Trident Funding Customer Reviews

With nearly 30 years of experience in the boat financing industry, Trident Funding is the most trusted boat lending partner in the United States. See why hundreds of boat buyers have rated us 5 stars.

Reviews on this page are from customers who financed a boat or RV with Trident Funding. More than 270 customer reviews are currently available on our website. These customer reviews are a result of dedicated loan officers who guide you through the entire RV, boat or yacht loan financing process with professionalism and quality customer service.

Trident Funding
4.9
Based on 312 reviews
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J W.
J W.
Jane at Trident was great to work with. She was very responsive during a busy period, and worked to get me the best rate. She also expedited my close.
James A.
James A.
Jane was able to get our loan done quickly and efficiently. Thank you!
Dan B.
Dan B.
I recently completed the purchase of a yacht and partnered with Trident Funding Corp during the entire process. They were very helpful in guiding me along the journey from the days well before I knew what I was buying. Their expertise helped me hone in on the price point and left no financial stone unturned. Each time I had a question they responded very quickly, professionally and made me feel like their most valuable client. I cannot recommend them enough if you are in the market for boat financing.
John M.
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.
Zack C.
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!
George L.
George L.
Trident gave me a financing option with a very competitive interest rate. Karen at Trident was fabulous to work with. She had quick responses and accurate information. This was the first boat I had financed and I bought it from a private seller. Neither of us had much experience with this type of transaction. Karen was patient and she politely walked me through the financing process. I very strongly recommend!!
Tim M.
Tim M.
Outstanding service and super quick turn around. Karen was great to work with. Will highly recommend to anyone looking to finance a boat to give her a call
Julie J.
Julie J.
Mike Jenkins and Trident Funding were recommended to us when we purchased our boat. It was a rushed and unexpected project and Mike was always available and made the process so easy for us. We closed quickly and are off on our retirement adventure. He secured a great rate for us as well. Another satisfied "Julie Johnson".
Mary S.
Mary S.
We have used Trident to finance our last two boats and have been extremely happy with the level of service and the support provided through the loan application process and closing. Mike and his team found us the best lender at the best rates for a smooth purchase each time. I recommend them highly!
Judson C.
Judson C.
They made it a quick and easy process to obtain a boat loan. Now I can practice Social Distancing in Biscayne Bay!
vicvwfox
vicvwfox
Jane Tayman is the best! Always very professional and friendly. She is responsive and does what she says she can and will do.This is my third time using Trident and it won’t be my last. Thank you Jane and the entire Trident team.
Steve R.
Steve R.
Mike and the Trident Funding Team are amazing to work with and this is our second major boat loan in the last 12months. We had very quick approval letters and closing dates. This team is very responsive and the process was super easy. Definitely will be in touch for our next RV purchase
Paul G.
Paul G.
I have used Mike and Leslie for the last 15 years. They have alway been very professional and extremely efficient. The best compliment I can give them is that my clients go back to them with every new purchase.
Jana M.
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.
Jan M.
Jan M.
My husband and I had a fantastic experience with Jane she very quick on processing our loan and responded to all our needs very quickly. We will definitely recommend Jane and Trident Funding for anyone looking for a boat loan.
Lisa S.
Lisa S.
I rarely submit reviews, but this one is a must. I highly recommend Trident Funding. My husband and I worked with Loan Representative Jim Weston who was very kind, professional, responsive and supportive. He worked hard at getting us the best rate and the best term. He followed up with on a consistent basis and thoroughly explained the process of purchasing a boat. Most of all he was patient and kind. When my husband and I finally purchased our boat he was just as excited as we were. We definitely will be repeat customers and a referral source for Team Weston. Will & Lisa S.
Ken B.
Ken B.
Worked with Jim Weston on a boat loan. Incredibly knowledged professional who clearly understands his craft and how to get the best possible results for his clients. Very highly recommend calling him directly if you need help with financing for your watercraft/yacht.
Elizabeth G.
Elizabeth G.
Mike Jenkins (and every other person we worked with) at Trident Funding were fantastically helpful! They answered our questions clearly and quickly. They were super responsive. We were able to secure an outstanding rate and now have our dream boat! I highly recommend working with Trident Funding!
tyrus P.
tyrus P.
The Team at Trident made for a seamless transaction getting us into are 1st boat. Michael and Lesley were great and presented me with different options to best suite my needs. I will use them for my next boat and gladly refer them to friends!
