Nautor’s Swan of Finland has expanded its presence in the German and Austrian markets with the appointment of Thorsten Flack as area sales director and Britta Bunkenburg as market development director.

The Hamburg-based brother and sister team will be responsible for sales and regional marketing of Nautor’s three lines – Swan Yachts, ClubSwan Yachts and Maxi Swans – and  will report to Northern European director Barry Ashmore.

They join the company after seven years in senior commercial roles at Oyster Yachts before joining custom superyacht yard Royal Huisman.

“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,” says Ashmore. “Our valued partner Flensburger Yacht Services will remain our Approved Service Centre for Swan Yachts based in Northern Germany.”

Nautor’s Swan closed 2017 with the sale of the second Swan 65 and hulls 3 and 4 of the new Swan 78 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 78s planned for launch in the spring, and the latest Swan 54s and ClubSwan 50 to be completed.