Italy's Gavio Group has chosen Grant Colin Henderson to head the group's Baglietto and CCN office in Ft Lauderdale, Florida as sales manager for the Americas.

Reporting to Alessandro Diomedi, Baglietto's sales director, Henderson will be responsible for expanding Baglietto and CCN’s presence in the Americas markets.

Henderson has held several high-responsibility positions in the yachting sector in the US. He was formerly sales executive for Sanlorenzo of the Americas and, through YachtBlue, represented Marquis Yachts on the east coast of Florida for six years.

"I am very enthusiastic about this challenging opportunity," says Henderson. "I love the product. Baglietto is an iconic brand with an amazing heritage, but they also have great plans for the future. The company is growing and expanding in the Americas and I am excited to be part of this effort."

Part of Italy’s Gavio Group, Baglietto specialises in the construction of aluminium fast yachts and displacement steel and aluminium yachts from 38m-65m. CCN, or Cantieri Navali Cerri, builds fibreglass sports yachts from 27m-40m.