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Jason Y. Wood

Deputy 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. 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.”

Delivering the Beneteau Swift Trawler 50

By | Posted March 2016 | Add a Comment

There’s something to be said for getting where you need to go, and that kind of hustle has never been a problem for the Beneteau Swift Trawler 50, a second-generation design that leads an ambitious line of cruising boats.

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Big Ideas for the Small Boat

By | Posted March 2016 | Add a Comment

Get good electronics on your tender and you’ll explore far-flung anchorages with more confidence.

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Understanding How Your GPS Works

By | Posted March 2016 | Add a Comment

The voodoo that GPS does is pretty simple, actually. Understanding why it fails means you’ll be ready when it happens. Have a closer look at this key navigation device here.

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A Moorings Crewed Charter in the BVI

By | Posted March 2016 | Add a Comment

The well-trodden cruising grounds of the British Virgin Islands offer up a chance for Deputy Editor Jason Y. Wood and his family to reconnect with each other and their passion for the water on a Moorings crewed charter.

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Garmin Quatix 3

By | Posted March 2016 | Add a Comment

The Quatix 3 is the latest generation of Garmin’s groundbreaking marine smartwatch. This latest version will reward Garmin’s patience as the audience gets more attuned to the wearable technology the company has produced for more than a decade.

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How to Install Satellite TV on Your Boat

By | Posted February 2016 | Add a Comment

The idea of making things look good as they function well is behind the whole philosophy of boatkeeping. The new Intellian i5 satellite-TV antenna shows the company understands that. Get all the details here.

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QUIZ: Calling Engine Experts

By | Posted February 2016 | Add a Comment

All right gearheads, listen up! We appreciate that you’re regular readers of our Power & Propulsion column, but have you really absorbed useful information from it? Let’s see just how good your retention level is.

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How to Get Weather Data on Your Boat

By | Posted February 2016 | Add a Comment

Get weather data the way you want it: Up to date and on the screen

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What a Walker FuelSep can do for Your Boat

By | Posted January 2016 | Add a Comment

Add a FuelSep to your engine’s fuel line and get ready for a cleaner burn. If you have cruising in your plans for the coming year—real cruising where remote island outposts may be the only refueling option—a Walker FuelSep may be a sensible addition to your fuel-line defenses.

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MJM 50z

By | Posted January 2016

Our Boat Test of the MJM 50z.  There are those who will tell you displacement speed is the most fuel-efficient way to travel. But back-of-the-envelope calculations may show you that the MJM 50z is the solution for the way you cruise.

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