Oceanair, a UK manufacturer of marine blinds, shades and soft furnishings, has appointed Federico Verona to the newly created role of Italian superyacht manager. His primary objective is to grow the company’s superyacht business within Italy.

Based in Viaggio, Verona has more than 20 years’ experience in the superyacht sector. Previous jobs include managing director of windlass specialists Lofrans, sales manager at Cantalupi Lighting and sales manager at BCS.

“Italy is a large superyacht market for us, with many builds and refits taking place in marinas and yards all over the country,” says Oceanair sales and marketing director Ian Howarth. “Having Federico based in-country to further develop Oceanair’s presence as well as support superyacht designers, builders and architects throughout the process will be invaluable to all involved.”

Founded in 1990, Oceanair is a leading supplier of blinds, shades, screens and soft furnishings to the marine market, supplying many of the world’s top boat and superyacht builders. Its products are exported to over 37 countries worldwide.