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by 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...

How to Have the Most Accurate Nautical Charts

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted July 2014 | Add a Comment

These are heady times for marine-navigation systems. New technologies are making it possible to share information with fellow boaters faster and more easily than ever before, making charts incredibly accurate. Read here to find out how you can get involved.

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Hinckley Talaria 44 Refit

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted July 2014 | Add a Comment

Hinckley CEO Jim McManus was looking for a gently used, cruisable boat with a nice turn of speed. Lucky for him, he knew just where to start, and how to proceed. Here is the whole story.

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Electronics Advancements

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted May 2014 | Add a Comment

We know keeping up with the constant flow of new marine electronics products can be head spinning. And we’re here to help.

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Of Lobsters and Lobster Boats

By Jason Y. WoodKevin Koenig | Posted April 2014 | Add a Comment

Take a trip down memory lane with Maine, Lobster, and the boats they inspired.

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Regulator 25

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted April 2014

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Regulator 25 The Regulator 25 may not be a huge boat, but she outpunches her weight. With plenty of seating, a wave-chomping hull, and powerful twin Yamaha F200 outboards, this boat is ready for anything. Read all about her here.

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FLIR One

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted April 2014 | Add a Comment

The FLIR One mounts to the back of an iPhone 5 or iPhone 5S and, in conjunction with an app, turns the phone into a pocket-size thermal-imaging device.

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Three Electronics Upgrades

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted April 2014 | Add a Comment

Check out three easy upgrades that may be added to your current boat with very little effort, yet can change the game in terms of enjoying boat ownership.

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Grundéns Gage Weather Watch Bibs

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted April 2014 | Add a Comment

You know the Grundéns name from the thick rubber bib pants worn by fishermen the world over.

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Pre-Installed Helm Electronics

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted February 2014 | Add a Comment

To Pre-Install or not to Pre-Install.   Some boat companies pre-install all of their helm electronics before the sale, while others leave those choices up to the buyer. Ever wondered why that is? Editor-in-Chief Jason Y. Wood investigates which option is best for you.

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NISI 1700

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted January 2014

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the NISI 1700 If you know what you want, you’re ahead of the game. And if you’re looking for a midsize boat with a megayacht feel, an unmistakeably homey ambiance, and a healthy turn of speed, you may want the NISI 1700 without even knowing it. Read about why here.

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