Shore Premier Finance signs deal with BoatQuest

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Shore Premier Finance, a direct marine lending division of Shore Bank, announced an exclusive partnership with, a division of the Active Interest Media Marine Group and a longtime trusted name in boats and yachts for sale in online listings.

BoatQuest added Shore Premier Finance as the preferred financing option for prospective customers looking to buy a boat. So now, in addition to viewing and reviewing thousands of listings for powerboats, sailboats, and yachts, visitors can easily select a comprehensive financing solution for their purchase at the click of a button.

“This type of collaboration with a leading financial institution such as Shore Premier Finance eases the way to boat ownership, not only for buyers and sellers, but for the industry as a whole," Gary De Sanctis, group publisher and general manager of the AIM Marine Group, said in a statement.

Active Interest Media is the owner of Soundings Trade Only.

When deciding on a purchase, visitors will be able to click a “finance your boat” button linking to a page with more information on Shore Premier Finance. This page will also provide contact information for Shore Premier Finance’s credit department so the customer can contact them directly to talk about their goals. If the customer is working with a broker through YachtCloser, it streamlines the entire process from beginning to end. Click here for the Shore Premier Finance landing page on

“Improving the boat buyer experience is our top priority and this partnership with BoatQuest enhances what we have done with YachtCloser by simplifying the loan application process for the broker and the customer,” Shore Premier Finance president and CEO Herve Bonnet said. “And because it's in SPF's DNA to think outside of the box, anyone financing a pre-owned boat through SPF receives free VesselVanguard installation and a 2 year membership.”


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