Tige 2002 22i Type-R | Waterski Magazine

Tige 2002 22i Type-R

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Tige tags its 22i Type R the world's first direct-drive inboard engineered specifically for serious wakeboarding. They state it combines the nimble handling and performance of a direct-drive inboard with the roominess and world-class wakeboarding characteristics usually associated with the finest V-drives. This boat is designed to maximize wake performance and passenger comfort while maintaining precision mid-engine inboard handling.              
Everything on the 22i Type R is creative, innovative and cutting edge. This inboard is an amazing 102 inches wide, which in itself creates a lot of room, but the unique interior is designed to comfortably hold a big group of friends and family. The 22i Type R has twin seats in the rear corners with a fiberglass step-through in the middle of the transom that provides easy access to the platform. There's an awesome, comfortable seat on the back of the motor box - the best seat in the house for watching a rider. The layout also helps in weighting the boat because it offers twin gull-wing storage lockers to conveniently hold a couple of fat sacs in the rear. This is unique for inboards because you can typically only put one fat sac in the back. Nearly every top rider trains behind and owns a V-drive. The Tige 22i Type R is going to change that. It has so much seating and so much room, but still possesses great handling, great wakes and good skiability. This is really a new category of boat combining the best of direct and V-drives.   

UPSIDE
****The wake is colossal for an inboard, with a non-aggressive lip that sends you soaring.
Two fat sacs can be concealed in the stern with V-drive type storage.
The solid tower design with integrated board racks on top increases visibility from the cockpit.
A strikingly unique interior configuration gives a sophisticated appearance.
102-inch beam provides excessive room for everyone.
Swivel driver's seat for easy access in and out of the captain's chair.
Additional stereo controls on the transom above the swim platform allow access from the water.
Pop-up cleats give a clean, finished appearance.

DOWNSIDE
Acceleration out of the hole is below average due to its heavier construction.
****The step-through transom could use more non-skid to prevent slipping.
The optional grab rings on the rear storage compartments are uncomfortable to lift.

Length 22 ft. 4 in.
Beam 102 in.
Seating Capacity 12
Fuel Capacity 47 gal.
Test Prop OJ 13 X 13 4-blade
Test Engine MerCruiser Black Scorpion EFI, 330 HP
TOP SPEED 45.4 mph 4,850 rpm
ACCEL. TO 30 5.7 SEC. 136.4 FT.
ACCEL. TO 36 7.8 SEC. 235.8 FT.
NOISE LEVELS (db)
Neutral 59 D 62 R
36 MPH 91 D 92 R

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