The annual Miami International Boat Show (MIBS) is one of the largest boat shows in the world and attracts thousands of attendees, exhibitors and boating enthusiasts to see the latest and greatest in the marine industry. It is also home to the prestigious National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Innovations Awards. These awards honor exceptionally innovative new consumer products in the global marine industry.

FUSION is excited to announce that the STEREOACTIVE, the world’s first purpose-built portable marine stereo, has won the NMMA Innovation Award in the category of Watersport Equipment!

The Innovation Awards program, organized by the NMMA and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI), recognizes exceptionally innovative, new consumer marine products that best meet the criteria of “Having innovative distinction from other products currently manufactured in the marine industry; providing benefit to the marine industry and/or consumer; providing practicality of use; and are cost-effective.”

This year MIBS rebranded their well-known ‘All Industry Breakfast” to the “Innovation Breakfast”, where winners were announced. The rebranding highlights and honors the innovations that are presented each year and is a fitting name for the prestigious event.

The recognition from this award win further cements the fact that the STEREOACTIVE is the perfect accompaniment to any small boat and made for boaties who desire a portable, high quality audio system, without the constraints and cost of installing a permanent audio entertainment system.

“After 10 years in the industry, we really wanted to push the boundaries and enable smaller boats to easily and cost effectively add quality, purpose-built entertainment to their vessel. When we created STEREOACTIVE, we designed an audio entertainment system that was engineered for the ocean, but is just as practical to use 365 days a year in any outdoor or indoor application” said Chris Baird, Managing Director of FUSION Entertainment.

This adds to the growing number of awards and accolades that STEREOACTIVE has received in recent months; it was recently nominated for a DAME Award shortly after its launch at Surf Expo in Orlando, following on the heels of the coolest gear of the show award at PADDLE Expo.

The NMMA Innovation Award is the first award given directly by our peers in the marine industry and FUSION is humbled and excited to continue to share our innovation and ground-breaking products with the world.

We can’t wait to see what’s next in store for STEREOACTIVE!

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