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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...

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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Side-Scanning Sonar in Action

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

Sidescanning sonar is a tremendous tool to understand what's under your boat. Check out these videos that will help improve your comprehension of what the images are showing.

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How AIS Works

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

You know that AIS helps you avoid collisions, but you may be surprised at exactly how it works. Read this to find out more.

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How to Install Electronics on Your Boat

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

Sometimes the best way to do something is to get a professional to do it for you. That certainly applies to marine electronics. Read why that is here.

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Intellian GX60 Satellite-Broadband System

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

The Intellian GX60 is a satellite-broadband system that uses Inmarsat’s Ka-band Global Xpress service. Global Xpress is a new high-speed broadband service that will provide global coverage designed to offer consistent download speeds of 50 Mbps and 5 Mbps uplink speeds.

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Simrad Low Emission HD Digital Radar

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

Simrad is introducing a new radar system compatible with all Simrad multifunction displays.

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