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Through the Lens

Jason Y. WoodI’m a photographer. As in, one who takes photographs (notice I didn’t say “I’m a good photographer”). In fact it’s been a boon to my memory, this smartphone-camera revolution. Think about it, today it costs you nothing to snap a picture and have it on hand wherever you go. 

I don’t think it’s an overestimation to say that 99 percent of the photos taken in the world today never see any physical form, and only exist in cyberspace, to be viewed through screens of various sizes on smartphones, tablets, or computer monitors, if at all. Even in the business of putting out a magazine, we print a lot of photos in ink on paper, but we post many more on the Web site and in our iPad edition. And if I could show you the hundreds of outtakes from our photoshoots with minute shifts of angle and F-stop and so on, you’d get an even larger sense of the boats we cover and the days we and our photographers spend on them (if you had lots and lots of time). But back to the snapshot idea as an aid to memory. 

New Boats Notebook - August 2014

New Boats Notebook

Fall Boat Shows: Break-Out Brokerage Season

We spoke to three major players on the yacht brokerage scene and discovered that there’s plenty going on in the market now and into the fall. Here’s what they have to say about the upcoming fall boat-show season.

Removing The Un-removable

Pale Gray Mornings

Jason Y. WoodOne thing I’ve noticed so far this summer is that the ospreys have been really active where I live. You may see these birds of prey in your neck of the woods too, soaring over waterways on their white- and black-barred wings in search of a fish for dinner. Maybe it’s because we’re often doing the same thing from our boats that makes our shared time within sight of these fish hawks that much more meaningful.

The ornithologists out there may have the science to correct me, but I swear I’ve watched these birds teach their young to fish just like we do. Or maybe I have that backwards, since their fishing technique is more refined than ours, and more successful.

Find Your Forecast

What weather service is the one for you?

When it comes to where you get your weather report, everyone seems to have a “go-to” source.

New Jersey Police Searching for Champion Power Boater Believed to Have Faked His Own Death

According to the Philadelphia Enquirer New Jersey law enforcement officials are searching for Andrew Biddle, a champion powerboat racer and world-record holder who is believed to have faked his own drowning after a pontoon boat accident on July 20th off of Longport, a few miles from Atlantic City.