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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 Enhance the Comfort on Your Boat

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted August 2015 | Add a Comment

Ask anyone who spends any amount of time on a boat, onboard comfort goes a long way. Find out how to make your boat even more appealing to passengers here.

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Where the Fish Are

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted August 2015 | Add a Comment

Make the most of your summer on the boat—catch the fish of a lifetime.

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Make the Most of Your VHF Remote Microphone

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted July 2015 | Add a Comment

Remote-mic VHF setups do more than ever. What will they do for you?

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VHF Safety in Reserve

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted July 2015 | Add a Comment

In reporting a story on VHF capabilities and second-station and wireless-remote mics, the sources to whom I spoke mentioned the importance of carrying a handheld VHF for that battery-powered redundancy.

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Smart Steps to a New Helm

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted June 2015 | Add a Comment

Good Electronics installers have seen it all. Let Them Help You See The Light.

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Improvements in Side-Scanning Sonar

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted May 2015 | Add a Comment

Never before has the underwater picture around your boat been so useful, and it’s only getting better.

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Tiara 44 Coupe

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted May 2015

Our Boat Test of the Tiara 44 Coupe.  The Tiara 44 Coupe is a forward-thinking cruiser that shows how this good ol’ American boatbuilder remains at the forefront of nautical innovation. The secret: Building boats people want.

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Solid-State Radar Technology

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted April 2015 | Add a Comment

With the introduction of Simrad's open-array Halo radar, boaters get solid-state technology combined with a smart user interface.

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Absolute 60 Fly

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted April 2015

Our Boat Test of the Absolute 60 Fly.  With sporty top-end speeds and a surprising amount of interior space, the Absolute 60 Fly is a versatile and stylish cruiser. Read more about her here.

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Monte Carlo MC4

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted March 2015

Our Boat Test of the Monte Carlo MC4.  With a shippy profile, some eye-catching onboard details, and a sprawling flying bridge, the MC4 from Monte Carlo is a real showstopper. Make up your own mind after reading our test here.

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