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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...

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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Seakeeper Gyro Stabilizer for Smaller Boats

By | Posted October 2016 | Add a Comment

Gyro stabilization can change the game for many boats, making them more pleasant and safer in rough conditions. Now Seakeeper brings that option to smaller boats with a smart design created just for the task—it hides in the leaning post. See video of the simple installation here.

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Cranchi 60 ST

By | Posted October 2016

Our Boat Test of the Cranchi 60 ST. When a boat brings that Mediterranean flair to everything it can do, it increases the cool factor. The Cranchi 60 ST does just that, but it also brings a livable layout and a surprising amount of onboard space.

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The Benefits of a Bracket on Your Outboard-Powered Boat

By | Posted September 2016 | Add a Comment

There’s a reason plenty of new center consoles feature bracket-mounted outboards—the bracket changes the geometry of how outboards and hulls work together. And Armstrong builds an aftermarket setup that may change the way you think about your old boat. Here’s what you need to know.

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Monte Carlo Yachts MCY 80

By | Posted September 2016 | Add a Comment

Our first look at the MCY 80. That’s amore! Sleek, handsome, and spacious, the MCY 80 is everything we’ve come to expect in a new model from this builder.

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Prospec INFPRV315 Stereo Receiver

By | Posted September 2016 | Add a Comment

Why shouldn’t your boat stereo match the level of sophistication in the rest of your marine and personal electronics? That’s where the INFPRV315 Stereo Receiver from Prospec Electronics comes in.

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ICOM M93D Handheld VHF

By | Posted September 2016 | Add a Comment

The ICOM M93D handheld VHF rolls a bunch of features into a handy package that’s ready to go to sea. For VHF function, the M93D has 5 watts of output power, along with a built-in DSC receiver, active noise canceling, and a BTL 900-mW speaker.

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Raymarine i70s Instrument

By | Posted September 2016 | Add a Comment

The i70s Instrument from Raymarine is a 4.1-inch LCD display with LED backlighting for improved visibility in bright conditions. The unit’s low-profile design complements the company’s eS and gS multifunction displays.

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Vesper Marine’s Virtual Buoy System

By | Posted September 2016 | Add a Comment

Vesper Marine explores innovative ways to use AIS and employ the powerful warning and messaging capabilities embedded in the system. The company just launched a project to mark a no-anchor zone over some seabed power cables and we saw it in action.

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