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Unlock your next adventure with Axopar Whether you are new to boating or an experienced skipper, an Axopar provides an unmatched blend of performance, seakeeping and practicality

A xopar is a brand that defines a genre. Now the biggest motorboat builder in the Nordics, since its conception the company has sold over 2,500 boats and changed the way we think about outboard- powered sportsboats. By listening to its customers Axopar builds boats with broad appeal that can be specified to meet a huge range of cruising requirements, be that blasting through the piercing blue waters of the Florida Keys or keeping passengers safe and warmwithin the Arctic Circle. Those new to life on the water will appreciate

the safety and versatility of the deck spaces and predictable handling, be it whenmooring or at higher speeds, while others who have many sea miles under their belts will like the accomplished seakeeping in tough conditions, and the smooth power delivery of the outboardmotors. In a world where boaters want tomaximise their enjoyment on the water by combining boating with other hobbies like stand-up paddle boarding, fishing or scuba diving, no other range offers such boundless flexibility,meaning that with anAxopar you can unlock a newworld of adventure .

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The Axopar promise

Performance. With unmistakable, head-turning looks, anAxopar’s narrow entry bowwill cut through rough seas. The low planing threshold soon has you powering out of the hole giving rapid acceleration and superior cruising and fuel economy when paired withMercuryMarine’s latest lightweight 3.4-litreV6 or 4.6-litreV8 four-stroke engines and digital boat handling aids. Adventure. Fromfirst-time boaters all the way up to the most skilled skippers, Axopar customers are increasingly using their boats as a springboard to enjoy other land or on-water activities. Be it scuba diving, stand-up paddling, wake boarding or mountain biking, Axopar’s unique design allows owners to take all of their sports and adventure equipment with them. The Axopar range enables the spirit of adventure like no other. Handling. Axopar owners and passengers can look forward to a fundamentally dry, safe and rewarding ride from an air-lubricated, twin-step, low centre of gravity hull with deep-vee configuration for good directional stability and fantastic grip during cornering. Value. Our quality to price ratio is the core of our offering, allowing you the most ‘bang for your buck’ and an assurance of Nordic reliability. All boats can be enhanced and upgraded with a line of options or modules to suit your budget and adventure needs. Versatility. For island-hopping adventurers, through to serious water-skiers, scuba divers and sports fishermen, every type of boater will satisfy their needs fromone of Axopar’s Open, T-Top, Sun-Top, or Cabinmodels.

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AXOPAR OWNERS AXOPAR 37 ST SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Exploring the biggest natural harbour in the world

ForMark Dalgleish and his daughter Elodie boating is in the blood – and the family business

I t was actuallymy daughter Elodiewho came up with the idea for the business havingworked as a qualified skipper drivingRIBs in the Southof France,”saysMarkDalgleish.“There are plenty of choices of SydneyHarbour tours onbig boats but we offer somethingmore special: a chance to see the lesswell known andmore beautiful parts of the harbour.” Spectre , theirAxopar 37 SunTop is perfectly suited to this job, especially given the adaptations thatMark hasmade to the boat’s deck.“For us, seating capacity is everything so I opted tofit two aft-facing seatswhere thewetbarwouldusually be and, afterAxopar sentme

two spare seats, I had a local shipwrightmake detachable mounts so I canfit themjust forwardof the engines if needs be,”Mark explains. Withmid-range performance and reliability his biggest concern, the boat is fittedwith a pair of 250hpMercury Verados but evenwith a full complement of passengers the boat will comfortably cruise at 25 knots.“We have seen40 knots out of herwith a lighter load,”Mark adds,“but we’ve done 1,000hours in two years so it’s the ease of maintenance that ismost important tous.” Mark andElodie both grewupboating onSydneyHarbour and the business is an extensionof their love for thewater and thewonderful cruising the harbour has tooffer.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA 33.8688° S, 151.2093° E

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KEY WEST, USA AXOPAR 37 ST AXOPAR OWNERS

Why KeyWest is best

T he pursuit of an adrenaline fixhas always been in JackThomas’nature. In a previous life the hit was administered throughdirt bike racing andmarathons but now, inhis 50s, Jackneeded a newway tofind that buzz. Having settledon anAxopar 37 STwith a pair of 350hpoutboards Jack,withhis son and a skipper from dealerNauticalAdventures,did the delivery trip fromFort Lauderdale toKeyWest electing to take the offshore route south through theAtlantic. “We experienced consistent 4ft waves with the occasional 8-footer in themix,” Jack says.

