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May / June 2017


    Contender’s new 39 Fisharound is the culmination of tournament fishing comfort and knowledge. Optimized for speed and comfort without sacrificing fishability, the 39 Fisharound has comforts and attention to detail that only a captain would craft. Powered by triple Yamaha 350 engines, the Contender 39 Fisharound features speed in excess of 70 mph while a standard 460-gallon fuel tank provides enough range to get you where the fish are in a hurry. Contender builds each of its boats to meet the customer’s specific needs and budget. Choose whether to customize each component of the 39 Fisharound’s power option, electronics package, livewell rigging, even your preference of the type of stitching on the upholstery.
    With the 39 Fisharound there’s no reason to sacrifice comfort for fishability. The helm console is large enough for two 16-inch displays plus additional fishfinding, navigation and communication components. Forward of the console is a double lounge with storage below. Access to the cabin is directly to port of the helm console; you’ll find a microwave, flat screen TV, drawer-type refrigerator, freshwater sink, and double berth with storage below. The self-bailing cockpit features a tackle center integrated into the helm seating. An integral dive platform, full transom and walk-through transom door, and two transom livewells complement the cockpit layout. As with all Contenders, rod holders are everywhere. The standard tower features a complete second station. Contact: Contender at 800-645-2906 or visit www.contenderboats.com.

Contender 39 FA

LOA: 39’
Beam: 10’ 8"
Draft: 2'
Fuel Capacity: 460 gallons
Water Capacity: N/A


    Viking’s 37 Billfish features day boat style while offering an 86-square-foot cockpit equipped with a bait freezer, tackle stowage, transom door with lift gate, insulated fish boxes and a transom live well. The open saloon provides all weather protection with a comfortable U-shape dinette and high-low fiberglass table that converts to a bunk, opposite a cushioned lounge. The 37 Billfish also is outfitted with a lower helm station that’s available with air conditioning on the command deck. The flying bridge features a center console helm with single lever and optional joystick controls, power-assisted hydraulic steering, Vessel View engine instrumentation, pedestal helm chair and lounges and jump seats. There is ample electronic space in the console and fiberglass hardtop. A three-sided Costa Clear enclosure offers protection from the elements.
    Below, the spacious air-conditioned cabin layout with Amtico vinyl flooring and high-gloss teak joinery includes a private bow stateroom with a single queen bed or crossover berths configuration available. Maple-lined hanging lockers, starboard hull-side cabinetry, under-berth drawers, and a fishing rod shelf plus an entertainment system with a 20-inch flat screen television, CD/DVD player, stereo, and an auxiliary input are also standard. The L-shape galley features Corian countertops, stainless-steel sink, electric cooktop, microwave/ convection oven, under-counter drawer-style refrigeration, and spacious cabinetry. An air-conditioned head includes a fiberglass shower stall, vanity with built-in Corian countertop and sink, and a mirrored medicine cabinet. Standard power is twin Cummins QSB 6.7 diesels that deliver a 30-plus knot cruise and a top end approaching 35 knots, depending upon load, sea and environmental conditions. For ease of maintenance, each engine and other critical machinery is located beneath electrically actuated hatches in the command deck area. Contact: Viking Yachts at 609-296-6000 or visit www.vikingyachts.com.

Viking Billfish 37 BF

LOA: 37’ 8"
Beam: 13' 10"
Draft: 2' 8"
Fuel Capacity: 440 gallons
Water Capacity: 75 gallons