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

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 […]

5 Tips for Maintaining Your Boat’s Propeller

December 20, 2018

If your boat’s propeller suffers any damage it can cause you big problems, from being a drain on your boat’s fuel tank to even leaving you stranded. Thankfully, most prop problems are easily avoided as long as you keep up with routine maintenance and are properly prepared when you leave the dock. Here are a […]

Happy New Year

December 19, 2018

The Best Apps for Boaters

December 11, 2018

That smartphone in your hand is useful for more than just surfing for cat videos and posting selfies on social media. For boaters, it’s also a gateway to an enormous amount of helpful boating information thanks to the many wonderful boating apps available to download. Here are a few of the best boating apps. Boat […]

Gift Ideas for Boaters

November 27, 2018

Do you have a boater on your shopping list this holiday season? If so, consider yourself lucky. That’s because there are plenty of wonderful gift ideas out there you can choose from. Here are a few of the best. Boat Shoes – A good pair of comfortable boat shoes are a must-have for any respectable […]

5 Boat Projects to Tackle This Winter

November 17, 2018

Winter can be a depressing time for recreational boaters. But smart boaters know the cold, dark winter months are the best time to tackle boat work that they don’t want to do during the summer. Here are a few boating projects you might want to do this winter. Change your impeller. A boat’s impeller can quickly […]

How to Winterize Your Boat October 29, 2018

October 28, 2018

It’s always a sad day when the boating season comes to an end, and the process of winterizing your boat is sure to bring a frown to every boater’s face. But while winterizing your boat might be a joyless task, it’s an important part of being a boat owner. If you take the time to […]

Enjoy Boating with Your Dog

October 22, 2018

You love your dog. So why would you leave your pooch home on a gorgeous boating day? Let your dog in on the fun by being one of the many boaters who bring their dogs boating. Here are a few tips that will make your day of boating with your dog enjoyable for the both […]

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 […]

Choosing a Good Anchorage

September 28, 2018

Every boater has imagined finding an anchorage in some quiet, secluded cove where they can relax, swim or watch the sunset and the stars come out. But you can’t just drop a hook wherever you want. There are a lot of factors to consider. Here are a few tips on choosing a good anchorage. Do […]

Fall Boating Tips

September 12, 2018

Most boaters look upon the end of summer with a sense of sadness, thinking it means the end of the boating season. But a few boaters get excited at the arrival of autumn, because they know fall offers some of the best boating days of the year. With cool, crisp days, great fishing, no crowds […]

Fall Boat Show Season is about to Begin!

September 6, 2018

Check out our fall boat show schedule.We’ve got you covered from coast to coast!Come and talk to one of our boat loan professionals at any of these shows to discuss your questions and concerns about a new purchase or refinance.

Technology Trends in Boating

August 17, 2018

Just as in virtually every area of our lives, advances in technology have had a tremendous impact on the boating industry. These advances have vastly improved the boating experience, whether you’re on the water or on the dock. Here are a few that just might make your head explode. Baby, You Can Drive My BoatOr […]