As a further move to strengthen its internal organisation and focus on key markets, Nautor’s Swan has decided to invest directly in the German and Austrian markets announcing the appointment of Thorsten Flack as Area Sales Director and Britta Bunkenburg, Market Development Director, to manage its commercial operations in these territories. Having spent over 7 years in senior commercial roles at Oyster Yachts before joining custom superyacht yard Royal Huisman, the Hamburg-based brother and sister team will be responsible for sales and regional marketing of Nautor’s three distinct product lines – Swan Yachts, ClubSwan Yachts and Maxi Swans, reporting to Northern European Director Barry Ashmore.
“I am delighted that Thorsten and Britta are joining us.” commented Barry Ashmore. “It’s a very exciting time to be joining our company with so much happening. Our strategic focus on Maxi Yachts, the new high performance ClubSwan projects and of course new model launches in our Swan Line are very well aligned to Thorsten and Britta’s experience and competence. The decision to oversee directly these markets marks a new chapter for Nautor in Germany and Austria and Thorsten and Britta will be a dedicated point of reference, marketing and selling new Swan yachts across our full range. Our valued partner Flensburger Yacht Services will remain our Approved Service Centre for Swan Yachts based in Northern Germany”.
Speaking of their appointment Thorsten added “We are thrilled to be joining Nautor, the most renowned yacht brand in the world and particularly at the start of such an exciting year. We have long admired Swan yachts and we can’t wait to get started. The upcoming Düsseldorf Boat Show will be the perfect opportunity for us to meet existing owners and new clients alike”.
2017 closed in an exceptional way for Nautor’s Swan with the second Swan 65 and hulls 3 and 4 of the new Swan 78 sold in December alone. 2018 is therefore set to be a very busy year with the new high-performance racing ClubSwan 125 build well underway, two Swan 78’s planned for launch in the Spring plus the latest Swan 54’s and ClubSwan 50 to be completed. Nautor’s Swan continue to demonstrate their credentials for building sublime performance cruising yachts and for pushing the frontiers into the most innovative and advanced racing yachts.
About Nautor’s Swan
Nautor’s Swan has half a century of experience in building performance sailing yachts, which are recognised the world over for the perfect combination of style, quality and performance. Exceptional sailing performance will always define any Swan and, while the more traditional Swan Yachts will retain the familiar element of cruising comfort along with their ability to compete when required, ClubSwan Yachts will be more distinct in their role and direction with the specific objective of leading the yard’s development of high-performance yachts based upon cutting-edge design principles.
2016 has been the Nautor’s Swan’s 50th anniversary: a momentous milestone that celebrates more than 2,000 yachts built over five decades, between 36 and 131 feet, and with the latest generation of Swan yachts like the Swan 115, the Swan 54 and the outstanding ClubSwan 50.
Jewel in the crown of the ClubSwan calendar is the Rolex Swan Cup, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Porto Cervo and in BVI.
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