2023 Axis A225


Axis A225 wakesurfing
The trademarked Surf Gate and Power Wedge III systems serve up amazing wakes and waves. Garrett Cortese

The A22 kicked off the price-conscious, performance-packed Axis brand more than a decade ago. Now the Tennessee boatbuilder comes along with the A225, a model that is more refined and with an even bigger punch in terms of wakes and waves.

The A225 retains the Axis signature pickle-fork bow, while an updated sheerline and contour ring in the 2023 model year in a bold way. The wide bow is spacious all the way around, and comfortable for passengers to face either direction thanks to one long cushion that runs across the front.

Axis A225 bow seating
The wide bow is spacious all the way around. Garrett Cortese

With room for 15, the A225 accommodates a good-size crew. Wraparound seating is made even more comfortable thanks to the higher freeboard, and seating can be customized with the sliding rear bench and optional pop-up backrest on the port side, allowing better viewing of the action. Underneath each seat and in the main transom lockers live a ton of storage.

Up above, the trademarked AW20 tower can hold multiple board racks for even more storage, along with the requisite Bimini top and speaker cans. The optional shock package allows the AW20 to easily lower and raise, making the A225 a great option if your boat needs to go in a garage.

Axis A225 helm
There’s a Premium Sport Dash option with wireless phone charger. Garrett Cortese

The trademarked Surf Gate and Power Wedge III systems serve up wakes and waves. Surf Gate deploys on the port and starboard sides, offsetting where the wakes converge and creating a wave on the opposite side. This allows for quick transfers, adding a new element to the wakesurfing fun. Once deployed, the Power Wedge III pulls the transom of the A225 deeper, displacing more water and shaping larger wakes and waves. It can be set at six positions, allowing riders to customize the shape, whether beginners or advanced. Easily control Surf Gate, the Power Wedge, and the ballast and cruise-control functions at the helm with the updated touchscreen and optional Sport Dash keypad.

The Axis A225 checks many boxes for watersports boat buyers seeking high performance, aggressive looks and ease of use. Check out this new Axis. It is an all-around watersports machine.

Axis A225 cockpit
Wraparound seating is made even more comfortable thanks to the higher freeboard. Garrett Cortese

High Points

  • Power Wedge helps planing with minimal bow rise.
  • Surf Band controls Surf Gate, Power Wedge, cruise speed and stereo volume.
  • Premium Sport Dash option with wireless phone charger.
  • Aggressive lines with classic styling for 2023.
Axis A225 performance data
Axis A225 Certified Test Results Boating Magazine

How We Tested

  • Engine: Monsoon M6Di 430 hp
  • Drive/Prop: V-drive/15″ x 15.75″ 2277
  • Gear Ratio: 1.76:1 Fuel Load: 39 gal. Crew Weight: 350 lb.

Pricing and Specs

Price: $100,591
LOA: 22’5″
Beam: 8’6″
Draft: 2’3″
Dry Weight: 4,900 lb.
Ballast: 4,175 lb.
Seat/Weight Capacity: 15/2,115 lb.
Fuel Capacity: 56 gal.

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