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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...

SI-TEX Vector Compact GPS Compass

By | Posted May 2016 | Add a Comment

The SI-TEX Vector compact GPS compass contains a pair of GPS receivers matched to a single clock for precise heading and boat position information.

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OnWatch from Hinckley Yacht Services

By | Posted May 2016 | Add a Comment

A new system from Hinckley Yacht Services called OnWatch connects clients’ boats to the service yard and head off problems. If it works, it will mean less downtime and more relaxed, stress-free boating. Get the whole story here.

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Axopar 37 T-Top

By | Posted May 2016 | Add a Comment

Our first look at the Axopar 37 T-Top. The Finnish builder Axopar has an altogether different approach to center consoles. It starts with a slippery running surface, light weight, and a low center of gravity to reduce power needs. And then smart engineering does more with onboard space. Check her out here.

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Fairline Targa 53GT

By | Posted May 2016

Our Boat Test of the Fairline Targa 53GT. Fairline is staying the course after facing down a financial headsea or two. The future looks bright indeed if the Targa 53GT is any indication, and this luxurious saloon layout is just the start.

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Upgraded Simrad Helm System

By | Posted May 2016 | Add a Comment

Technology really stands out when stacked alongside a seasoned cruiser. Check out Arawak’s Simrad helm system.

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Nordhavn N96

By | Posted May 2016 | Add a Comment

Our first look at the Nordhavn N96. The salty but luxurious Nordhavn N96 is the newest offering in the line that practically invented the passagemaker. Fully customizable and capable of traveling upwards of 4,000 nautical miles before refueling, she's sure to satisfy any captain's wanderlust.

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Pursuit S 408 Sport

By | Posted April 2016 | Add a Comment

Our first look at the Pursuit S 408 Sport. When you’ve carried as many anglers to the fishing grounds as Pursuit, you understand their needs. If this new boat doesn’t do it all, it comes pretty close.

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Jupiter 34 LX

By | Posted April 2016 | Add a Comment

Our first look at the Jupiter 34 LX. Jupiter continues to build creative boats on its proven running surface but it’s the interiors that may surprise you.

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Testing Electronics on Board a Classic Grand Banks

By | Posted April 2016 | Add a Comment

Pack your bags with a bunch of hot new electronics and gear, and then get a pile more sent directly to the boat, add three editors, a seasoned craft and skipper, and serve it up on Florida Bay and beyond—here’s what you get.

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What You Need to Know About Solid-State Radar

By | Posted April 2016 | Add a Comment

Radar technology has recently gone in a radical new direction thanks to solid-state technology; Jason Y. Wood explains what this means for you and your helm.

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