Sterling Associates Announces Management Transition

June 30, 2021

Shawn Rogan Moves Up to President; Founder Tom Smith to Become Senior Advisor

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Navigating Boat Loans: Sterling Associates

June 18, 2021

We are pleased to recommend Sterling Associates in this Editor’s Choice as a company dedicated to the boating lifestyle and fully aware of the nuances of financing and the associated requirements of completing your purchasing arrangements. Coming to terms with the decision to buy the boat of your dreams [...]

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Why Finance With a Boat Loan Specialist?

March 3, 2020

Buying a Boat? You have many choices when it comes to paying for your purchase. You could go with a bank, or you could finance your purchase with a lender who specializes in boat loans. We spoke with Tom Smith, President of Sterling Associates, who explained the seven biggest [...]

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Meet Sterling Associates’ Southeast Team

November 20, 2019

The Sterling Associates’ yacht financing team covering the Southeast and Gulf Coast region of the U.S. brings multiple years of experience in yacht, aircraft and RV financing as well as the highest degree of professional and personal customer service to each client’s request. Their knowledge of the inner workings [...]

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Sterling Associates vs. Banks

October 19, 2019

You’ve finally decided to buy the boat of your dreams. Now, how to pay for it? If you’re financing your purchase, you want the best rate and a quick approval to get out on the water as soon as possible. Is your local bank or credit union the best [...]

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Introducing Lee Casey to the Sterling Associates Team!

March 13, 2019

Lee Casey has joined Sterling Associates in Charleston, SC. Her role will expand Sterling’s reach in the Southeastern states of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Since 2002, Lee has followed her passion for boating and has worked in the marine industry, first in marketing for the Waterway [...]

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Happy New Year

December 19, 2018

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Meet the People at Sterling: Sean Rogers, Vice President

October 18, 2018

Sean Rogers doesn’t really have to leave his office to visit clients in person to close loans. But in his mind, he needs to. “If you personalize the relationship by meeting the client face-to-face, it creates a bond,” Rogers says. Sterling Associates’ mission to exceed their customer’s expectations by [...]

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Introducing Max Salvater

March 15, 2018

With more than three decades of experience, Max Salvater has been involved with every aspect of the marine industry. Currently a marine loan specialist with Sterling Associates, he has previously worked as a sales manager, a general manager and a finance manager. That broad range of experience allows Salvater [...]

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Meet Jim Stiverson

January 30, 2018

Jim Stiverson has plenty of experience in the financing industry. For the past six years, he has served Sterling Associates as Assistant Vice President and the Midwest and Central United States sales manager. But Stiverson is unique in that not only can he talk numbers with customers, he is [...]

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