Visit us at the Winter Boat Shows

January 16, 2023

Visit Sterling Associates at the 2023 Winter Boat Shows! Charleston Boat Show – Charleston, SC 1/27 – 1/29  Show Details Hartford Boat Show at the Mohegan Sun – 1/19 – 1/22 Show Details Mid-Atlantic Boat Show Charlotte, NC  2/9 – 2/12 Show Details New England Boat Show – Boston, MA – 2/15 – 2/19 Show […]

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 […]

Come Join Us at the Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show featuring TrawlerFest

May 18, 2022

Attention all Pacific Northwest boaters: Sterling Associates will be at the Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show featuring TrawlerFest this weekend!

Sterling Associates Announces Management Transition

June 30, 2021

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

2021 Fall Boat Show Schedule

June 21, 2021

Join us for the 2021 boat show season.

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 […]

Tax Tips For Boaters

December 9, 2019

December is all about the holidays, but the end of the year also means it’s time to start thinking about taxes. New boat owners, particularly, will likely have questions for their tax advisor about whether interest on boat loans or owning a boat is tax deductible. While the folks at Sterling Association can give you […]

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 […]

How to Avoid Sea Sickness

October 3, 2019

Every recreational mariner knows boating is not always fair sailing and calm seas. If the boat’s a-rockin’, you or your passengers might be reeling … from seasickness. When you’re looking forward to getting out on the water, there’s nothing worse than feeling nauseous and dizzy, but fortunately, you can avoid motion sickness. Here’s some tips […]

Join us at Trawlerfest 2019 in Baltimore

September 10, 2019

TrawlerFest Returns to Baltimore Boat Show & Seminars Coming to Harbor East Marina, Sept. 24-28 SEMINARS: Tuesday through Saturday, Sept. 24-28 IN-WATER BOAT SHOW: Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 26-28, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. HARBOR EAST MARINA 40 International Drive, Baltimore, MD 21202 Learn More Here: https://www.passagemaker.com/trawlerfest/trawlerfest-baltimore-2019

Fall Boat Show Schedule 2019/1

September 9, 2019

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Fall Boat Show Schedule 2019

September 9, 2019

We’ve got you covered from Coast to Coast!We kick off our fall boat show schedule this week! Come meet one of our boat loan professionals in your area. September 14-17 Boats A Float, Seattle, WA September 14-17 Newport International Boat Show, Newport, RI September 21-24 Norwalk Boat Show, Norwalk, CT September 28-30 Trawler Fest BayBridge, Stevensville, MD Sept […]

How to Decide on the Best Boat Loan for You

August 15, 2019

Buying a boat can be a big commitment. For those who place great value on enjoying the outdoors and creating memories with family and friends, purchasing a boat is one of the best, most rewarding investments they’ll ever make. But buying a boat is usually no small purchase. In most cases, you’ll need a loan. […]

How Boaters Should Prepare for Hurricane Season

July 27, 2019

The beginning of June is a magical time for boaters, as it means the boating season is officially underway. But for East Coast boaters, it also means the start of the hurricane season. While hurricanes don’t occur as often in the Northeast as they do in the Southeast, these powerful storms are wildly unpredictable. When […]

Tips for New Boaters

July 12, 2019

You’ve bought your first boat, and you’re imagining all the great times that are in store for you – the fun days with the family, fishing trips, entertaining friends, relaxing sunset cruises. That all awaits you. But first comes the task of learning how to operate your boat. If you’ve never boated before, captaining your […]

Remember These Tips When Boating with Children

June 5, 2019

Spending quality time with your children is likely the most important thing you do. When that time with your children is spent on a boat, it’s an even better time. Boating with kids is a wonderful opportunity to bond with them, share fun times and make memories they’ll cherish for the rest of their lives. […]

Questions to Ask When Financing Your Boat

April 22, 2019

You’ve decided you want to buy a boat. You may have even picked out the perfect vessel. Now it’s time to pay for it. The process of financing a boat can be intimidating, especially if it’s your first time doing it and you’re not familiar with the process. But there’s no reason to be nervous. […]

Trawlerfest 2019: Seattle, WA April 23-27

April 18, 2019

TrawlerFest-Seattle: Here Come the Boats! Our west coast rep, Max Salvater will be at the Trawlerfest In water Boat show coming up soon. If you have any financing questions or want to make an appointment to meet him at the show, give him a call. 916.849.9070 Seminars going on April 23rd through the 27th. In-Water […]

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 […]

5 Ways Boaters Can Help the Environment

March 12, 2019

No boater wants to cruise, swim or wakeboard in waters that are filthy and polluted, or explore a coastline littered with trash. That’s why a clean, healthy environment is as necessary for a good day of boating as water and a boat itself. Here are five things boaters can do to help keep the waters […]