After years of hiring boats, Jack Thomas took the plunge on his Axopar 37 ST, Beyond Amazing

“It remindedme of my dirt bike dayswhere you try to ride the topof the obstacle; the boat handled the conditions brilliantly.” BeyondAmazing ,which Jackbelieves is the onlyAxopar in theKeys,fits perfectlywithhis active lifestyle.“The best optional extra I fittedwas a roof rack,which allowsme to lash my stand-uppaddle board to theT-top andheadoff to the local islands for a paddle.The outboards and shallowdraught givesme access to the amazingworldonmy doorstep,”he says. Nowwithhis newbusiness –BeyondAmazingKeyWest – Jack is offering people the chance to experience the stunning cruising groundswithbespoke tours of the reefs, islands and

KEY WEST, USA 24.5551° N, 81.7800° W

Keys.The 37,with its combinationof performance, seakeeping and luxury is the perfect tool for the job.

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AXOPAR OWNERS AXOPAR 28 CABIN CONNECTICUT, USA

Age is just a number

90-year-old Paul Kempner hadn’t been planning on buying a boat at

P aul Kempner has ownedboats for nearly 50 years but it was after a three-year break fromboating that he visited theNorwalk Boat Show.“We live on thewater in Stamford,Connecticut,”Paul explains. “Wewere looking for a 15ft runaround to keeponour dock andhadn’t evenheardof Axopar before the show.” He andhis partner Julie, 76, clapped eyes on a 28 Cabinwith a single 300hpMercuryVerado andwere blown away by howdifferent it looked.“It’s nothing like aGradyWhite or Pursuit but the level of protection is somuchbetter and that was a priority for us,”Paul says.

He has only hadhis 28,named Julie , for the lastmonthof the seasonbut when it’s back in thewater the couplewillmainly use the boat for day trips and“hotel cruising”, as Paul calls it. “Here on the Soundwe have somanywonderful areas to visit with lots of restaurants andnice hotels,we don’t need a boat that we can sleepon,”he explains. With its fully enclosedwheelhouse and effortless performance the 28Cabin allows Paul and Julie to cruise to their destination in sheltered comfort andmeans they don’t have tobe out on thewater for too long. Much toPaul’s delight the boat proved itself aworthy companion in rough seas on the day he collected it:“Wewere in3-4ft seas but the boat dealt with it brilliantly and it brought homewhat a qualitymachine it is.”

the Norwalk Boat Show…

until he saw the Axopar

CONNECTICUT, USA 41.0534° N, 73.5387° W

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SAN DIEGO, USA AXOPAR 37 CABIN AXOPAR OWNERS

“My son said two words to me: aft cabin”

H ans andLiza Stromwere aboard a friend’s sailing yacht inSanDiegobay when theyfirst clapped eyes on an Axopar 37.“We haddecidedwewanted a faster boat so that we could travel to watchour son anddaughter compete in sailing races,”explainsHans.“Wewere looking at Cobalts and the like andAxoparwasn’t evenon the radar.” As they sailed through the bay the local

The Stroms had not heard of Axopar until a chance sighting of a 37 Cabin transformed the way they go boating

Their sonHarrison,whowas ten at the time, caught windof the newboat anddidhis researchonline, soondiscovering the boat was availablewith an aft cabin.Hans says:“On theway to school he said tome,‘Dad, twowords: aft cabin.’”Opting for the extra cabinhas paidoff and the four of themhave spent many happynights onboard, including aweek away on Catalina Island. “TheAxopar is like noother boat I have ever driven,”Hans continues.“The bowdoes not rise and you lookdown and realise you are doing twice the speed you thought youwere. When I first saw the boat I assumed it wouldbe $500,000but in reality it’s half of that.” Whether it’s a 160-mile round trip towatch a sailing regatta or a blast to the local cove for a paddle board, the 37 is the Stroms’perfect companion.

