and a length of 13.36 metres, a fuel capacity of 2,138-litres and a 2,000 max hp rating. It is built for places like the Ribbon Reefs where a day of fishing for granders may be followed by a night at Lizard Island. Powered with triple or quad engine configurations the Contender 44FA excels in every category. Speed, performance, and reliability.
The Contender 44FA uses Contender's twin Stepped Hull. The design decreases plaining time, flattens the bow lift of a conventional hull, and aids top end speed across the water as well as improving turning stability. Performance at its finest.
The helm seating consists of bench-like individually appointed seating with rod storage and tackle storage behind. There is also an option for a slide out esky/seat facing aft. More storage can be found under the seats.
A top the standard hard T-top, you can option up with a Custom fishing tower. These towers are built to get the captain up high and maintain an excellent visual over the working area of the boat. By getting above the water you find more fish and have a better chance of landing them.
Forward anchor locker with storage
Forward above deck cooler storage
264 litre water capacity
1135 litre forward fish box
2 x 378 litre aft fish boxes
2 x 208 litre transom live wells
25 cm pop-up cleat
Heavy duty bow lifting ring in floor peak locker
2 x heavy duty stern lifting rings
2 x 25 cm stern cleats
2 x 20 cm cleats with hause pipes - midship
Custom aluminium recessed bow handrail
Oversized electronics panel
Lockable storage inside console
Non-skid cockpit sole and deck
Heavy duty stainless or vinyl rub rail
Waterproof switches and breaker panel with indicator lights
7570 Lph auto/manual bilge pump
Counter tops Corian (select colours in options)
Head, electric with Y-valve
Sea Deck interior flooring to match Corian counter top
TV flat screen
T-top, hard top, M-series (fibreglass)
Enclosure, polycarbon, M-series (Isan glass)
2 x Livewell plumbing 1100 GPH
4 x flush mount gunnel rod holders
Under gunnel rod racks
Fresh water system
High speed compass
Joystick piloting option (for Mercury outboards)
Stainless steel steering wheel with knob
Tilt steering helm with second hydraulic cylinder
Trim tabs (Livorsi model 1050)
Standard Contender logo
Choice of external cushions (select colour in options)
Choice of Corian counter tops (select colour in options)
Choice of gel coat colours (select colour 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 and Contender.