As part of its continued commitment to the North American market, Nautor’s Swan of Finland has opened a new office in Chicago and appointed Richard Stearns as a representative for the Finnish sailing yacht brand.

With a long-standing track record in yachting, Stearns brings a wealth of experience to the team and opens up a new region previously uncharted by Nautor.

“These are exciting times at Nautor as we approach our half century anniversary in 2016 and this is the latest step in our commitment to the US market,” says Luca Lucheschi, commercial director of Nautor’s Swan and president of Nautor’s Swan USA.

“The US is historically one of our most important markets and with the recent appointment of Peter McKloskey as the Nautor’s Swan customer care manager and now the addition of Richard, we are even better placed to serve Swan owners in the US.”

The Great Lakes area is well known for sailing and important events such as the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, making it an ideal new territory for Swan – particularly following on from the recent launch of the Swan 54 and ClubSwan 50.