It's no easy task making an already very good boat that much better. So when it comes to product evaluation and product improvement, no matter how many management meetings and 'think-tank' groups we wish to assemble, Axopars most valuable single resource will always be the feedback and experience given to us by our customers out there using and enjoying our boats, in different regions across the world.
Only Axopar customers and their partners, their families and friends have a true understanding of what works best with our boats and what aspects, perhaps, could do with being improved. To the casual observer any 2018 model year improvements will appear as subtle ones and, as the following list will confirm, much unseen work has been carried out to make every hull designation that much more comfortable, stiffer, stronger, safer and more responsive than ever before.
Without tampering with the boat's essential DNA and core values, customers already familiar with the outgoing model will immediately notice that every detail they can see, touch and feel about the all new Axopar 28 has been improved.
Axopar have increased the stakes in terms of quality and engineering, such that every shape and curvature has been honed to perfection with an extensive re-think of our modular construction. Everything from the hull stringers, transom, engine mounting etc has been revised and will be stronger and stiffer, with an enhanced level of fit & finish than ever before.
An extensive weight analysis programme ensured the target weight for the new boat has remained the same as the previous model (example: 28 T-Top weight 1790kg ex engines).
For added stability and improved balance, the hull has been scaled by 1.5%, equating to slightly longer length overall (increased by 13cm) and wider beam (increased by 5cm) and for greater passenger comfort inside the cockpit, the hull sides have been raised by 8cm and the deck level by 4cm respectively.
AXOPAR 28 OPEN
The Axopar 28 Open is a stylish open walk-around day cruiser. Versatile and easy to handle, the 28 open has plenty of room thanks to its spacious configuration for sunbathing, water-sports, fishing, socialising or just cruising the Aussie coast.
The Axopar 28 Open helm and drivers position combined with its high and long windscreen provides you and your passengers a comfortable ride and keeps you dry in all driving conditions.
You and your guests can relax on the forward sunbathing area while cruising or enjoy the sunset by the large sofa and table. With speeds up to 49 knots the Axopar 28 Open is the perfect choice for a fun day out on the water.
Overall Length 9.18 m (30ft 1in)
Beam 2.95 m (9ft 8in)
Max Speed Range 32-48 kts
Fuel Capacity 300 l
Overall Length (excl. Engine/bathing platform) 8,75 m (28ft 8in)
Height (Waterline to Targa incl. Light Mast) 2,85 m (9ft 4in)
Height (Waterline to Window excl. Targa) 1,60 m (5ft 3in)
Draft to props 0.80m
Weight (excl. Engine) 1770 kg
Passengers 8 persons
Berths 4 persons (2+2)
Classification B offshore CE
Outboard engines 200 - 400 hp
Fuel consumption, cruise 1.75 l / nm (350 hp @ 30 knots)
Hull design Twin stepped 22 degree V "Sharp entry hull"
STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS - AXOPAR 28 OPEN
HULL AND DECK: Hull in Vinylester resin for the first coats and deck in GRP material, Stainless steel cleats aft, central and forward, Large anchor box with drainage in bow, Large stowage lockers on foredeck, Large bumper list in grey, White painted aluminum window profile, Light green tinted toughened glass windscreen and side windows, Self-draining deck, Pulpit and cockpit handles in hand polished stainless steel, Deck and hatches with anti-skid finishing, Large storage hatches on aft deck, Fender storage on aft deck, Twin bathing platforms in Esthec with telescopic bathing ladder, Integrated bracket for outboard engines.
HELM CONSOLE: Integrated iPad console, Nextel painted dashboard panels, Illuminated
pushbuttons, Hydraulic steering with tilt function, Leather steering wheel with Axopar logo, 2 x Cup holders, 12V Power outlet, Compass, Harbour cover for helm and driver/co-pilot seats.
DECK LAY-OUT AND SEATING: Walk-around deck, Sociable sofa on foredeck with optional cushions, table and sun bed, Separate driver and co-pilot seats with flip-up front and outer armrest, Storage under co-pilot seat, Lowered floor level for driving while standing, Wide aft sofa with armrests, Storage under aft sofa, Large aft deck area with twin storage hatches, Side consoles with cup holders, Walnut wood threshold in foredeck stowage, "Silvertex" Taupe, Graphite, Sterling and Cobre material on driver/co-pilot seats and aft sofa, Harbour
cover for aft sofa.
ELECTRICS: Electrical control panel with battery switch and direct supply, Fuse control panel with automatic fuses, Navigation lights, Windscreen wipers, Electric bilge pump, Signal horn, 3 x Power outlets 12V.
FRONT DECK STOWAGE AREA/TOILET: Large stowage area/optional toilet accessed from fore deck.
OTHER: 2 x Removable stainless steel transom bars, Aluminium fuel tank 260l, Bow thruster preparation in hull, 2 kg Fire extinguisher, Manual bilge pump.
RECOMMENDED OPTIONS AND UPGRADES
Stand out even more from the crowd with the special edition R with hull & deck in cool grey, details and optional rails painted black, seats in exclusive Niroxx fabric.
Choose the fishing package which includes a railing with rod holders installed on aft edge of roof or rod holders are integrated to targa arch and two rod holders installed on deck.
ENGINE OPTIONS & UPGRADES
We recommend the 200 hp Verado XL engine on the Axopar 28 model or choose the Verado XL250hp/6cyl or Verado XL 300hp for even more fun on the water.