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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...

FLIR First Mate II MS-224b

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

FLIR Helps Boaters Know What They’re Seeing  Night vision is cool technology, no doubt about it. But interpreting what you’re seeing on a thermal-imaging scope is not always be simple—until now. Instalert is FLIR’s answer to that. See what it does here.

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Insider’s Guide to the Boat Shows in Miami - 2013

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

The Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach and the Miami International Boat Show are about to begin. We know you like new boats, and there’s plenty of them in Miami: motoryachts, center consoles, Down East-style cruisers, long-range passagemakers, fish-ready convertibles, express cruisers, and more. Check out our show guide and learn more about what you’ll see on the docks and show sites in Miami. Read all about it here.

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Lowrance Elite-7 Chartplotter/Fishfinder

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

Learn about the Lowrance Elite 7 Chartplotter and Fishfinder//Lowrance’s latest chartplotter, the Elite 7 HDI combines navigation and sounding functions in one easy-to-use unit with many interesting features, including NMEA 2000 compatibility. Need a new plotter? Have a look at this.

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The Latest in VHF Radios

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

Manufacturers of VHF radios have to meet stringent new requirements, while adding more features to stay competitive. The boater is the overall winner, since we’re seeing some powerful new radios that are easier to use. Read more about VHF here.

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Raymarine LightHouse v5 Software

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

Raymarine updated its LightHouse software, which directs the user experience for the company’s a-, c-, and e-Series multifunction displays.

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GOST NT-Evolution 2.0 Marine Security System

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

A Simple Way to Secure Your Boat: The GOST NT-Evolution is just that—evolved. The onboard security system is compact enough for a center console, yet capable enough to provide security monitoring for a much larger boat, with sensors available to fit any need you can imagine. Check it out here.

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Si-Tex SVS-750 Digital Echosounder

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

The Si-Tex SVS-750 is a dual-frequency digital echosounder with 600-watt output.

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Navionics SonarCharts

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

Navionics’s SonarCharts use sonar logs from users, along with data from the hydrographic office and proprietary surveys to add detail to a layer of cartography.

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Shakespeare 5250-AIS Antenna

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted December 2012 | Add a Comment

Shakespeare’s 5250-AIS is a 3-foot, stainless steel whip antenna designed to meet the broad bandwidth needs of AIS transponders.

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Simrad NAIS-400

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted December 2012 | Add a Comment

The Simrad NAIS-400 is a black-box Class-B AIS transponder that connects with compatible multifunction displays to show the position and movement of all AIS-equipped vessels within range.

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