Marine Financing

Navigating with confidence

From tugboats to construction financing, we know the commercial vessel business and its challenges today. Through veteran marine expertise, renowned industry leadership and a stable of trusted resources, our course is steady.

Construction financing specialists

We understand that shipbuilding takes time. It also requires effective collaboration, as well as strong relationships with shipyards and capital providers alike. With client commitment at the helm of our principals, Key is known for its time-tested relationships and sustainable capital solutions. Together, we can help keep your project on schedule with fluid cash flow and flexible terms. Examples include:

  • Fixed and floating rates (typically interest-only through vessel construction period)
  • Advance rates during construction period (up to 90%)
  • Market-based terms and amortizations upon vessel completion
  • Flexible interest-only structures

Marine assets we finance

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Barges (tank and hopper)
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Select passenger marine
Port and shipyard equipment
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Construction finance
Vessel repairs and maintenance
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Offshore wind vessels

Crew transfer vessels (CTVs)
Service operation vessels (SOVs)
Wind turbine installation vessels (WTIVs)

Unique structuring capabilities

Our team brings distinct, real-time knowledge of current and future equipment values. Adept at creating customized structures, we can meet an array of organizational needs through:

  • Broad coverage with regards to transaction size and vessel type
  • On- and off-balance sheet structures
  • Seasonal and progress payments
  • Advance rates up to 100%
  • Financing for newly built or in-use commercial vessels

Goal-driven, growth-focused

Reliable capital and responsive service do co-exist when you work with an industry leader. For a strategic approach to meeting your short-term objectives with sustainable solutions, contact us today.

  • Exceptional commercial vessel expertise
  • Five decades of equipment financing experience
  • Single-source legal, credit, underwriting, and documentation proficiency
  • Regulatory and licensing knowledge


Supporting clients who minimize environmental impact

Watch this 4-minute video to discover how The Pasha Group is making a difference on the planet by building the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered container ship to serve the West Coast, and how Key was there to help every step of the way.


Alternative fuels, new construction and retrofits are Key to marine industry growth

Adopting alternative fuels, acquiring new-build vessels, retrofitting existing fleets: these are today’s marine trends. How do you choose the best procurement solution to stay current and competitive? Research your options and start planning now.