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Cindy Lewis, our Annapolis area sales rep recently did a podcast interview with Kimberly Russo from America’s Great Loop Cruisers’ Association. To learn more about Cindy and marine financing and...

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We want your boat loan! Contact the professionals.

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Spring is almost here! Here is a list of the spring boat shows we'll be attending.

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Author: Cindy Lewis Marine Finance Representative Sterling Associates- Mid Atlantic Office cindy@recreationfinance.com   www.boatbanker.com 410-903-6611 Imagine being a modern day Huck Finn, ...

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Check out our fall boat show schedule. Come visit us at one of these shows. We've got you covered from coast to coast!

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Jim Stiverson will be at the Michigan City Boat Show this weekend. Hoping for good weather! For more info check out the show site here: http://michigancityboatshow.com/ For Jim's August/ Boat Show...

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Sterling Associates Names Jim Stiverson Assistant Vice President  Sterling Associates recently announced the promotion of Jim Stiverson to Assistant Vice President in charge of the Midwest and...

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We are so proud to share this testimonial from some great customers we recently had the pleasure of working with. Max Salvater worked on this loan last month for the Edwards family. Here's what they...

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Look for Sterling Associates team members in St. Petersburg  for the show! The 38th Annual St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show, the largest boat show on the Gulf Coast, is set to sail into the Duke...

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Sterling Associates will be on-hand at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show from November 5th - 9th. Come see us at Dock 60A, Booth C&D to complete an application and speak to one of our...

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In a boater’s life at some point the idea of a new boat might come out. It’s something each boater should expect, because even if you decide to buy a used boat or a very small one at the beginning, ...

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We're coming up on two weekends of Boat Shows in Annapolis, MD! Cindy Lewis from the Sterling Associates team will be at both shows. To connect with her before the show, visit our contacts...

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The Sterling Associates team will be at a couple big shows this week, with a booth in both Newport, RI and Newport Beach, CA! We'll also have a rep on the ground in Seattle for the Boats Afloat Show. ...

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Today money can be really hard to manage, it seems that it can never have enough and more and more people feel they’d better get an extra job in order to earn more. The truth is that often times...

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The San Diego Boat Show starts tomorrow and goes all weekend long at the Sheraton Hotel & Marina. Joni Geis from our team will be there and she'd love to meet you!There will be approximately 140...

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Max Salvater, West Coast Representative at Sterling Associates recently attended the 2015 Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show at Oakland’s Jack London Square, and we thought we'd share some of his photos...

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The Newport Beach Boat Show starts tomorrow and goes through the weekend! Joni Geis from the Sterling team will be there and would love to meet you. Contact her via email or at 619-224-4466.The...

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We've recently launched a couple of new pages on our website that we wanted to call your attention to.  You can find them all under our new FAQS section (located in the "About Us" dropdown). The...

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Chris Stevens, VP at Sterling Associates, will be at the Hingham Shipyard Marinas this weekend for the 7th Annual SS In-Water Boat Show.The South Shore In-Water Boat Show brings the top South Shore...

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Written by Cindy Lewis, Marine Finance Specialist, Sterling Associates Buying a boat can be as simple as finding the boat, writing the check, taking care of registration forms, and heading off for...

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It's time to head to the beach! The 30th Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show runs March 26th - 29th, and is one of the top five boat shows in the country - featuring more than $1.2 billion...

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This weekend is the largest Power Boat Show in Northern California, the Sacramento Boat Show!Max Salvater from the Sterling Associates team will be on-hand so be sure to look for him or get in touch...

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Numerous boaters each year decide to buy a new boat. It might be to replace an old boat or to invest some money in a larger and more modern type of boat. Anyways, whatever your goal might be, at some...

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The annual New England Boat Show is upon us! Join us in Boston for New England’s premier winter boating event. The Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show has grown into the Northeast's largest...

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The Northeast may be covered in snow, but it's looking sunny with no snow in sight in Miami the next few days. This President's Day weekend, three of our team members will be on hand in Miami for...

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If you are a passionate boater, then sooner or later you will feel the need of buying that new latest model of boat that you have been dreaming about. However, most boaters at some point must face...

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Today, boaters and all passionate fans for boats can easily buy their favorite model of boat thanks to benefits and financial solutions coming from the most important American bank associations and...

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This weekend you can find us at Strictly Sail Chicago! Jim Stiverson from the Sterling team will be on-hand all weekend so look for him and say hello.Show DetailsStrictly Sail Chicago and the Chicago...

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The 41st Annual Stuart Boat Show starts today and goes through the weekend in the Sailfish Capital of the World, Stuart, FL.Phil Hawkins from Sterling Associates will be on hand to answer any...

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If you're a fishing and hunting enthusiast in Northern California, you need to spend a day at the International Sportsman Expo in Sacramento beginning today and running through the weekend. Don't...

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Come see Phil Hawkins and Leigh Ackerman from the Sterling Associates team this Thursday through Sunday to score some great financing on your new boat.Here are the show details - hope you can make...

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According to recent survey on the topic, it seems that the tendency to take out personal loans is strictly related to the cultural background of people. That is, in some Countries of the world, ...

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We'll once again be attending the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and we have a new location this year! Make sure you look for Phil & Leigh from the Sterling team at CD60 at the South...

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We'll be in Annapolis again this weekend, this time for the United States Powerboat Show! Now in its 43rd year, this is the world's oldest in-water powerboat show.Here are the details of the...

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This weekend, sailors from around the globe gather on miles of docks in historic Annapolis for the United States Sailboat Show. This internationally acclaimed sailboat show is the largest and oldest...

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Another weekend, another boat show!  This weekend we are heading to the great state of New Jersey for the Atlantic City In-Water Powerboat Show.Atlantic City In-Water Powerboat ShowThere has never...

