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Jason Y. Wood

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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. Wood ascended to the national scene in 2000 with the vaunted and venerable Salt Water Sportsman, then located in Boston, where he served as associate editor. When the magazine moved to New York City at the end of 2004, Wood became the managing editor, helping with a comprehensive redesign and update of the title. He became managing editor of Yachting in 2008, and served as executive editor for two years.

Embracing his role as senior editor of Power & Motoryacht in 2011, Wood continues to enjoy covering the exciting and ever-changing world of boats and yachting. “The biggest thrill comes from trying to help the readers understand the sport better,” he says. “I try to cast a sensible light on more complex topics, whether it’s a new technology or a way to look at the market for buying or selling boats. The funny part is, I usually learn something—whether it’s a different angle or an unusual twist to the story—from the readers I meet. The ongoing conversation is the best part.”

Electronics for the Coast Guard

By | Posted August 2017 | Add a Comment

Adapting a Common System to an Uncommon Mission. The Coast Guard needed a system-wide electronics upgrade. Raymarine proposed a system based on the operating system recreational boaters use now. See what it means for you here.

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Furuno CSH-8L Mk2 Scanning Sonar

By | Posted August 2017 | Add a Comment

Furuno has a scanning sonar designed for commercial fishermen that some hardcore anglers are adding to their helms. It’s not hard to see why. Have a look at the pricey unit here.

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Horizon PC74

By | Posted August 2017 | Add a Comment

The Horizon Powercat 74 puts the space of a 95-foot monohull in the efficient design of a cruising catamaran. Learn more about this new model here.

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Cranchi Eco Trawler 53 LD

By | Posted August 2017

Our boat test of the Cranchi Eco Trawler 53 LD. With a contemporary yet salty look, the Cranchi Eco Trawler 53 LD offers her own appealing set of cruising parameters.

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Fairline Yachts Celebrates 50 Years

By | Posted June 2017 | Add a Comment

A golden anniversary is a big accomplishment, and Fairline reached its milestone in high style. Where else but Mallorca in Spain’s Balearic Islands could this British boatbuilder celebrate in proper fashion.

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Greenline 36

By | Posted June 2017

Our boat test of Greenline Hybrid's diesel 36. There’s more to Slovenian boatbuilder Greenline Hybrid than just multi-mode propulsion. The company does a lot with efficient, slippery hulls and onboard power management, and it’s all showcased in this diesel-powered 36. Have a closer-look here.

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Azimut S7

By | Posted May 2017 | Add a Comment

Early Insight into the Azimut S7. New nomenclature is the least striking element of the Azimut S7 slated to make her debut at Cannes in September 2017. Have a look at how huge expanses of glass in both hull- and house sides fit together in an intriguing shape that delivers big-time in the interior spaces. Have a closer look here.

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Simrad S5100 High-Performance CHIRP Sonar Module

By | Posted May 2017 | Add a Comment

The Simrad S5100 has three independent sonar channels that offer high-resolution sonar function throughout water column depths. With the S5100 boaters and anglers can link to either three single-channel transducers or an array including one dual-channel and one single-channel.

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Evo 43

By | Posted May 2017

Our boat test of the Evo 43. The Evo 43 makes the most of Italian design, with ingenious ways to make the most of on-water performance and at-anchor deck space. You won’t believe your eyes. Watch what unfolds here.

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Vesper Marine WatchMate XB-8000 smartAIS

By | Posted May 2017 | Add a Comment

Vesper Marine has added new functionality to its black-box XB-8000 AIS transponder. The system adds a layer of safety through active alarms that monitor potential collision threats and alert the user. According to Vesper Marine, smartAIS uses navigation-sensor, GPS, and AIS data to prioritize alerts.

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