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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...

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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Molori

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

Body MaxThe Body Max is a multistation exercise machine‚ —complete with exertion-monitoring computer‚ —that unfolds a full workout from a cabinet that’s just 70 inches tall. The box holds a recumbent stationary bike and a bilateral pulley system with dual 30-pound weight stacks, and is customizable.(starts at $10,500;

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Finding a Charter Broker

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted December 2011 | Add a Comment

Finding a Charter Broker: The best times you’ve had with family and friends have been on the water, on your own boat. Why not sample some of the other waters around the world—the warm, clear Caribbean and the sophisticated Mediterranean leap to mind—and book a charter for your next group vacation?

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Preserving JFK's yacht "Honey Fitz"

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted October 2011 | Add a Comment

The owner of Honey Fitz made the right call—twice. First, after the former presidential yacht had paid many visits to various repair yards since the mid-1970s, he decided to undertake a full refit. Second, he hired Jim Moores of Moores Marine to do the job.

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Henriques Yachts 42’ Maine Coaster Charter

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted September 2011 | Add a Comment

Henriques Yachts, reacting to customer feedback, realized that a serious fishing machine that is relatively inexpensive to operate, would do well in today’s boating market. So it recently launched the 42’ Maine Coaster Charter, a true worker bee of a boat with John Deere diesels, that sacrifices very little when it comes to fishability.Henriques Yachts

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Marlow Yachts 61E MK2

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted September 2011 | Add a Comment

Marlow is currently overhauling its popular 61-series hull to create a long-range cruiser the company hopes will dominate its class. The MK2 features two large staterooms that will serve a cruising couple and their VIP friends quite nicely. And down below a special workbench has been built into the engine room in case the owner gets a hankering for working with

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Simrad NSS 12

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted September 2011 | Add a Comment

Simrad lets you tinker with 99 percent of the unit’s functionality without touching knobs or buttons...

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Distant Shores

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted September 2011 | Add a Comment

“It’s only an island if you look at it from the water.” —Chief Martin Brody, JawsThere’s something to be said for surrounding yourself with water for as far as the eye can see. Most of you know what I’m talking about. The physical separation of getting out, getting away, and changing your perspective is a big part of the sea’s

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F&S Boatworks 67

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted August 2011 | Add a Comment

F&S Boatworks newly splashed 67-foot convertible Ay Caramba is one serious sportfishing machine. She reportedly tops out at a blazing 50 mph while being able to maintain a 29 mph cruise in 6- to 8-foot seas. Her cockpit has freezers, an ice maker, a drink chiller and more amenities, while her plush interior ensures your comfort after a long day on the

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