Meet Charlie Hamlin: Sterling’s Lowcountry Sales Associate

May 21, 2024

Sterling Associates opened its Lowcountry office in Charleston, South Carolina about 18 months ago. The Carolina and Georgia coasts, with numerous bays, inlets and fascinating marshlands as well as the open Atlantic, are a boater’s paradise. And of course, the inland lakes and ponds are home to some of the best bass fishing in America. […]

How to Finance Your Dream Boat

February 14, 2023

Join Sterling Associates’ Marine Finance Representative Cindy Lewis as she helps you navigate financing your dream boat on the Great Loop Radio Podcast! Marine Lending Basics – Key Moments in the Video About Cindy Lewis: Cindy Lewis has been in the marine industry for over 45 years. Early in her career she worked for a […]

Matt’s Going National

September 6, 2022

Matt Bedigian and his fishing partner have won a place to represent Massachusetts in the Bassmaster Team Championship at Lake Hartwell.

The 20-Year Boat Loan – Is It Right for You?

June 30, 2022

Rising interest rates in the current economic uncertainties are a concern for everyone. And since Sterling Associates is in the business of finding solutions for our clients’ borrowing needs, it’s a primary concern of ours. Sterling Associates President Shawn Rogan has been watching rising interest rates at the Federal Reserve, but has not yet seen […]

Tight Lines: New Sterling associates are competitive fishermen

May 20, 2022

It is not a requirement that the person helping arrange the financing on your new power boat be an experienced captain or someone who spends a lot of time on a boat. But it doesn’t hurt, either.  Having a good working knowledge of boats and the boating life makes it easier for our associates to […]

Sterling Associates Announces Management Transition

June 30, 2021

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

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 comprises many emotions. Whether it’s your […]

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 benefits to working with a Boat […]

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 of underwriting criteria and cash flows […]

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 way to go? The best option […]

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 Guide, then as a finance specialist […]

Happy New Year

December 19, 2018

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 providing professional, personalized service on a […]

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 to connect with clients on virtually […]

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 also a true expert on boats. […]

Meet Joni Geis, Boat Loan Specialist

December 20, 2017

If you’re looking for a boat loan in California, whether it’s Orange County, the Newport Beach area or even north of San Francisco, Joni Geis is the person to see. For nearly 20 years, including the past 12 at Sterling Associates, Geis has been securing financing for boaters on the West Coast. “There wasn’t a […]

Meet Jeffrey Kosinski

December 14, 2017

It’s not surprising that Jeffrey Kosinski feels like his life is changing on a daily basis. In October, Jeffrey began working at Sterling Associates as an assistant sales and credit manager. Next spring, he will graduate from the New England College of Business. And in June, he will get married. “No question, a lot is […]

Introducing Shawn Rogan

December 4, 2017

Shawn Rogan is proud of his Irish heritage. The names of his four children, Liam, Aidan, Tighe and Maeve, is evidence of that. And like any self-respecting Irishman, Shawn likes talking with people, learning what makes them tick and developing relationships. As vice president in charge of sales closings at Sterling Associates, the 50-year-old Rogan […]

Meet the People at Sterling: Scott Visbeek

November 14, 2017

When he’s not working with clients for Sterling Associates, Scott Visbeek can usually be found at a football field, on a baseball diamond or in a gymnasium. “I coach youth football, baseball and basketball,” says Visbeek, 47, and a father of three boys. “It’s something I do probably 365 days a year. I’m at some […]

Succeeding Through the Personal Touch

October 27, 2017

Dealing with customers directly, looking into their eyes, shaking their hands and getting to know them, is something of an outdated concept in a world of electronic devices where family members now often text each other from the next room. Sterling Associates believes in an old-school approach. Although it is one of the largest marine […]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2017