Andrea brings to Essex Boat Works a high level of integrity, a strong work ethic, an unwavering attention to detail, and an enormous energy and passion to go with her diverse experience in the marine industry.
Andrea’s marine industry experience is diverse and extensive. She was Captain aboard a Marlow 65E responsible for the safe operation and all aspects of vessel maintenance and repair while cruising the U.S. east coast, Gulf of Mexico and the Bahamas; Director of Yacht Services for Krogen Express Yachts responsible for new boat commissioning, warranty and customer service; and Fleet Captain and Director of North American Operations for Sea Spirit, LTD responsible for yacht production improvements as well as moving boats throughout the U.S. east and west coast boat show circuits, planning and executing yacht deliveries, sea trials and pre -delivery inspections, owner orientation, and all warranty and customer service related matters. Andrea is also the Principle of her company, Jane of All Trades LLC, where she provides client yacht management services and owner instruction in seamanship, boat handling, electronics and vessel systems.
She has cruised in waters from Southwest Harbor, ME to Golfito, Costa Rica (including a transit through the Panama Canal), as well as the Bahamas, Caribbean Sound, Puget Sound, Hong Kong and the Pearl River in Zhuhai China, in both fair and foul weather accumulating tens of thousands of nautical miles afloat. She holds a US Coast Guard M100GT license with STCW95 certification to go with a lifetime of boating experience.