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Jason Y. Wood

Power & Motoryacht Senior Editor:
Jason Y. Wood grew up sailing and fishing the lakes and waterways of New England. Family vacations to Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard instilled in him a love of the sea that continued through his studies at Bowdoin College in coastal Maine. His pursuit of fair winds and fish turned from passion to profession when he landed a job in 1997 as assistant editor at Offshore magazine, near Boston. Read more here...

Fairline Squadron 53

By | Posted March 2017 | Add a Comment

Our first look at the Fairline Squadron 53.

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Outer Reef Trident 620

By | Posted February 2017

Our boat test of the Outer Reef Trident 620. The Trident 620 from Outer Reef takes much of what this proven builder has learned from its classic line and puts that wisdom to work in a sprightly semidisplacement hull with pod propulsion and a striking profile. See what else we found out here.

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Absolute 50 Fly

By | Posted February 2017 | Add a Comment

Our first Look at the Absolute 50 Fly. The 50-foot motoryacht is getting a lot of attention from builders these days and the result is a class of thoroughbred competitors that put features, performance, and looks in a heady mixture that is hard for today’s owner-operator to ignore. The Absolute 50 Fly is definitely one of these contenders. Have a look at her here.

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The New Offshore Helm

By | Posted February 2017 | Add a Comment

How do you think about refitting your electronics when you’re an intrepid offshore cruiser? We asked Tony Fleming of Fleming Yachts just that. Learn from his experience here

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New Ways to Think About Monitoring on Your Boat

By | Posted January 2017 | Add a Comment

Vessel monitoring is a powerful tool to give you insight into the aspects of your boat on which you want to keep an eye. Connect your boat to the Internet the right way, and the right people can be looped in. Learn more about how these powerful systems can work for you here.

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Palm Beach 65 Flybridge

By | Posted December 2016

Our boat test of the Palm Beach 65 Flybridge. The Palm Beach 65 Flybridge shows what a boater’s boat can be.

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How to Manage Your Helm for Top Performance and Long Life

By | Posted November 2016 | Add a Comment

When something goes wrong with the electronics on your boat, do you know what to do? Here are some tips to get you started, along with some expert advice on how to think about your system.

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CCN Explorer 35 Meter

By | Posted October 2016 | Add a Comment

New Boats Notebook: A CCN 35 Meter Explorer called Phileas. A steel and aluminum explorer yacht is under development with Cerri Cantieri Navale, and she is expected to offer a pair of MTU diesels, 13,000-gallon fuel capacity, and accommodations galore. If you know where that name comes from, you may be interested in taking this yacht on your next adventure.

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Fusion StereoActive Watersports Stereo

By | Posted October 2016 | Add a Comment

The StereoActive from Fusion is a purpose-built, portable watersports stereo that meets the needs of boaters head-on.

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iNavX Marine Navigation Mobile App v4.7.4

By | Posted October 2016 | Add a Comment

The makers of the iNavX marine navigation mobile app have improved its function and practicality to make the data that boaters need more accessible. The app, introduced in 2008, brought a variety of cartography sources to Apple iOS iPhones and iPads.

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