Own Your Contender with Ocean Runner

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 jay@oceanrunnerusvi.com.

  • “Lobsters, Snorkeling and Cliff Jumping..oh my!” "We spent a glorious day with Captain Morgan! This was our first trip to the area and he managed to cram in a ton of activities and sights while still allowing us to just relax and take a slow, chill vacation day. There were 4 of us--two adults and our young adult children. He picked us up from St. Thomas and took the time to figure out what we wanted--rather than just taking us to a standard cookie cutter list of places. Over the course of the day we snorkeled and swam on quiet beaches, ate freshly cooked lobster at Sidney's, explored the area and capped off the afternoon with a leap off of a 40 foot cliff into the deep blue sea. Pure perfection. Morgan was friendly and fun. Would recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing day on the water!"    
    David C
  • "Our family of four spent the day with Jeremy as our Captain. He let us pick our day along with some of his suggestions. We ended up snorkeling at the Norman Island Caves and The Indians. Had a fabulous lunch at Pirates Bight , drinks and jumps at Willy T and finally spent some time at Jost Van Dyke and the beach . Jeremy was professional, friendly and we always felt safe. Would definitely recommend Ocean Runner for anyone looking for a day on the water." Visited July 2015
    Debbie S
  • "What an experience. Took a trip to the British VI's to see the Bath's, Caves at Norman Island and Jost Van Dyke. Hired Ocean Runner to take us there for a full day trip. Captain Tom Larson took care of us like we were his own family. He was so knowledgeable when it came to the history of the islands surrounding St. John and the BVI's. Highly recommend Captain Larson and Ocean Runner for your excursions out of St. John."
    John S
  • "The boat we rented from Ocean Runner was well-maintained, the staff were courteous and obviously experienced, and the advice and service excellent!  We would strongly recommend OR to anyone seeking a powerboat rental while visiting St John."
    Dana - Nashville
  • "We have used Ocean Runner quite a few times during our family vacations and always have had a wonderful day. Last year we had a larger group and had to use another company. The difference was obvious from the get-go. Of course we enjoyed the day - it's impossible not to - but the overall experience was not up to what we have enjoyed with Ocean Runner."
    Janet - Massachusetts