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Introduced in 2008, the second-generation Contender 27 Tournament has more beam and storage than her predecessor, the Contender 27 Open, and her beefed up transom is designed to handle the extra weight of high-horsepower four-stroke outboards. In other respects, however, the two boats are very similarboth have the same clutter-free single-level deck layout, wide forward gunwales, and an aggressive deep-V hull with 24.5 degrees of transom deadrise. Several console designs were available and the list of optional features was extensive. (Note that Contenders are semi-custom boats and no two are exactly alike.) Standard features include an integrated dive platform, insulated in-deck fish boxes (2 forward, 2 aft), forward in-floor rod storage, tilt steering, vertical console rod holders, twin 40-gallon transom livewells, console head compartment, anchor locker, raw-water washdown, recessed bow rails, cockpit bolsters, deluxe leaning post, front console seat, and K-Plane trim tabs. Fit and finish is second to none. The Contender 27 is a seriously fast rideclose to 55 knots wide open with twin Yamaha F250 outboards.