Sparkman & Stephens hired Capt. Andrea Gaines as a broker.
Gaines has a Coast Guard M100GT license with STCW95 certification, and the company said she has a lifetime of boating experience in which she has accumulated tens of thousands of nautical miles in fair and foul weather.
The company said her 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).
In the recent past she was 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.
The company said she has more than 20 years of project management and development experience, specializing in process evaluation and improvement, and complex, multi-tier project organization and administration.