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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.”

Absolute 50 Fly

By | Posted February 2017 | Add a Comment

Our first Look at the Absolute 50 Fly. The 50-foot motoryacht is getting a lot of attention from builders these days and the result is a class of thoroughbred competitors that put features, performance, and looks in a heady mixture that is hard for today’s owner-operator to ignore. The Absolute 50 Fly is definitely one of these contenders. Have a look at her here.

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The New Offshore Helm

By | Posted February 2017 | Add a Comment

How do you think about refitting your electronics when you’re an intrepid offshore cruiser? We asked Tony Fleming of Fleming Yachts just that. Learn from his experience here

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New Ways to Think About Monitoring on Your Boat

By | Posted January 2017 | Add a Comment

Vessel monitoring is a powerful tool to give you insight into the aspects of your boat on which you want to keep an eye. Connect your boat to the Internet the right way, and the right people can be looped in. Learn more about how these powerful systems can work for you here.

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Palm Beach 65 Flybridge

By | Posted December 2016

Our boat test of the Palm Beach 65 Flybridge. The Palm Beach 65 Flybridge shows what a boater’s boat can be.

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How to Manage Your Helm for Top Performance and Long Life

By | Posted November 2016 | Add a Comment

When something goes wrong with the electronics on your boat, do you know what to do? Here are some tips to get you started, along with some expert advice on how to think about your system.

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CCN Explorer 35 Meter

By | Posted October 2016 | Add a Comment

New Boats Notebook: A CCN 35 Meter Explorer called Phileas. A steel and aluminum explorer yacht is under development with Cerri Cantieri Navale, and she is expected to offer a pair of MTU diesels, 13,000-gallon fuel capacity, and accommodations galore. If you know where that name comes from, you may be interested in taking this yacht on your next adventure.

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Fusion StereoActive Watersports Stereo

By | Posted October 2016 | Add a Comment

The StereoActive from Fusion is a purpose-built, portable watersports stereo that meets the needs of boaters head-on.

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iNavX Marine Navigation Mobile App v4.7.4

By | Posted October 2016 | Add a Comment

The makers of the iNavX marine navigation mobile app have improved its function and practicality to make the data that boaters need more accessible. The app, introduced in 2008, brought a variety of cartography sources to Apple iOS iPhones and iPads.

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Yacht Protector

By | Posted October 2016 | Add a Comment

Yacht Protector focuses on four main concerns that boaters have—bilge levels, battery levels and shore power status, intruder alerts, and boat location and movement—and transmits the data from an easy-to-install sensor system to a mobile device or Web site.

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CeeCoach Xtreme Edition Bluetooth Communications System

By | Posted October 2016 | Add a Comment

CeeCoach Xtreme Edition is the watersports-friendly version of a hands-free communications system that was developed in Europe for coaches to train  athletes, specifically equestrians, and operates with a range of up to 1,600 feet via Bluetooth 4.0.

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