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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.”

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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How to Replace the Windows on Your Boat

By | Posted August 2016 | Add a Comment

Talking about windows on boats, there’s a lot to consider. Will the new ones hold up and be easy to maintain? Know the ins and outs of what’s available, and see why the crew on one project chose replacement windows from Vetus. Check out the whole project here.

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Ferretti 550

By | Posted August 2016

Our Boat Test of the Ferretti 550. There’s one little issue with the Ferretti 550: Owners may never want to upgrade.

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Simrad GO5XSE Multifunction Display

By | Posted August 2016 | Add a Comment

The Simrad GO5XSE is a small but powerful chartplotter and fishfinder that supports proprietary CHIRP sounder systems, such as ForwardScan forward-looking sonar and StructureScan HD photo-like imaging, in a compact 5-inch-display package.

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McMurdo SmartFind M5 AIS Class A Transponder

By | Posted August 2016 | Add a Comment

The McMurdo SmartFind M5 AIS Class A is a transponder that provides name and navigation data from other vessels and can be integrated with a variety of chartplotters and networked systems, including a PC system using the PC AIS viewer included with the unit.

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Airmar Ultra-Wide 2-Kilowatt CHIRP Transducers

By | Posted August 2016 | Add a Comment

Airmar recently introduced a line of ultra-wide-beam transducers for sportfishing applications using CHIRP technology.

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Garmin BlueChart g2 HD and BlueChart g2 Vision HD Cartography

By | Posted August 2016 | Add a Comment

Garmin released new versions of its proprietary BlueChart cartography earlier this year, and improved the accuracy of its underwater structural details, including 1-foot HD fishing contours.

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Any Helm Can Have Big-Boat Electronics

By | Posted August 2016 | Add a Comment

Marine electronics companies have taken a cue from top consumer-electronics makers and are making the software do the heavy lifting when it comes to upgraded features. This means that your boat can have much the same capability as any superyacht.

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Vicem 65 Classic Flybridge

By | Posted August 2016 | Add a Comment

Our first look at the Vicem 65 Classic Flybridge. . The 65 Classic Flybridge makes the most of her Maine-crustacean inspiration.

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Navionics SonarChart Live on Raymarine

By | Posted July 2016 | Add a Comment

SonarChart Live is a Navionics feature add-on to a recent update of Raymarine’s Lighthouse II operating system that allows users to create bathymetric charts in real time.

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