Scott F.
Scott F.
Jane was absolutely amazing and made this closing the best of all of our many deals with other companies!
Megan M.
Megan M.
Jane at Trident funding was amazing to work with through the loan process. She was able to quickly get everything in order to finalize my purchase on a new boat. I'm a return customer to Trident and will continue to recommend their services to anyone! Thanks!
Penny & Michael T.
Penny & Michael T.
Lesley and Mike did a Great job finding us a good rate. They made the transaction quick and easy. We highly recommend trident funding!
Kevin E.
Kevin E.
When I was looking to finance a boat purchase, I struggled to find someone who could meet the timelines our seller demanded. Trident was recommended to me. I called and Leslie took care of all our needs quickly and professionally. There were a few unexpected hiccups that she expertly navigated for us. In the end, I felt like I could relax knowing she was on the job. I would highly recommend Trident for anyone looking to finance a boat.
Bryan E.
Bryan E.
My wife and I were turned down by a few banks before it was recommended we give Trident a try, and I am so glad we did. We were turned down by our bank, and given an extremely high interest rate at another. When I contacted Michael at Trident I was not very hopeful we’d be able to get a loan. To our surprise we qualified in less than 24hrs with an interest rate that was almost half of what one credit union quoted us. The process was quick, professional, and trident was very communicative allThe way until we closed. We couldn’t recommend more!
Buzz M.
Buzz M.
Working with Michael Jenkins in the financing of my boat was a straight forward and good experience. He did an excellent job in obtaining the best possible rate for my purchase. He gave me multiple options to consider. Very responsive and always got back to me quickly with professional answers to all my questions and concerns. I highly recommend Trident Funding!
R L.
R L.
We have financed 2 boats with Mike at Trident. Both times the process was quick and straight forward. I have an adversity to loans of any kind but with no early payment fees, it made it an easy decision. If we buy a third boat, I would use them again.
Jim H.
Jim H.
Mike Jenkins made our boat funding process so easy! He exhibited great patience as our closing shifted multiple times due to boat delivery delays... Additionally his rates were the best! It's always a pleasure doing business with professionals that you can trust and Mike is one of those individuals!!! Most strongly recommend him!!!
Jamie S.
Jamie S.
I worked with Michael Jenkins on the funding of our Beneteau sailboat and the process couldn't have been any better! The transaction was a bit more complicated in that we were purchasing the vessel from Canada and had to import into the US. Our initial lender couldn't help us due to it being a foreign transaction. Michael came to the rescue, was super helpful through the whole process, and made it a truly quick and painless transaction for us. I can't recommend Trident Funding highly enough!
Bradley S.
Bradley S.
Used Trident to source financing for my sailboat. They were very responsive and patient with all of my newbie concerns/knowledge gaps. Had the best rates available by FAR!
Joel L.
Joel L.
Highly Recommended!! Trident Funding worked quickly and very diligently to get my boat loan approved!! Lesley was amazing and couldn't be more happy with the whole process!!
William C.
William C.
Trident Funding made my vessel purchase quick and easy. Regional Sales Manager Jane Tayman answered all my questions either immediately or within minutes which I found extraordinary. I recommend Trident to anyone financing a vessel.
Cara S.
Cara S.
Our experience for obtaining a loan with Trident Funding was exceptional, all things considered. Shout out to Marty Huff and his team who got this done in record time! Long story short, go with Trident Funding and don’t let snail mail scare you! Now if you want to know why, then continue reading. Story time.My wife and I were applying for a loan to get our first ever boat, a used boat. We applied to two lenders: one being a credit union who is capable of e-sign and the other being Trident, who is not caught up with times and had to overnight FedEx our loan documents, which must be signed/notarized and overnight sent back via FedEx. We were pre-approved by both lenders with the same terms, so we anticipated on moving forward with the credit union to expedite the process by taking advantage of e-sign capabilities. On Monday, I received a follow up e-mail from Marty asking when we were looking to move forward with the paperwork. I e-mailed him back thanking him for his time, but we were moving forward with a different lender. He replied with no hard feelings and wished us the best of luck. However, that was until the credit union completely changed all the promised terms due to the age of the boat when we began to move forward (which was BS considering they knew the age of the boat when we applied, but that’s fine).I quickly called Marty explaining our situation. He told me no worries and the pre-approval was good for 30 days. More importantly, the terms were still the same. Here is where Marty went to work. I provided all paperwork on my end. Marty contacted the broker, who also went to work. The broker sent all the necessary requested paperwork. By the end of the business day, Marty overnight sent all loan documents with clear instructions via FedEx with tracking. On Tuesday, I received the documents. Marty saw the loan documents arrived and reached out to ensure he was available should we have any questions when signing the documents. My wife and I got the loan documents notarized/signed and got them overnight sent back via FedEx with the provided pre-paid packaging. On Wednesday, the loan documents were received by Trident early in the morning. One last document was needed from the Broker/Seller, which was done by the end of the business day. On Thursday morning, our loan was funded by the bank! The broker had to wait on the seller to sign off and finalize, but we were in our boat that officially became ours on Saturday!Long explanation, but if that story doesn’t speak to why you should go with Trident Funding and ask for Marty, I don’t know what will. Thanks Marty Huff and your team for your hard work. My wife and I are enjoying our boat as promised!
