Start your Voyage…

As our customer, we know how valuable your time is to you, so it’s important to us.  We know that you want to start to your boating fun sooner, and to make that happen, we offer a personalized and streamlined process.  Our specialized team of marine finance professionals are ready to answer your questions and assist by email or phone.

In addition to providing competitive products and rates, we will take care of everything for you!  From working with your dealer or broker, to assisting you with all the documentation requirements, we have the expertise to ensure smooth sailing through the entire process from application to closing.

We offer financing for new and used boats for pleasure use, limited and full-time charter programs, USCG and BVI registries, powerboats, sailboats, catamarans, and certain specialty products.

Give us a call or email today.  We are happy to answer your questions and excited to help you live your dream!

Dream big…we’ll do the rest!

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A message from the President

Throughout its history, Shore Premier Finance has made the customer experience its top priority.  As a part of the Centennial Bank family, Shore Premier Finance has aligned itself with a long-term partner that shares its commitment to customer service, leveraging technology, and crafting tailored, custom financial solutions for dealers and pleasure boat owners.  The team works collaboratively every day to apply their expertise and good nature in exceeding customer expectations with thoughtful decisions and prompt turnaround.

Team Bios:

John Marshall

John Marshall has led the Shore Premier Finance team since 2015 having previously served in various credit, risk, and lending executive positions across regional and national banks. John is focused on developing people and assembling a marine finance team that shares his passion for building business environments that consistently deliver an excellent customer experience and creative, tailored product solutions for boat manufacturers, dealers, brokers, and buyers.

Scott Walter

Scott Walter is the Chief Operating Officer of Shore Premier Finance and brings almost twenty years of banking and operational expertise to the company.  With a background in commercial and consumer credit analysis, portfolio and risk management, operations, audit, and internal and external reporting, he is focused each day on ensuring that SPF is equipped to provide world class service and that its customers experience the best that a lender can offer in making their dreams come true.

Lauren Key

Lauren Key is the Manager of Retail Marine Finance for Shore Premier Finance.  She brings over a decade of experience in banking, including operations, underwriting, portfolio administration, and lending management.  Lauren has always been dedicated to providing an exemplary customer experience whether working with brokers, dealers or borrowers directly and is always willing to answer any questions and ensure smooth sailing ahead!

Thom Dix

Thom Dix is the Commercial Banking Manager of Shore Premier Finance and oversees commercial lending operations, including inventory floor plan financing and related product development.  He brings two decades of banking experience encompassing executive leadership, strategic planning, Treasury operations, business development, and commercial lending.  Thom couples Shore’s broad financing options with its technology platform and strong capital base to craft unique solutions for business customers in a unique industry.