Recently a Princecraft Pontoon owner trusted Epic Audio to get their boat summer-equipped and ready to turn some heads with a few custom upgrades to the audio system. We added a few REVO 6 XS-W-SS High Output Component Style 6.5″ Marine Coaxial Speakers from the good folks at Wet Sounds. We also equipped this Princecraft with Fusion Marine’s IPX7 NMEA 2000 Wired Remote for a nice low profile look that still delivers all the features you’re looking for.
One of the best performing marine coaxial speakers on the market, the REVO Series features a high power design to deliver incredible sound! Using a powerful 6.5″ mid driver with a full rubber santoprene spider & surround suspension system, heavy duty injection-molded composite frame, as well as a injection-molded composite cone and high output 1″ titanium dome tweeter to give you the ultimate sound experience. Not only that, like with all REVO series speakers, you can go even further with the included RGB backlighting, giving you the ability to add some accent light in any color using a Wet Sounds RGB Controller(not included). This unique combination makes the REVO Series a TRUE High Performance Marine Class family of speakers.
IPX7 NMEA 2000 Wired Remote is an out of the box solution for adding localized control of a compatible Fusion marine entertainment system to any vessel.
The IPX7 features a sleek new innovation: the glass helm flush mounting option. You can now choose either a flat mount for a stunning glass helm finish, or you can easily install with the conventional flush mount finish. Either way, the feature packed MS-NRX300 will provide everything you want from a wired remote and more.
Multi-Zone Technology: Install a remote in each independent audio zone, up to four zones depending on your Fusion marine entertainment system, to create localized volume control, as well as, global source control. Now you have even more control in creating a customized audio entertainment experience around your vessel.
IPX7 Water Resistant: Perfect for installation on a swim platform, deck or within the cabins, the MS-NRX300 is designed and engineered for the marine environment.
NMEA 2000 Certified: The MS-NRX300 is certified for connection to any NMEA 2000 network making for a quick and easy installation. Once connected, the wired remote will double as a NMEA repeater.
Optically Bonded 2.6” LCD Display: the MS-NRX300 sports a large, high contrast, daylight viewable display making it easy to navigate and stay in control of your audio entertainment experience.
NMEA 2000 Repeater: The MS-NRX300 remote control can be configured to display supported NMEA2000 network
We’re thankful the client chose to bring this beautiful boat to Epic Audio and we couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out. If you or someone you know is looking to add that little extra to their watercraft we are here to help.
Among looking very cool on your vessel LED marine lights are also effective for safety, fishing and leisure. These LED install kits can come customizable to almost any color and have effects of strobing and other patterns to make your boat the center of attention. Some product lines feature app compatibility to give you total control from the wheelhouse or the yacht club. These kits can begin under 500$ and can range upwards of a couple thousand depending on customer requests and size of vessel. Whether for your 20-foot fishing boat or 150-foot mega yacht the marine LED market provides an option for you. Below we will take a look at just a couple names in the industry to see what’s out there to a consumer.
Based in Delray Beach, Florida; Lumitec Lighting offers it’s SeaBlaze LED underwater lights which project the highest lumens per dollar on the market, are built using state of the art technology and the highest quality materials and are designed to run cooler, consume less power and last longer than other conventional LED underwater lighting technologies. Another awesome technology is Lumitec’s Mantis Dock Light system leveraging the cutting edge Quattro Spectrum underwater light but adds an innovative universal mounting system and a completely new full-immersion rear seal and wire technology, which will give you the best looking dock on the water. Lights mount easily to square or round pilings up to 14” in diameter / 12” square – even on pilings with the typical‘fenders’ above the waterline. A typical installation takes less than 90 minutes and doesn’t even require a permit in many municipalities.
One of the pioneers in the LED marine lighting industry is Ocean LED, a U.K based company who has consistently pushing the envelope within the industry since 1991. OceanLED develops from initial concept, following the requirements of their customers. Every OceanLED product line is produced with precision in-house electronic, thermal and mechanical design. Custom optics are developed across all our ranges for each of the different class and size of vessels. Among superior technology and design OceanLED Colours utilize the very latest 4-channel RGBW High Definition LEDs. Controlled via DMX-512 through the vessel’s on-board systems, or wirelessly via third party devices such as an iPad, iPhone or Android.
Lumishore is another leader in the market of LED marine lighting and has been focused for over ten years on the design, development, and manufacture of the brightest, best, and most advanced underwater lighting products available today. Lumishore designs, develops and manufactures its systems exclusively in Swansea, U.K. and has proven itself to be the premier supplier of underwater LED lighting solutions for all sizes of boats from RIBs to the world’s largest Superyachts. Complete in-house capabilities have enabled Lumishore to create exceptionally powerful marine lighting systems with the highest light output available from 1,100 to over 23,000 fixture lumens. Lumishore is the only underwater LED lighting provider with full Lloyd’s Type Approval including safety critical EMI/EMC testing and compliance.
Although a fairly new industry LED marine lighting has already seen huge advancements in technology and efficiency along with depth in product offering and capabilities. Along with making the waterways safer these products will continue to push the line in the future and we look forward to seeing what’s next.