Wayne
Wayne
Vincent Luzietti went the extra mile to find suitable financing at affordable terms for my 25 year old boat. He is always quick to respond to calls/texts/emails and is cheerful problem solver. He coordinated not only financing, but timely documentation and title search through the understaffed CG Documentation Center in record time. Bravo Zulu to Vinny and Trident Funding!
Mark M.
Mark M.
We worked with Vinny Luzietti out of Shelton, CT on a boat loan. He was very knowledgeable and professional, and was helpful throughout the process. He always responded quickly to questions, and the office visit to finalize the deal was friendly and efficient. All good! Thanks!
Flunati1
Flunati1
This is my 4th boat loan through Trident Funding in the last several years. Always the best rates and terms and a pleasure to work with Vincent! He really went out of his way to accommodate mine and my wife's schedule and got the deal closed within 2 weeks! Thanks Vincent!!
John W.
John W.
Second time working with Mike and his team at Trident. Everything was professionally and quickly processed. Very happy with both transactions.
Mike M.
Mike M.
Vinny at Trident did a fantastic job with our loan for our new boat. Would highly recommend using him and his company very knowledgeable and gets it done quickly
Erik R
Erik R
Trident Funding came highly recommended to us and it was a great pleasure working with Vincent Luzietti and his team. He/They moved quickly to find us a great rate, handled all the details of our transaction, promptly responded with clear explanations to all of our inquiries, and coordinated a very smooth closing. I would absolutely recommend Vincent and his team!
Brennan B.
Brennan B.
Vincent at Trident Funding was excellent at processing my boat financing and getting me a good rate. The steps were quick and easy, with good communication. I would highly recommend Trident Funding if you're in need of finance options.
Will B.
Will B.
Michael and Lesley were both great to work with, helped us understand our loan options, and were quick to get our application processed and approved! Highly recommend!
Mark H.
Mark H.
Outstanding coordination with my broker and insurance agents. And superb customer service. All of my questions were answered promptly and quickly.
Vinson H.
Vinson H.
Marty walks you through the process. Answers emails and text right away. Highly recommend Trident Funding
Mark N.
Mark N.
Jane was fantastic to work with from my first call to her to our closing meeting. We really appreciate her timeliness in responding to us to enable us to move forward.
Rod T.
Rod T.
Vinny Luzietti of Trident Funding LLC is simply terrific! We recently purchased a new Back Cove and asked Vinny to help us with the financing. From start to finish he was professional, proactive and consistently thorough - he was a pleasure to work with and worked hard to get me a very favorable rate. If you are considering a new boat, do yourself a favor and give Vinny a call, you will not be disappointed.
Ashu V.
Ashu V.
Karen at Trident Funding is absolutely phenomenal. She was extremely responsive and explained the thoroughly explained the process. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking to finance a boat. She also offered competitive rates. It was a flawless process!
Calvin B.
Calvin B.
Vinny was great. Easy to work with and went above and beyond several times to get me information that I needed but wasn’t sure how to get. On top of all that, he’s a nice guy! Highly recommend
Russell C.
Russell C.
Vinny was down to earth easy to work with and his response time amazing he made dead line that was important to me and family will do more work with him in the future
Jim B.
Jim B.
Karen is very good at what she does!
Sean M.
Sean M.
