Following a re-organisation of Time Inc UK’s marine titles, Theo Stocker has been appointed editor of Yachting Monthly and Rob Melotti as editor of Practical Boat Owner. They replace YM’s former editor Kieran Flatt and David Pugh of PBO who both left the company in September.

Hugo Andreae remains editor of Motor Boat & Yachting and Elaine Bunting of Yachting World, while Elaine also takes up the role of group editor and content director across all of Time Inc’s marine titles.

According to the company, the purpose of the reorganisation has been to create a more efficient art and production process while preserving roles creating content for the magazines and websites.

“Our new editors, Theo Stocker and Rob Melotti, have each worked on their titles for a number of years, are really familiar with readers and their brands’ DNA, and they will do a great job,” says Elaine Bunting.

It is also understood that the former editor of Super Yacht World, Paul Ashton, has also left Time Inc UK and that the company has subsequently closed the title.