Sparkman & Stephens Adds Captain Andrea Gaines to Brokerage Team

Captain Andrea Gaines brings to Sparkman & Stephens a high level of integrity, a strong work ethic, an unwavering attention to detail, and an enormous energy and passion to accompany her diverse background in the marine industry. She holds a US Coast Guard M100GT license with STCW95 certification and a lifetime of boating experience in which she has accumulated tens of thousands of nautical miles in both fair and foul weather.
Andrea’s maritime experience includes yacht production, commissioning, maintenance, and overall operations, as well as post-delivery owner familiarization and training (seamanship, boat handling, electronics and vessel systems).  She has cruised in waters from Southwest Harbor, Maine to Golfito, Costa Rica (including a Panama Canal transit), as well as the Bahamas, Caribbean Sound, Puget Sound, Hong Kong and the Pearl River in Zhuhai, China.
In the recent past, Andrea served as Captain aboard a Marlow 65E where she was responsible for all aspects of vessel operations and maintenance while cruising domestically and abroad; Director of Yacht Services for Krogen Express Yachts, where she led new boat commissioning, warranty and customer service; and Fleet Captain and Director of North American Operations for Sea Spirit, LTD where she oversaw production as well as managing show circuits, sea trials, inspections, deliveries, owner orientation, and all service related matters.
Andrea has 20+ years of project management and development experience, specializing in process evaluation and improvement, and complex, multi-tier project organization and administration. She has a BS from Springfield College and an MS in Business Management from the Hartford Graduate Center.
 Please joins us in welcoming Andrea – againes@sparkmanstephens.com or (860) 391-2943