We could not have been more pleased with the ease of the process to secure our boat financing. Vinny and the Trident team got everything prepared for us remotely by working with our broker and insurance agent which allowed us to enjoy our vacation. Status updates were frequent and helped us know all was proceeding properly.Great service, solid communications, efficient.Highly recommended!
Andrea H.
Andrea H.
They were very easy to work with and super fast! Michael was amazing! Would recommend them and use them again!
Esty R.
Esty R.
Vinnie has been amazing to work with. I never had to wait for an answer on anything. He was available 24/7 to answer emails and phone calls. In all my time dealing with brokers I never worked with someone so efficient before. Its been a real pleasure!!
Jamie G.
Jamie G.
Vincent and Trident funding made the loan process for our new boat easy and painless. Great communication all the way throughout the process. Highly recommend
James M.
James M.
The process and communication was excellent. Vinny was always available to answer questions and move the process along. I would use Trident Funding again.
Steven D.
Steven D.
From start to finish Vincent made the whole process as easy as can be! He was super informative and answered every question i had. Walked me through everything and even got the loan completed in 2 weeks! Couldn’t be happier with vin and the entire trident staff.
John S.
John S.
Trident Funding made this process extremely easy. They were an excellent client advocate guiding me through the boat purchase process. Vincent and his team were very prompt and knowledgeable. This was my first purchase of a boat of this caliber and was very glad to have there assistance. I would highly recommend Trident and Vincent Luzietti!
surf D.
surf D.
Trident funding is an Outstanding organization. I worked personally with Vincent who was extremely professional, courteous and responsive. He promptly answered all my questions in a professional manner paying attention to every detail. I also work very closely with Dawn who was also extremely professional prompt and courteous. This organization is second to none and I highly recommend them.
Raymond M.
Raymond M.
Great job! Marty was a pleasure to work with.
Crystal H.
Crystal H.
It was such a pleasure working with Jane. She went above and beyond to help us with the purchase of our boat.
Matthew S.
Matthew S.
I highly recommend Vinny and everyone at Trident Funding. Not only was Vinny responsive, but he was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. It is rare to find this level of service today. Thank you, Vinny and team!
JANE C.
JANE C.
Phenomenal customer service and follow up. Organized and concise. No question the organization to use for boat financing.
Gina R.
Gina R.
I had an amazing experience with Vinny @Trident. He truly was a pleasure to work with, on point, experienced and on top of everything from beginning to end. He was responsive and answered all the questions. A pleasure to work with someone that knows his stuff! Thank you Vinny & team- you were a GEM!
don F.
don F.
it was a pleasure dealing with Vinnie he made everything very easy and simple would deal with him tomorrow again thanks Vinnie
Bryan S.
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.
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.
Hob B.
Hob B.
Jane Tayman and the entire Trident team was incredibly professional, responsive and service oriented throughout the entire process! Highly recommend.
Andrew R.
Andrew R.
The process could not have been more simple. Communication was fantastic and every phase was seamless. Will definitely use them again.
Megan S.
Megan S.
Lesley and Mike were great to work with! Responsive, answered all our questions, and got us an excellent rate. Recommended.
Jennifer M.
Jennifer M.
Jane was fantastic- again! We have used her assistance with several boat loans over the years and she delivers exceptional service!
Daniel G.
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.
Lindsay R.
Lindsay R.
Our experience with Marty was smooth and without any bumps in the road. He was very timely with his responses and easy to communicate. We highly recommend working with him!
John B.
John B.
Great experience! Lesley helped guide us to a great loan and was knowledgeable and patient with us while we searched for the ‘right’ vessel, which is difficult given the demand. Great team to work with.
Darren G.
Darren G.
wow, mike at trident funding was such a pleasure to work with. I closed on my dream of owning a sailing trimaran this morning. the only way this happened was because of how easy it was to converse with mike and how fast he was to get back to me with his questions and my concerns. I originally went with a big bank that had a good reputation in the area, still havent heard back from the big bank!!! glad I went with mike - I cant wait to get back on the water in my new boat!!! thanks mike
Jim and Regan H.
Jim and Regan H.
This is our second round with Trident - We returned for good reason. The service and performance were 5-Star on both occasions. We'll be back a third - but only if we "need" a different boat somewhere down the line. Many thanks to Trident.
Robert S.
Robert S.
Jane was very informative and responsive throughout the entire process, and I highly recommend her and her team!
C B.
C B.
Great Experience purchasing our HCB 42' !!!! We bought from a private seller and Jane helped us through the entire process. Thank you!
