Moved from Dillingham to Juneau about six months ago and have finally healed the fiscal hemmorhage that is moving from one isolated place to another. Now that I have that bleeder stopped, I want to open a new one.....with a bigger boat. We've put together enough for a downpayment on about anything under $50 k (though that is the top end of what we want to spend), so of course there will be a loan involved. However, I know squat about financing a boat and the rates and terms seem to vary a lot from bank to bank etc.
So, what have you all learned in the process from boat financing, who's good, who's bad, best service? All that stuff is of interest.
General boat interests are 20-24 foot, aluminum with a hardtop, outboard four stroke. Something that is gonna get me out of the channel even if there's a chop.
I currently have a 16 ft Lund that has been great for crabbing and I even trolled up a king a week ago, but I'm looking for a boat that will let me experience more of SE and without my bunghole all puckered up.
Thanks in advance, lookin forward to joining the club.