Since 1984, Contender Boats has been committed to building its semi-custom sportfishing boats at its Homestead, Florida location. In keeping with that longstanding tradition, the brand will continue that trend later this fall when it opens its new facility in Fort Pierce, Florida.
For nearly four decades, Contender has created every boat in its extensive line at its south Florida
location. Later this year, the brand will continue crafting its premium boats but will be sharing the
load between two facilities. The Homestead factory will build all models 35-feet and above while the
new Fort Pierce facility will build everything from 32-feet and down.
“We are thrilled to be expanding our operations in Florida,” said Joe Neber, Owner and President,
Contender Boats. “Fort Pierce has a long-standing reputation in the boatbuilding industry, and we
are looking forward to leveraging local talent as we grow our team.”
“Our new 100,000-square-foot facility will allow us to expand our operation while strengthening our
commitment to building our boats here in Florida,” said Amanda Sabin, Director of Marketing for