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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...

Electronic Extras for Anglers

By | Posted June 2016 | Add a Comment

The electronics available today have done nothing short of revolutionizing the way we use our boats to fish. But beyond the fishfinders and chartplotters that help target chosen species, there’s so much more to add to the advantage. See the upgrades here.

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Cranchi Sixty Fly

By | Posted June 2016 | Add a Comment

Our first look at the Cranchi Sixty Fly. If you’re after “striking,” the Cranchi Sixty Fly brings a host of features and amenities together in a daring European design.

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Azimut 66 Fly

By | Posted June 2016 | Add a Comment

Our first look at the Azimut 66 Fly. She’s a sleek flying-bridge yacht. She’s a four-stateroom (plus crew) motoryacht of a certain size that keeps an eye on performance. She’s got a lot of carbon fiber, but she doesn’t show it off.

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C-MAP High Resolution Bathymetry Fishing Charts

By | Posted June 2016 | Add a Comment

C-MAP’s new High Resolution Bathymetry fishing charts actually put contour-line data in a 3-D view.

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Garmin GPSMAP 84/8600 Multifunction Displays

By | Posted June 2016 | Add a Comment

Garmin’s latest addition to the GPSMAP lineup are the 8400 and 8600 series, which offer the highest screen resolution available in a dedicated marine display...

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SI-TEX Vector Compact GPS Compass

By | Posted May 2016 | Add a Comment

The SI-TEX Vector compact GPS compass contains a pair of GPS receivers matched to a single clock for precise heading and boat position information.

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OnWatch from Hinckley Yacht Services

By | Posted May 2016 | Add a Comment

A new system from Hinckley Yacht Services called OnWatch connects clients’ boats to the service yard and head off problems. If it works, it will mean less downtime and more relaxed, stress-free boating. Get the whole story here.

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Axopar 37 T-Top

By | Posted May 2016 | Add a Comment

Our first look at the Axopar 37 T-Top. The Finnish builder Axopar has an altogether different approach to center consoles. It starts with a slippery running surface, light weight, and a low center of gravity to reduce power needs. And then smart engineering does more with onboard space. Check her out here.

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Fairline Targa 53GT

By | Posted May 2016

Our Boat Test of the Fairline Targa 53GT. Fairline is staying the course after facing down a financial headsea or two. The future looks bright indeed if the Targa 53GT is any indication, and this luxurious saloon layout is just the start.

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Upgraded Simrad Helm System

By | Posted May 2016 | Add a Comment

Technology really stands out when stacked alongside a seasoned cruiser. Check out Arawak’s Simrad helm system.

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