This new thread is to discuss and learn about the new Axius drive system. We test drove ANYTIME in early May 2008, a couple of weeks before the DEMO DAYS weekend at Prince William Marina. The Admiral, who enjoyed driving our previous 290 Amberjack with V-Drives absolutely loved her feeling of control with Axius. She was able to successfully dock the Axius boat on her second attempt and easily maneuver around the narrow fairways of the marina. She told me that this was going to be our new boat!! Right after the test drive, we went to contract, knowing that we wouldn't be able to take possession until the end of May, after the DEMO DAYS ended and they could complete all the pre-delivery processes. We have had only one minor problem with the Axius system, a software issue that caused an occasional Vessel View alert. It ended up being a software timing issue that has been corrected in the latest update by Mercruiser. Our system has been updated to include AUTOTRACK and WAYPOINT TRACKING, but the SKYHOOK function is still not operational. The software implementation is complete, we are just waiting for a new Sea Ray unique cable to be shipped from Sea Ray, which should be arriving in the near future. The folks at Mercruiser tell me that the Axius system is being included on many of the Sea Ray boats for 2009. This being the case, I think this Forum is the ideal venue to discuss all aspects of this system. Please share your experiences, problems, questions, concerns and other issues with us.