Portsmouth, R.I.-based Wellington Yacht Partners brought Jim Wetherald on as a broker.
Wetherald grew up in Marblehead, Mass., and became a full-time yacht captain after graduating from Syracuse University with a marketing degree. He ran boats professionally for 10 years, making annual trips between New England, the Canadian Maritimes, the Bahamas and the Caribbean. During this time he skippered for such notable yachtsmen as Henry Hinckley and Ted Hood.
Aside from being a certified professional yacht broker, Wetherald is chairman of the Yacht Brokers Association of America’s Standards and Ethics Committee. He also holds a Coast Guard captain’s license and is a member of the Cruising Club of America and the Bristol Yacht Club. Wetherald spends his free time working on and sailing his 42-foot teak cutter, Arianna.