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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...

Zeelander Z55

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted April 2016 | Add a Comment

Our first look at the Zeelander Z55.  How do you take measure of a megayacht? Is it by size alone? Or the level of luxury? Or perhaps by the way a design catches your eye? Before you answer, have a look at the Zeelander Z55.

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Outer Reef 820 Cockpit Motoryacht

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted April 2016 | Add a Comment

Our first look at the Outer Reef 820 Cockpit Motoryacht.  Comfort means different things to different people, but cruising capabilities cut across those lines. This Outer Reef is an example of that.

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GOST Nav-Tracker 3.0 SM

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted April 2016 | Add a Comment

Nav-Tracker 3.0 SM from GOST Global is the latest generation of the company’s proven marine-security system, using evolving technologies to protect owners from theft or unauthorized use of their boats.

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Fusion MS-RA70 Marine Stereo System

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted April 2016 | Add a Comment

The Fusion MS-RA70 takes some of the best marine-specific engineering the company has to offer and puts it in an affordable, flexible package suitable for many boats.

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Simrad TripIntel Navigational Interface

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted April 2016 | Add a Comment

Simrad’s TripIntel navigational interface shares voyaging data in a real-time format that’s easier to use and understand for cruising boaters.

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Raymarine Quantum CHIRP Radar

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted April 2016 | Add a Comment

The first recreational marine radar dome that uses CHIRP pulse-compression to deliver radar imaging effectively at both long and short ranges.

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How to Replace the Hatches on Your Boat

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted April 2016 | Add a Comment

Boaters who are in the know notice the details. And when a fine finish is your goal, you need to look closely at your boat’s “problem areas.” Those old hatches with the dull finish may jump out at you. Here’s what to do to fix them.

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Delivering the Beneteau Swift Trawler 50

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted March 2016 | Add a Comment

There’s something to be said for getting where you need to go, and that kind of hustle has never been a problem for the Beneteau Swift Trawler 50, a second-generation design that leads an ambitious line of cruising boats.

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Big Ideas for the Small Boat

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted March 2016 | Add a Comment

Get good electronics on your tender and you’ll explore far-flung anchorages with more confidence.

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Understanding How Your GPS Works

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted March 2016 | Add a Comment

The voodoo that GPS does is pretty simple, actually. Understanding why it fails means you’ll be ready when it happens. Have a closer look at this key navigation device here.

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