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Windy Boats to Make U.S. Debut with Nautical Ventures

Published January 25th, 2021 by Bernardo

Windy Boats to Make U.S. Debut with Nautical Ventures

2020 Boat of the Year: Axopar 28 Cabin

Published December 16th, 2020 by Bernardo

Awarding the most prestigious prize in recreational boating is no easy task. And it’s not getting easier; the dedication to craftsmanship, performance and safety exhibited by contemporary boatbuilders continues to rise. Boats in all categories now prove better than ever, as a review of our five 2020 Boat of the Year finalists attests.

Axopar 22 Spyder first look: Trailable starter boat aims to distill the Axopar essence

Published September 8th, 2020 by Bernardo

 

 Axopar 22 Spyder first look: Trailable starter boat aims to distill the Axopar essence 

 

 Motor Boat & Yachting August 27, 2020 

It’s a great time to be in the market for an entry-level boat. Saxdor is making waves with its 200 Sport and with the 22 Spyder, Axopar clearly wants a slice of the action, too. 

The headline news is that you can get an Axopar 22 Spyder with a 115hp Mercury outboard for less than €50,000 including VAT. 

For that, you get a scaled-down version of Axopar’s excellent twin-stepped hull, deep walkaround deck spaces, and well protected seating. 

Crucially, with a beam of 7ft 4in (2.23m) the Axopar 22 Spyder will comfortably fit on a road trailer. 

As with the Axopar 28 and 37 there is a range of deck layouts including a multi-storage option with sunpad for storing water toys and one with a U-shaped sofa at the stern with a toilet compartment in the console, which boosts the 22 Spyder’s dayboat credentials significantly. 

There’s no word yet on whether there will be a T-top variant available, so it’s the fully open 22 Spyder for now but it seems likely that some sort of fixed shade version will be in the pipeline. 

Doesn’t it look great as an open boat, though? Low, lean, and full of purpose, it has real muscle boat intent. 

The entry-level one is unlikely to have muscle boat performance but with the optional 175hp motor on the back, it should comfortably top 40 knots. 

If Axopar has successfully managed to distill the best of its larger models into a compact 23-footer then we’re in for a real treat. 

LOA: 23ft 2in (7.2m)

Beam: 7ft 4in (2.23m)

Engines: Single outboard 115-175hp

Top speed: 40 knots

Starting price: €49,000 inc VAT 

Highfield Boats to Launch New SPORT RIB Collection for 2021

Published August 26th, 2020 by Bernardo

CANTON, GA – August 1, 2020 – Highfield Boats, the world’s leading manufacturer of aluminum RIBS and tenders, is proud to announce it will launch the brand new Highfield SPORT collection of rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) this fall for the 2021 model year.

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