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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.”

Paul Mann 60

By | Posted July 2016

Our Boat Test of the Paul Mann 60. Not everyone is ready to own a custom sportfisherman. But for those who are, the idea of working with some of the most exacting characters in the marine industry is a lifelong dream. Just ask the clients of Paul Mann Custom Boats. We spoke to the owner of the latest Paul Mann 60 as part of our test.

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Intrepid 410 Evolution

By | Posted July 2016 | Add a Comment

Our first look at the Intrepid 410 Evolution. Outboard power and an express layout combine in this latest speedy (nearly 48 knots) offering from Intrepid Powerboats, and it’s not hard to see why. Learn more about her here.

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Regulator 41

By | Posted June 2016

Our Boat Test of the Regulator 41 Center Console. When Regulator Marine decided to vault the 40-foot mark, they did it as only the North Carolina builder can: quad Yamaha outboards, an Armstrong bracket, and a hull ready for virtually any conditions. See the details here.

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Baglietto 46M Fast

By | Posted June 2016 | Add a Comment

Our first look at the Baglietto 46M Fast. When you’ve got a 160-year history of shipbuilding as Baglietto does, you’ve probably got very little to prove, except to yourself. And it shows in builds like the 46M Fast.

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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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