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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.”

The Benefits of a Straight Driveline

By | Posted December 2015 | Add a Comment

The key to making sure your powertrain and shafts stay in alignment is getting familiar with the way your boat runs (and then staying familiar) so you can notice subtle changes in sound and feel.

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Garmin Panoptix PS60 Through-Hull Transducer

By | Posted October 2015 | Add a Comment

The PS60 allows Garmin to add performance to its triple-threat Panoptix sounder system.

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Garmin GMR 2524 xHD2 Radar

By | Posted October 2015 | Add a Comment

The Garmin GMR 2524 xHD2 seems to have a lot to offer in its capabilities, particularly something called Pulse Expansion.

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Furuno 4-Kilowatt DRS4DL UHD Radar

By | Posted October 2015 | Add a Comment

With a 4-kilowatt transceiver inside, the DRS4DL Radar from Furuno doubles the available power of the previous model in the same 19-inch radome.

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Pretty Boat Quiz

By | Posted October 2015 | Add a Comment

How Well Do You Know Your Pretty Boats?  Few descriptions defy definition as well as "pretty" but the strength of the adjective lies in its subjectivity. We've got 14 pretty boats for you to look at, drool over, and, hopefully, identify correctly. See how your observational skills and knowledge of boat designs from the past to today stack up against our quiz.

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Upgrading Electronics to Suit Your Needs

By | Posted September 2015 | Add a Comment

You can go big, but don’t forget to keep it simple.

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Austin Parker 64 Fly S

By | Posted September 2015

Our Boat Test of the Austin Parker 64 Fly S.  The Austin Parker 64 Fly S may have roots extending back to the working lobster boats of Maine, but it’s hard to be sure considering she’s got so much European style. However, she definitely retains the seakeeping characteristics of those trustworthy vessels.

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How to Enhance the Comfort on Your Boat

By | Posted August 2015 | Add a Comment

Ask anyone who spends any amount of time on a boat, onboard comfort goes a long way. Find out how to make your boat even more appealing to passengers here.

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Where the Fish Are

By | Posted August 2015 | Add a Comment

Make the most of your summer on the boat—catch the fish of a lifetime.

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Make the Most of Your VHF Remote Microphone

By | Posted July 2015 | Add a Comment

Remote-mic VHF setups do more than ever. What will they do for you?

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