CMBS Loans for Marinas

When you think of CMBS-financed assets, marinas may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, marinas, just like office parks and shopping malls, are income generating properties— in fact, marinas around the U.S. took in approximately $5 billion in revenue in 2017 alone, making them an incredibly lucrative business. And, with disposable income increasing, marina revenues are expected to continue to grow in the coming years. So, if you’re interested in getting CMBS financing for a marina property, CMBS.Loans has you covered.

Marinas and boatyards often use CMBS loans to:

  • Purchase a new marina: In the right market, marinas can be very profitable— a CMBS loan could be a fantastic way to purchase one, especially since it doesn’t have the strict credit and net worth requirements that come with many other types of commercial property financing.

  • Expand a marina or boatyard: If your current marina or boatyard property is at full capacity, or you want to add upgrades, like additional commercial space to rent out to a restaurant or marine supplier, a CMBS cash-out refinance could help you get the funds to do so.

  • Get a rate or term refinance: If you currently have a -partially amortizing or interest-only mortgage on a marina, and you’re about to face a big balloon payment, a CMBS loan could be a great way to refinance your debt. Likewise, if you current have a mortgage with unreasonably high interest rates, CMBS refinancing might be able to reduce your rates to something more manageable.

CMBS Loan Terms for Marinas

Standard CMBS loan terms for marina and boatyard properties typically include:

  • Loan Size: $2 million minimum, no maximum

  • Loan Terms: 5-10 year fixed-rate terms with amortizations of 25-30 years

  • Eligible Properties:

  • Leverage: 75% maximum LTV/1.25-1.35x DSCR

  • Pricing: Typically based on LTV and DSCR

  • Assumability: CMBS marina loans are typically fully assumable, though a fee may apply

  • Prepayment Penalties: Defeasance or yield maintenance

  • Recourse: Typically non-recourse with standard bad-boy carveouts

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