LOUDON, Tenn., Sept. 4 -- Axis Wake Research has developed a special, limited-time RECON edition boat as a tribute to the U.S. Armed Forces. This special edition was inspired by team rider Keith Lyman, who decided to leave professional wakeboarding to serve in the Army last year. A portion of the proceeds from each RECON edition boat will directly benefit Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors.
Both the popular A20 and A22 boats will be fitted with the RECON package in 2013, which includes digital camouflage graphics and vinyl accents, a RECON gel coat scheme, charcoal tower, and branded steering wheel, swim pad and carpet.
"We were moved by Keith's decision and wanted to recognize and appreciate all the troops who are defending our freedom on a daily basis," said Adam McCall, vice president of product for Malibu Boats.
Lyman retired from his ten-year wakeboarding career at age 27 and joined the military after admiring service members for most of his life. Axis Wake Research was impressed with Lyman's decision to give up a successful professional wakeboarding career to serve our country and decided to honor him, and all other servicemen and women, with the RECON edition.
"Both Axis Wake Research and Malibu Boats have supported the men and women who serve our country throughout our thirty-year history, and we will continue to do so with special projects like the RECON edition," said McCall. "Many soldiers seem to be attracted to the Axis for its styling, simplicity and reasonable price, and this is the least we could do to give back."
Axis, the fastest-growing towboat in the industry, has had success with special editions including the existing Vandall model. The RECON package will be a highlight of the 2013 product line.
The RECON will make its debut at Surf Expo, September 6-8, 2012 in Orlando, Fla. at booth #307.
Source: Axis Wake Research