About Trident Funding


Learn why Trident Funding is the #1 boat, RV, and aircraft lender in the U.S.


Trident Funding is part of Boats Group, which includes the leading marine brands of YachtWorld, Boat Trader, boats.com, Cosas de Barcos and YachtCloser.

Trident was founded in 1996 by James Foley, Robert Dunford and Michael Bryant. Together, with more than a hundred years of combined boat loan experience, these three seasoned professionals set out to create an organization dedicated to helping recreational enthusiasts find the financing needed to pursue their passion.

Today, Trident Funding is the recognized leader in the rec-fi industry, with 6 office locations spread across the country. It is the largest independently owned boat loan, RV loan and aircraft loan origination company in the U.S.

Since its inception, Trident has worked with more than 40 banks and financial institutions. Our long list of lending sources ensures that you get the best rates and terms available for your next purchase.

Through good economic times as well as downturns, Trident Funding has maintained its stability, financial strength and excellent reputation. That reputation is no accident. We have worked very hard to earn our credibility and maintain that level of respect through hard work, integrity, and our ability to represent our customers fairly and objectively to a prospective lender.

When you apply online for a boat loan, RV loan, or contact a representative from Trident Funding, your requests will be handled by a small team of professionals in one of our local offices — not in a central clearinghouse full of cubicles and computers. To us, each client is a personal acquaintance, not a faceless account number. Rest assured that with Trident Funding, you will be provided with prompt, personal, and professional service unmatched in the industry. No one is better equipped to represent you to potential lenders than Trident team.

Use our boat loan calculator or RV loan calculator to estimate your monthly payments today.

“We are amazed with both of you. We can’t believe you have accomplished what you did in such a short period while sustaining the utmost professionalism and offering competitive rates. I will personally recommend you to anyone that I know needs boat financing. We could not have dreamed of this level and effectiveness and success.”


We wanted to thank you for being so great. We hit a lot of walls in purchasing a new boat, but you made it a lot easier, and we thank you and your staff. If you are ever in the Baltimore area please give us a call, we would love to take you for a sail

Darcie & Vince

“I’ve finally had time to slow down from work and boating to say “Thank You” for your very professional and expedient services, regarding the financing of my Sea Ray. You and your team were very impressive right from the start, and finished the finance package on time and with very little effort on my part. I will certainly pass on your name to anyone I hear looking for boat financing.”