Joe Neber the President and Owner of Contender Boats founded the company in 1984. An avid saltwater sportsman, Joe has an undeniable passion for fishing and boating, which is evident by his work in resource conservation. The Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida named Joe and Contender the 2016 Conservation Partner of the Year. Contender One, was the top center console fishing boat in Bluewater Movement’s 2017 Quest for the Crest, capping a long history of successful tournament fishing.
Contenders are outfitted with a full suite of Yamaha engine options, custom leaning posts, offshore fishing towers, and an array of fishing accessories to make these boats custom fishing machines. Contender Boats are built to fish with a full arsenal of rod holders, outriggers, livewells, transducer, outriggers, GPS, and other variety of other custom sport fishing options. The result is a boat built for to both unparalleled fishability, comfort, range, and speed. The Contender manufacturing facility is located in Homestead, FL. Service needs are accommodated by a dealer network of 25 outlets throughout the United States.