A maritime leasing and financing company focused on delivering solutions

Founded in 2015 by Bick Brooks and Austin Sperry, Maritime Partners has quickly become the leader in maritime financing solutions serving the domestic Jones Act trade and beyond. With a fleet of over 1,900 vessels, we offer inland, coastal, and blue water bareboat charters and flexible lending options throughout the world. Lease from a state-of-the-art fleet of pushboats, tank barges, covered hopper barges, and U.S.-flag and Jones Act blue water vessels. Our assets are integral to the domestic economy, abetting the transportation of agricultural products, chemicals, aggregates, and energy products. Whether you’re looking to ship commodities along the Mississippi River, Intercoastal Canal, or any other inland, coastal, or blue waters, trust Maritime Partners for your maritime leasing services tailored to your unique business needs.

Our Core Values


Maritime industry operations are rooted in relationships, and we value each and every partnership with our clients, vendors, and investors. Earning and upholding a reputation for integrity is critical to both the management and growth of our business.


Fostering a culture of discipline begins with instilling principles that support our mission to be a leading provider of maritime leasing and financing solutions. We have grown our enterprise by maintaining defined guidelines grounded in analytics, enabling us to successfully expand our fleet while mitigating risks. Thorough tracking of industry trends allows us to stay ahead of regulations and changes within our sector, reinforcing our position as a forward-thinker.


Reliability will always be a cornerstone of our business. To us, it means following through and delivering on our commitments and expectations without fail. Whether that means providing vessels to our customers or value to our shareholders, consistency and accountability are key.

Entrepreneurial Spirit

Maritime Partners began with no more than an idea and will to win, growing from a single tugboat to a fleet of over 1,900 vessels in its first five years. A relentless drive and desire for progress have allowed us to achieve the success we have seen thus far. We encourage our employees to identify new opportunities, creating a motivated and empowered team that is invested in the company’s success.