If your idea of relaxation is taking your boat out, enjoying the blue sea or river view and chilling with a beer on your hand while listening to some good music, getting a marine speaker is a great idea.
But when bringing in a speaker on the boat, your standard Bluetooth speaker may not be enough, especially when doing some rugged outdoor activities (like motorboat racing) that will expose your device to harsh UV rays and salt spray. If you know your sense of adventure thrives in the waters and you love listening to music, a portable marine speaker can get your beats taken care of.
Here are some of the best marine speakers worthy of bringing with you for your next adventure:
Sony XB40 Portable Wireless Speaker is the boat companion that brings you powerful extra bass, so you can enjoy the club energy minus the crowd. It comes with an extra bass button to give the bass a boost if you want to. This speaker is safe to put on the boat, since it is rated IPX5 water-resistant. On regular days, you can bring it with you while you shower – just put it in one corner.
You can play music all day and night with its 24 hours battery life, and it has a voice prompt that indicates the battery level. This speaker is also equipped with a multicolored line light, speaker lights and flashing strobe. You can easily connect it with your device via Bluetooth and one-touch NFC connectivity. Manage your music and take control of the playback, speaker lights, sound effects and more with your smartphone through the apps Songpal and Fiestable. This speaker is available in three colors: black, blue and red.
For a rugged boat ride companion, the Braven BRV-X is sure to please. It’s very safe to bring on some boat because of its IPX7-rated waterproof exterior, so you don’t have to worry about water getting in the speaker. The rubber exterior combined with high-impact plastic makes it shock-proof and durable. This speaker is available in two variants: black/black and gray/white.
When it comes to sounds, this wireless speaker makes a brilliant audio performance while you’re out there, and it also works great indoors. This is because it has dual audio modes where you can switch from indoor to outdoor listening. Its battery can last for 12 hours of non-stop music. Through the TrueWirelessTechnology, you can connect another Braven BRV-X speaker to level up your boat party. This speaker also has a built-in portable power bank so you can charge your smartphones and other USB devices on the go. The built-in noise-cancelling mic allows for hands-free phone calls.
3. FUGOO Sport
With an IP67 rating, the FUGOO Sport Portable Wireless Speaker makes a great speaker to bring on boats. This rating means you can immerse this speaker up to 1 meter depth of water without causing damage to the speaker. Besides being waterproof, it’s also durable and weather-resistant.
This speaker can be mounted and attached anywhere. It plays through Bluetooth technology. It can also be voice-enabled through Siri and Google Now, with its built-in microphone. It has three drivers on four sides for 360-degree sound and a loud 95 dB volume. This speaker also has amazing battery life as it can play continuously up to 40 hours at 50% loudness.
The Fusion Entertainment StereoActive Watersports Portable Stereocan be used as either a Bluetooth speaker or a radio with Weatherband. You know it’s important to check the current weather conditions before and during boating. Whether you’re headed out to fish or just wanted to cruise, you can listen to theweather radio or any station you like. This portable stereo can be connected via Bluetooth with any compatible device, or plug in a USB flash drive for playing MP3 media. You can also plug in your smartphone to charge as it also acts as a power bank. This speaker can play at moderate volume for up to 20 hours.
The great thing about this speaker is that it’s easily mountable to any solid surface. It has puck mounts that allow you to attach this stereo to the stern, helm, bow or side of your boat. If you’re doing watersports, you can also attach it to your kayak or SUP, because this device is rated IPX7 water-resistant. This can even float on the water. It also produces clear and solid sounds with its directional speakers that is engineered to match the class D amplifier.
Altec Lansing iMW457 Jacket H2O can handle any environment you bring it in. This speaker is complete with a protective rubber jacket that protects the unit and provides durability, making it a rugged-looking speaker. It is shockproof, dustproof, sandproof, and is rated IPX67 waterprooof. Meaning, there’s no sport too extreme with this speaker. This thing can also float on water, thanks to its jacket. It comes with a USB charging cable, AC-in cable and AUX cable, and all wired connections are protected by rubber seals in the back.
The Bluetooth range of this speaker is 30 feet and it has a battery life of 8 hours. The sound quality is not that great, but for the price, it makes a pretty sweet deal. It sounds a little thin and lacks in bass power, and is a bit high in the treble and mids. But if you’re only looking for a casual outdoor speaker to bring with you on the boat, this speaker will do the trick.
BOSS Audio MRBT200 is a fully marinized speaker that is easy to bring on water adventures. Its rugged shock-absorbent exterior is perfect for outdoor use, and it is rated IPX4 waterproof, weatherproof and dustproof.
With this speaker, can wirelessly stream audio through this speaker via Bluetooth and you can even control volume and tracks while playing music on apps like Spotify and Pandora. Besides Bluetooth, you can use AUX cable to connect non-Bluetooth devices. The sound quality is loud and clear, and you can hear the music over the motor. You can also make hands-free calls with this speaker using the built-in microphone, so you don’t need to risk your phone getting splashed by the water. Just clip the speaker to your boat using the carabiner and you already have a sound system to-go.