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Vessels are essential to a thriving seafood industry. From making improvements to a vessel to a complete customized new build, the Fisheries and Aquaculture Loan Board finances all types of projects relating to vessels.

Available for:

  • Used vessel purchase
  • New vessel purchase or build
  • Modifications to a vessel, including lengthening, widening, rebuilds, and fiberglassing
  • Vessel equipment or electronics upgrade

The vessel loan is designed to match the life expectancy or remaining useful life of a vessel or equipment purchased. We offer competitive interest rates, flexible payment options and amortization periods, designed specifically for Nova Scotia’s seafood industry.