Contender – 38 Express

Florida, United States

Excellent Opportunity

“Maripal” is a 2008 38 Contender Express Cuddy Cabin

 brought to market by a very caring and knowledgeable owner

Updated and well equipped

 ready to take her new owners on their memory making adventures

Basic Boat Info

Boat Hull ID
Has Hull ID


39.75 ft
Length Overall
39.75 ft
11.67 ft
Dry Weight
12,700 lb
Cabins Count

Engines / Speed

Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make : Yamaha
  • Model : 350FS
  • Fuel : Unleaded
  • Engine Power : 350 hp
  • Type : Outboard 4 Stroke
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make : Yamaha
  • Model : 350FS
  • Fuel : Unleaded
  • Engine Power : 350 hp
  • Type : Outboard 4 Stroke
Engine #3 Specs:
  • Make : Yamaha
  • Model : 350FS
  • Fuel : Unleaded
  • Engine Power : 350 hp
  • Type : Outboard 4 Stroke
Engine #4 Specs:
  • Make : Westerbeke
  • Model : Generator
Total Engine Power
1,050 hp


Fuel Tanks
Fuel Tank Capacity
529 gal
Water Tanks
Water Tank Capacity
100 gal
Holding Tank Count
Holding Tank Capacity
20 gal


Heads Count
Boat Class
Cuddy Cabin, Saltwater Fishing

Additional Info

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-7inch beam, a 24-inch draft and 39-foot-11-inch LOA, the Contender 38 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.
Brokers comments
MARIPAL is a 2008 38' Contender Side Console Express Fisherman. The renowned Contender brand is highly sought after boat by discriminating boaters. Maripal is an excellent example of care by a knowledgeable owner. The owner has updated almost every system on this very well prepared Contender. The original tower was removed and replaced with a new lower profile  Bausch tower, including new controls and gauges. They are linked to the triple Yamaha's 350 FS engines repowered in 2020. The lower helm station also received new binnacle controls, gauges and start/stop switches. This was the start of the owners on going quest to bring Maripal to its best possible condition. In this brokers opinion they have achieved that goal. Brokers Comments The Contender 38 side console express with its power by triple 350 HP Yamaha engines, is a complete performance sport fish. Fast and nimble "Maripal " has enjoyed a  pedigree of excellent ownership. Her current owner has constantly upgraded or refit any and all system to keep her in top notch condition. She is ready to take her new owners and guest any where they choose. Entering the cockpit you notice the generous space and functionality. A rear bench seat adds to your guest comfort. Removable white sun shade creates an additional comfortable entertaining area when at anchor or dockside. Dual live wells in the transom provides room for ample bait storage. Twenty six rod positions, a custom Bausch Marlin tower with Rupp collapsible outriggers and Birdsall  teaser reels mounted within the hard top, making this a true  sportfish.  A starboard side transom door with folding swim ladder assist boarding from a day of swimming and diving. Providing easy access with a freshwater shower system. The deck sole features grey SeaDek nonskid with hatched storage below. That will hold your days catch or gear. The lazerette access to the bilge pumps, thru hull fittings and valves. Moving forward the four sided  Esinglass enclosed air conditioned helm deck with a portside  ladder back companion seat mounted on top of refrigerated insulated storage area and the switch panel to raise the mechanical storage hold, housing the Westerbeke generator, Batteries and Perko switches. The starboard side Helm is complemented by  a ladder back helm and companion chairs. The helm features twin Gamin 8212 electronic monitors to aid in the navigation and sonar observation. There is a stainless steel chrome Edson steering wheel mounted on hydraulic tilt helm. Yamaha engine gauges start/stop switches coupled with the dual multi-engine binnacle controls. The helm deck amenities include and ACR spotlight remote  control, FLIR camera and control pad. A bow thruster assist in docking. Additionally Sinto Compass a Simard autopilot assist in long runs integrated to the Garmin gps/radar. Dual Icom vhf radios coupled with a ram mic on the upper tower station assure communications. The Fusion stereo system with JL speakers compliments the entertainment of your guest.  