Perry
Perry
Mike at Trident was great to work with! He was very helpful, personable and made the loan process easy and it went smoothly. I would highly recommend them.
Wendy W.
Wendy W.
We worked with Lesley on financing our new boat and she was incredibly knowledgeable and efficient. I hope I keep our new boat for 10+ years this time, but if not - I'll definitely use Trident Funding again. 🙂
Dave B.
Dave B.
Trident funding really sets a high bar when it comes to the marine industry. They are responsive, timely, and professional. Mike got me the lowest interest rate on my boat that he has ever seen - so that's a win for everyone! Given how busy this industry is these days, and it's generally more "relaxed" approach to doing business, I really appreciate Trident and their support and sense of urgency. Will definitely go back to Mike for my next boat!
Andy H.
Andy H.
Karen Floyd was off the charts! She made everything go very smooth. Thank you Karen and Trident Funding.
Michael H.
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!
Austin H.
Austin H.
I truly can’t give out anything other than positive praises for Trident and their amazing Joan Burleigh! She was THE ideal person to work with. If I could use just two words to describe her, they’d be: thorough and thoughtful. Joan is someone who puts the level of concern and diligence into her work that makes it feel as if she were crafting a loan for a very close family member. She was that caring, hard-working, and genuine. Thank you, Joan, for everything!
Pete E.
Pete E.
I would highly recommend Trident Funding. Michael and Lesley were fantastic and very responsive, able to answer the many questions I had and coordinated the transaction with my broker. They went the extra mile by getting this closed on a Friday before the holiday weekend so I could use the boat that weekend. I would use them again!
walter H.
walter H.
Marty did a great job
William S.
William S.
Lesley was very helpful and patient taking me through my first boat financing experience. Responsive and professional.
D M.
D M.
Michael Jenkins and his Team were fantastic in supporting the financing of our boat. They were responsive, requests were clear and they closed the loan early. We highly recommend Trident Funding. Doug and Julee
Lon H.
Lon H.
I can’t say enough great things about working with both Lesley and Michael. What a great team they are! I often times get impatient and want things done immediately despite knowing that there is a process to go through. Lesley kept me calm from beginning to end. We were on a tight timeline from the survey and sea trial to the closing, but I’m happy to say that we did it. It was sure worth it!I will add that I tried working with another lender before Trident Funding, but the responsiveness was just not there. I had a sense of urgency, but they didn’t. So very happy with my lender and my new boat! Thanks for all the future memories!!!
K T.
K T.
Jane and her team we extremely prompt and professional. My loan was approved with two phone calls and an online application. The documents we overnighted and returned, and we closed two days later. Couldn’t have been easier. Would highly recommend Trident for any of your marine financial needs.
roger R.
roger R.
Mike and Leslie guided us through the entire documentation preparation process and kept us informed of what needed to be done by what time. A huge benefit to us while we were immersed in hull surveys, mechanical surveys and trying to find moorage. A huge number of moving parts. As a final act of incredible service, Mike met us after-hours 30 miles from his office to get documents signed for closing. This is our second marine financing project we've done with Trident and will definitely utilize them in the future.
Shane H.
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.
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.
Karl B.
Karl B.
I don't remember a transaction of any kind going smoother than it did with Mike Jenkins at Trident. They took care of all the details and were always on top of the next steps. Don't look any further. This is the kind of company you'll go back to over and over again.
Matthew D.
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!
Quinn Y.
Quinn Y.
We just did our paperwork with Mike and the experience was nothing short of amazing! I’ll be recommending everyone to go through them. They were professional, easy to work with, and fast! Nothing worse than sitting and signing for hours on end. They made this process painless and actually fun (like it should be)! Thank you to Mike and the team for helping us.
montanaav8r
montanaav8r
Purchasing a boat has been a really long process. Funding with Trident was the easiest part. Michael and Leslie simplified everything for us as we live out of state, that was fantastic.
clifton A.
clifton A.
Jane was awesome!! She answered any & “many” ?s I had for her!! I highly recommend trident funding & Jane Tayman if you are looking to financing a boat!!
Sergey A.
Sergey A.
I got a boat loan from the Trident Funding - everything went smooth and the team was very professional and responsive.
marissalinae
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!
Walt L.
Walt L.
Jane was on the ball providing necessary documentation and returns phone calls..... a pleasure to work with and I would recommend her to anyone interested in buying a boat!Great job Jane!
