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This is a photo of a white Contender boat with a man and a woman zipping along the ocean

Contender boats are the best brand choice for the Virgin Island cruiser

Ever dream of owning your own powerboat in the Caribbean? Well, let us tell you the good news. Ocean Runner is now a proud Contender powerboat dealer for the U.S. Virgin Islands! You can have your own Contender in St. John! We will even help you take care of it while you are off island!

You have worked hard to vacation on St. John, and you deserve to enjoy yourself to the fullest when you are here. That means getting out on the water with your friends and having unbridled fun! Owning a boat can be a full time job. That is why we are offering to manage the maintenance, storage, and security for your boat. So, you can enjoy the fun parts of boating and leave the stress behind! We chose the Contender brand because it is right brand for the often wind-swept conditions of the Caribbean.

The Contender brand has a unique hull design that allows for greater stability in bigger waves, which you will love. The hull design also helps Contender boats lift on a plane for a faster, more fuel-efficient ride. So, you experience a drier, softer, more responsive ride, regardless of whether you are on the water in December or May – fishing or relaxing on the bow.

Most of the boating seasons around the United States are cut short by the cold winter months. You know this!Owning your own Contender is a great investment. You could escape to the Caribbean and hop on your boat any time of the year! You will come down time and time again. Then, you will be the expert, guiding your guests to your favorite local spots where everyone already knows your name.

Make St. John your home away from home! Purchasing a Contender through Ocean Runner is the first step to having your own part of the Caribbean pie! Our dealership offers success where no one else can. We have the resources, connections and expertise to ensure you are happy with your Contender purchase. We’ll even help you decide if there are modifications you want to make to customize your boat.

This is a photo of our newest Contender powerboats at sunset rafted up in Cruz Bay

Imagine yourself stepping off your Contender on to the warm sand .. now call us! 

Building a relationship with Contender makes sense for the leading powerboat rental company in the Virgin Islands. We are already at the top when it comes to customer service and professional captains, now our fleet is parallel to none! Come out for a day on the water with us! Take a ride on one of our new 24′ Contenders! You will see why Ocean Runner has more five star reviews on Trip Advisor than any other charter boat company. We are pros! Contact Captain Jay Rushing for inquiries about owning your own Contender directly at (340) 693-8809 or email