REEL DEAL

Con­tender’s 32 ST is a rugged, ag­gres­sively lined cen­ter con­sole that’s ready to com­pete.

Yachting - - CURRENTS - By Kevin Koenig

Sim­ply put, the 32 ST from Con­tender is not mess­ing around. With twin 350 hp Yama­has, the boat can re­port­edly sprint at 59 knots atop the cush­ion of air its twin-stepped hull cre­ates. Three fish boxes and a 40-gal­lon livewell com­ple­ment an arse­nal of rod hold­ers that bol­ster the boat’s an­gling street cred. WHOM IT’S FOR: This 32 ST is a fine match for a tour­na­ment an­gler or some­one who wants a fish-cen­tric ten­der for his mega-yacht cruises. And those über-mas­cu­line Con­tender lines will reel in the best of them, from po­ten­tial own­ers to dock­side on­look­ers. PIC­TURE THIS: Sure, the gal­ley on the big boat is stocked with all sorts of good­ies, but all day long you’ve been han­ker­ing for some fish tacos made with fresh mahimahi. From your yacht’s sky­bridge, you no­ticed a weed line in the near dis­tance — it looks promis­ing. So you launch the 32 ST, fire up the en­gines and blast off to­ward tonight’s din­ner. Just don’t for­get to hang on tight.

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