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You asked about Virginia...It's been about 12 years ago, but I was buying a 1971, 37', wood Egg Harbor. Being an older wood boat, not the sort of thing any lenders wanted to bother with, I found Chesapeake Bank (a number of branches in tidewater VA) to be very accommodating with a competitive interest rate.
2 years later, I had an acquaintance who wanted to do the same, also a wood Egg. Not only were they just as accommodating, they loaned my friend enough to not only buy the boat, but to have it re-powered as well.