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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...

Raymarine Dragonfly

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

Raymarine has just rolled out its Dragonfly combo unit and we’ve got to say, this is big functionality in a small package. Two kinds of CHIRP sounding and a chartplotter for under $700—in a bracket-mount standalone unit. Raymarine Dragonfly may be the buzz on the fishing docks this spring.

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First Impression: Bertram 54

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

Power & Motoryacht's first impression of the Bertram 54

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Power Management: Lessons from Boeing

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

Anyone who owns a boat may have been thinking about batteries and charging systems quite a bit since Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner nightmare. The fact that diagnosis of the problem took as long as it did is a frightening prospect, but one cannot deny the benefits of new battery technologies—provided they’re managed properly...

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Sprague Theobald Interview

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

Power & Motoryacht interveiws independent filmmaker Sprague Theobald as he was setting the release schedule for the film The Other Side of the Ice.

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Digital Yacht Aqua 50 Marine PC

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

Linux Comes aboard with Digital Yacht Worried about putting a personal computer on your boat? Use one that’s made to be there: Digital Yacht’s Aqua 50 marine PC works with a range of DC input levels and has a 64-gigabyte hard drive designed to work without a cooling fan. Learn more here.

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C-Map Plan2Nav Mobile App

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

The Plan2Nav app from C-Map provides chartplotting capability to GPS-enabled handheld mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPad, and iPod, as well as those with the Android operating system.

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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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