With the T235, Axis launches a new model in what has become a sweet-spot size segment for watersports boat buyers. The 23-foot-5-inch T235 delivers both the signature Axis styling as well as a high-level of watersports performance.
The T235 boasts room for 16 friends and family members. We discovered comfort throughout thanks to a higher freeboard and deeper seating. The traditionally shaped bow offers classic looks without mellowing out the bold lines on which Axis built its name (and image). Hinged seating through the T235’s wraparound cockpit provides easy storage access. The sliding rear bench allows comfortable viewing of the action in the wake.
That on-water action is the T235’s bread and butter. With both the trademarked Surf Gate and Power Wedge III systems working in unison with the 4,780 pounds of available ballast, the T235 produces riding surfaces for all styles and ability levels. The Wake Plus hull design not only displaces more water, but it also creates clean, highly consistent wakes and waves. The magic of the Power Wedge III is how it customizes the shape and style of both, making them steeper and more rampy or longer and mellower, which means riders new or beyond advanced will be stoked to get out and catch waves or air.
When the riding is done, there is plenty of room for lounging on the large transom sun pad. A step down to the swim platform makes getting in and out of the T235 easy, and it’s also a great spot for watching the kiddos go for a swim.
Of three different available dash packages, we recommend the Premium Sport Dash option, with its soft touch keypad giving fingertip control of the Power Wedge, Surf Gate, ballast settings, lighting and more. The standard 7-inch touchscreen provides access to all the boat’s vitals and system controls. To the left are the Bluetooth-equipped stereo head unit and a wireless phone-charging station.
If you’re looking for a boat that mixes bold looks with a bit of traditional style, killer performance and ease of use, get on an Axis T235.
- Board racks hold up to eight boards with optional Bimini surfboard storage.
- Power Wedge III gets the T235 on plane quickly, even with the ballast full.
- All-new traditional styling makes the T235 an instant classic.
How We Tested
- Engine: Monsoon M6Di 430 hp
- Drive/Prop: V-drive/17″ x 15.5″ 1778
- Gear Ratio: 2.00:1 Fuel Load: 46 gal. Crew Weight: 350 lb.
Pricing and Specs
|Dry Weight:||5,400 lb.|
|Seat/Weight Capacity:||16/2,256 lb.|
|Fuel Capacity:||66 gal.|
Axis Wake Research – Loudon, Tennessee; 865-458-5478; axiswake.com