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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.”

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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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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