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Contender 28 Sport


Name: 28 Sport
Length: 28'0"
Hull Type: Deep-V
Gross Weight: --
Fuel Capacity: 185 gals.
Model Years: 2006—2019
Draft: --
Beam: 8'10"
Water Capacity: NA
Waste Capacity: --
Length w/ Pulpit: --
The Contender brand has long been associated with quality and performance—hardcore fishing boats for anglers unwilling to accept anything less than the best. Introduced in 2006, the Contender 28S is widely viewed as one of the best under-30-foot fishing boats on the market. Built on a solid fiberglass hull with a full transom and integral dive platform, the 28 Sport is rated for up to 600 horsepower—impressive for a boat this size. More than just a go-fast fishing machine, however, the 28S incorporates several features that family boaters will enjoy including U-shaped bow seating, lockable side-entry console with finished head compartment, forward console seat, and a stern bench seat that folds away while fishing. For a 28-foot boat, there’s a ton of storage in the 28S. Fishing features include a big 50-gallon transom livewell, in-floor 140-gallon insulated forward fish box, two 76-gallon insulated aft fish boxes, and forward in-deck rod lockers. K-Plane trim tabs, recessed bow rails, and a pop-up bow light are standard, and several custom T-tops designs are optional. Twin Yamaha F250 outboards reach a top speed of 50 knots. Twin F300s can exceed 60 knots.


Semicustom fishing machine with high-performance hull, best-in-class construction puts upscale anglers in the winner’s circle.


Standard fishing features include raised livewell, walk-thru transom, leaning post with tackle center, two large-capacity forward fishboxes, two aft fishboxes. Single-level cockpit is easier to navigate than competitive boats with bow casting platforms. Slender deep-V hull delivers a legendary rough-water ride.


As good as it gets in a 31' center console.


50+ knots with 250hp Yamahas.

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