Axopar dealer, Jeff Brown,went past in a 37 and their interest was piqued.Before long theywere on sea trial withLiza,whowasn’t soldon the idea of a newboat, behind the wheel and loving everyminute.“Now that is a boat we canbuy,”were herwords.

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A launch like no other

U nveiling a new range of boats in the depths of a Helsinki winter may not appear the wisest decision but the biggest launch ever held in Finland for a marine brand deserved a special event. Inside a former train factory on the outskirts of the Finnish capital, Axopar showed the world’s press and over 100 of its dealers from around the globe the all-new 37 in a joint showcase with BRABUSMarine and BRABUS. This exclusive event would precede the public unveiling of the new range at Boot Düsseldorf 2020. The occasion gave press and dealers alike the opportunity to crawl over the new boats and get to know them in their own time amongst intimate yet fascinating surroundings and with the world of Axopar and BRABUSMarine at their fingertips. Driver’s boats like these need to be on the water to best demonstrate their talent however, and it was the UNESCO WorldHeritage site of Suomenlinna island in the archipelago that played host to sea trials so the assembled guests could drive the boats in their natural habitat. The tough

HELSINKI, FINLAND 60.1699° N, 24.9384° E

conditions of a Finnish winter provided the ideal environment in which to experience the exceptional handling, seakeeping and efficiency of

the new 37. An added bonus was the presence of the BRABUS Shadow 900 pre-productionmule, capable of over 60 knots with a pair of 450hpMercuryMarine racing engines. Prior to its global launch at Boot Düsseldorf 2020, press and dealers were given a chance to drive the fastest boat that BRABUS Marine has ever built. We were impressed that somany dealers and journalists had the courage to join us for a Finnish“Sisu” traditional smoke sauna experience at Saunasaari (Sauna Island). Sisu roughly translates as strength of will, perseverance and determination and after a long day out on the water in cold, rainy conditions, the smoke sauna and a (short) swim in the bracing sea was the perfect way to unwind.

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Axopar 37 – the market leader reborn Experience the revolution at Boot Düsseldorf 2020 T he saying goes that if it ain’t broken don’t fix it so in developing the all-new 37 the Axopar design team was wary not tomeddle unnecessarily with such being the same weight as the previous model is far more efficient and delivers a softer,more compliant ride with a significantly reduced time to plane.

a successful formula. This doesn’t mean there isn’t room for enhancement though, and the newmodel is the result of a painstaking and rigorous R&D effort that demanded countless engineering hours tomake the new 37 even better. This is a boat for the entire world, available in three distinct styles: the 37 S, 37 ST and 37 XC. The open Spyder offers an unparalleled connection to the environment while the Sun-Topmodel, with its extended hardtop and sunroof, offers the perfect balance of exposure and protection. The fully enclosed XC (Cross Cabin) is the all-weather performer, offering a protected wheelhouse with total shelter one minute and, thanks to a pair of sliding doors and a sunroof, the proper open boat sensation the next. The range runs on a vastly improved hull that despite

In combination withMercuryMarine’s latest range of outboard engines, fuel economy improvements are considerable, with cruising range improved by an additional 75miles compared to its predecessor and a 35% increase in cruising speed at 3,500rpm, up from22 knots to 29 knots. The driving experience has always been at the heart of Axopar products and this boat is evenmore driver-focused than the model it replaces. The helm’s ergonomics and practicality are outstanding meaning the skipper will always feel in control whether they are coming alongside or cruising at speed. The award-winning original 37 earned plaudits around the globe but, in this case, the best just got better.

