Pacific Northwest TrawlerFest returns to Bremerton, WA this year

May 1, 2018

Come check out this IN-WATER BOAT SHOWThursday, May 3 – Saturday, May 5Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. BREMERTON MARINA120 Washington Beach Ave, Bremerton, WA 98337360-373-1035 For seminar schedule, details and tickets, click here: Stop by and see Max for special boat show rates and terms during the show!

Choosing the Right Boat

April 25, 2018

Whether you’re a beginner boater or a veteran on the water, choosing the right boat can be a complicated process. Although there are dozens of types of boats, one of 10 is likely to suit your needs. This month, we’ll look at five options, and then explore five more in April. BowridersThis versatile design can […]

Great Rates at the Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show

April 18, 2018

Come by and see us during the boat show in booth G-6 for special rates and terms during the Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show. Max Salvater will be in booth G-6 to help you get on the water with a great rate. April 19-22, 2018. Thursday, April 19th, 2018: 10am–6pmFriday, April 20th, 2018: 10am–6pmSaturday, […]

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 […]

Making the Most of the Boat Shows

March 12, 2018

As with anything in life, it is important to prepare and plan before you head out to shop for a boat. Wandering aimlessly through a boat show, without having done some prior research, can be a fruitless and frustrating experience. With that in mind, here are some tips that will help you make the most […]

Finding the Best Time to Buy a Boat

February 16, 2018

Determining the best time to buy a boat is a little like trying to time the stock market; if it was easy, everyone would be rich. Although bargains can be found throughout the year, the general consensus is that fall and winter are the optimum times to do your boat shopping. Dealerships want to clear […]

Miami Boat Show starts Today!

February 15, 2018

Come see one of our boat loan professionals at the Miami International Boat show, going on now at the Miami Marine Stadium. We can help you get on the water with a great rate! Rates as low as 3.50% APR!We’ll be at booth 14 & 15 so come on over. February 15-19, 2018Miami Marine Stadium […]

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. […]

Winter Boat Show Season is here!

January 25, 2018

Come escape to summer at one of these shows. Visit one of our boat loan professional to discuss your next purchase or refinance. Come visit us at one of these upcoming shows: Providence Boat ShowFebruary 2-4 Hartford Boat ShowFebruary 8-11 New England Boat ShowBoston, MAFebruary 10-18 Miami Boat ShowFebruary 15-19 TrawlerfestStuart, FLMarch 8-11

Six Things to Consider Before Buying a Boat

January 22, 2018

Purchasing a new boat is exciting, even for experienced boaters. It’s also a major investment that requires thought and research. Here are some questions every boater should ask themselves before making a decision on a new boat. How will you use the boat?If fishing is your primary objective, will you be remaining inshore or heading […]

The San Diego Sunroad Marina Boat Show

January 16, 2018

January 25-28, 2018 at Sunroad Resort Marina Looking to buy a new boat or refinance, come talk to Sterling Associates at the San Diego SunRoad Marina Boat Show.Our west coast rep, Joni Geis will be there to answer any questions you have and help you purchase the boat of your dreams! If you are a […]

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 […]

The Great Loop and the AGLCA

September 28, 2016

Author: Cindy LewisMarine Finance RepresentativeSterling Associates – Mid Atlantic Officecindy@recreationfinance.com410-903-6611 Imagine being a modern day Huck Finn, discovering the waterways, lakes, inlets and rivers that our forefathers transited while mapping out this country, and traveling the same routes that continue to be major supply routes for businesses today.  Books have been written about the trip, […]

Come See Us at the Michigan City Boat Show This Weekend

August 11, 2016

Jim Stiverson will be at the Michigan City Boat Show this weekend. Hoping for good weather! For more info check out the show site  For Jim’s August/ Boat Show rate sheet please. Jim Stiverson Vice President Midwest and Central United States Sales Manager  Mobile: 810-691-8308 Email: