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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.”

Monte Carlo MC4

By | Posted March 2015

Our Boat Test of the Monte Carlo MC4.  With a shippy profile, some eye-catching onboard details, and a sprawling flying bridge, the MC4 from Monte Carlo is a real showstopper. Make up your own mind after reading our test here.

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Side-Scanning Sonar in Action

By | Posted March 2015 | Add a Comment

Sidescanning sonar is a tremendous tool to understand what's under your boat. Check out these videos that will help improve your comprehension of what the images are showing.

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How AIS Works

By | Posted February 2015 | Add a Comment

You know that AIS helps you avoid collisions, but you may be surprised at exactly how it works. Read this to find out more.

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How to Install Electronics on Your Boat

By | Posted December 2014 | Add a Comment

Sometimes the best way to do something is to get a professional to do it for you. That certainly applies to marine electronics. Read why that is here.

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Intellian GX60 Satellite-Broadband System

By | Posted October 2014 | Add a Comment

The Intellian GX60 is a satellite-broadband system that uses Inmarsat’s Ka-band Global Xpress service. Global Xpress is a new high-speed broadband service that will provide global coverage designed to offer consistent download speeds of 50 Mbps and 5 Mbps uplink speeds.

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Simrad Low Emission HD Digital Radar

By | Posted October 2014 | Add a Comment

Simrad is introducing a new radar system compatible with all Simrad multifunction displays.

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How to Have the Most Accurate Nautical Charts

By | Posted July 2014 | Add a Comment

These are heady times for marine-navigation systems. New technologies are making it possible to share information with fellow boaters faster and more easily than ever before, making charts incredibly accurate. Read here to find out how you can get involved.

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Hinckley Talaria 44 Refit

By | Posted July 2014 | Add a Comment

Hinckley CEO Jim McManus was looking for a gently used, cruisable boat with a nice turn of speed. Lucky for him, he knew just where to start, and how to proceed. Here is the whole story.

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Electronics Advancements

By | Posted May 2014 | Add a Comment

We know keeping up with the constant flow of new marine electronics products can be head spinning. And we’re here to help.

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Of Lobsters and Lobster Boats

By | Posted April 2014 | Add a Comment

Take a trip down memory lane with Maine, Lobster, and the boats they inspired.

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