Cooley Marine Management, LLC

About Us

Cooley Marine Management, LLC (CMM) is the culmination of the hard work and experience of Andrew Cooley.

Cooley Marine Management was founded by Andrew Cooley to formalize the relationships with our earliest clients who deserved personal and attentive management and marine service solutions in New England, extending down the East Coast and further afield as required. Our firm has an excellent reputation for delivering quality solutions to all facets of the marine industry.  We have done so by continually providing individualized attention to each client and their specific needs.

As the son of a US Naval officer, Andrew’s earliest memories are from days spent on the water, through offshore yacht racing and Atlantic crossings.  His professional background lies in marine repair and project management, having risen through the industry from his days as a sailmaker up to operations management of a major US shipyard repair and construction facility.  He is well versed in both new construction and refit management, having personally managed numerous projects on both yachts and commercial marine vessels.


Andy McNab, has 30 years experience in yacht and commercial vessel construction management. Over this period of time,  the rise of larger and more complex yachts quickly transformed the marine industry, and Andy expanded into project management and construction representation working with top yacht designers and shipyards mainly in the UK, Europe and Asia.  Eventually he made his way to the US, where he continued as build manager for multiple yacht and commercial vessel projects.  He followed this by heading up Operational Yacht Management with two highly respected US based yacht management companies.

Andy has now joined CMM, working to further expand the scope and expertise that Cooley Marine Management offers its clients.



As a master refinisher and paint sprayer, Joao Paulo is the man behind the magic.  Joao’s brings with him 20+ years of world class ship building and repair experience and is instrumental in the onsite production of all of CMM repair/ refit projects.  Extremely well versed in all facets of vessel construction and repair, Joao’ oversight is crucial in nearly every project. In addition to his management role, Joao’s paint application skills are unmatched and artfully applies any and all coating systems with the same skill and precision, whether it bottom paint on a tug or urethane topcoats on some of the world’s finest yachts.  Having a project completed by his watchful eye and skillful hand is truly