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Brief Summary

Front Runner started with the goal of building the kinds of boats the company’s owners had always wanted, setting a new bar for the offshore fishing industry. In the 39 CC, which features plenty of space above and below decks, plus a long list of options, it seems like they’ve built a pretty distinguished product.

Key Features

  • 14 rod holders 

  • 8 pull-up cleats 

  • Spacious cabin with customizable trunk 

  • Fully customizable from bow to stern 

Captain's Report

Editor's Report by Capt. Nick Martinez 

Idle

Front Runner's 39 Center Console can be powered with triple or quad outboards (manufacturers vary).

Front Runner 39 CC Hull shot

From its proud bow to the high-performance stepped bottom, the Front Runner 39 CC has been designed for offshore work and performance.

Overview 

Front Runner offers a variety of features that would easily accommodate both the tournament angler as well as the recreational boater with comfort and style.

Front Runner 39 CC full tower

Adding a tower to the 39 CC gives you an added platform to spot the bait or birds from an even greater distance.

The 39 CC boasts ample storage both above and below decks, whether you're going offshore for an extended trip or running over to the islands for a holiday, there's a spot for it all. Although Front Runner's standard options list is quite inclusive, you may want to add the extra Best Marine seachest to ensure you have very happy bait, 12v air conditioning system or perhaps a Seakeeper 3 to your boat.

Distinguishing Features 

  • Designated Fender Storage System
  • Serviceable "Pump & Electrical Room" Inside the console

Design 


Front Runner prides itself by having their towers built in house. They offer both a folding tower and a full gap tower. The towers come with your choice of 9" display and a VHF.

Bow 

The 39 CC is equipped with a large forward insulated fishbox, matching gelcoat is a popular option amongst those that are looking for a little extra detail. The 39 CC’s bow also includes a fortress anchor and freshwater coil hose (a Lewmar anchor windlass package is optional). Forward on the port and starboard side inner gunwales is the fender storage with receivers for Front Runner’s custom quick release fender storage system, in addition to receivers for storage purposes, there are receivers on the gunwales for ease of deployment without having to utilize a cleat. The lounger can be customized in three different configurations, including sun pad lounger (standard), dual insulated storage lockers with cooler forward , or just a large sunpad that will open to an insulated fishbox. The 39 CC’s design gives great flexibility to boat owners and their families.

Front Runner 39 CC bow

Padded side coaming bolsters run all the way around the boat’s gunwale, and there are two fender storage spaces on each side.

Front Runner 39 CC cabin trunk
Wide side decks

14 rod holders throughout the boat’s  deck cap come standard, along with eight pull-up cleats,  additional cupholders or for the folks that frequent the sandbar the rodholder cupholders have been quite popular.

Cockpit

The deck design features a single level deck to allow easy maneuvering around the boat. There are four in-deck fish boxes in the cockpit and two in both port and starboard side decks, three transom livewells, and a slide out cooler that comes standard and doubles as a mezzanine seat. Behind the helm is a large storage drawer with customizable drawer configuration.

Front Runner 39 CC Stern table

Pompanette's Mini Manta fits perfectly in the 39's cockpit should you choose the option.

Cabin 

According to Front Runner, the 39 CC’s cabin is large enough to fit 9 adults (Check out the video from when a squall came through at the Miami Boat Show.) and has headroom of 6’6” (1.98 m). Equipped with  a stainless-steel sink, toilet and optional 12v air conditioning system, it’s designed for an overnight stay or a comfortable spot to get out of the elements. All of the boat’s batteries, battery switches, chargers and trim tab pumps are located in what Front Runner calls its “Pump Room,” moving them from the bilge to the cabin interior to promote greater longevity of the equipment.

Front Runner 39 CC cabin

The side lockers house the stereo amps and breakers on the starboard side, and raw water, fresh water and power steering pumps on the port side.

Front Runner 39 CC Sink

The cabin includes a stainless-steel sink and toilet.

Helm

Front Runner 39 CC Helm

The 39 CC comes standard with a Gemlux stainless wheel steering and power knob. The helm can accommodate electronics of your choice of up to dual 24" screens.

Front Runner 39 CC fly bridge

The optional tower comes with full helm controls,  9” Multi-function display and a VHF.

Stern 

All 39 CCs come with three livewells  along the transom, two 65-gallon (246.05 L) wells on the port and starboard side, and one main 95-gallon (359.61 L) livewell in the center. There are two Best Marine sea chests with three pumps each, equipped with both hi- and low-speed pickups to ensure your flow is never interrupted. The sea chests also supply water to all onboard systems, including A/C, SeaKeeper and raw water.

Front Runner 39 CC live wells

The cockpit is “all business” especially when you add the Mini Manta!

Options

With nearly 50 different options to choose from, the 39 CC can meet the needs and wants of any tournament angler or families needs.  This includes everything from a full tower various tackle storage options, bow thruster or joystick availability, plus whatever creature comforts your family may need.

Engine Options

  • Triple Mercury 350-hp Verado (Standard)

  • Triple Mercury 400-hp Verado

  • Triple Mercury Racing 450R
  • Quad Mercury V8 300
  • Quad Mercury 350-hp Verado
  • Quad Mercury 400-hp Verado
  • Quad Mercury Racing 450R

Price 

The starting price of the Front Runner 39 CC is in the low $400,000+ range.

Observations

Front Runner’s founders have an extensive background in the marine service and customization area, giving them an edge in meeting the unique needs of each boater. The 39 CC is a hard fishing, family-friendly, versatile boat. A long list of options allows it to be designed and configured for both the tournament fisherman and the recreational boater who just wants a fun day out on the water with their family. With its proud bow and freeboard, tall tower and original design, Front Runner provides a new option to anglers who want a boat that will ride out on those day when the weather allows you to put throttles down and feel safe and stable when the weather gets inclement.