02 November 2020
The Axopar 28 remains a popular model from the Italian boatbuilder. Coming in three different configurations – the Cabin, T-Top or Open versions – the 28’s multifunctional use, performance and intuitive handling has attracted a loyal customer base.
The Axopar 28 has undergone a series of carefully orchestrated, customer-led improvements and an updated options list for the 2021 Model Year, intended to bring the 28 more in-line with the look and feel of the all-new Axopar 37 range.
To the casual observer, any 2018 model year improvements will appear as subtle ones, but a significant amount of unseen work has been carried out to make every hull designation more comfortable, safer and more responsive.
Foremost among these changes is a new driver’s console with associated navigation and driver aids.
In a quest to unify electronic systems across all Axopar models, Simrad® technology will replace the Axopar 28’s previously used Garmin instrumentation.
The best of these new instrumentation options for the A-28 is a marginally wider and more expansive, full-width Glass Helm Information Display.
The multi-functional display avoids the need for fragmented instrumentation and randomly located switchgear, by replacing this with a clean and modern looking, full-glass, bespoke graphic user-interface screen.
The Simrad® IDS system (Dual 12”) with custom glass screen is an integral aspect of the boat’s overall design.
Driver-focused and OEM brand-specific, it offers integrated vessel start-up check, eco/sport driving modes with active driving-assist features, entertainment and media control and monitoring via a simple touch-screen display. The system integration incorporates Mercury Marine outboard engines as well.
Externally, the Axopar 28 Cabin roof will feature a new design with integrated gunwales, which is further incentivised by the strong, outdoors adventure theme, an optional roof rack to bring along customers’ outdoors equipment like bicycles, kayaks and SUP board to mention but a few.
The 28’s rub rail protection around the outside of the hull has been improved. Similar to the Axopar 37, protection now includes an additional rub rail around the edge of the revised swim platforms as standard.
The standard colour for this will be grey, or black on boats with Brabus Line trim package visual upgrades.
The swim platforms have increased in size and boarding from the water is now significantly easier, courtesy of a new (optional), high-handle ladder, when added to the starboard side.