Mike M. 

July 12, 2022

Thank you so much, Cindy.   You have been fantastic, and I hope this is one of many boats we work with you on.  Thank you so very much for all of your help, and we will speak soon! Thanks! 

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 […]

L.U. & A.B.

June 17, 2022

Cindy, We can’t thank you enough, from the bottom of our hearts. We just arrived in Annapolis to the boat and it is everything we have ever dreamed of and then some. You have made this process seamless and we couldn’t have asked for a better team. You kept us ten steps ahead, provided us […]

2023 Spring Boat Shows

May 29, 2022

Join Sterling Associates at these Upcoming 2023 Boat Shows! Savannah Boat Show 2/24-2/26 Show Details Stuart Trawlerfest Show 2/28 – 3/4 Show Details Palm Beach Boat Show 3/23 – 3/26 Show Details Suncoast Boat Show 4/21 – 4/23 Show Details NWYB  Boats Afloat 4/27 – 4/30 Show Details Anacortes Boat Show 4/16 – 5/20 Show […]

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!

Dave M.

May 2, 2022

Cindy, It was a pleasure working with you. Your competency, patience and helpful attitude made this such a smooth process. I’m thrilled with the financing you were able to obtain. The 10% down and super competitive rate made for what I consider the best possible financing I could have found. I’m looking forward to enjoying […]


April 21, 2022

Cindy, thank you so much for everything you’ve done. You’ve made it a very easy process. I hope to make it back to Casa D’Angelos soon!

A & J

April 12, 2022

THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH!!! Jim and I are so very appreciative of every hurdle you jumped and time you wanted to throw your hands up and kept going. You have no idea how refreshing it is (after the nightmare with our 1st boat) to know that there are honest, caring and polite individuals […]


March 23, 2022

Cindy, Thank you so much! It was a great experience working with you from start to finish. We hit a few small hurdles but we got through them efficiently and without stress. I really appreciated your clear and concise emails with advice on what to expect, instructions, and quick response times.

Benjamin C.

March 20, 2022

Thanks so much Cindy! It’s been a real pleasure working with you. Thanks for all your help the last month.

Jerry B.

March 19, 2022

Thank you, Cindy, and we very much appreciate your guidance and patience through the process. FYI… I have had an offshore fishing boat for the last 36 years, and my patient wife suggested that we needed a retirement boat. Thankfully, I had enough sense… learned over the years to listen and know when to say […]

Amaury & Lavignia

March 17, 2022

Hi Shawn, I just wanted to reach out to tell you what a wonderful experience we’ve had. Douglas was incredibly helpful; his communication and professionalism was second to none. We look forward to the next transaction. Thank you so much again Doug! All the best! 

R. H.

March 14, 2022

Cindy, Thanks again for all your prompt assistance with our boat buying needs. You’re the greatest.  Hopefully, this will be it for a few years anyway. I still want to get a trawler in the future, so we’ll be talking again.

B&S T.

March 12, 2022

Cindy, Thank you so much for your tireless effort in handling the purchase of our new boat!! We are so thankful for your patience and care with every step of the process. Also, thank you so much for the recommendation of our broker Andrea Gaines! She has had the same level of experience and expertise […]

Jay S.

March 3, 2022

Cindy, Thank you! You made this easy and answered all of my questions. It was a pleasure working with you as well and I will let you know if I have any questions. ~Jay S.

N&P S.

March 1, 2022

Thank you for all you did in this process! Especially for the patience in walking me through the hard-to-navigate things. It seems like just yesterday that Paula and I watched you on the AGLCA video and said, “Hey, let’s give Cindy a try.”. Boy are we glad we did. We’ll keep in touch.

2023 Miami International Boat Show

January 15, 2022

Our reps, Phil, Walter, Tom, and Doug are out in full force at the Miami International Boat Show on February 15-19th, 2023. This promises to be one of the biggest shows of the year and we are thrilled to be a part of it.  Please come see us at HP486 at One Herald Plaza.  We […]

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 […]