3 Time Axopar Owner Review
Dave O’Connor is a self-proclaimed “fruit loop” owning 3 cars in 6 months and now 3 Axopars in under 3 years. Despite having his Axopar 28 Cabin on the market this man with a will for change states that he has certainly not fallen out of love with Axopar.
If you haven’t read Daves first story start here…
Dave owned his 28 T-Top for only 6 short months before upgrading to a 37 Sun Top and now owns a 28 Cabin. We think it is safe to say he has a bit of experience with Axopars and would be the perfect person to talk to about the various models, likes, dislikes and the adventures they have taken him on.
This led to the decision to purchase a new Axopar 28 Cabin…
It was love at the first sight of twin 200hp Mercury outboards, an extra 50hp from his first 28 with a single 350hp.
“With the twin outboards, the boat jumps on the plain before you can think about it… In the cabin with the doors slightly ajar you could hold a conversation at any speeds, even up to 38 to 40 knots. When at anchor if you open everything up there is a good flow for conversation across the boat.”
For Dave, the Axopar is certainly all about speed and performance!
As Gold Coast boaties would know, Tipplers is the go to location. A journey that could take 30 minutes from Runaway Bay for the average boat can be done in just 15 minutes on the Axopar.
Dave also often took the Axopar offshore for whale watching at the right time of year.
Moreton Island is another “go-to” destination, featuring sunken shipwrecks blessed with an abundance of sea life, the island is a snorkeler’s dream.
The ever-popular Tangalooma is 100km from the Gold Coast. Boat owners would usually only travel here for overnight stays but the Axopar can get further, faster (around 2 hours) making it possible to complete the journey there and back in a day. Dave noted that although it was busy on weekends, on weekdays he might only find 5 or so boats in the bay.
The area is known for hosting some unexpected weather systems and on previous boats, Dave admits he had been too intimidated to take on the trip but “the Axopar inspires confidence”.
Especially with the comfort of the cabin even when the weather did turn ugly and guests were onboard everyone felt safe and secure.
On a recent trip, onboard Dave admits to thinking to himself “Why am I selling this?”
He has told us that the new Axopar 37 Cross Cabin may be the perfect fit for him in the future…
I have no doubt that we will be hearing from this 3 time Axopar owner sometime very soon…
Daves only 6-month-old Axopar 28 Cabin with twin 200hp engines, fishing equipment and so much more is now for sale…
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With the Axopar 22 in tow, Joe and Bianca took to the open road to explore this stunning Marine Park from the comfort of their own vessel.
With the Axopar 22 Spyder, 28 T-Top and 37 Cross Cabin all lined up at our office at the Spit the team could not resist a cheeky burn around the iconic Sydney Harbour.
When taking out the boat he further discusses how to optimise the trim and why Axopar is the ultimate performer on the water.
Andrew, was looking for “the perfect boat for entertaining family and friends on Sydney Harbour. A boat that was beautifully designed and constructed and at the same time very simple to operate… I love the elegant design of the boat and the quality of the build. It looks stunning.”