J.P. B.
J.P. B.
Loved working with Jane. The process was smooth and seemless.
Michelle M.
Michelle M.
Mike and Leslie were wonderful to work with at Trident. They were responsive and very knowledgeable. We will certainly use them again in the future.
Karen B.
Karen B.
What a wonderful experience. Lesley was so kind and patient helping me through this process. Purchasing a boat is very complicated but Lesley and Michael made it seem easy! I would most certainly recommend them to a friend.
Randy M.
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!
michael B.
michael B.
Mike and his staff at Trident Funding are rock stars. If you need financing for your boat, you can't find a better team than Trident. He is always available by phone or text, and delivers what he promises.
Alan F.
Alan F.
Great and fast service! Very friendly and works with you for your individual needs! Highly recommend!
Chris S.
Chris S.
Friendly, efficient and on point. The transaction, from application to closing, to DNR registration was perfect.
Rob B.
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.
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!!
Robb H.
Robb H.
Great service, Michael is very responsive and a fun person to work with. Highly recommend Trident as a one stop shop that will exceed your expectations.
Kelly K.
Kelly K.
Lesley and Michael are wonderful to work with! In my professional career I have worked with many many lenders and Trident was, by far, the most responsive, helpful and knowledgeable of them all. I highly recommend them.
Joshua K.
Joshua K.
Don't waste your time with the Newport Beach, CA office. Dealt with a loan officer who clearly couldn't be bothered to understand my unique financial situation. Found another company (Seacoast Marine Finance, highly recommended ask for Travis) that wanted to do business and now enjoying my new sailboat.
GSB B.
GSB B.
John Schachel was excellent. He communicated and handled everything very professionally on my boat loan. I am going to use him again. Thank you John
Lynae F.
Lynae F.
Mike and Lesley were a pleasure to work with... extremely responsive, knowledgeable, detailed, and efficient. They both made us feel like we were their only client and made a very large purchase for us a very smooth and transparent process. While I hope not to be buying another boat for a while, we will definitely not hesitate to utilize the services of Mike Jenkins and Lesley Bishop again when we do! 🙂
Michael G.
Michael G.
Worked with Lesley @ Trident Funding for our financing. She obtained a great rate and worked with our broker to close the sale amazingly fast. Would definitely recommend their services and will certainly return for our next purchase.
William P.
William P.
I usually don't write reviews, but in this case I had too. I recently purchased a boat using Trident Funding, dealing with Kyle Knodt and have to say he was unbelievable. Kyle took care of everything, communication was amazing. The sale went flawlessly all due to his hard work. If anything I would urge anyone seeking boat financing or any other type of financing call Kyle he made it look easy. As I said I don't write reviews, but as a retired police officer of 25 years, I know people he is the real deal Thanks so much Kyle!!!
Dax K.
Dax K.
Mike Jenkins and his team at Trident Funding were fantastic to work with. Very responsive to text and emails, and helped us navigate our first boat purchase successfully. The loan rates he was able to obtain for us were better than any listed rates we could find online.
Michael D.
Michael D.
