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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.”

How to Manage Your Helm for Top Performance and Long Life

By | Posted November 2016 | Add a Comment

When something goes wrong with the electronics on your boat, do you know what to do? Here are some tips to get you started, along with some expert advice on how to think about your system.

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CCN Explorer 35 Meter

By | Posted October 2016 | Add a Comment

New Boats Notebook: A CCN 35 Meter Explorer called Phileas. A steel and aluminum explorer yacht is under development with Cerri Cantieri Navale, and she is expected to offer a pair of MTU diesels, 13,000-gallon fuel capacity, and accommodations galore. If you know where that name comes from, you may be interested in taking this yacht on your next adventure.

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Fusion StereoActive Watersports Stereo

By | Posted October 2016 | Add a Comment

The StereoActive from Fusion is a purpose-built, portable watersports stereo that meets the needs of boaters head-on.

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iNavX Marine Navigation Mobile App v4.7.4

By | Posted October 2016 | Add a Comment

The makers of the iNavX marine navigation mobile app have improved its function and practicality to make the data that boaters need more accessible. The app, introduced in 2008, brought a variety of cartography sources to Apple iOS iPhones and iPads.

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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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