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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...

Sanlorenzo SL94

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted July 2012

Boat test of the Sanlorenzo SL94 In a busy world overrun with e-mail, meetings, and the 24-hour news cycle, the Sanlorenzo SL94 is as quiet and tranquil as a Zen garden. (Oh, and it has one onboard. Really.)

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Hybrid Engines for Boats

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

With engineers looking to increase efficiency and reduce sound levels, the question is raised: Will hybrid power ever work for boats?

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Fusion’s Marine Stereos

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

Fusion’s New Stereo Offers Awesome Sound And Advanced Functionality. Fusion’s MS-AV700 marine stereo does it all for media mavens, from providing an intuitive control of digital music to playing DVDs.

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Fishing for world-class black marlin in Austrailia

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

An angler goes Down Under in search of a record grander. The technique for catching big black marlin is to troll large, bridle-rigged baits off outriggers at about seven knots, the baits skipping 100 feet behind the boat. The weapon of choice is 130-pound-class tackle—better for the angler but also the fish. A stout outfit can take on the biggest fish but is also useful to quickly horse in smaller fish...

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XM WX Satellite Weather from Baron Services

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

Know where the fishing is hot. XM WX Satellite Weather derives data for the images from multiple sources to ensure good resolution, it also updates the SST data four times each day.

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SST View from Terrafin Software

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

Here’s how to know where the fishing is hot: Terrafin’s Web-based software service gives you Sea-surface temperature (SST) data for your cruising range and beyond at an affordable price.

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Cheeky Fly Fishing Mojo 425 Reel

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

PMY Tested Form follows function in this work of American art. I can still hear the rain pelting the bill of my cap as I stepped aboard the water taxi in Ketchikan, Alaska. I had arrived to join a motoryacht delivery to Seattle via the Inside Passage, and I couldn’t wait to see the wild country...

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Beneteau Flyer GT 38

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted February 2012

Warp Factors: The Beneteau Flyer Gran Turismo 38 may transport you futher than you think. Boat test of the Beneteau Flyer Gran Turismo 38.

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Mastervolt

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

This GPRS module puts control of a boat’s electrical system in the palm of your hand. Now your boat can send text messages...

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Chelsea Clock

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

Voyager Collection Clocks and BarometersChelsea Clock plays to its strength with the new Voyager Collection. Each clock or barometer offers a classic look in forged brass with a beveled crystal, but in a compact, 3.5-inch-diameter case. Your choice of black or white faces clearly displays information at a glance.($175;

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