Financing Your Boat

You may be surprised to learn that you can finance a new boat just like a new car. Like car dealers, bankers and dealers can help you obtain affordable financing to make your dream of owning a boat a reality. The links below will lead you to information to help you navigate the ins and outs of boat loans and make the process smoother.

More Boat, Less Monthly

Boat buyers have many choices when it comes to paying for their purchase. Here are a few of the advantages of financing your purchase through your dealer with a marine lending specialist:

Lower down payments - the down payment is based on the age, type and price of the boat you are buying, as well as your own credit profile. In today's market, marine lenders offer financing with down payments typically in the 10%-20% range, but often there are programs available through various manufacturers that could allow you to qualify for less, or zero-down on new boat specials.

Faster credit decisions - because you are working with professionals in the marine industry, those lenders understand boats and their buyers. You can apply for a loan this morning and be boating this afternoon.

Longer financing terms - marine finance specialists recognize the value of a well-maintained boat, so terms generally will be more attractive than those offered by local banks and credit unions.

Lower monthly payments - because marine lenders extend longer terms on boat loans than local banks and credit unions, your monthly payments are likely to be much lower than you would have expected.

More electronics and extras - marine lending specialists will allow you to finance optional equipment, electronics, extended service plans and life/disability insurance coverage with your purchase.

By financing your boat purchase you can usually afford a newer, larger or more powerful boat, a better trailer and all the gear that it takes to make boating safer and more enjoyable!

Find Your Perfect Boat

There's a boat for every budget. Explore our online Boat Selector tool to see all boat types by activities, passengers, size and more. Or want to try before you buy? Boat Rentals are a great way to discover the type of boat that's perfect for you.

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