WakeMAKERS 2024+ Axis A245 Front Factory Ballast Upgrade
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.
This Upgrade Requires the Factory Plug N Play Bow Option
In order to use our Axis Plug N Play bow upgrade, your boat will need to have the bow Plug N Play bow option from the factory.
This factory ballast upgrade is a complete solution that includes everything needed to upgrade the ballast on your boat:
- CustomFIT 625lb Bow Bag
- All required pre-assembled fittings and connectors required for installation
- 2 Years
- Bag Size
- Axis CustomFIT 625lb Bow Bag
This product can expose you to chemicals including DINP (Diisononyl phthalate) and DIDP (Diisodecyl phthalate) which are known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov.
Best Price Promise
We want you to receive the best possible deal on your boating products. We match any authorized dealer's advertised price for the same in-stock item. What does that mean for you? If you find the same product in stock at another authorized retailer we'll gladly match their price delivered price. Don't forget that on top of our free fast shipping (on any order over $99 shipped to the Continental US) we also offer our exclusive lifetime technical support.
- WakeMAKERS Best Price Promise is only valid on products sold by factory authorized internet dealers.
- WakeMAKERS Best Price Promise is not available with any coupons or individual discounts.
- WakeMAKERS Best Price Promise is based on the delivered price for the item and will factor in shipping and tax charges.
- WakeMAKERS Best Price Promise is only available on an exact, in stock product with a displayed internet price (not price implied after promotions and coupons)
- WakeMAKERS Best Price Promise is not available to be applied retroactively, so please contact us us BEFORE placing your order.
If you have any questions about our price match policy, or if you would like us to match a price for you, simply contact us.
Note We have the right to refuse price matching at any time for any reason. In order to qualify for price matching, the item must be identical make, model, year, and part number, and must be in stock. Price matching excludes sale items and previously purchased products.
365 Day Returns
365 Day Returns Your satisfaction is our biggest priority, which is why we gladly accept returns on any new product for up to 365 days from the date your order ships. Refunds will be issued to the original payment method for up to 30 days from the original ship date. Returns on orders older than 30 days up to 365 days will be processed as store credit that can be applied to a future order.
For the full details of our 365 Return Policy, including any restrictions or exclusions, please visit the Returns & Exchanges section on Customer Service page.
Our product experts bring over 40+ years of real-world experience and knowledge of the boating industry. They really know the gear, because they spend their free time out on the water with friends and family testing the products out.
Product Expert Phone Hours 9am - 5pm (PST) Monday - Friday
Product Expert Email We respond to most emails within 24-48 hours.
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Free Shipping On Orders Over $99
The last thing you want to do is pay to have your order shipped when shopping online, which is why we include free shipping on all orders over $99*.
*Free shipping offer applies to orders over $99 shipped within the Continental United States and cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions (including coupon codes).