Axis Wake Research A22 Wake Boat
Axis Wake Research is swamping the entry-level wakeboard boat market with big wake performance, rider-centric design, core style and pride of ownership. The new A22 wakeboard boat from Axis is 22 feet of complete core rider accommodation without the typical big wake price tag. The A22 is optimized for big wakes through hull design, ballast configuration and optional wake enhancement. Customizable seating, well-designed storage and rider-inspired interior amenities make the A22 as much of a tool for watching the action as it is for creating it. With dock appeal that transcends the entry class, this boat has a sharp look all it’s own. The Axis A22 is a wakeboard boat pulling the pride of ownership back to price-point buyers with quality construction and a comprehensive approach to wake-specific engineering. The Axis Wake Research A22 is centered on you.
The Axis Wake Research Team designed and built this boat from scratch to kick-up well defined walls of water. This is not a cross-over boat nor was it built to pull a variety of water sports, it is a big wake machine and Axis makes no apologies for that. Their loyalties lie with riders and their families who spend their time in search of big, perfectly sculpted wakes for wakeboarding, wakesurfing and wakeskating. The A22 wake is clean and solid for first-time to world-class riding levels. The consistent lip caters to a variety of riding styles and shifting passenger weight does not compromise the shape.
In addition to wake-specific hull design, the A22 offers effective wake enhancement. The Wakebox 900 Ballast System is included in each A22 and is the only hard tank, sub-floor wake enhancement system available in the price-point class. The Wakebox is comprised of three hard ballast tanks mounted below the floor in both the rear and center of the boat, totaling 900 pounds. Opt for the Axis Plug N’ Play Ballast System and add up to 1275 pounds more to your A22 in the form of custom designed Fly High sacks with quick disconnects. The Plug N’ Play ballast will make its home on either side of the engine and in the bow, all locations can be filled and drained at the dash. Looking for another 1000 pounds of displacement? Add the exclusive Axis Auto Set Wedge and you will bring your wake footprint to nearly 3200 pounds of displacement. All of this without compromising floor space and barely encroaching on your storage areas.
The A22 has room for 13 with lounge seating covered in corrosion-resistant GT Premium Grade 30 oz. Marine Vinyl. The under-seat storage can swallow all the gear and more. Under-seat storage lighting is available for function and chill factor in red, white or blue LED colors. The machined aluminum AXray kick panels surrounding the sub-lounge storage offer enough visibility to keep track of your items along with an amazing look, especially when lit. The ballast-free rear storage area is unobstructed and offers an above engine storage bin to gently warm those chilly wakeboarding accessories like wet suits, rash guards and life vests. Seating is plentiful and customizable for a variety of riding situations. The rear seat is branded as Skybox seating and gives passengers VIP treatment with a removable bench that can be position anywhere in the center of the lounge. Axis also designed the available ChillA X convertible walk-through seat to accommodate another wake sport spectator and provide a back rest for an additional passenger in the bow. Studded with three stainless steel cup holders, available MTX speakers, textured vinyl, colored accents and a laser-cut Axis badge, the side panel is something you would expect to see in a much more expensive boat. The TriAX Bow is wide enough for a group not just a couple and its open lounge style is the ultimate in comfort. The TriAX area of the boat is also accessorized with stainless steel cup holders and available MTX speakers as well as a laser-cut Axis nameplate and color accented upholstery.
The Driver Experience
The Helm of the A22 welcomes a driver and as many as four observers with comfortable seating. The oversized driver’s seat is equipped with dual density foam and the dash ergonomically designed for perfect driver control. Even the back of the driver’s seat is special with an engineered contour that supports yet another rear facing seat to enjoy the action.
At the dash Medallion gauges house scrolling digital screens displaying everything from fuel to depth to cruise control functions. Three-stage rocker switches command nearly every boat system with ease. The driver is also commanding 335 horses of fuel-injected power. The Indmar Axis AR335 MPI 335 horsepower engine is standard in the A22 and a catalyst version is for owners in California. The A22 even extends driver control with rack and pinion steering and a phenomenal rough-water ride.
The A22’s gel coat accents introduce shards of color to a sharp hull and deck design. Available in 9 standard compositions and four “Tricked Out” versions, the A22 has a customizable look. You can even opt for a completely solid boat available in five different colors. The aggressively angular bow finishes the tough look and adds another unique element to this price-point boat. The FatAX tower combines fat 3-inch black powder coated aluminum tubing and billet aluminum bases for one-of-kind rear sweeping wakeboard tower that is as easy on the eyes as it is to collapse. The FatAX tower is through bolted to the deck with a backing plate for added strength. No corners cut, just pricing slashed. The Wingless MH Windshield accentuates the rugged simplicity of the A22 with a custom look never before seen in the water sports industry.
All of this performance, accommodation and style is created with production practices and materials approved by the best selling water sports boat manufacturer in the world. Axis Wake Research is offering price-point segment-leading Limited Lifetime protection complete with a 3-year engine warranty including fuel and electrical systems and a 2-year bow to stern.
Base MSRP: $39,995 (Price as shown in photos: $44,545)
Weight: 3600 lbs
Fuel: 48 gal
Horse Power: 335
Prop: CNC Nibral 4-blade 13.5 X 16