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Gullwing doors In a first for a boat, the doors add excellent functionality and superb access to the forward cabin, totally transforming the concept of bringing the outdoors indoors. Customers can enjoy their surroundings like never before

Axopar 37 World premiere at Boot Düsseldorf 2020

Multi-storage aft deck layout options Open, wetbar and aft cabin deck layouts are available plus a newmulti-storage module for the Spyder and Sun-Top designed to stow watersports and adventure equipment

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Digital helm The Axopar helm is a fully digital glass bridge with exceptional functionality that delivers a user experience previously unseen on a boat. The driver ergonomics are outstanding and the integrated screens ensure the dashboard remains uncluttered but still delivers all necessary information quickly and clearly

Fuel efficiency The new hull design, in tandemwith Mercury Marine’s latest range of outboards, boasts some staggering efficiency figures over its predecessor. The boat is up to 30%more fuel efficient between 20 and 40 knots than before

Camouflage wrap Axopar will wrap your boat in the same distinctive camouflage as the launch boat if requested New levels of comfort In reaction to owner feedback there is now an optional separate toilet compartment, with the option of a shower, to boost privacy and comfort

First class cabin The front cabin has been enlarged, meaning it is even more comfortable, spacious and welcoming

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Axopar 37 specifications

LOA 37ft 9in (11.5m) Beam 9ft 8in (3.35m) Draught 2ft 8in (0.85m) Fuel capacity 730 litres Engines Twin outboards 225hp-350hp Top speed 45 knots Price from€88,500 (Spyder, ex VAT, ex engines)

Axopar 37 Spyder T he Spyder is the version for those who relish the connection with their surroundings and the wind in their hair – the visceral experience of hearing the engines and the rush of water off the hull as the boat carves through the water. It’s a boat designed with fair weather cruising inmind, where the only concern is which local bay to choose and, with 45-knot top speed, it’s almost certain that you will get there first. There is effortless performance on tap fromup to twin 350hp outboards but this is an easy boat to drive and one that will keep you and your family safe. The Spyder is ideal for watersports such as wakeboarding, water skiing or diving and day cruising, though the optional aft cabin arrangement allows for weekender duties as well. Its sleek lines and seven forward-facing seats make the boat well suited to use as a superyacht tender or chase boat, too.

Axopar 37 Sun-Top T he Sun-Top is the consummate all-rounder with the perfect balance of protection and open space in which to enjoy your surroundings. The extended T-top with built-in sunroof makes the deck extremely flexible and allows you to create shade during lunch as easily as you can peel back the roof and allow guests to bask in warm sunshine. The optional roof rack and segmented storage lockers will appeal to the watersports enthusiast, who can lash stand-up paddleboards or evenmountain bikes to the boat and head off for their next adventure. Protection is excellent at the helm thanks to the tall wraparound windscreen but, as an option, a set of covers allow you to seal the helm and seating area off from the elements entirely.

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Axopar 37 XC Cross Cabin T he XC is the all-weather performer, the ultimate crossover between open and protected boating. Its fully enclosed, climate controlled wheelhouse keeps its occupants comfortable whether its shelter from the cold or the heat that is required. With extra large sliding doors either side of the wheelhouse and a fabric sunroof overhead, the boat can be transformed from sealed commuter to open air day boat in seconds.With the doors closed and the roof shut the twin outboards are barely audible,making the XC a quiet and refined long-distance passage maker. It’s a boat that is very easy to live with as there is no need to wrestle with canopies or covers and, once the day is over, the doors can be closed and the decks hosed down inminutes ready for the next adventure. From shielding the cold in the

northern latitudes to providing a chilled oasis in the depths of the tropics, the 37 XC is in its comfort zone.

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AXOPAR OWNERS AXOPAR 37 CABIN SVALBARD, NORWAY

Cruising in the Arctic Circle

S valbard, an archipelago roughly the same size as the UKwith a population of around 3,000 people, is about as remote a place as you could keep a boat. It is some 3,000kmnorth of Oslo and closer to the North Pole than it is to mainlandNorway. In a harbour full of Botnia Targas andNord-Stars,Geir Kaasa’s 2017Axopar 37 Cabin and its twin 300hpYamaha outboards cuts a dash. “and I wanted a boat that could cruise at high speed but offer excellent comfort and protection formy family. “In good conditions I can cruise at 25 or 35 knots and there isn’t a big difference in fuel consumption but “You don’t cruise in this regionwithout knowing exactly what your destination is,”he explains,

