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1997 Contender 25 Open For Sale

$94,500
$84,500
Stock #215405 -
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$84,500
$94,500

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Boat Details

Year:
1997
Type:
Power
Brand:
Contender
Category:
Center Consoles / Fishing Boat
Model:
25 Open
Length (LOA):
28'
Beam:
8' 10"
Draft:
--
Trailer:
1997 Magic Tilt
Stock #:
215405
Location:
State Highway 87 before Southport
(near Wilmington)
Status:
Available
Storage Status:
Not currently in storage††
Reason for Selling:
Buying Larger Boat
Engine Details
Count:
2
Year:
2020
Brand:
Suzuki
Model:
DF140A
Size (each):
140 hp
Hours:
150 (as of 1/9/2021)
Fuel Type:
Gasoline
"The Reel Deal Fishing Machine! Brand New Suzuki 140 HP 4-Stroke Engines, New Lowrance HDS12 with Radar, Plotter, Sonar, New VHF Antenna, New SS Props"

The newly installed Suzuki DF140A 140 Horsepower 4-Stroke Outboards will get you fishing in a flash. Cruise at 40-45 mph with a top speed of 55 mph plus.

This was called the 25 Open but the length overall on the 25 Open is 27'.Called 25 Open it was meant to compete in the under 25 tournament ...more

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If you have any questions, Mark can be reached directly at (757) 285-2729 to further discuss the situation.

1997 Contender 25 Open Fishing Boat in State Highway 87 before Southport

Stock #215405

The newly installed Suzuki DF140A 140 Horsepower 4-Stroke Outboards will get you fishing in a flash. Cruise at 40-45 mph with a top speed of 55 mph plus.

This was called the 25 Open but the length overall on the 25 Open is 27'.Called 25 Open it was meant to compete in the under 25 tournament class but LOA is 27'.

The recent owner has installed a green wrap on the boat to protect the hull which is in great original shape with a nice gel coat. It can be easily taken off. The Green gel-coat below the water line is original and still has luster.

She has new bilge pumps that pump up to 600gph and a new raw water washdown pump.

Canvas enclosed helm station will keep you dry while running and the soft T-top with give you protection from the sun and rain.

Seller is selling his commercial business including fishing permits TBD (which permits needed) and all tackle for commercial mackerel, dolphin, and offshore trolling. Much more tackle is available than what is pictured separately.

She comes with 2 Cannon Downriggers and an EPIRB. Downrigger mounts, electrical outlets included.

Rigged out with gunwale rod holders and several rocket launcher rod holders.

Numerous storage lockers.

Magic Tilt Trailer with all new tires is included.

This boat is rigged and ready for some serious fishing. IF NOT used for the future commercial fishing price is more negotiable without tackle and permits.

The prior owner kept it in dry storage in the hills of NC and put only 1000hrs on the vessel. Last year the boat began a commercial fishing career.

Could use a good detail and fills with dents and scratches topside if its future owner is not a commercial fisherman.

Information On Condition

Hull, tee top, upholstery, and canvas are in good condition. The boat is used regularly during the commercial trolling season and is safe, dependable and a workhorse of a Contender 25.

Engines were installed in October 2020
Hull is in good condition.
The trailer has new rubber.

This boat has a lot of fishing seasons ahead of her.
The seller is motivated and will include additional fishing gear with the right offer or can be purchased in addition to the boat.

Approximate boat location: Southport, North Carolina


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Basic Details
Year:
1997
Type:
Power
Brand:
Contender
Category:
Center Consoles / Fishing Boat
Model:
25 Open
Length (LOA):
28'
Hours:
150
(as of 1/9/2021)
(Commercial use)
Stock #:
215405
Location:
Southport, North Carolina
Storage Status:
Not currently in storage ††
(as of 6/24/2020)
Engine & MechanicalMech.
Count:
2
Year:
2020
Brand:
Suzuki
Model:
DF140A
Hours:
150
(as of 1/9/2021)
(Commercial use)
Size (each):
140 hp
Fuel Type:
Gasoline
Fuel Tank:
147 gals
Propeller:
Stainless Steel
Cruising Speed:
40 mph
Maximum Speed:
52 mph
Config.:
Outboard - 4 Stroke
Bilge Pump:
Trim Tabs:
Dimensions & Specifications & Specs
Length Overall:
28'
Beam:
8' 10"
Weight:
2,700 lbs
NavigationalNav. Equipment
VHF:
VHF Antenna:
GPS / Fishfinder:
GPS / Plotter:
GPS Antenna:
Masthead Light::
VHF Speaker:
Compass:
GPS/ Fishfinder/ Plotter:
Lowrance HDS 12
Side Scan Sonar:
Lowrance HDS 12
Radar Dome:
Lowrance
Deck Features
Anchor:
Anchor Locker:
Center Console W/storage:
Cleats - Fixed:
Compartment Storage:
Cover - Helm:
Fender Locker:
Helm Light:
Leaning Post:
Raw Water Washdown:
T-top:
Windscreen:
Downrigger:
Cannon Magnum 10 STX
Safety EquipmentEquip.
Engine Kill Switch:
EPIRB:
Grab Rails:
ElectricalElec. Components
110v AC Outlets:
Bluetooth:
Fuel Gauge:
12 V DC Outlets:
Battery Switch:
Electric Reel Outlets:
Horn:
Speedometer:
Tachometer:
Number Of Batteries:
2
Trailer IncludedIncl.
Included:
Yes
Year:
1997
Brand:
Magic Tilt
Material:
Aluminum
# Axles:
2
# Brakes:
2
Brake Type:
Surge
Spare Tire:
Yes
Breakaway Hitch:
No
Our company makes no claim of road worthiness of trailer. If not maintained adequately, it may not be fit for travel. We recommend a thorough inspection prior to purchase.
Accommodations & Passengers
Generator:
No
Air Conditioning:
No
ConstructionConst. Features
Hull Material:
Fiberglass
Hull Shape:
Deep Vee
Exterior Color:
Green & White
Radar Arch:
Stored Inside:
Stringers:
Vinyl Boat Wrap:
Vinyl Boat Wrap. Removabl:
Rods. Option With Purchas:
Downriggers/electric Reel:
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$84,500
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