TEAM TUPPENS NEW RIDE!!!!!!!! SWEEEEEET!

Jerry (Lucky Us) and I took a ride down to Palm Beach due to Steve Sprague's invitation.

We had heard so much of the Brand Spanking New 32' Contender that we had to see it for ourselves.

We were not disappointed.

Steve was gracious enough to give us the personal tour and boy oh boy.... I'm not sure if he realizes how lucky he is.. even though he owns the joint!

Here is Steve standing in front of the new "Garmin" boat as well as the graphics

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The T-Top and Rupp riggers really stand out as top quality. You can see the open array Radar Antenna as well (great for finding the birds).
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The engines are sweet 300 hp Yami 4 strokes with "fly by wire" controls

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Up at the helm, Steve showed Jerry (Capt. Waffle) and I the electronics which included the Garmin 15" touchscreen GPS/SONAR, Autopilot, Fusion Sound System, under the gunwale LED lighting, etc.
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The center console opens up in the front with twin struts that easily lift the console for easy access to wiring, electronics etc.
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The coffin box at the bow opens up into 2 compartments. In one, Steve has all the emergency or ditch items ie: Epirb, Life Preservers, Horn, etc... the other compartment may be used for whatever you need.
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Now, the cool part is.. if your catch doesn't fit in the floor fish compartments at the stern, you can push a button and this same coffin box up front has an electronically operated strut that lifts it open so you can slide your fish in for more large out of the way storage.
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All in all, a beautiful boat with great lines, 9'8" beam and a stepped hull that should give it a great ride.

Steve, it was great seeing you today and again, thanks to you and Marty for showing us Tuppens.

Cheers

Eric
PLANE FISH N

Replies

  • VenturesomeVenturesome Posts: 1,743 Officer
    beautiful congrats steve !!! love the graphics on the side.
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  • isla21isla21 Posts: 2,115 Officer
    Beautiful ride!!! The graphics are second to none. Enjoy her
  • Anonymous2Anonymous2 Posts: 1,964 Officer
    Really nice!!!
  • Team TuppensTeam Tuppens Posts: 509 Officer
    Thank You Guy's, Great to meet you. Not to turn this nice post into a commercial but! If I can help any forum members with anything from new boat, Marine supplies, fishing gear, service or repower stop by Tuppen's and ask for me personally, I will make sure you are well taken care of. Thanks again:beer
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • soflah3soflah3 Posts: 589 Officer
    Thank You Guy's, Great to meet you. Not to turn this nice post into a commercial but! If I can help any forum members with anything from new boat, Marine supplies, fishing gear, service or repower stop by Tuppen's and ask for me personally, I will make sure you are well taken care of. Thanks again:beer

    Steve,

    You probably already know this, but your crew in both the tackle and marine store and the service center are top notch. I always get great service from both. I always feel "well taken care of" from them. Keep up the tight work:thumbsup

    Great looking boat BTW:thumbsup
  • Bigmak561Bigmak561 Posts: 182 Deckhand
    Congratulations on a sweet ride.
  • Go MongoGo Mongo Posts: 2,107 Captain
    WOW! Nice boat. The best of luck.
    “Every day is a new day. It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact. Then when luck comes you are ready.”
    ― Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea
  • hydra-shortzhydra-shortz Posts: 27 Greenhorn
    Very nice looking boat and wrap! Perfect power and electronics. Look forward to seeing you offshore.
  • snookshakeriisnookshakerii Posts: 23 Greenhorn
    that up front storage spot is pretty cool.... you could put anything up there and most people wouldnt know its there. is it big enough to fit fishing rods? or maybe spearguns?
  • Team TuppensTeam Tuppens Posts: 509 Officer
    that up front storage spot is pretty cool.... you could put anything up there and most people wouldnt know its there. is it big enough to fit fishing rods? or maybe spearguns?
    Measures out at 6'3" A lot of storage in the boat.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • Get SumGet Sum Posts: 360 Officer
    That is one Sweeet boat Steve!! Regarding your store- The best I have seen, You have an excellant staff, always very helpful. My son always look forward to going to Tuppen's. great prices too to boot!
  • PaulBoatPaulBoat Posts: 4,389 Officer
    Once again, it's a beauty Steve. Congrats!
  • IshIsh Posts: 797 Officer
    Awesome , The graphics are great !!
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