Online brokerage and financing site debuts

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Longtime boater and marine industry executive Dave Patnaude recently launched eBoatBrokers.com, a new "one-stop" online boat brokerage, financing and insurance company.

Patnaude said in a statement that the firm matches consumer buyers and sellers of recreational used watercraft while also offering secure financing and insurance to buyers.

Patnaude said he has spent his life immersed in the rich marine culture and boat-racing heritage of the Jersey Shore. In 1999, he formed the New Jersey Performance Powerboat Club, where he remains president, and he has parlayed his expertise about and enthusiasm for boating into a career.

Patnaude said he spent seven years at Essex Credit and three years at Bank of America and that he offers comprehensive specialized knowledge of recreational finance (marine, RV & aircraft).

Previously, while serving as general manager of Typhoon Performance Marine, Patnaude said he was also a leading Concept Boats dealer.

Patnaude said he recognized the need for a client-focused online boat brokerage to help buyers not only purchase or sell any style of boat, but also secure financing and insurance while dealing with a single person at a single company.

"What makes eBoatBrokers.com different is what we don't do," Patnaude said. "We don't hand a buyer off to another contact at a lending institution or insurance company. Instead we handle all three transactions, saving our busy clients the trouble of dealing with a number of different contacts. At eBoatBrokers.com the client works with a single individual."

Patnaude said boat sellers also realize unique benefits from eBoatBrokers.com.

"Other brokers might place a client's boat on Web listings and sit back waiting for an e-mail or for the phone to ring," he said. "While we provide those same listings, we also aggressively market a serious seller's boat through non-traditional outlets like eBay and Craigslist."

Patnaude said those outlets have been more effective than one might think.

He said eBoatBbrokers.com has partnered with two respected financial services firms, both of which boast deep marine industry experience: Total Dollar Insurance, a full-service insurance agency for which eBoatBrokers.com is an independent representative, and Sterling Associates, a financial services firm that provides financing, insurance and document services for boats, RVs, airplanes and manufactured homes.

Related

Distributor Expands ePropulsion Sales Territory

Mack Boring will now offer ePropulsion’s electric outboards in the entire North American and Central American markets.

Registration Still Open for NMMA Webinar

The March 4 State of the Industry webinar includes the presentation of the Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index Awards and the Alan J. Freedman Award.

Rollick Secures $8.5 million in Funding

The market strategists said Web traffic in the third quarter of 2020 was up 245 percent on a year-over-year basis.

Time to Cry Foul Over Erie Canal Changes

An act has been introduced in the waning days of New York’s annual budget process that allows no opportunity for public input.

Service to Send $1 Billion to State Wildlife Agencies

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will distribute funds to states to bolster conservation projects and recreational opportunities.

Quick Hits: March 1, 2021

Safe Harbor Newport Shipyard adds SF Marina floating dock array.

Patrick Supports Care Camps

The outdoors camps for children with cancer receive a first-time gift and marketing support from Patrick Industries.

Brunswick Creates Autonomy Position

The company promoted Jason Arbuckle to marine autonomy technology lead, with a focus on incorporating autonomous and driver-assist features into its product line.