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Old 11-22-2020, 06:29 AM
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Default Can someone educate me contender suffix?

I was looking at the performance bulletins on contender and they list a 30V but I really don't find a 30V. Are they referring to the T? I like the performance numbers on the boat listed as a V and want to make sure I am searching for the correct boat. Thanks.
Old 11-22-2020, 10:45 AM
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There is no 30v. The 30T is the non stepped version of the 30St. There are also 27 opens that people call 30T’s but they are totally different. I believe the 30T came out in 2008ish and it has a larger beam and it was designed for 250/300 4 strokes where the 27open was designed based on light weight 2 strokes that were popular from 1997 to the mid 2000’s.
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Contender does not show a 30T in their current fleet. Just the 30ST. The 28T is the closest at present. Seems like all models after the 28T are step hulls.
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Originally Posted by Rollo Tomassi View Post
Contender does not show a 30T in their current fleet. Just the 30ST. The 28T is the closest at present. Seems like all models after the 28T are step hulls.
As of mid 2017 they would build the hulls stepped or not. The step was an option which the majority of ordered were stepped.
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Can't always remember the exact years, but here goes...in size increments and not by year.

21.

22S.

23 Open

24S.

23T/25T are the same.

25 Bay

25 Open; started as flat cap, then same as what Competition 25 now is, then the late 90s/early 00s models, then what is now the 28 version.

27 Open, also in cuddy.

27T/30T are the same.

28S/28T was a 25, but don't remember what they called it.

30ST.

31 Open, also in cuddy and fisharound.

31T/32T are the same.

32ST

33T/35T are the same.

33ST/35ST are the same.

35SC, was also a CC for awhile.

36 Open, also in cuddy and fisharound.

37ST/39ST are the same. They may have made a 37 non-stepped. Can't remember. 39 ST now also comes in a fisharound.

38 cabin model, but can't remember what they called it. May have called it a 40 at one point.

44 models; CB, FA, ST.

I think I got that right. Feel free to correct anything wrong.

EDITED: to include the 23 Open, 25 Bay, and the 35SC/CC.

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^^^. Nice thanks for sharing
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^^^. Nice thanks for sharing

Can you elaborate on the different layout or models.

For example what’s the difference between an “Open”, T or ST, etc
I have an FA that is a Fisharound
SC is Side console
Old 11-25-2020, 04:29 PM
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I fish many days on a Contender 27T/30T- Incredible fishing boat, Period.
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That is so stupid. Why would a 33 and a 35 be the same? I mean it doesn’t surprise me because I’ve heard other ridiculous things about Contender like the 27 blah blah blah is actually a 30 now and other bullshit like that. The 23 is now the 25 whatever. Contender is overrated
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[QUOTE=VaporTrail1;14250942]That is so stupid. Why would a 33 and a 35 be the same? I mean it doesn’t surprise me because I’ve heard other ridiculous things about Contender like the 27 blah blah blah is actually a 30 now and other bullshit like that. The 23 is now the 25 whatever. Contender is overrated[/

Initially, Contender didn’t include the eurotransom in the boat length. Thus, for example, the 31T was actually somewhere around 32’6”.

Since all other manufacturers marketed their boats by LOA, contender started doing the same. The 31T became the 32T since it’s actually 32’ long.

Same with the other models. The 27T was 30’ including the eurotransom and became the 30T. The 33T was almost 35’ and became the 35T, etc.

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Originally Posted by TurnMeLooseFLKeys View Post
Can't always remember the exact years, but here goes...in size increments and not by year.

21.

22S.

24S.

23T/25T are the same.

25 Open; started as flat cap, then same as what Competition 25 now is, then the late 90s/early 00s models, then what is now the 28 version.

27 Open, also in cuddy.

27T/30T are the same.

28S/28T was a 25, but don't remember what they called it.

30ST.

31 Open, also in cuddy and fisharound.

31T/32T are the same.

32ST

33T/35T are the same.

33ST/35ST are the same.

36 Open, also in cuddy and fisharound.

37ST/39ST are the same. They may have made a 37 non-stepped. Can't remember. 39 ST now also comes in a fisharound.

38 cabin model, but can't remember what they called it. May have called it a 40 at one point.

44 models; CB, FA, ST.

I think I got that right. Feel free to correct anything wrong.
Really good job on this. There was also a 39FA a couple of years ago and a 40 express in 2012 I think.

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Originally Posted by TurnMeLooseFLKeys View Post
Can't always remember the exact years, but here goes...in size increments and not by year.

21.

22S.

24S.

23T/25T are the same.

25 Open; started as flat cap, then same as what Competition 25 now is, then the late 90s/early 00s models, then what is now the 28 version.

27 Open, also in cuddy.

27T/30T are the same.

28S/28T was a 25, but don't remember what they called it.

30ST.

31 Open, also in cuddy and fisharound.

31T/32T are the same.

32ST

33T/35T are the same.

33ST/35ST are the same.

36 Open, also in cuddy and fisharound.

37ST/39ST are the same. They may have made a 37 non-stepped. Can't remember. 39 ST now also comes in a fisharound.

38 cabin model, but can't remember what they called it. May have called it a 40 at one point.

44 models; CB, FA, ST.

I think I got that right. Feel free to correct anything wrong.
You missed the 23 OPEN
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Originally Posted by Steve 08753 View Post
You missed the 23 OPEN

And the 35SC.
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And 25 Bay...
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Originally Posted by captpepin View Post
^^^. Nice thanks for sharing

Can you elaborate on the different layout or models.

For example what’s the difference between an “Open”, T or ST, etc
I have an FA that is a Fisharound
SC is Side console
Open was the 90s/00s models up until 2007. After 2007, the 25 was still considered an Open for a lil' bit before becoming an S. The 23 was always an Open.

T stands for Tournament. They started in 2008 I believe.

ST stands for stepped something, I think it's stepped tunnel. Started in 2009?
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Originally Posted by VaporTrail1 View Post
That is so stupid. Why would a 33 and a 35 be the same? I mean it doesn’t surprise me because I’ve heard other ridiculous things about Contender like the 27 blah blah blah is actually a 30 now and other bullshit like that. The 23 is now the 25 whatever. Contender is overrated
Trolling much? You do know Contender isn't the only brand to do this, right?
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Originally Posted by Rollo Tomassi View Post
Really good job on this. There was also a 39FA a couple of years ago and a 40 express in 2012 I think.
Mentioned the 39 FA. The 40 Express started as the 38. Couldn't remember what the model name was, so I called it a cabin boat.
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Originally Posted by VaporTrail1 View Post
That is so stupid. Why would a 33 and a 35 be the same? I mean it doesn’t surprise me because I’ve heard other ridiculous things about Contender like the 27 blah blah blah is actually a 30 now and other bullshit like that. The 23 is now the 25 whatever. Contender is overrated
I believe they named their tournament boats to conform with the requirements of the Southern Kingfish Association rules concerning boat lengths. If I'm not mistaken (and I may well be) the older rule was the boat was measured by how much water line length it had. Hence the 23T. I assume the rule was changed somewhere along the line and the 23T became the 25T to comport with its LOA.

Hopefully someone with more insight on this can correct me if I'm wrong. This is what I was told somewhere a few years back.

And BTW, Contenders are most decidedly not overrated. They're fine boats with a great reputation that's well deserved.
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to the OP - the 30V is referring to the 30ST. the hull id # prefix for that model is "0V".... i.e. hull # 0V234. the 32ST is 2V, 35ST is 5V etc

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