Changing Places


Tim Bartlett was named electronics editor of Power & Motoryacht and Sail magazines.

Bartlett was technical editor of U.K. magazine Motor Boat and Yachting for more than a decade. Since 1997, he has contributed to all the major British boating publications, as well as Sail, according to the company. Bartlett has written 14 books and is author of "Complete Powerboating Manual."

He is also a fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation, a Royal Yachting Association yachtmaster instructor, an RYA advanced powerboat trainer, an RYA radar trainer and an SRC instructor/assessor.

Bartlett also has his own Web site.

"Tim is one of the world's most well-respected and authoritative boating writers and we're delighted to have him on board with us," Sail editor Peter Nielsen said in a statement.

Sail and Power & Motoryacht are published by Source Interlink, which last week announced it had reached a restructured agreement with its lenders to eliminate about $1 billion of debt and privatize the company. Source Interlink publishes more than 75 magazines for consumer audiences, including Motor Trend, Automobile, Hot Rod, Snowboarder and Surfer.

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Northrop and Johnson Luxury Collection added sales broker Rick Weisenberger to its San Diego office.

A Southern California native with more than 35 years of yachting industry experience, Weisenberger spent his early years in competitive sailing, yacht delivery, marine hardware distribution, and yacht repair and rigging. During this time, he earned an English degree at Cal State-Long Beach, with additional graduate studies at UCLA.

Ultimately, he managed one of the region's largest yacht commissioning departments before moving into new-boat sales and brokerage in 1985. He has also been licensed as a broker in Florida since 1996. Focusing on the large yacht market, Rick served as a broker for Ardell Yacht and Ship during most of the 1990s and, most recently, spent six years at Fraser Yachts in Newport Beach, Calf.

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Jay Kiley was named director of sales and marketing at GMT Composites.

He comes to GMT after seven years of selling superyacht rigging to vessels 24-meters and larger throughout the world for both Global BSI Rigging Service and OYS Service.

Kiley has spent his entire career in the marine industry. Prior to his rigging experience he ran a ship chandlery, sold boats and managed marine finance divisions for both John Deere Credit and KeyBank on both a regional and national level.

A past director of the National Marine Bankers Association, he is an avid yacht racer, whose crewing resume includes such events as the St. Barth and Newport Buckets, Superyacht Cups and the Shipyard Cup in Maine.

Kiley is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.



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