LOUDON, Tenn., Aug. 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Axis Wake Research™ is proud to announce the latest version of the T23, the traditional-bow, performance-minded, value-driven watersports towboat for 2019.
The 23.5-foot flagship of the T Series is moving into its second generation, which means a great thing just got better. With seating for 16, a huge wake and wave as well as a plush interior and quality construction in a traditional bow shape, the T23 checks all the boxes.
The layout of the T23 is ideal for families, but don’t let that fool you into thinking this boat is only good for afternoon cruising. The T23 tops out at 4,600 pounds of available ballast, which makes a completely different class of wake with over 1,500 pounds more ballast than the competition.
This wall of water is carved into a legendary Axis wake or wave with our Wake Plus™ Hull, industry leading Surf Gate™, and the new and improved Power Wedge™ III upgrading the Performance Surf Package for 2019. The all-new Power Wedge III has five more degrees of lift and more usable positions, which means you have more wake and gas saving possibilities than ever before.
Control this wake-shaping technology while you ride with our exclusive Surf Band™. Adjust the speed up or down, tweak the Power Wedge III to dial in your wake or wave, turn up your music, and even switch your surf side for perfect transfers every time—all without yelling at the driver.
Inside, the second-generation T Series is all about the spacious lounge area. Wraparound seating makes space for 16 with ratcheting Chillax hinges that effortlessly turn bench seating into rear-facing with one hand. The innovative sliding Skybox Seat™ goes from conversation pit to behind-the-boat action in one simple movement so there are plenty of seats to face the action. Soft Grip flooring keeps passengers safe and cleanup to a minimum, and available clamping swivel board racks keep your gear off the floor.
At the helm, the modern LCD screen is complemented by classic analog gauges for vital information at a glance. In keeping with the simplistic functionality that made Axis famous, all your wake and wave controls are at arm’s length and easy to use when you’re pulling a rider.
“The all-new Axis T23 fits more wake performance and style into this family favorite 23-foot size than ever before,” said Eric Bondy, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Axis Wake Research and Malibu Boats. “This was already a really popular boat, but with the second-generation upgrades the 2019 T23 is going to be everywhere.”
You can make your 2019 Axis 100% you with customization options of 27 eye-catching gel coat choices, five different stereo packages, and two vinyl textures to create your one-of-a-kind T23. You can even opt for an all-out package for a colored interior. The tower can be decked out with up to four bungee or clamping board racks as well as an integrated bimini to keep the lounge shaded no matter what time of day or year. For more information and to build your custom T23 visit axiswake.com.
The new 2019 T23 towboats are available now at Axis retailers worldwide. Call your local dealer to get out on the water today!
About Malibu Boats
Malibu Boats, Inc. is the world's largest manufacturer of watersports towboats, four of every ten performance sports boats worldwide. Malibu sells the Wakesetter, M235 and Response models -- as well as the Axis Wake Research brand -- through a global dealer network. With approximately 675 Malibu employees worldwide, over 1,200 with Cobalt and four manufacturing facilities in California, Tennessee, Kansas and Australia, Malibu builds boats to help you live a #lifewithoutlimits on the water. (NASDAQ: MBUU) | @malibuboats | #thetruthisonthewater
Brennan Galbraith, Market Coordinator
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