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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...

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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Moorings 433 PC

By | Posted September 2016 | Add a Comment

The Moorings has been working with its partner Robertson and Caine, the South African builder of Leopard powercats that supplies its charter fleet, and together the two companies have updated the designs with an eye toward comfort and versatility.

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Tested Cranchi 60 ST

By | Posted August 2016 | Add a Comment

Join us on our boat test of the Cranchi 60 ST. If you haven’t seen the Cranchi 60 ST yet, you may not know what you’re missing. There’s a lot of interesting details we discovered on our test.

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How to Replace the Windows on Your Boat

By | Posted August 2016 | Add a Comment

Talking about windows on boats, there’s a lot to consider. Will the new ones hold up and be easy to maintain? Know the ins and outs of what’s available, and see why the crew on one project chose replacement windows from Vetus. Check out the whole project here.

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Ferretti 550

By | Posted August 2016

Our Boat Test of the Ferretti 550. There’s one little issue with the Ferretti 550: Owners may never want to upgrade.

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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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