Our Story

Our story begins on the water in 1987 with our founder and CEO Hans Kraaz. A renowned captain and competitive fisherman, Hans channeled his expertise in finance and the marine industry to create Intercoastal Financial Group. Devoted to the purpose of helping fellow boaters realize the dream of boat ownership, Hans started his boat lending operations in South Florida. Soon, the team steadily expanded into a seasoned national group of recreational finance experts. As a result of our competitive drive as a company, we are dedicated to helping our clients win the best terms possible. Today, partnered with an unmatched network of over 15 leading banks and growing, the Intercoastal team takes pride in delivering exceptional client service.

As a result, Intercoastal continues to grow as one the nation’s oldest and largest independent recreational lending services firm. With over 25 years in the marine industry, we know our clients require more than just the lowest rate. We are reinventing the loan process to deliver modern, personalized service with the fastest loan approval process in the marketplace. Our hassle-free approach continues to result in the highest customer satisfaction rate as proof of our dedication and experience. We welcome the opportunity to start a conversation about your next boat or RV loan today.

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