1995 Contender Side Console
Twin Yanmar 6LY-STE
Northern Lights Generator
I have had this boat for approximately a year and a half and have gone through absolutely everything. We have had a lot of fun on the boat and have used it primarily for a family cruiser. The diesel generator with the AC/Heat makes the boat very comfortable and versatile for the family. It has never broken down or left us stranded. The Yanmars are mechanical engines which makes it much easier to perform maintenance and have an understanding of your boat. It has ZF transmissions that propel the boat well. I do not have any fuel burn numbers but the cruise speed is around 28 - 30 MPH at 2,500 RPMs which is below the suggested cruise RPM. This boat has tons of storage and is a lot of fun to drive. The enclosure makes it a versatile dry ride that comfortably accommodates lots of passengers. The side console layout allows the captain to drive and be with the passengers. The boat was recently surveyed with no issues.
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The boat is professionally cleaned twice a month. I just had it hauled out and four coats of wax/polish from the rubrail down.
Here is the basic overview for the Contender 35 Side Console:
The Contender 35 Side Console is a top-tier crossover boat with a split personality--its large cockpit is great for fishing, and an offset console with lounge seating to port is well suited for cruising. Sometimes called the Contender 35 Express, the 35 Side Console is a semicustom boat with a long list of factory-installed options.
Overnight trips are no problem in this Contender; its well-appointed cabin can sleep four and includes a full-service galley with refrigerator, enclosed head with shower, and a removable dining table. With a 10-foot beam, the cockpit has everything required for serious fishing pursuits.
It includes an integrated dive platform, large transom livewell, lift-out fish box, bait prep station, cockpit bolsters, raw-water washdown, trim tabs, cockpit lights, and a transom door. The helm deck lifts for easy access to all of the running gear and additional storage.
Yanmar 6ly-ste engines (1,550+ hours)
Northern Lights diesel generator
Freshwater flushing system (engines)
12/110 volt refrigerator
V berth that can sleep up to 4 with seat backs that fold into bunks.
Outriggers not pictured.
Rocket launcher for outriggers not pictured.
17 rod holders.
Tons of storage below seats and deck, large insulated fish box in rear deck.
2 new VHFs with new antenna.
New bluetooth stereo, amplifier, 7-6 x 9 speakers, and powered subwoofer
Tower with full controls.
Morse upper and lower controls .
28-30 MPH Cruise.
True mechanical engines.
No bottom paint, lift kept.
Shower on swim platform.
260 gallons of diesel.
Garmin 8212 - 12 inch touch screen chart plotter.
Garmin GPSMAP 840xs - 8 inch chart plotter.
Garmin GMR 18 HD+ Dome Radar.
Starboard fuel tank.
Fuel sending units.
Freshwater holding tank
AC raw water pump.
Electric toilet with macerator.
Canvas on helm and other seats.
All fuel injectors either replaced or rebuilt.
10/17 - full service on all 3 engines. Engine and racor fuel filters replaced. Oil changed/oil filters changed. Oil exchange pump installed 2016.
New upper helm and hydraulic steering lines.
LCD TV in cabin.
LED spreader lights.
LED under gunnel lights.
Upper and lower GEM Lux billet aluminum steering wheels w/knuckles.
2 new VHF with new antenna.
Bluetooth stereo, with amplifier, 7 6x9s, and powered subwoofer.
LED navigation lights.
Fresh water holding tank.
Diesel and fresh water deck fills.
The boat sleeps four inside the air conditioned cabin
All new Garmin radar and chartplotters