FUSION, a worldwide leader in lifestyle entertainment, announced today the introduction of the world’s first purpose-built portable watersports stereo – FUSION STEREOACTIVE. With built-in Bluetooth audio streaming, AM/FM radio with weather-band available in the U.S. and USB audio playback, STEREOACTIVE is packed with features. Engineered in
New Zealand, the new compact system is designed for the challenges of life on the water and tuned to deliver crystal clear audio that enhances any activity. Featuring the unique Puck-It mount system, users can easily and securely attach the stereo to any paddleboard, kayak, canoe, boat or even hot tub. To keep valuables safe from the elements, FUSION has also incorporated the ACTIVESAFE which, when combined with STEREOACTIVE, will securely house any smartphone, vehicle keys, bank cards or loose change.
“We approach every new design from the perspective of the customer,” said Graham Brain, Lead Industrial Designer, FUSION Entertainment. “Even after more than 20 years of experience in marine design, STEREOACTIVE was my passion project from day one. With modern design software and manufacturing processes, we are now able to produce a powerful, high-quality stereo system that goes where no one else’s would dare to go. Where others sink, we choose to float.”
Whether standing on a paddleboard or rowing a canoe, STEREOACTIVE is controlled with easy to press, scalloped buttons which are adjustable with the touch of a finger or the tap of a paddle. The high-grade rubber over-molded keypad
is engineered to take a paddling. The Puck locking mechanism securely fixes STEREOACTIVE in place, even in the event of capsizing. In the unlikely event that it does become detached from the Puck mount, both STEREOACTIVE and ACTIVESAFE float, keeping the stereo and valuables safe from the depths below.
“We are well established in the marine market for making the highest quality speakers and head units on the water,” said Chris Baird, Managing Director, FUSION Entertainment. “We have now taken marine audio innovation to a place it has never gone before. With STEREOACTIVE paddlers, kayakers and beachgoers can personalize their time with that quality FUSION sound.”
I have been sailing all my life, from dinghy racing to Trimaran Orma 60 and currently I am racing on the J 145 Double Take in the Pacific Northwest. As a Business and Marketing student I am working for a Yacht brokerage in Seattle: Swiftsure Yachts. As a sailor I believe that the journey matter even more than the destination. “A ship is safe in a harbour, but that’s not what a ship are made for.”