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Contender’s New 22 Sport Model Available at Boats Direct USA

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Mike Collins of Contender with Contender's new 22 Sport Model at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Mike Collins of Contender with Contender’s new 22 Sport Model at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Performance through innovation is what Contender boats are all about, and it’s reflected in the stunning new 22 Sport Model, which debuted at the 55th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

This gorgeous boat, available at Boats Direct USA, was designed with a “family friendly” package previously unavailable in Contender’s boats under 25 feet long, and includes more plush seating and other creature comforts not usually available on Contender’s smaller boats. The 22 Sport comes standard with forward and aft seating, and has a step-down console with an optional head.

Boats Direct USA, the exclusive Key Largo factory outlet for Contender, will be receiving the fifth boat built in this Contender line. The 22 Sport was on display in Fort Lauderdale’s Convention Center for the Boat Show and caused quite a stir.

Serious anglers will also love the 22 Sport because it’s equipped with a 26-gallon transom live well, three large fish boxes and plenty of insulated storage.

Contender 22 Sport

Contender 22 Sport

“It’s got seating that can seat up to 10 people. Normally these boats don’t have that many seats,” said Mike Collins, Contender’s sale representative for the Southeast. “Normally there are not that many seats at all. It’s pure fishing.”

Adding such amenities to one of its smaller boats is a bit of a change for Contender, which is widely known for its quality ride, its incredible construction and overall ruggedness.

“You talked. We listened,” is how Contender’s advertising brochure for the 22 Sport model describes the changes.

“A guy who has a family and wants to fish but also wants to take his family and cruise around would like this boat,” Collins said. The 22 Sport replaced Contender’s old 21’ “plain Jane pure fishing boat,” Collins said.

“The lines on (the 22 Sport) are gorgeous,” Collins said.

The 22 Sport is built with hand-laid Fiberglass throughout using multi-directional fabric, a foam-cored, molded structural grid, a self-bailing cockpit and can be customized with a choice of hull and deck colors and hand-painted boot and pin-stripe. The boat has hydraulic steering with a custom steering wheel, custom recessed Lenco trim tabs, and a high speed compass.

In addition to incredible quality and durability, Contender boats also have great resale value, according to Collins.

“Contender has the best resale value in the market when you go to sell it,” Collins said.

Stop by Boats Direct USA and order the custom Contender boat of your dreams. Or trade in and trade up! Your boating adventure awaits.

Boats Direct USA is the factory outlet in Key Largo of Deep Impact  Boats. In addition to selling Contender boats, Boats Direct USA is the exclusive dealer for Deep Impact, Black Water Boats and Ocean Hawk. With over 100 new and used boats for sale, it’s never been a better time to schedule your sea trial. For more information, call 866-377-5403 toll-free or visit the Boats Direct USA showroom at Mile Marker 98.

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