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It's our busy season here at Sterling Associates, but we love this time of year!  After a great weekend in Newport for the Newport International Boat Show, our team will be back out this weekend for...

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We're excited to once again be attending the Newport International Boat Show, September 11 - 14 in lovely Newport, RI!  Set along historic Newport Harbor in the heart of downtown Newport, the show...

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Community Cooking: Wholesome Eating on a Budget brings nutrition education directly to the people who need it most: clients of emergency food programs. The program is held on site at our member...

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After a great summer, it's almost that time again - our favorite time of year, boat show season! Here is a schedule of boat shows we'll be at so far.  Hope to see you all there and stay tuned for...

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This weekend is the Rhode Island Boat Show! The area's largest in-water spring boat show takes place is one show with four locations. The show will be in Bristol, Jamestown, Wakefield and Warwick. ...

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Some more Boat Shows for this weekend! Phil Hawkins will be at the 32nd annual Suncoast Boat Show, April 25 through April 27 at Marina Jack, located at 2 Marina Plaza in downtown Sarasota.Boat Show...

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The area's largest in-water boat show is this weekend and Chris Steven's will be there from the Sterling team!Contact Chris at chris.stevens@unibank.com. Hope to see you there!

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This weekend Cindy will be representing the Sterling team at the Annapolis Bay Bridge Boat Show and Max will be out at Strictly Sail Pacific in Oakland! Bay Bridge Boat Show hours:April 11, 2014...

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Sterling Associates will be at the Newport Boat Show in Newport Beach, CA this weekend.  We'll be on hand as usual helping you get the best rate you can so you can take home your dream boat.Show...

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This weekend Sterling Associates will be very busy attending shows and helping people get the best rates around to buy that boat they always wanted!We'll be at the following shows:The Fred Hall San...

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It's been a great few months of boat shows and we're still going strong!This weekend we'll be at the Palm Beach International Boat Show from Thursday, March 20th to Sunday March 23rd. Show hours...

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Save the date for the Maine Boatbuilders Show this weekend!Shawn Rogan (shawn.rogan at unibank.com) and Chris Stevens (chris.stevens at unibank.com) will be on-hand so get in touch, or find them and...

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Another busy weekend for us here at Sterling Associates. After a successful weekend at the New England Boat Show the past several days, our team is now headed to California and Florida. We'll be at...

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It's the final weekend of the New England Boat Show and our team would love to meet you! We'll be there today, tomorrow and Sunday so make sure you stop by and see us a the Boston Convention Center...

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We just launched a Facebook page and we are very excited to add another place to connect with our community! We'll be sharing news about events we'll be attending, tips for buying a boat and getting...

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We'll be exhibiting all weekend in Miami for the International Boat Show, including CruiserPort Miami and Strictly Sail Miami.  Phil Hawkins from the Sterling team will be there so make sure you look...

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For some, enjoying a private yacht or personal boat does not merely consist of the thrill from the activity itself. There also is an intriguing historical enjoyment -- not only for the history of...

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The whole team at Sterling Associates would like to wish you a very happy 4th of July! Enjoy your holiday!

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Our own Joni Geis will be available to help you with your boat loan or refinance at the San Diego Internationa Boat ShowClick here to see her rates

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Financing a boat is different from financing a house or even a car. Companies such as Sterling, which specializes in marine lending, offer competitive financing because we’ve made boat loans the...

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Read our Spring 2013 Newsletter by clicking here

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Current boat loan rates are the lowest we’ve seen since 2007. Interest rates are generally based on loan amounts, in the following increments: $25,000 to $49,999, $50,000 to $99,999 and over...

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It’s a great time to buy a boat, especially as we enter the winter boat show season. Many manufacturers and dealers typically offer big incentives on new boats during this time. Extended warranties...

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Here’s the long (and technical) version:Under IRC section 163 (h)(2) a taxpayer may currently deduct any qualified interest on a qualified residence, which is defined as a principal residence and 1...

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Heading to the boat show? Check out our rates for this show below!Atlantic City Rate Sheet

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Make sure to stop by and see Debbie and the Sterling team at the Atlantic City Boat Show February 6-10!

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An interview with our own Jim Stiverson at the Chicago Boat Show!

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Click here to read our Winter Newsletter. Happy Holidays Everyone!

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Here’s the long (and technical) version: Under IRC section 163 (h)(2) a taxpayer may currently deduct any qualified interest on a qualified residence, which is defined as a principal residence and...

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Ft. Lauderdale, FLWalter Martinez is joining Sterling Associates as Regional Manager. Martinez brings to the position 40 years of experience in the finance business, including the past 15 years at...

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The following boat-financing tip was provided by Sterling Associates, a BoatingLocal sponsor and a company that specializes in personal boat loans. Here, Sterling president Tom Smith explains why...

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Jim Stiverson, a boating enthusiast with 23 years of experience working in the marine industry, has come aboard Sterling Associates as Midwest and Central U.S. Marine Finance Sales...

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Because marine lenders usually extend longer terms on boat loans than local banks and credit unions, the monthly payments are likely to be lower than expected.

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Marine lenders recognize that the value of a well-maintained boat holds up over time, so the loan terms generally will be more attractive than those offered by local banks and credit unions.

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Lenders who specialize in boat loans naturally have a better understanding of boats and their buyers. Therefore, they can often speed up the approval process. In some case, the buyer can apply for a...

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The down-payment is based on the age, type and price of the boat you are buying, as well as your credit profile. In today’s market, marine lenders offer financing with down-payments typically in the...

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While short term loans work best for people looking to get fast money to handle financial emergencies, they are not the best solution for others who choose to opt for something different. Do you know...

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