For Geir Kaasa and his family, the need for

the boat is also comfortable cruising at 22 knots in 1.5mseas,” he continues.“Having twin outboards also givesme peace of mind in terms of reliability.” With air temperatures, even in the summer, dropping as low as -1 degrees Celsius at times Geir is glad of theWebasto heating systemwhich keeps both of the cabins warmand cosy. “We stay on board quite regularly,”he says,“the four of us have stayed for five nights in a single trip before.” Geir’s boat Ferd (“journey” in English) has opened the gateway to breathtaking cruising grounds andwildlife that most of us could only dreamof seeing.“We have seen polar bears, walruses and different types of whale during our cruises,”he says.“When the weather is bad it is like being trapped in a black andwhitemovie but when it’s good it is very beautiful.”

protection, safety and comfort sent them the way of Axopar

SVALBARD, NORWAY 77.8750° N, 20.9752° E

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MALLORCA, SPAIN AXOPAR 28 TT AXOPAR OWNERS

The business of having fun Former teacher Tina Mauer set up OnWater

F or TinaMauer, it was the discovery of Axopar at the PalmaBoat Show in2016 that changed everything.After ameetingwith theGerman dealer Boote Polch, the purchase of anAxopar 28TT for her charter and sea school business soon followed. “The 28TT is the ideal boat for the two sides of our business,”says Tina.“For the charter part we needed an openboat with lots of sunbathing space, a toilet and storage forwater toys that was fast and easy to handle.For the sea school thewalkaround decks and ease of handling at slowspeed come invery handy.” The boat isworkedhard andwell cared for.The 28’s single 350hpMercury outboardhas rackedup

1,300hours and aside fromregular servicing andoil changes has requiredno extramaintenancewhatsoever. Inquietermoments,Tina andher partner Tomdo occasionallyfind time todo some boating of their own and enjoy the stunning scenery that theMallorcan coast has to offer.“Any boatingwe do is after the high season,”Tina explains.“Whenwe do take the boat out wemostly just go for a quickblast to a beautiful bay andhop into the crystal clearwater.” This is the essence of whatmakes the 28 sowell suited to thesewaters, the comfort withwhich it cruises at over 30 knots, the feeling of safety onboard andhoweasy it is tohandle. Tina adds,“I studied as a teacher andhave always liked to see people learn andprogress.We like tobringmore people on to thewater so that they can enjoywhat we enjoymost.”

in Mallorca to share her passion for life on the water

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B RABUS Marine is the result of a cutting- edge partnership between two of the most renowned companies in their respective fields, producing an individualist’s range of yachts with an automotive bloodline. Hand crafted to the highest standard, the BRABUS Marine range is one of bespoke luxury, fastidious attention to detail and scintillating performance. Outstanding performance, power and superior acceleration, together with easy handling and best-in-class drivability, forms the core of a BRABUS Marine product. The partnership between BRABUS and Axopar will be strengthened at Boot Düsseldorf 2020 with the world premiere of the BRABUS Shadow900. Based on the outstanding underpinnings of the all-new Axopar 37, this flagship of the BRABUS Marine range is capable of over 60 knots thanks to a pair of 450hp Mercury Marine Racing outboards.

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Brabus Shadow 500 Cabin T he Brabus Shadow 500 is the ultimate all-weather performance boat. Its luxurious wheelhouse, trimmed in BRABUS red upholstery with contrasting carbon fibre details and brushed aluminium inserts, offers year-round protection from the cold or heat for passagemaking in supreme comfort.A pair of sliding doors and the electric sunroof mean that within seconds the wheelhouse can be transformed and either expose passengers to - or protect them from - the elements depending on conditions. The common perception dictates that boats of this style aremost useful in cold climates but the ability to open up the wheelhouse so quickly and easilymakes the Shadow 500 Cabin equally attractive in warmer environments. This is one of themost versatile boats in the sector and one that can turn its hand comfortably to use as a weekender, commuter or superyacht tender. The choice of aft bench, wetbar or aft cabin layouts on deck allow customers to pick a layout that is perfect for themand best suits their style of cruising. The twin stepped hull is agile yet soft riding and, paired with MercuryMarine’s 250hp ProXSV8 engines, is capable of over 50 knots. The boat’s searing acceleration and top-end performance may grab the headlines but it is the ability to cruise at high speed with ease that makes it such a unique proposition. Being able to seal yourself away from inclement weather and still make fast progress despite the sea state is where the Shadow 500 comes into its own.

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