3/2021 - I found Scott, and Trident Funding, after doing a search on a boating/fishing forum (The Hull Truth) that I am on often. Several members endorsed his services, and their write-ups were extremely positive and complimentary of the customer service, professionalism, speedy and fair treatment they received when dealing with Scott for a boat loan. The only reason I even searched, is because I became disappointed as a return customer to a boat lender in South Florida that I had dealt with before. It was obvious that they didn't have much time for my little six figure boat loan needs, or at least I got that impression with their attitudes, hence my call to Scott. Mind you, I wasn't denied a loan with them, they just acted very arrogant on the phone with me when I dared to bother them with some questions leading up to a purchase. I didn't appreciate the treatment, and figured I would check around for some other options...As soon as I got Scott Bradshaw on the phone he treated me like a friend. Seriously, he was actually on his way to lunch and had transferred his calls to his mobile and we talked until he walked into the restaurant to have lunch. When he got back to his home office, he promptly called me back. He worked up some numbers for me that beat the other company that I had dealt with before, and would actually take the time to talk with me about options, terms, and advantages and disadvantages of the other options. I felt very comfortable with him, he treated me extremely kind, and was extremely responsive to my needs. It was in the afternoon of the first day that I talked with Scott that I sent him my information so that he could give me the thumbs up or down on a loan. By lunch the following day, Scott sent me a congratulatory email that I was approved, and also provided a letter of pre-approval. The ball was rolling! Scott and I stayed in touch almost daily, and I am confident I wasn't his only customer. A few days into the process we started talking boat insurance. I was one of the ones that had Boat US before Geico bought them out. Geico put the screws to me, unknowingly, and had almost doubled my annual rate over a period of two or so years. Scott had an awesome hook with a friend (Adam Meyer - Maritime Insurance International) that he works with often that specializes in marine, aircraft, and mobile home insurance. Adam was like Scott's identical twin! Never have I had a more positive experience getting boat insurance. Not only a positive experience, Adam provided me with some awesome options, and educated me along the way on the advantages and disadvantages. When it was over, I had VERY affordable insurance for the new boat, and I was covered well.I don't do a lot of reviews, and I am one of the very few holdouts that hasn't yet found a need for Facebook, hence the Google review. I almost started a Facebook account just to do this review for Scott and Adam, because they treated me so well. As long as Scott Bradshaw is selling boat loans, and as long as Adam Meyer is selling boat insurance, they will both have my business as long as I have a boat! Cannot say enough about them, but they are both LEGIT, and will treat people with courtesy, professionally, fairly, honestly, and even in a red hot boat market, they will actually follow up and communicate at a pace that is truly remarkable. Just great people, all the way around...Michael D.Brunswick, Georgia3/2021
Karl B.
Karl B.
Mike and the staff at Trident were great. Responsive and thorough. I will use them again.
John R.
John R.
Mike and Lesley did a great job securing a refinance of our boat loan. The rates they were able to secure were a full 2 percentage points lower than our local bank could offer. They literally saved us tens of thousands of dollars over the life of our loan. All the paperwork went through without a hitch. I highly recommend them.
Mark
Mark
We've worked with Mike at Trident Funding on a number of loans and appreciate his professionalism, attention to deal, the loan value he brings and how simple he makes it all. Highly recommended!
Kelly A.
Kelly A.
My entire process was stress-free! I highly recommend them! ! !
Brian M.
Brian M.
Trident really knows the business and has the experience required for your lending needs. Mike was very prompt and helpful. He has a great attitude and makes the process easier and faster than expected. Thank you Mike and Trident funding!
Chris W.
Chris W.
I highly recommend their services. Marty was professional, responsive and thorough. There are many ways for Boat transactions to go sideways. Using Trident and Marty you can check financing off that list!
Nick N.
Nick N.
As first-time boat owners/purchasers, Mike made the process awesome. He was informative, responsive and overall really great to work with. I would recommend him to anyone looking for boat financing.
Haven F.
Haven F.
I found Trident Funding via a search engine and was very pleased with the result. I enjoyed very much working with Mike Jenkins on our boat loan. He was helpful and efficient and even pointed me to an outstanding insurance provider who was equally helpful. So Thanks Mike, for making the loan process a painless and enjoyable experience.
Jamie R.
Jamie R.
Mike is an exceptional financial professional with an excellent team. I appreciated his experience and wisdom through the process of finding the right financing package for our boat purchase. I'm particularly grateful for his continual, proactive communication over the 6 months from initial contract signing for our purchase to the final closing . His team handled all the details, paperwork and logistics efficiently and conveniently, and generally made the whole process convenient and stress free.
Allan S.
Allan S.
I've worked with Mike and his team both personally for our own boat loan and professionally as a yacht broker. Mike's loan processing is simple and very efficient. Mutual clients tell me Mike had them approved for the loan before their own bank even responded back. Communication, processing, signing and closing all go extremely smooth and professional. Thanks Mike and team for providing a great service.
Larry B.
Larry B.
Karen Floyd handled my boat loan and she made the whole process seamless and simple. She is extremely good in the business. I will never hesitate in recommending Karen and Trident to my friends and associates. Thank YOU for a great lending experience.
Travis
Travis
Can't recommend them enough. They did the research to get us competitive rates, but also made sure everything went smoothly with registration and found errors in the current registration that needed to be rectified in the transfer. Everything was solved through minimal email communication and when we showed up to sign papers it was a cinch.
Eric E.
Eric E.
Mike and the Trident team were true PROs. Start to finish the experience was seamless. Working off a referral we had high expectations and Mike exceeded them at every opportunity++
Darin P.
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.
Manny E.
Manny E.
