Following updates to the A22 and A20 the last two years, Axis has now redesigned and updated its flagship boat, the A24. Long known in wakeboarding and wakesurfing circles as offering some of the best wakes and waves for the price, the A24 has improved upon its hull design for a smoother ride in rougher water. Add to that an additional 4 inches of freeboard from the previous design, and the crew now has a more comfortable and drier ride.
The higher freeboard and new design cues give the A24 a sleeker look that still maintains the bold, aggressive lines for which Axis is known. New customization options provide buyers more ways to make the A24 their own, while design accents such as billeted aluminum in the dash and cabin areas add to the upgraded look. Another advantage of the increased freeboard is additional storage. The A24 features some of the deepest storage we’ve seen in the wakeboat class. The main portside seat in the cockpit features a new vertical hinge, providing easier access to the optional Engel soft cooler that fits beneath. Up front, the lines of the bow have been scaled back, adding to the sleek look while retaining plenty of room for friends to ride comfortably facing forward or aft.
The bread and butter of the A24 are the wakes and waves, thanks to the available Surf Gate and the Power Wedge III technology mounted at the transom. For 2021, the Power Wedge III now has more positions it can be set at, allowing for even greater control over the size and shape of wakeboarding wakes and wakesurfing waves. Press a button to activate Surf Gate, and riders can instantly ride endless waves on either side of the boat. Start the Power Wedge at position 1 for a longer wave with a more mellow face. Bump it toward position 6, and it gets shorter and steeper. For added convenience, riders can use the Surf Band—a wearable device that allows control of boat speed, Power Wedge position, Surf Gate (for easy transfers) and tower speaker volume.
Our A24 test model was equipped with the Malibu Monsoon M5Di engine designed and manufactured in-house, which had plenty of torque for getting on plane while filled with ballast, but was still economical—burning around 6 gph at wakesurf speeds.
- New audio system provides better sound coverage throughout the boat.
- New trash bin conveniently located in the walk-through.
- Transom seat easily slides to become rear-facing bench, allowing passengers to watch the action.
Dry Weight: 5,250 lb.
Ballast: 5,320 lb. (with Power Wedge deployed)
Seat/Weight Capacity: 18/2,538 lb.
Fuel Capacity: 76 gal.
How We Tested
Engine: Monsoon M5Di
Gear Ratio: 2.00:1
Fuel Load: 38 gal.
Crew Weight: 300 lb.
Axis Wake Research – Loudon, Tennessee; 865-458-5478; axiswake.com