Here’s What You Need to Know
Working with leading marine lenders, our partners are able to offer competitive rates and terms to help you purchase a new boat or refinance your existing boat loan. We offer loans for powerboats, sailboats, multi-hull boats, pontoons, and even personal watercrafts.
Use our Boat Loan Calculator to determine a monthly payment that’s right for you, then fill out an Online Loan Application for our lending partner to underwrite.
- If you’re applying for a loan less than $25,000, click here to apply online.
- If you are applying for a loan for $25,000 or greater, click here to apply online.
Use our boat payment calculator to determine a monthly payment that you can afford when looking to finance a new or used boat.
Simply enter your desired amount, estimated interest rate, and the loan term over which you intend to pay back the loan. Once you’ve input the information, the calculator will generate your estimated monthly payment on your boat loan. Take this number and plug it into your current monthly budget.
Helpful Terms and Phrases
Down PaymentThis is the total out-of-pocket amount you are paying toward your purchase. Standard down payment is 15% but depending on your boat age, loan amount, and loan term the required down payment can be between 10% – 30%.
Frequently Asked Questions
To get started, you will need to complete the Online Loan Application. Our lending partner will do an initial review and credit inquiry and likely will request additional financial information such as tax returns or bank statements to help them make a decision. Once approved, the lender will list any additional items needed prior to closing (for example, a marine survey and executed sales contract). Next, our lending partner will collect information from the seller(s) to finalize the loan closing paperwork. Once readied, our lending partner will send closing documents to the buyer(s) and the seller(s) for completion. Lastly, our lending partner would send the loan proceeds to the seller(s) in accordance with the funding instructions.
Boat loans share some similarities with both vehicle and home mortgage financing. You will need to complete a loan application for our lending partner to underwrite. Similar to a home mortgage, the bank can ask for your personal federal tax returns, proof of assets, and may ask for additional financial information depending on each situation.
Similar to a vehicle loan, the lender has a loan?to?value guideline that is based on the book value for used boats and the contract price for new boats. All of the lender’s underwriting criteria must be met to offer approval, and these guidelines tend to be more rigorous than vehicle financing. If approved, the lender would outline any additional items needed prior to closing and closing paperwork would be prepared once all of the necessary information has been collected.
You will need to provide basic demographic and employment information, complete a personal financial statement that lists all your assets and liabilities, and provide us with information on the boat you are interested in buying or refinancing. As part of the underwriting process, our lender will likely ask for tax returns and bank statements for non-retirement and retirement assets to verify your income and net worth, a copy of the sales contract, and a marine survey report (on most used boats). At the end of the application, you can securely upload these documents to help speed up the review of your application.