The foredeck of the helm is guest u-shaped  settee seating and a high gloss Hi-low. table Enter the portside cabin entrance with a lockable door and hatch. The galley is located on the port side. Featuring the electric breaker panel, flat top stove, microwave oven, wine rack and cabinetry storage.  Additional under counter refrigeration SS recessed sink and faucet. A high gloss dinette table located forward in the bow encompassed by custom seating. This folds down to create a forward bed. Mounted on a sliding track is an additional Dometic 12v/110v refrigerator. A new wall mounted flat screen T.V. enhance the entertainment. The starboard side enclosed head, complete with a Vacu-flush head, shower and vanity sink and faucet. The aft guest stateroom with bunk beds. A flat screen T.V. and two recessed storage cabinets.  The boat is accessed by either side companionway with a bow rail to assist. A Lewmar windlass secures a S S anchor and its rode. The Bausch tower enhanced by a second station including a 7610 Garmin, Icom Ram Microphone, Yamaha Gauges, Yamaha Binnacle controls. Edson cast aluminum steering wheel remote stereo control. Bench seating and Buggy top. Maripal offers all the amenities of a larger boat. With the agility and sea keeping qualities that Contender is famous for. Contact the listing broker to discuss this opportunity and arrange a private showing.  To follow is a list of the improvements and/or options and standard equipment. With dates of refits. Main Deck and Helm 2/ 8212 Garmin GPS/Sounder Radar refit 2015 Yamaha digital engine gauges ACR Spotlight w/ Remote switch refit 2022  Simard Ap26 Autopilot w/ remote refit 2022 Anchor Windlass  w/remote switch  refit 2021 Ultra Anchor SS w/rode Refit 2022 Rewired electrical wire for tower 2022 6 Batteries refit in 2023 2 GX5005 Icom VHF Radios Flir camera  Tower ram mic. refit 2020 2 Digital VHF antennas Refit 2019 Navigation lights refit 2020 Deck A/C w/digital thermostat 3 custom ladder back helm & companion chairs  Rear bench folding seat refit 2022 Aft deck Sun shade awning w/post new 2022 Full covers for tower helm/console, Flir camera and rear bench seat Ice maker refit 2019 3 sided enclosure 2 new Edson steering wheels refit 2023 Bennet trim tabs w/remote rocker switches  FLIR camera 3 engine start/stop switch control pads  Dual controls  Sinto Compass  2 Multicolored underwater LED lights refit 2015  JL Stereo  new amplifier and speakers refit 2015  Rigid industries LED light bar  Marlin tower w/second helm station and cushioned seating Refit in 2019 Coaming pads refit 2019 Deck and cushions and seating refit 2015  All cushions internal foam replaced Seadek cockpit sole  Hydraulic steering second station Bausch custom Marlin tower 2 Birdsall Marine custom aluminum teaser reels  Rupp Marine outriggers Fire-boy fire extinguishers refit 2021 Keikaffer trim tabs and controls    Cabin & Amenities Port side Galley Starboard side enclosed Vacu-flush head  and shower vanity mirror and cabinet Lavatory w/faucet Forward double berth center line. Aft cabin full size berth Galley features  Whirlpool microwave oven refit 2019 Isotherm refrigeration Conteauex two burner stove new 2021 Sink with designer faucet recessed mount in counter top 2 tables 1 in cabin 1 on deck  both refinished 2021 Teak and Holley cabin sole Marine grade rug refit 2021 Storage cabinetry Hi gloss finish Digital thermostat reverse cycle A/C reverse heat Rewired internal and exterior fuse/breaker panels 2023 Interior lights refit 2021 2 flat screen T.V.'s w/external antennas 2021 110v receptacles UBF phone outlet in cockpit and cabin new 2023 Under table 12v/110v refrigerator/freezer in cabin under  dinette table   Bilge Westerbeke  Generator approx. 400 hours Raw water baitwell  pump refit 2023 Fresh water pump refit 2021 Bilge sump pump refit 2022 Macerator pump and refit thru hull fittings for holding tank refit 2021 Aft Bilge blower refit 2023 2 A/C units replaced and new thru hull fittings refit 2020 2 freezer motors refit 2020 4 SS Fuel filters holders refit 2023 All fuel lines and primary bulbs refit2023 Toilet thru hull fittings refit 2018   Propulsion 3 -350FS Yamaha engines manufactured in 2019 installed in 2020.  Approximately 455 hours Engine Warranty until 11/10/2025 3 SDS SS props 3 New spare props Vetus Bow thruster including rocker switches replaced in 2022  Additional fuel tank total of 4 with a total 529 Gallon New Binnacle controls gauges and start /stop switches.  Both helm and tower     
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