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 […]

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:

Fall Boat Show Schedule 2019/1

September 9, 2019


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 […]