Contender 32 ST

Fish on!

by Capt. Tom Serio
Some boats are built for a very specific reason.


  • LOA: 32'7"
  • Beam: 9'8"
  • Draft: 1'8"
  • Weight: 5,850 lbs.
  • Fuel Capacity: 310 gals.
  • Water Capacity:
  • Power: T-Yamaha 300-hp (V6 four-stroke)
  • Price: Contact dealer

Contender Boats are built to fish, and to fish well. This includes one of its offerings: The Contender 32 Stepped Hull (32 ST).

Like all Contender Boats, the 32 ST is built tough for the fight. The fiberglass hull is made up of three pieces — hull, liner and deck — and has foam cored stringers and foam flotation for weight reduction and safety. 

Actual fishing is just part of the story — you need to get to the grounds and back. The stepped hull configuration acts like individual hulls, with a sharper deadrise forward for lower speeds and head seas, and a flatter deadrise aft. As the boat’s speed increases and comes on plane, the hull lifts out of the water, reducing drag and increasing speed and efficiency.

There are many ways to configure the 32 ST. With full walkaround capability and a broad range of custom options, this center console is suitable for any and all types of Great Lakes fishing and rough-water riding. Forward is a 130-gallon insulated fish box, and aft are two 96-gallon insulated deck boxes and a 40-gallon transom livewell. Secure gear in the two forward deck rod lockers.

Forward seating includes stitched and well-padded U-shaped bench seats with backrests for forward lounging. Another seat is centerline in front of the console, and a beefy bench seat is positioned along the transom.

The T-top hardtop is nicely styled into the boat’s lines. Trick out the hardtop with rod holders, spreader lights and outriggers. Let the power assist hydraulic steering give you the command and put the 32 ST through her paces.

The helm console is large enough for dual multi-screen plotters, VHF, switches and other electronics. Inside the console is a head with toilet. A tackle drawer, storage space and secured cooler are all found in the back of the helm seat cabinet.

“The Contender 32 ST is solid,” says Jim Stefano, sales and brokerage professional at Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales. “Positioned as a fishing machine, this vessel will also accommodate all your comfort needs for entertaining and island hopping, and she can undoubtedly stand up to the toughest seas.”
Go chase ’em up on the Contender 32 ST.  

  2. Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales
  3. St. Clair Shores, MI; Holland, MI; 
Grand Haven, MI; Charlevoix, MI; Chicago, IL; Milwaukee, WI;
Catawba Island, OH; Ontario, Canada
  5. 866-490-5297

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