Call or email to set up your custom installation of underwater LED lights for your boat today!
When looking for the next control unit for your boat or watercraft efficiency, power as well as size are something to seriously consider. Look no further than Kicker Audio and their Kicker KMC. Kicker’s compact KMC2 digital media receiver packs a lot of performance into an easy-to-install package. Ideal for ATVs, boats, golf carts, and more. This receiver fits into a standard gauge opening, so it’s a great pick when you want a lot of sound, but don’t have a lot of space to work with.
The big LED display gives you the info you need, while the watertight, UV-resistant face and durable controls will stand up to the rigors of marine and outdoor use. The one downside is this unit will not play CDs. Although it does have a built-in amp supplying 25 watts x 4 RMS/50 peak x 4 channels.
The Kicker KMC2 is equipped with the latest in bluetooth technology.
Built-in Bluetooth technology for hands-free talking and audio streaming. Works with most Bluetooth enabled cell phones and devices with a maximum communication range of almost 33 feet, which can have you in total control of your unit from most anywhere on your boat!
Whether the Kicker KMC2 or another unit that you choose for your boat, Epic Audio can help from idea to installation and have you cruising on the water with high quality sound in no time at all. Everything we do here at Epic Audio, has the highest standards of clean installation. Our wiring, identification and installations are thoroughly inspected and planned out to be and epic job well done. Contact us today to Learn More.
The ActiveCaptain® app lets you view and control your compatible² chartplotter from your smartphone or tablet.
Once you pair your chartplotter with the app, you won’t have to worry about bringing an SD™ card to the boat and back again. Thanks to the wireless connection, your chartplotter will receive notifications and updates directly from the app. You can turn on smart notifications to see calls, text messages and more on your chartplotter display while your phone is tucked away somewhere safe and dry.
The built-in OneChart feature keeps your cartography within reach. Once you download the ActiveCaptain® app and sync with your chartplotter, you can access and update your maps and charts from your mobile phone at any time. Even purchase new maps and charts from the OneChart storefront in the app, and see them on your chartplotter.
Quickdraw Contours software makes it easy to create your own HD maps with 1’ contours. The Quickdraw Contours Community makes it easy to upload and share your Quickdraw Contours map data with your fellow boaters. Or, with zero button presses1, you can download the latest community content.
You probably turn to fellow boaters when you want to know more about marinas and other points of interest in the area. Now you can connect with members of the ActiveCaptain Community to get up-to-date feedback — no matter where you are.
In the app, you can easily plan a trip or pre-fish a lake, and ActiveCaptain® will automatically sync with your chartplotter. Any marked waypoints and routes will seamlessly transfer between your chartplotter and the app, so you can access them anywhere.
Epic Audio is experienced and authorized to sell and install Garmin products like GPSMaps Chartplotters, Weather Units, Watches and more. Please call for your free quote today! 573-346-1909
²Helm is not compatible with ECHOMAP series chartplotters
Conveniently located in the heart of Missouri, The Lake of the Ozarks is the Midwest’s premier lake resort destination, offering world-class boating and fishing. At its deepest points Lake of The Ozarks can reach 130 feet deep and covers over 61,000 square miles.
While a great place for fun and adventure it is also important to understand some safety tips for our lake. No matter how much experience you have, it’s always a good idea for everyone to understand boating safety rules and practices before leaving the dock. Below are a few safety tips to help you boat responsibly and enjoy your time on Lake of The Ozarks this summer and in the future.
Be prepared with safety gear
You can’t always predict an emergency, so be prepared for any situation. Here are some essential items to keep on board no matter the size of your boat: flashlight with extra batteries, first aid kit, whistle ropes and a fire extinguisher.
Bring the proper life jackets
Life jackets do more than simply keep you afloat. Many are designed to turn an unconscious person face up and even help prevent hypothermia. By law, all boats must have a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket for each person on board. Some states also require children to wear life jackets at all times.There are many types of life jackets on the market. Make sure the one you buy is appropriate for your on-water activity.
Take a boating safety course
The U.S. Coast Guard estimates that 70% of boating accidents are caused by operator error. Before you leave the dock, make sure you know the rules and your responsibilities.
There are several online courses available, including a few free courses. The Boat US Foundation offers a free online boating safety course developed specifically for each individual state. The U.S. Coast Guard offers an additional list of online and hands-on courses for boating safety.
Use common sense on the water
Rules on the water aren’t much different than rules on the road. It’s important to use common sense, such as staying alert at all times, operating at a safe speed and ensuring that passengers stay safely within the boat’s railings. Also while anchored it is important if you have swimmers in the water they are clearly visible to other boaters.
Develop a Float Plan
Whether you choose to inform a family member or staff at your local marina, let someone else know where you’re going and how long you’re going to be gone. A float plan can include the following information: name, address, and phone number of trip leader and passengers; boat type and registration information; trip itinerary; and, types of communication and signal equipment onboard, such as an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon or Personal Locator Beacon.
We wish everyone a fun time on the lake, and really, really encourage safe boating and please, never drink and drive! Have an Epic rest of your Summer!!