Redesigned Axis Wake Research A22 will debut at Surf Expo

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 The new Axis Wake Research A22 has a 102-inch beam, upgraded vinyl seating and the new AW15 Tower.

The new Axis Wake Research A22 has a 102-inch beam, upgraded vinyl seating and the new AW15 Tower.

A completely new boat from the hull up, the 2015 Axis Wake Research A22 is a total redesign of the original A22, the very first Axis model to hit the water.

With a new wake-and-wave-maximizing hull, the 22-footer is built to for wakeboarders and wakesurfers of all skill levels. With Surf Gate, users can ride a customized wave and transfer from side to side.

Axis and Malibu CEO Jack Springer said the A22 will debut at Orlando’s Surf Expo trade show on Sept. 4.

“With the ongoing evolution of Axis, we felt it was time to take the A22 to the next level,” he said in a statement. “We’ve had so much fun with this boat. The insiders who’ve gotten to see it and drive it just can’t stop talking about it.”

The A22 has new hull graphics and three new metal-flake gel color options, a 102-inch beam and upgraded vinyl seating for as many as 15 people.

For 2015, the A22 features the new AW15 Tower, a new interior, deeper storage, walk-through bow, and Livorsi shifter. Upgrade options include Zero Off GPS Cruise and high-fidelity WetSounds speakers and amps.

Axis has seen growth in the watersports industry since its 2009 founding, reaching sixth in market share within three years and sitting in the No. 4 position as of this June. Together, Malibu and Axis are in control of more than 35 percent of the North American market.


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