Swiftsure Yachts, an established Seattle-based yacht brokerage, has recently hired two additional yacht brokers, both coincidentally named Andy: Andy Cross and Andy Schwenk. Both Andys have extensive sailing resumes and are anticipated to fit right in.
“We’re pleased to add Andy Cross and Andy Schwenk to our expanding network of brokers. With their diverse backgrounds in the marine industry and extensive sailing experience, we’re certain they will provide the same level of knowledge and expertise that Swiftsure Yachts is known for,” remarked Swiftsure partner Ryan Helling.
Andy Cross learned to sail as a child in Michigan, and has raced and cruised on both coasts of the United States and the Caribbean. Prior to joining Swiftsure, he’s worked as a sailing instructor, delivery skipper, rigger, and is currently a maritime writer and editor. Along with his wife, Jill, Andy bought a 1984 Grand Soleil 39 in Seattle in 2012 that they have been sailing throughout the Salish Sea with their two sons. They are currently docked in Alaska.
Andy Schwenk began sailing as a teenager in 1978 with a neighbor from the local yacht club and hasn’t looked back. He’s logged nearly 40 Pacific crossings, has earned a USCG 100-ton Master’s license, and logged over 2,500 days on the water aboard scores of boats. Andy owns Northwest Rigging in Anacortes and sails his Santa Cruz 27 Wild Rumpus with his wife Stephanie.