The whole process from the moment we called and spoke with Jane it’s like a breath of fresh air. Straight forward no sugar coding. Very smooth transaction. Great communications through out the process.What a great experience.Thank you Jane and the whole team at Trident
Kent P.
Kent P.
My wife and I started talking about buying a boat a few years ago, but it wasn't until this year that I got serious about it. I had worked with Jane several times to get the loan pre-approved, but the deals always fell through. Finally, I made an offer of a boat that was accepted, and Jane worked with me to make it a reality. Jane made the closing as painless as could be. I would highly recommend Jane and Trident Funding anytime!
John F.
John F.
The whole process was easy and efficient, very nice and understanding staff.
Justin E.
Justin E.
Mike and Lesley at Trident were amazing to work with on financing our boat. The entire process was very efficient and painless even during this crazy pandemic! Definitely recommend Trident Funding!
Raymond M.
Raymond M.
Great Company to work with in getting a loan
Todd H.
Todd H.
Jane and team were professional, courteous and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend for your boat loan.
Casey G.
Casey G.
Karen did a great job with our boat loan! She was professional and organized during the whole process. It made it easy for us. Highly recommend!
Joe D.
Joe D.
My wife and I had been boat shopping for several months, and finally found the one we were hoping for. To our surprise, due to COVID, many banks had tighten the lending ropes to a point where it was almost impossible. We were very disappointed, until a friend suggested we try Karen at Trident Funding. Thats when our dream became a reality. I am a mortgage lender by occupation, so trust me when I tell you, this was the easiest and fastest loan process I have been a part of. We felt like Karen was buying the boat with us, she was that excited. Highly recommend Trident and Karen.
Larry D.
Larry D.
Highly recommend Trident Funding for your loan needs! Karen Floyd was exceptional, courteous and extremely responsive to all our boat loan needs. Actually, the entire team provided exceptional service during the entire loan process and their rates for boat loan rates are by far better than traditional banks or credit unions.
Larry M.
Larry M.
Karen Floyd did a great job.
Stephen B.
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.....
Scott T.
Scott T.
Michael Jenkins is fantastic to work with! He was extremely professional, responsive and supportive during a very difficult deal which entailed an LLC. He just kept right on trucking through the difficult parts and had my back the entire time! Thanks Mike!
Randall L.
Randall L.
Jane and the team at Trident Funding were professional and responsive and helpful. We are repeat customers. Thanks so much!
Julie J.
Julie J.
This was our first time buying a yacht of this size and the process was very smooth. Lesley Bishop did a stellar job! Highly recommend her and Trident Funding. We had a fabulously low interest rate as well. Thank you so much!
Blair
Blair
Jane Tayman just closed our boat loan today! We couldn't be happier!!! Prior to working with Trident, we were working with another lender who proved to be a real disappointment. Jane heard our story, called this past Monday morning, and closed our loan today, Thursday. Four days! AMAZING!!!!! Please put Trident Funding to the top of your list and specifically request Jane. You will NOT be disappointed!
Michael C.
Michael C.
I am not the easiest customer to deal with. I’m full of questions, concerns, and have a case of shoppers anxiety. I experienced all the above in the process of trying to secure a boat loan. Jane Tayman was an absolute gem. She handled every one of my concerns and then some. She put me at ease. Which is not a very easy thing to do. I was very impressed with her professionalism and ability to just get the job done. I would recommend dealing with Jane and Trident Funding over and over again. In fact, I have already referred a friend. Thanks so much Jane and Trident Funding!
Mark R.
Mark R.
Jane is incredible to work with. We bought our boat during the Covid19 pandemic and apparently boat sales were busy, so the process was slow (not because of Trident but other issues). Jane went above and beyond to keep the process flowing and was very communicative and helpful throughout.
OneTouch A.
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.
thomas H.
thomas H.
they helped us buy our used boat, they were easy to work with and were able to knock it out in less than 4 days. thx
Rob F.
Rob F.
I contacted Trident Funding about financing a 411 Meridian we were interested in purchasing. I worked with Joan Berleigh to get the loan. Joan got us a great interest rate and the entire process took less than two weeks. During the process Joan always returned my phone calls and was very good about answering all my questions. It was so refreshing dealing with someone who obviously takes great pride in what she does and is extremely honest and professional. If you are looking for painless financing for your new boat you need to contact Joan. Thanks Joan we love our new boat.
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