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2011 Contender 40 Express

Orange Beach, Alabama


Another Price Drop in May.  Great Deal for This Contender. Loaded up with Equipment and Options. Lots of Boat for a Late Model 40 Footer Under 300k. 

This Contender is one Super Fishing Machine, Exceptionally Rigged, Well Cared For and She has the Looks as well. Contender Quality and the Comforts and Style Impressive during any Venture, whether Chasing Bills in the Blue Water or Simply Cruising out to the Sand Bar for a Weekender. This Contender is a Super Versatile Fishing and Fun Machine.Her Well Kept Condition, Ready to Go Status and Excellent Equipment Package makes this one a Must See. 

Huge Helm Deck Lounge Area with Newer Enclosures, Helm Deck AC/Heat, Updated High End Stereo System, Newer Diesel Generator ( very quiet ), All Cushions in Excellent Condition. Cabin Offers Full Size V-Berth with Underneath Storage, Aft Cabin Features Side By Side Bunks and Ample Room for Two Adults. Full Shower and Head with Additional Storage Throughout. All Three Yamahas have had flywheel / rotor Service as well as new powerheads and all items are up to date.

Added Fuel Capacity and Many Fishing and Comfort Focused Upgrades. 

A super Nice Contender Setup and Well Worth a Look for the Serious Fisherman or the Family Cruiser. Contender and Yamaha Quality, a Great Combination.

Owner will Consider Smaller Center Console as Partial Trade.  


Basic Boat Info

Price: $289,000
Make: Contender
Model: 40 Express
Year: 2011
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: JDJ40027L011
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 40 ft
Length Overall: 40 ft
Beam: 11'8 ft
Min Draft: 2 ft
Dry Weight: 12,700 lb
Cabins Count: 1

Engines / Speed

Engines: 3
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Yamaha
  • Model: F350
  • Fuel: Unleaded
  • Engine Power: 350hp
  • Type: Outboard 4 Stroke
  • Year: 2011
  • Engine Hours: 715
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Yamaha
  • Model: F350
  • Fuel: Unleaded
  • Engine Power: 350hp
  • Type: Outboard 4 Stroke
  • Year: 2011
  • Engine Hours: 175
  • Engine Location: Center
Engine #3 Specs:
  • Make: Yamaha
  • Model: F350
  • Fuel: Unleaded
  • Engine Power: 350hp
  • Type: Outboard 4 Stroke
  • Year: 2011
  • Engine Hours: 715
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 1,050hp
Cruising Speed: 34.76 kn
Maximum Speed: 45.19 kn


Fuel Tanks: 6
Fuel Tank Capacity: 850 gal


Heads Count: 1
Total Liferaft Capacity: 6
Trim Tabs: Yes
Boat Class: Sports Fishing Boats, Express Cruiser, Saltwater Fishing


Mike Lewis
With over 40 years of boating experience and nearly 20 years as a Florida Licensed Yacht Broker, Mike has the experience, knowledge and commitment to make your next boat purchase efficient, smooth and enjoyable, as it should be. Our Professional Yacht Brokers, Agents and Staff will assist you with Search, Selection, Valuation, Negotiation, Surveys, Inspections, Insurance, Title Verification, Financing, Instruction and Delivery of your new vessel.
Marine Group - Emerald Coast


Marine Group - Emerald Coast
4851 Wharf Parkway, Suite D-224 P.O. Box 650
Orange Beach, Alabama, US, 36561

Electronics & Navigation

- Garmin 4212 Sounder / GPS / Radar

- Furuno Sounder

- Furuno GPS/Plotter 

- Furuno Radar              ( Three 12" Displays

- FLIR Night Vision


- Simrad Auto Pilot

- Garmin GHS 10 GPS

- Bow Thruster

- ACR Spotlight with Remote

- Yamaha Digital Gauges with Fuel Management

- Helm Mounted Compass

- Power Assist Steering

- K Plane Trim Tabs, Upgrade


Equipment List

- Bosch Custom Tuna Tower with Multiple Rod Holders

- Rupp Triple Spreader Outriggers

- 6.5 KW Northern Lights Diesel Generator ( 1510 Hours ) 

