The Axis wakeboat is no newcomer to the market. Built under the heritage of first-rate Malibu boats, Axis Wake brings you all the class and quality you’d expect from a leading boat builder – but at a price that you can get excited about if you’ve ever wanted to own a dedicated wake machine. The exclusive importers, Boating International, give us a closer look at what we can expect from the now-in-South Africa Axis T22.
Axis Wake revealed the all-new T22 in Austin, Texas at the end of 2013. This versatile, 22-foot wake craft meets the demand of those who prefer a traditional bow style, while offering new advancements in hull design, styling and modernday features including the autoset Wedge and Surf Gate.
Designed for people who demand performance, without the big price tag, the T22 offers all of the affordable essentials that Axis Wake is known for. Combined with a new hull, the T22 delivers a wakeboarding and wakesurfing experience akin with the best out there.
With a wide beam at 102 inches, this boat creates comfort and space with seating for up to 15 people. The T22’s cab-forward design offers the largest lounge area in its class, and its balanced weight distribution delivers a quick hole-shot with less bow rise. The level ride increases the driver’s visibility, passenger safety and overall comfort.
The helm features a best-in-class, full-swivel driver’s seat, precision throttle and effortless steering system. The T22 also allows you to add the optional rear-facing flipup seat to keep your passengers’ attention on the rider, and its walkthrough design gives you easy and open access to the playpen-style bow. The upgraded interior across the entire Axis line-up is also a pleasant improvement for 2014.
CEO Jack Springer is excited for what the T22 brings to the line-up and brand as a whole. “Since 2009, Axis Wake Research has rocketed to number six in market share on the strength of two models, the A22 and A20,” Springer said. “We’ve added a third picklefork model with the A24. And now, the T22 is an extraordinary boat that captures the essence of Axis, yet brings new improvements and features to the fastest growing brand in the history of our segment. At our recent dealer meeting, everyone who experienced the T22 came off the water raving about the ride, the customer’s choice of interior packages and the wake and wakesurfing wave. This boat is a homerun, no question!”