By: Scott Way
Finland's Axopar Boats has partnered with Dutch watersports company JOBE to release the all-new multipurpose 'Revolve XXII.' The new flagship model is based off the 22 Spyder platform Axopar unveiled in September, and will offer consumers a fully furnished watersports package without requiring the post-purchase spending spree. The 22 Spyder itself is a truncated version of Axopar's larger designs and boasts their signature style at a fraction of the cost. On top of that, the 22 Spyder offers an attractive pricepoint by virtue of being shipped inside individualized containers that reduce transport costs and associated retail prices. The new Revolve XXII will reach North American markets as a trailerable package with an estimated MRSP of around $33,000 USD. Axopar has made several bold moves in 2020, most notably their spring collaboration with Brabus to create the luxury Shadow Cabin 500 that made our list of the top 5 most innovative designs of 2020.
The Revolve XXII will be offered with a custom graphics packages and comes with a complete watertoy set including stand-up paddleboards, a sea scooter, waterskiis, wakeboards, and tubes. The graphics package will include neon green decals and a custom-hand painted turquoise color scheme boosted by JOBE detailing and a 'Revolve' hull-wrap. The watersports package will also include handy add-ons like a hammock, a 12v air pump, tow rope, and PFD's. New buyers will also get a JOBE gift card to spend on items from the JOBE webstore. Different floorplans will also be offered with different social layouts as well as an optional toilet, aft deck shower, or bimini sunshade. Standard power options for factory-direct boats will be Mercury outboards ranging from 115-200 hp. Dealers will have the option for alternative outboard options from other manufacturers.
In a company statement, Axopar co-founder and creative and innovations director Jan-Erik Viitaa stated, “We see our customers searching to broaden their experiences on the water, seeking excitement and new adventures, which excites us to push boundaries and develop new fresh ideas for our customers, to surprise and disrupt this traditional market. We are excited to soon release the results of our unique collaboration with Jobe Sports.”
Jos Broekmeulen from JOBE Sports added, “(t)his collaboration is amazing as we got to work with a brand which shares our company values. Our team from Jobe and the Axopar team are likeminded and we get to work collectively on getting more people on the water together. Creating the best watersport experience out there for everyone to enjoy. Which is exciting for the whole team!”
Here's the breakdown for the 22 Spyder 'Revolve XXII':
LOA (excl. Engine)- 7.2 m / 23'7" Beam- 2. 23 m / 7'4" Draft to props- 0.8 m / 2'8" Weight (excl. Engine)- 1200 kg / 2650 lbs Passengers- 7 Fuel capacity- 60 gal / 230 L
Max speed- 45 knots / 51 mph
Outboard engines- 115 - 200 hp (Mercury standard)
Cruising speed-- 27 knots / 31 mph
Hull design- twin stepped 20 degree V 'Sharp entry hull'