LOCAL EXPERTS

Contact Trident Funding for your boat loan and RV loan questions in the Southeast. We’re ready to help you get financing.

Our Southeast location serves the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Georgia

Covering the Southeast region, Trident Funding’ Fort Lauderdale, Florida, location is a full-service boat loan financing office serving Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. We are in the heart of the yachting capital of the world. If you want to find and buy a boat, you’ve come to the right place because our Fort Lauderdale team lives and breathes boating. With 300 miles of waterways, it’s also home to the world’s largest water boat show. Stop by and see us at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show every year! We’re boaters too, so our level of experience and expertise is unmatched in providing you with the best service to help you finance the boat or yacht of your dreams. 

With offices located in boating markets around the country, our loan officers are experienced boaters themselves, so they’re qualified to help you choose the right boat loan lender tailored to meet your specific financial needs.

Contact our experienced sales, credit, and loan processing staff to assist you with all your boat financing needs. You will work with the same dedicated boat loan officer from application through closing and funding to find the best boat loan. Whether you’re buying a small center console or a multi-million dollar motor yacht, we guarantee our experience, expertise, and superior customer service will help you buy the boat that fits your budget and lifestyle. We also offer RV loans and aircraft financing. 

Meet the Trident Funding Southeast boat loan team

Meet the nationwide RV loan team

Contact the RV team at (800) 982-1223

What are people saying?
With nearly 30 years of experience in the marine industry, Trident Funding is the most trusted boat lending partner in the United States. Read below why hundreds of boat buyers have rated us 5 stars.
Trident Funding
4.8
Based on 19 reviews
Bryan S.
Trident was very professional and prompt. When I needed help they were just a phone call away. I drove quite a distance to pick up a boat to my liking and was on a time table. Shanna and Amy were courteous and professional in meeting my needs, and everything happened on time. Thanks for all your hard work.
Jason B.
Frustrating experience. Filled out their loan estimator info on the home page and was shown with my parameters that I would qualify for a boat loan with 4.99% (I have top tier credit). Went ahead and applied for a loan based on that and was quoted a rate of 6.74%? Would not have formally applied and had a credit inquiry on my report if I would have been presented such a high rate at first. I must say that the President of the company did reach out to me directly to apologize.
Daniel G.
We used Trident Funding to help us secure a loan for vessel we were purchasing and John Schachel was very helpful with the whole process from start to finish. Our process was made a little complicated with insurance and survey's which slowed it down more than I'd like but the Folks at Trident helped us however they could and ultimately made it a good experience.
Michael H.
John and the Trident team were great! We had a deadline to meet and they all came together and worked hard to make the process seamless and make sure we were able to close the financing on time to meet our deadlines. Thanks to John and the entire team!
Shane H.
First time dealing with boat financing. John did a superb job! The loan process was simple, John answered all questions I had promptly! We closed on the loan 5 days earlier than we expected. Thanks Trident Team!
John S.
When my wife decided we wanted a new boat a few months back, we were very fortunate to connect with John Schachel with Trident Funding early in the process. Not only did John respond to my requests to evaluate three different boats , but he shared insights he has learned over his 30 years of industry experience. Once surveys were complete, he exceeded our expectations and had our loan package to us within 2 days. If you are looking for a lender, I recommend you reach out to John and the Trident Lending team in Fort Lauderdale.
Matthew D.
If you are financing a boat, call John Schachel at Trident Funding Fort Lauderdale immediately! My loan closed in ONE WEEK from first contact to final signatures and disbursement. John and his team saved my private party boat purchase after a "big," "national" lender failed at every turn. I would never use another company after this experience. I was approved for a loan with very competitive rates within hours. John answers his phone, responds to texts and emails, and provides updates constantly. He is exceptionally knowledgeable, professional, well-spoken, honest and hard-working.If you are trying to finance a boat in this market, you have to move fast to secure the deal. We lost our boat last year and I spent 11 months searching for a suitable replacement. I started my financing journey with a "big" company on Aug 4 and had zero progress weeks later. It took 6 days to get approved. The company and agent would not return calls or emails and did not care about the client. They're auto-generated emails suggested 2-5 weeks for closing, which is longer than it takes to finance a mortgage and unacceptable in this market. On Aug 23, I called John and he picked up on the second ring. He had me approved that afternoon and scheduled a third party inspection, which was executed the following day. He requested required documents and processed them without delay. By the time I fired the initial company on Aug 26, they still had not yet ordered the required inspection. On Aug 30, John called me to say, "Congratulations on your new boat". Our family cannot thank him and Trident Funding Fort Lauderdale enough for helping us purchase our dream boat!
marissalinae
I am so thankful that I had John Schachel and the Trident team helping me through the process of financing a boat. I'm so thankful to have such a knowledgeable professional walk me through the process. I had originally assumed that it would be as easy as just buying a car. Not at all! More like buying a house haha! Trust me, don't use an online loan service. The expertise of John and his team is unmatched. Not only did they guide me along the way, but they made it possible to close the deal super fast!
Randy M.
I did not know financing a yacht was going to be so complicated. I reached out to John Schachel for help and he walked me through the whole process until the deal was done. Thanks John and the Trident Team for helping me buy the yacht of my dreams!
Rob B.
I don't have enough good things to say about these folks. John Schachel and Julio Santana handled my account which was the purchase of an Everglades 224 CC. They understand what customer service means and handled my loan efficiently and efficiently. I wish that more companies and their representatives understood how important customer service is.
David T.
I decided to purchase my 31' Formula knowing I was on a tight time-frame as I was leaving out of town on vacation. The seller's boat broker referred me to Trident Funding / Julio Santana. Julio was prompt, clear, and fast, and made the process easy. I got my approval within a day and got all set to close well within my time-frame. If and when I ever buy another boat, Julio and his team will be my first call. Thank you Julio, Amy, and team for making this transaction stress free and seamless!!
Kelly A.
My entire process was stress-free! I highly recommend them! ! !
Jana M.
Our experience with John Schachel at Trident Funding was fantastic. John is very knowledgeable and answered our questions thoroughly and quickly. Thanks to John and Trident funding, the loan process for our first boat was smooth and painless.
Darin P.
My experience with Trident has been exceptional. John S responded within minutes to every text or email question that I had, we finished up the entire process in just over 1 week including shipping docs and everything is highly organized. I would highly recommend Trident to everyone.
Judson C.
They made it a quick and easy process to obtain a boat loan. Now I can practice Social Distancing in Biscayne Bay!
Stephen B.
I would like to take this opportunity to share my experience with Trident Funding loan officer John Schachel who went above and beyond to assist our family with our boat loan, John was always available and answered all our questions even on a Saturday. Thank you to John Schachel and the Trident funding team. Looking forward to using our new Boat this weekend.....
Zack C.
Started looking for a boat this year for my family and found out real quick my local bank was not the route to go with a loan on a vessel. I filled out the form on Boat US to find a company that specializes in boats.The next day I got a call from John Schachel at Trident Funding and he worked with me through the whole process. Just picked up our new Sportsman center console yesterday and would like to thank the team for helping our family get our dream boat!
John M.
John Schachel of Trident Funding, Fort Lauderdale came highly recommended. Within minutes of my initial inquiry, John made contact with me and answered all of my questions. John was available 24/7.The loan process and closing was completed just as he described, quick, accurate and efficient. John has set the bar extremely high. I highly recommend John Schachel and Trident Funding.
OneTouch A.
Dealing with Bob and Amy at the Ft lauderdale office was great. The loan process was super easy from the application to the closing. Great and honest people to work with. I will recommend them anytime. Thanks again for getting me the loan for my dream boat.
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