About Us


Eric Raistrick

President and founder of Eric’s Outboard

Eric Raistrick, the President and founder of Eric’s Outboard. He started out as a Mobile Marine Mechanic way back in 1986. Over the last 30 years, with a lot of hard work and determination, he has grown into one of the most respected Yamaha dealerships in the country. He is proud to represent the Contender Boats line in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.

Tony Perez

Contender Boats & Head Yamaha Outboard Salesman

Tony is one of our most dedicated employees and commands excellence from his team. If you are in the market for a new Contender, looking to re-power your boat, purchase a new engine, or need help selling your Contender; Tony is your man.

Judi Gowin

Administrative Assistant

Judi Gowin is our behinds the scenes go to person for any office related needs. She wears more hats than most of us and lives and breathes our customer service standards.

Eric’s Contender Boat Sales is Miami-Dade and Broward County’s premier Contender boat dealer of new contender boats. We are proud to be partnered up with Contender Boats, a local company started here in Florida that has made a name for itself in the boating industry. At Eric’s Contender, complete customer satisfaction is our mission. All of our sales people are here to serve and assist you in choosing the right Contender boat, customized features to match your boating habits and goals, and a fun selection of contender boats apparel.

We understand boating, fishing, and cruising because everyone at Eric’s is a boater. Our staff is routinely trained and highly knowledgeable about cutting edge hull design and performance characteristics of both traditional “deep V” and “ step hull ” Contender boats. We will follow your lead or, if you prefer, make recommendations to equip you in selecting the right power, electronics, tower, live wells, dive platforms, center counsels, helm stations, seating configurations, color combinations, hard or soft t-tops, and any of the other details and important options that will enable you to build the fishing or cruising boat of your dreams. The entire experience at Eric’s is all about you and your choices. Our job is to answer your questions, offer suggestions, and earn your trust and respect.

The entire experience at Eric’s is all about you and your choices. Our job is to answer your questions, offer suggestions, and earn your trust and respect.

To help you make your own selections, we can arrange free demo rides on almost any size Contender, as well as a site visit to the Contender production facility in Homestead, Florida. We do not use sales tactics or pressure our customers. We move at your pace, fast or slow. We want your boat evaluation and boat buying experience to be fun, educational, and rewarding for you. We offer great deals and can help you with financing and trade in of your current boat or engines.

Eric’s Contender is the leader in customer satisfaction. From sales and service, to follow up support, we partner with you to make your boating adventure a rewarding experience. Visit or call us whenever you are ready for the treatment and expertise you deserve.

Our sister company, Eric’s Outboard Marine Service, Inc. is a full line, factory authorized Yamaha outboard engine and parts dealer which can provide warranty, non-warranty service, and repair on new or used Yamaha engines. Eric’s Outboard also offers dockside service well as providing trailers for out of water service needs.

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