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Giving Erika the Eye in the BVI

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted 2015-08-31 09:28

Storm in the BVI

Watching Danny and Erika circle each other became a sport and a pastime. But no! We weren’t sitting in some bar watching friends try to make a love connection. Instead, rewind to last week: We were on the beautiful, pristine, and all-but-abandoned off-season waters of the BVI. My wife and seven-year-old daughter were joining me for a weeklong crewed charter with The Moorings and we had secured a 514PC for the week.

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Fishing Leaders

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted 2015-08-06 13:28

We caught up with Fa La Me owner Frank Rodriguez and Capt. Rob Moore, not an easy task since this Viking sportfisherman is usually on the move, chasing world-class fishing. But since Rodriguez’s 70-footer sold in mid-March, the team has been fishing Panama and Costa Rica and overseeing the build of the new Fa La Me, hull No. 4. of a Viking 92.


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Summer Too Hot? It's Cooler in La Spezia

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted 2015-07-07 16:02

The summer for boaters on the Adriatic got a little cooler. Baglietto just launched the first MV13 and when you get a closer look at her you’ll see what I mean.


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Seakeeper and Sea Ray: The Math of Gyroscopic Stabilization

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted 2015-04-01 09:31


I’ve always been fascinated by the technology in Seakeeper gyro stabilizers. Stabilization in general is part of boating and always has been, since the first shipwrights figured out how to make their boats more stable (using hull design) and therefore more pleasant to be on and safer in all conditions.

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Following Dreams: Rossinavi Expedition Yacht

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted 2015-03-12 17:20

Rossinavi Endurance 50

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Why an Explorer yacht? Why not?

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted 2015-03-05 12:51

Numarine 40XP

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Plowing a Fallow Field

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted 2014-12-08 11:07

I’ll never forget it. A few years ago I found myself on a borrowed center console with five people, some of the most knowledgeable boaters I knew. We had spent a full day exploring the sounds, channels, and backwaters of the North Carolina coast, swimming at anchor and topping off the day with a dockside dinner that wound up just around sunset.

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Connect and Reconnect

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted 2014-11-12 13:07

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What I Do at the Boat Show

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted 2014-10-30 10:59

Sure I try to see all the boats that I can. And I could easily get lost among the hulls, standing at various helms and peering into an imagined fog looking for the next channel marker... But I digress, since there’s much to do.

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Austin Parker Introduces a New Kind of Hybrid

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted 2014-10-22 11:16

At the Genoa International Boat Show, Italian boatbuilder Austin Parker announced the beginning of an exciting new project, a 36-footer powered by a hybrid propulsion system developed by Italian industrial-equipment manufacturer Transfluid. The hybrid system is contained within the drivetrain in a unit (shown above) placed between the clutch and transmission.

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