Leonardo Ferragamo, group chairman and CEO of Nautor Holding, has announced the appointment of Barry Ashmore as regional director. He will be responsible for sales and marketing in Northern Europe and Russia.

Reporting to group commercial director, Luca Lucheschi, Ashmore will manage Nautor’s operations in these key markets, as well as directly represent the Swan and Camper & Nicholsons Yachts brands in both the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Barry Ashmore’s career in international yacht sales includes positions in both Oyster and Gunfleet over the last decade.

This appointment is part of the implementation of the company’s global commercial strategy, which included the appointed Randy Coleman as regional director of in North America earlier this year.

‘It’s a pleasure to welcome Barry to our global sales team. I’m confident that his experience in yachting and personal passion for sailing will enable him to make a valuable contribution to the company as we continue to grow,” comments Luca Lucheschi.

The Finnish yacht builder Nautor’s Swan produces the Swanline of performance yachts ranging 16m-35m (53ft-115ft), including its new flagship model Swan 115.