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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...

Grundéns Gage Weather Watch Bibs

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted April 2014 | Add a Comment

You know the Grundéns name from the thick rubber bib pants worn by fishermen the world over.

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Pre-Installed Helm Electronics

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted February 2014 | Add a Comment

To Pre-Install or not to Pre-Install.   Some boat companies pre-install all of their helm electronics before the sale, while others leave those choices up to the buyer. Ever wondered why that is? Editor-in-Chief Jason Y. Wood investigates which option is best for you.

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NISI 1700

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted January 2014

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the NISI 1700 If you know what you want, you’re ahead of the game. And if you’re looking for a midsize boat with a megayacht feel, an unmistakeably homey ambiance, and a healthy turn of speed, you may want the NISI 1700 without even knowing it. Read about why here.

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Touchscreens on Marine Electronics

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted January 2014 | Add a Comment

What You Should Know About Touchscreens on Marine Electronics Touchscreens are showing up on marine electronics more and more, but you may be surprised about why. Power & Motoryacht investigated how manufacturers are dealing with user expectations, and what’s coming next.

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Lazzara LMY 64

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted December 2013

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Lazzara LMY 64 Lazzara Yachts has always found a way to stand out from the rest of the pack. During his test of the Lazzara LMY 64, Editor-in-Chief Jason Y. Wood dove deep with the company’s founder, Dick Lazzara, to find out exactly how he does it. Read more here.

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Streaming Content for Onboard Entertainment

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted December 2013 | Add a Comment

For better or for worse, taking to sea will soon no longer be a true escape. New technologies—in particular a mini-VSAT broadband system from KVH—are making Wi-Fi connection and other connectivity applications better than ever. Editor-in-Chief Jason Wood introduces you to a bold new future, here.

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Delta 54 IPS

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted December 2013

Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Delta 54 IPS  If the Delta 54 IPS were an apartment, this carbon-fiber Swedish import would offer three bedrooms, a spacious terrace, and, of course, a water view.

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Sanlorenzo Fractional Boat Ownership

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted November 2013 | Add a Comment

The boaters who keep it real seem to get the most out of their experiences. A fractional ownership program may offer options you didn’t know existed.

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Autopilot Technology Leaps Forward

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted October 2013 | Add a Comment

Whether you’re looking to get a brand-new boat or upgrade the boat you have, the autopilot may play a big role in how you feel about that boat. And the way technology is changing, you may find a whole new reason to love boating. See what we’re talking about here.

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How Do Sailors Use Electronics?

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted August 2013 | Add a Comment

Powerboaters could learn a thing or two about using electronics from sailors. There are some new systems that make these lessons more apparent. See what we’re talking about here.

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