- Under Water Lights

- LED Multi Color Cockpit Lights

- Added Fuel Capacity from 480 to 850 Gallon

- 36 Gallon Diesel 

- Bow Thruster

- Two Battery Chargers

- Switlik Life Raft

- Windlass Anchor

- Stidd Twin Helm and Companion Seats

- Helm Deck Air Conditioner ( Designated Unit ) 

- Cabin Air Conditioner

- Custom Transom Fish Box

- Raw Water Wash Down

- Fresh Water Wash Down

- All Three Engines have had new Power Heads and Recent Flywheel Service. 


Manufacturer Provided Description

Featuring two large staterooms, a spacious galley and enclosed head and shower, this powerful yet luxurious vessel satisfies the most demanding anglers and the most discriminating cruisers alike.

Boasting an 11-foot-8inch beam, a 24-inch draft and 39-foot-11-inch LOA, the Contender 40 Express comes standard with 460-gallon fuel capacity along with an option to add an additional 110 gallons. Standard air-conditioning and generator power are also standard features. Engineered to accommodate triple engines up to 1100 hp, Contender builds this boat to get there and back with speed and comfort.

Please note the info above is a Manufacturers Description. This vessel has added fuel capacity to 850 Gallons. 

Standard Equipment

Hull & Deck

  • Hand-Laid Fiberglass Throughout High Tech Construction Using Multi-Directional Fabric & Foam Cored Solid Glass Stringer System
  • Foam Floatation
  • Full Transom & Transom Door
  • Self-Bailing Cockpit
  • Non-Skid Cockpit Sole & Deck
  • Heavy Duty Rub Rail

Cockpit Sole & Deck Compartments

  • Forward Anchor Locker with Storage
  • Dry Storage Under Deck
  • (2) 110 Gal. Fully Lined & Insulated Aft Fish Boxes – Port & Strbd
  • Large Lazaret Bilge Access


  • International Lighting
  • Cockpit Lighting
  • Cabin Air and Heat
  • Bow Thruster
  • Bow Side Lights
  • Dual Hydraulic Steering with Power Assist Pump
  • K-Plane Trim Tabs
  • Waterproof Switches & Breaker Panel with Indicator Lights
  • (3) 2000 GPH Auto/Manual Bilge Pump
  • High Speed Compass
  • Shorepower Hook-up with Battery Charger
  • Anchor Windlass System
  • Freshwater System
  • Saltwater System
  • Instant Hot Water
  • Fuel Management System
  • Mercathode System
  • Complete Generator


  • Chrome on Bronze or Stainless Steel Hardware
  • Heavy Duty Lifting Rings
  • (2) 12” Bow Cleats
  • (2) 12” Stern Cleats
  • (2) 10” Spring Line Cleats - Midship
  • (4) Lee’s Flush Mount Gunnel Rod Holders
  • Custom Aluminum Bow Rail
  • Wrap Around Windshield


  • Skylight Cabin Hatch 
  • Enclosed Head & Shower Compartment
  • Galley with Sink and Dual Burner Stove Top
  • Custom Granite Counter Tops Throughout
  • Microwave & Refrigerator
  • (2) Flat Panel TV/DVD Player
  • Twin Berths Forward with Hi-Lo Dinette Table
  • Custom Under Bunk Storage
  • Aft Cabin with Twin Berths & Under Bunk Storage
  • Cabin Lighting
  • Selection of Interior Cabin Fabrics

Driver's Side Console

  • Locking Electronic Storage
  • Tilting Helm with Custom Steering Wheel
  • Waterproof Switches & Breakers with Indicator Lights
  • Console Handrails
  • Forward U-Shaped Setee with Hi-Lo Table & Convertible Berth

Companion Side Console

  • Forward Sun Lounge 
  • Bait Prep Center with Chill Box and Tackle Drawer Storage
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information

For Additional Information or to Arrange a Time to View this Great Contender Please Call:

Mike Lewis, 850-496-1172 or 

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