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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 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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Intellian s80HD WorldView

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

Intellian’s s80HD WorldView is a dual-band satellite antenna that receives three DirecTV signals simultaneously. The s80HD is a simple marine satellite-TV system for boaters navigating domestic and international waters.

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Sea Tel 3011

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

Big Satellite-TV Performance from Sea Tel The Sea Tel 3011 employs some of the same technology as the company’s larger dome systems, all in a 30-inch dish. Learn more about this three-axis, marine-stabilized antenna system here.

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MarineMax 464

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

Take a few bareboat charters and you get a feel for what works and what doesn’t. Well, MarineMax Vacations must be debriefing every charter guest, because the 464 power cat in its fleet shows a full understanding of the needs of bareboaters. Get the lowdown here.

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Onboard Computers

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

For boaters who know what they want, computers can bring a variety of options to the helm. An overview of onboard PCs

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