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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...

Simrad GO5XSE Multifunction Display

By | Posted August 2016 | Add a Comment

The Simrad GO5XSE is a small but powerful chartplotter and fishfinder that supports proprietary CHIRP sounder systems, such as ForwardScan forward-looking sonar and StructureScan HD photo-like imaging, in a compact 5-inch-display package.

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McMurdo SmartFind M5 AIS Class A Transponder

By | Posted August 2016 | Add a Comment

The McMurdo SmartFind M5 AIS Class A is a transponder that provides name and navigation data from other vessels and can be integrated with a variety of chartplotters and networked systems, including a PC system using the PC AIS viewer included with the unit.

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Airmar Ultra-Wide 2-Kilowatt CHIRP Transducers

By | Posted August 2016 | Add a Comment

Airmar recently introduced a line of ultra-wide-beam transducers for sportfishing applications using CHIRP technology.

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Garmin BlueChart g2 HD and BlueChart g2 Vision HD Cartography

By | Posted August 2016 | Add a Comment

Garmin released new versions of its proprietary BlueChart cartography earlier this year, and improved the accuracy of its underwater structural details, including 1-foot HD fishing contours.

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Any Helm Can Have Big-Boat Electronics

By | Posted August 2016 | Add a Comment

Marine electronics companies have taken a cue from top consumer-electronics makers and are making the software do the heavy lifting when it comes to upgraded features. This means that your boat can have much the same capability as any superyacht.

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Vicem 65 Classic Flybridge

By | Posted August 2016 | Add a Comment

Our first look at the Vicem 65 Classic Flybridge. . The 65 Classic Flybridge makes the most of her Maine-crustacean inspiration.

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Navionics SonarChart Live on Raymarine

By | Posted July 2016 | Add a Comment

SonarChart Live is a Navionics feature add-on to a recent update of Raymarine’s Lighthouse II operating system that allows users to create bathymetric charts in real time.

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Wider 150

By | Posted July 2016 | Add a Comment

Our first look at the Wider 150. Wider is a different kind of boat company: The brainchild of Tilli Antonelli, it started out with a creative solution that allowed large expanses of deck (at anchor) in a sleek performer. Now Wider has turned its imagination to the superyacht set. The result is the groundbreaking Wider 150.

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Paul Mann 60

By | Posted July 2016

Our Boat Test of the Paul Mann 60. Not everyone is ready to own a custom sportfisherman. But for those who are, the idea of working with some of the most exacting characters in the marine industry is a lifelong dream. Just ask the clients of Paul Mann Custom Boats. We spoke to the owner of the latest Paul Mann 60 as part of our test.

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Intrepid 410 Evolution

By | Posted July 2016 | Add a Comment

Our first look at the Intrepid 410 Evolution. Outboard power and an express layout combine in this latest speedy (nearly 48 knots) offering from Intrepid Powerboats, and it’s not hard to see why. Learn more about her here.

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