2014 Axis A20 Review

Wakeboard Boat Review

The smallest model in the Axis Boats line, the Axis A20 offers a more manageable size for smaller waterways and convenient garage storage and towing. But the 20-footer sacrifices nothing in great wake shape and rider-centric function. For 2014, Surf Gate is available on all Axis boats, which is a huge plus for the A20 in its second model year. With Surf Gate, you can swap your wave from side to side on the fly while your boat stays evenly weighted, so you can do new tricks, such as transfers, or just surf your opposite side more often. Inside, the lounge feels bigger than what you'd expect in a compact boat. Axis' focus on simple, functional design helps maximize space in the A20, resulting in a lounge that feels a lot bigger than its dimensions would suggest. In fact, everything on the A20 is made to be rugged and low maintenance. The fiberglass floor is available with a snap-in carpet or mat, which is a huge time saver because you can just hose everything down when you're done. Meanwhile, the nonslip grip tape on the deck will keep people safe and your upholstery looking newer longer, and the dash features simple, analog gauges and switches that are quick and convenient.

The Axis A20 is the best wakeboard boat for you if: You want a boat that shares Axis' amazing wakes, low-maintenance style and rider-centric functionality in a smaller size that fits standard garages, trailers easily and complies with size-restricted waterways.

Axis Wake A20 2014 Specs

Length: 20'

Beam: 98"

People: 11

Load capacity: 1,600 lb.

Fuel: 48 gal.

Dry weight: 3,500 lb.

Standard ballast: 800 lb.

Max. ballast: 2,100 lb.

Standard engine: Monsoon 330 hp 5.7L CAT

Max. horsepower: 450