$235,000 | Stuart FL

General Description

2003 Contender 36 Open 

Second Chance

Second Chance is the nicest Contender 36 Open on the market today.  She has gone through extensive upgrades and services over the last few years making her stand tall compared to her competition.  Whether you're looking to go do some hardcore offshore fishing locally or in the Bahamas, cruising, or sandbar fun with friends and family, Second Chance checks all the squares.  She comes equipped with triple 2020 Cold Fusion Mercury Verado 400 hp engines with Slide Master Jackplates and Gold Coverage warranty until January 2025, all-new Garmin electronics at the helm.

Second Chance also recently received new fuel tanks, freshly painted hull, non-skid decks, a brand new trailer, etc.

If you're looking for a center console that has had all the upgrades and turnkey, put this one on your list to see, Second Chance will not disappoint.  The seller has kept a folder of all receipts and records for all of the upgrades and services.


Key Features & Recent Upgrades:

  • Twin 7612xsv Garmin 12" MFD's
  • 2020 Mercury Verado Cold Fusion 400 hp engines with Gold Coverage warranty until January 21, 2025, and SlideMaster Jackplates 
  •  T-Top has been redone

2021 & 2022:

  • New awlcraft painted hull (whisper grey)
  • New awlcraft painted decks with non-skid
  • 3 New fuel tanks 
  • New Load Rite Elite 17,600 lbs trailer
  • New leaning post (Birdsall Marine)
  • New cockpit fold-down bench (Birdsall Marine)
  • New Garmin autopilot
  • New freshwater tank
  • New windshield for the helm
  • New AGM27 batteries
  • New thru-hole fittings
  • Thru-holes all bonded
  • New rub rails
  • New motor covers
  • New hose coils for both freshwater and raw water washdowns
  • New JL Audio amplifier
  • New horn
  • Garmin steady sensor added
  • Holding tank removed
  • In-deck cockpit livewell removed and now a storage compartment


Deck & Hull:

  • New awlcraft painted hull (whisper grey)
  • New awlcraft painted non-skid decks
  • Anchor locker 
  • Manual pop-up navigation lights
  • 6 cleats
  • 2 50 gal livewells
  • 4 insulated fish boxes- 2 forward, 2 aft
  • 2 in-deck storage compartments
  • Coffin box for the bow
  • 3 electric reel outlets
  • Fresh and saltwater washdowns
  • Freshwater fillup cap port side
  • 3 fuel fillup caps- 2 port, 1 starboard
  • 2 underwater lights
  • "Light the Night" multicolored under gunnel lights
  • Bottom Paint


Mechanical Equipment & Helm Electronics:

  • 2020 Cold Fusion Mercury Verado 400hp engines with Gold Coverage Warranty until January 21, 2025
  • 3 Slidemaster Jackplates for the engines
  • Garmin 7612 and 7612xsv multi-function touchscreen units
  • Garmin autopilot
  • Garmin 24 XHD2 6kw 4' open array radar with bird finder mode
  • Garmin VHF radio
  • Fusion MS-UD755 stereo with satellite radio
  • 4 Mercury SmartCraft gauges- 3 RPM, 1 speedometer
  • 3 key ignitions
  • Ritchie compass
  • Mercury electronic throttles
  • Bennetti trim tabs levers
  • Boca Tech Custom switch panel
  • 2 10" JL Audio subs
  • 8 8.8 M6 series JL Audio Speakers
  • Quad Pro Professional Series Battery Charger- 15 amp banks
  • 4 New AGM27 batteries 
  • USB ports under helm
  • Xducer 1D Airmar B164 transducer
  • 1600 gph tournament series livewell/baitwell pump
  • Shurflo Bait Sentry 1100 livewell pumps
  • Rule-a-matic 2000 gph bilge pumps


Console & T-Top:

  • New leaning post with storage under helm bench seat (Birdsall Marine)
  • New console glass windshield with isinglass wings
  • 8 console rod holders - 4 per side
  • 6 t-top rod holders
  • 3 Lumitec LED spreader lights
  • Carbon fiber Tigress outriggers w/ Top Gun bases (18 ft)
  • Console front door leads to step down locker where the batteries, battery charger, and wiring access is located
  • No toilet, but plumbed for one
  • Garmin 24 xHD2 6 kw 4' open array radar with bird finder mode

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. Hours listed may vary from actual hours due to recent use. Purchaser is encouraged to verify hours prior to purchase. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

General Information

  • Boat Name Second Chance
  • Manufacturer Contender
  • Model 36 Open
  • Model Year 2003

Engine Information

  • Manufacturer Mercury
  • Model Verado 400
  • Hours 475


  • LOA 36.17 ft
  • Beam 10.17 ft
  • Draft 1.83 ft


  • Fuel Capacity 404|gallon
  • Water Capacity 30|gallon