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 […]

Is A Center Console Boat Right for You?

August 6, 2018

Center consoles are extremely popular in the small boat market, largely for their versatility and their maneuverability. They are adept in a variety of conditions, and they offer numerous storage capabilities. Here are five reasons boaters are drawn to center consoles. DesignWith the helm and the controls mounted on the console, you have plenty of […]

Buying a Boat Without Sinking Your Budget

June 28, 2018

In many people’s minds, owning a boat feels like an unrealistic and expensive dream. But the fact is that you don’t need deep pockets to own a boat. Over the past decade, boat ownership has been surging, with boat sales increasing nationally by about five percent from 2016 to 2017.  The National Marine Manufacturers Association […]

Boating Trends to Look for This Summer

June 25, 2018

The boating experience is constantly evolving as technology improves and personal tastes change. Just as it is in the fashion world, there are trends in the boating industry. Here is a look at what’s hot as we head into the 2018 boating season. Fishing According to the National Marine Manufacturers Association, 70 percent of boats […]

San Diego International Boat Show – June 7 through 10th

June 6, 2018

Walk the docks and find the boat of your dreams! Some of the most popular boat brands in the world will be making their West Coast debuts at the San Diego International Boat Show, which re-turns to Harbor Island for a weekend of family fun on the water, June 7-10. The show is perfect for […]

Five Advantages of Financing with Sterling

May 29, 2018

Let’s face it, buying a boat is a luxury purchase. No one absolutely needs a boat in the strict sense of the word, but for true boat lovers, owning a boat is an essential part of their life’s happiness. All you boat owners out there, you know what I mean. For those yet to dive into boat […]

Choosing the Right Boat, Part II

May 18, 2018

In April , we took the time to help prospective buyers select the right boat for them. In a previous blog, we looked at bowriders, cruisers, freshwater fishing boats, runabouts and sailboats. For this blog, we’ll tell you a little about saltwater fishing boats, speed boats, pontoon boats, trawlers and watersports boats. Saltwater Fishing BoatsThere […]

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: https://www.passagemaker.com/trawlerfest/trawlerfest-bremerton-2018 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 […]