Seamlessly integrate additional ballast to the bow of your Axis through the boat’s factory Plug N Play system.
WakeMAKERS exclusive Factory Ballast Upgrade Kits are built and designed to unleash your boat’s full potential. It takes more than stock ballast to achieve the wake you’ve always desired. A better wake is proven to make for a more enjoyable wakesurfing and wakeboarding experience.
Adding more weight to the front of the boat helps to lengthen out the surf wave for a larger “sweet spot” and the more balanced distribution of weight creates a cleaner shaped wake for smooth takeoffs and landings while wakeboarding. Bow ballast is often overlooked but is equally important as ballast in any other zone of the boat.
Our aftermarket ballast solutions increase the overall capacity of your boat’s factory ballast system for improved performance while keeping the convenience of controlling all ballast with the switches at your dash. The ballast bags included in your Factory Ballast Upgrade are integrated into your boat’s existing ballast system for automated filling/draining.
The Axis Hi-Flo Plug N Play Factory Ballast Upgrade uses the auxiliary Shurflo pumps included in Axis boats equipped with Plug N Play. This factory option includes the plumbing to add bow ballast but did not include any bags. The bags included in our Factory Ballast Upgrade are designed to fit under the seats in the bow of your boat for a concealed look while still allowing passengers to sit in the bow of the boat. Once the bags are integrated they are filled and drained automatically using the front ballast switch in your boat’s dash.
Every WakeMAKERS Factory Ballast Upgrade is designed to be a user-friendly DIY install that can be completed in your garage over the course of an afternoon. Don’t want to do a self-install and would rather take your boat to a professional? These upgrades can be completed by your local WakeMAKERS certified boat service center.
Each WakeMAKERS Factory Ballast Upgrade includes the best fitting ballast bag(s) for your year, make, and model boat along with all the needed ballast hose and hardware to integrate into your boat’s factory ballast system.
Bigger Wake and Better Shape
It is going to take more than the stock ballast system in your boat to get that wake looking you’ve always dreamed of riding. The WakeMAKERS Factory Ballast Upgrade delivers instant results by adding the additional weight needed to produce the results you are looking for. Unleash the full potential of your boat and build a WakeMAKERS sized wake for a more enjoyable wakesurfing and wakeboarding experience.
Plug N Play Technology
The WakeMAKERS Plug N Play Front Factory Ballast Upgrades add even more weight to boats equipped with the Plug N Play factory option. We include a single bag or a dual bag setup, depending on the specific bow. Each bag is built to truly fit underneath the bow seat cushions and connect directly to the existing Plug N Play system. This WakeMAKERS Factory Ballast Upgrade adds weight in the bow while keeping a clean look and still allowing passengers to sit in the bow of the boat. The result is a better wake with an improved shape and increased size, making for a more enjoyable wakesurfing and wakeboarding experience.
Automated Filling + Draining
Designed to directly integrate into your boat’s existing factory ballast system, the additional ballast bags included in this WakeMAKERS Factory Ballast Upgrade will simultaneously fill and drain with your factory ballast tanks. The switches at your boat’s helm will be used to control both the factory ballast and WakeMAKERS ballast bags in conjunction for a smooth, automated process.
This WakeMAKERS Factory Ballast Upgrade is designed and built for your specific year, make, and model Axis boat. From the pre-assembled hardware kit to the correct fitting ballast bag, this kit includes everything you need and makes it a quick, easy install. This kit is built with marine-grade materials for superior durability, performance, and a clean appearance that looks like it came straight from the factory. Integrates seamlessly into your Axis’ factory ballast system. The only thing that will change is the size and shape of your wake.
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