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How often do you wish you could have a new boat? If you’re like me, this feeling strikes a few times a year, but let’s face it, that’s just not practical. This month, we check out how you can, even on a budget, upgrade your current boat to take it from mild to wild!

Platinum Audio have made their spot in the market as the go to guys for marine audio. They’re focused on doing installations on world-class boats; and if they can do a professional job of upgrading the latest MasterCrafts and Princess Yachts, then rest assured they know how to do it right. In addition to the receivers, speakers, subs, and amps you’ll find at Platinum Audio, you’ll also find a super cool lighting kit to set the mood when the sun goes down. So, we went to them for professional advice on what you need to look for when upgrading your boat.

Naturally, cutting a hole, putting in a screw and connecting the wires sounds like an easy enough job – and if you’re proficient and confident enough, then give it a go – but be warned, it’s not as easy as it seems. If there’s one thing I can point out here and now, it’s that if you’re going to ‘pimp your boat’, you have to do it right – and that refers to the equipment (both accessories and tools), the cables, and the job! My advice; you don’t need the stress in your life; rather pay a couple extra bob and have the job done for you at Platinum Audio.

What to look for The air, water, salt, and sun that make boating so much fun can wreak absolute havoc on your boat’s electrical components and if your gear isn’t designed to withstand this environment, it won’t last a season. That’s why it’s so important to choose the right equipment for your boat’s audio system. From your CD receiver to your cables, everything needs to be ready for life on the water. Platinum Audio is the Africa distributor for Rockford Fosgate, Wet Sounds and JL Audio range of sound systems, and also deal in Fusion which are all top notch audio brands – if you have half an inkling of what good sound is, you’ll already know the brands.

Marine audio components Speakers — Look for plastic cones (such as polypropylene) and rubber surrounds – these will give you maximum weather protection. You’ll


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