The 10 Best Marine Stereos
We spent 24 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. If you demand the same quality of music on your boat as you do in your car or at home, then have a look at these marine stereos. Offering easy installations that will not detract from the look of your dash, they are capable of playing music and podcasts via Bluetooth, USB and MP3 devices, along with FM and AM radio tuners. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best marine stereo on Amazon.
10. Kenwood KMRD765BT
The Kenwood KMRD765BT has a theft deterrent faceplate, so you don't need to worry about docking in more public areas. It also boasts dual phone connections, so you can hook it up to two devices at once. Unfortunately, it lacks a remote control.
- android rapid charge
- multilanguage display
- limited bluetooth range
|Rating||3.6 / 5.0|
9. JBL PRV-175
The JBL PRV-175 has a single-line LCD display and white illuminated button lighting that makes it easy to control your stereo in the dark. It also features a two-way iPod control that allows for operation from the iPod or stereo. However, installation can be difficult.
- 18 fm and 12 am presets
- mp3 id3 tag display
- doesn't come with a protective cover
|Rating||4.0 / 5.0|
8. BOSS AUDIO MGR350B
Designed for the music junkie who loves the open seas, the BOSS AUDIO MGR350B has controls for treble, bass, and balance. It is also compatible with audio from smartphones and MP3 players. Plus, its round shape suits classic style boats.
- comes with a three-year warranty
- 60 watts x 4 max power
- condensation forms on screen easily
|Rating||4.1 / 5.0|
7. Infinity INFPRV250
The Infinity INFPRV250 is a compact and lightweight stereo ideal for smaller vessels. It attaches easily to your stereo's accessory wire and has a highly sensitive tuner that picks up a lot of stations, even in areas with bad reception.
- totally waterproof unit
- bluetooth connectivity is dependable
- does not have a clock
|Rating||3.6 / 5.0|
6. Kenwood KMRD365BT
For those who cannot let go of their old discs, the Kenwood KMRD365BT will play standard CDs as well as take Bluetooth connections. You can charge your USB devices through the port in the front, and even make hands-free calling through the built-in microphone.
- front aux input
- display is dimmable
- salt and humidity resistant
|Rating||3.8 / 5.0|
5. JVC KD-X33MBS
Never be without your favorite music or talk shows with the SiriusXM compatible JVC KD-X33MBS. The interface lights up in a vibrant blue hue when turned on that helps you better see the controls, and there's a convenient answer call button on the front.
- reverse display cuts through glare
- also suitable for convertibles
- built-in ipod controls
|Rating||4.0 / 5.0|
4. Sony DSXMS60
The Sony DSXMS60 has a discreet USB docking station for compatible devices. It also boasts a handy wireless remote control that lets you choose the source, control the volume and more, so you can operate your stereo from across the boat.
- includes a storage case for the face
- 3-band equalizer
- moisture resistant front shield
|Rating||3.9 / 5.0|
3. Fusion Entertainment MS-RA70
The Fusion Entertainment MS-RA70 allows an installer the option of either mounting the stereo in the conventional dash finish or integrating it into a glass helm with a flush surface mount. It also boasts a full Apple or Android interface.
- optically bonded glass display
- 4 x 50 w class a amplifier
- two independent audio zones
|Rating||4.5 / 5.0|
2. JENSEN MS2ARTL
With Bluetooth interface capabilities, and iPhone and iPod connections, the JENSEN MS2ARTL is a very versatile stereo. The user can control all of the stereo's main functions from their smart phone with the Jensen jControl app, making it a convenient addition to any boat.
- made with uv resistant materials
- conformal coated circuit boards
- standard din chassis
|Rating||4.6 / 5.0|
1. Aquatic AV AQ-MP-5BT
The Aquatic AV AQ-MP-5BT features plug-and-play installation, and a flush mount design that connects to existing factory stereo connectors, so you won't need to make any changes to your system to install it. Plus, it supports Bluetooth connections.
- salt fog tested for 400 hours
- uv stable for extended sun exposure
- low heat lcd screen
|Rating||4.7 / 5.0|