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Aviation and Marine Finance

We are a leading provider of aviation and marine finance

We are an experienced and respected provider of flexible finance for business and general aviation and a wide range of leisure and commercial vessels.  We are a specialist division of Close Brothers, a leading merchant banking group.

NOTICE: Due to the coronavirus and the effect this is having on businesses, we cannot guarantee that post is arriving and being picked up at our offices within previous timescales. We recommend that if you require a timely response that you also contact us.

Close Brothers Asset Finance has recently applied for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) provided by the British Business Bank. We are hopeful that we will receive the appropriate permissions and be able to deploy this scheme to support British businesses during this difficult time as soon as possible.

Until then we cannot accept any CBILS applications however if you have any questions please do contact us via our enquiry form or call us directly to see how we might be able to support your business. 

Experts in aviation and marine finance

With a combined track record spanning more than 50 years, our dedicated Aviation and Marine team have a wealth of experience in financing new and pre-owned aircraft, commercial vessels and leisure boats.

We are passionate about what we do and our customers value our long term experience as well as our personal, consistent approach throughout the business cycle.  

Our success is built on the long term relationships we have with our customers, underpinned by the knowledge and expertise of our specialist aviation and marine team."

Andy Blundell, Director of Aviation and Marine


Aviation Finance

Established in 1976, we have more than 40 years’ experience helping our customers meet their aviation finance needs. Our in-depth knowledge means we consistently deliver a quality and efficient service.

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Marine Finance

Close Brothers Aviation and Marine are one of the leading providers of marine finance, offering fast, tailor-made finance to our customers, combined with more than 20 years of experience financing a wide range of vessels.

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Contact us today

If you have any questions, please give a member of the team a call.

Call us on

020 8390 9444

Lines are open
9:00am - 5:00pm Monday to Friday
(excluding UK bank holidays)

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We value our customers

We value our customers

We focus on developing long term relationships, working with our customers to understand their unique requirements in order to build bespoke finance solutions that meet their needs.

Fast and efficient

Fast and efficient

Our aim is to make the process of buying an aircraft or boat as fast and easy as possible. Our professional approach is designed to achieve this whilst minimising risks along the way.

Flexible funding approach

Flexible funding approach

We can help you raise finance using your existing aircraft or boat as security.

Close Brothers Aviation and Marine team

Andy Blundell

Andy Blundell
MD of Aviation and Marine

With 30 years’ experience in Asset Finance and banking, Andy has an in-depth knowledge of aviation and marine financing solutions for both corporate and personal clients. Andy’s high standards ensure clients of Close Brothers Aviation and Marine consistently receive the best quality service available.

Dominic Prisco

Dominic Prisco
Regional Manager

Dominic has more than ten years’ experience in Asset Finance and has been with Close Brothers since 2013. He specialises in assisting private and commercial clients to finance or refinance aviation and marine assets. Dominic has built many long lasting, successful relationships with customers within the aviation and marine industries.

James Crew

James Crew
Marine Sales Director

James has significant experience in the Marine sector, having spent nearly two decades funding leisure and commercial vessels, both at home and abroad, for a wide range of clients.  James' experience and passion for the marine sector will enable Close Brothers Aviation and Marine to continue to provide real expertise and value-added service.

Ian Halliday

Ian Halliday
Aviation Sales Director

Ian has more than 13 years’ experience in the Aviation sector, spanning both sides of the industry from a supplier perspective in addition to finance. Ian’s considerable experience for the aviation sector will enable us to continue to provide real expertise and value-added service to our clients, partners and the wider aviation industry.