Andrea Gaines female boat captain and yatch sales

Andrea’s professional mariner and marine industry experience is diverse and extensive. She currently is Captain aboard a Northern Marine 60 and 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. She has been 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 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. She holds a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC), a Connecticut Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation, and is certified in First Aid, CPR and AED.

Andrea also has 20+ years of project management and product development experience where she specialized in new ventures and start-ups, process evaluation and improvement, and complex project management. She has a BS from Springfield College and an MS in Business Management from the Hartford Graduate Center.