Tige 24V Riders Edition
Recommendation: Hard-core Wakeboard
The Riders Edition takes the Tige 24V to a whole new level, but one question remains, “Can it take you with it?” Not only will this monster V elevate your riding with pro-size wake performance, but you'll look like a pro with updated graphics and a new factory tower for '04. This boat looks and feels like a true wakeboarding machine. The interior layout is best comparable to a floating living room. A crew of 10 can comfortably chill in luxury comfort with room to spare due to a plethora of gear storage.
The Riders edition graphics package, WaterBonnet curved glass windshield, bow and stern lighting and ergonomic padded molded dash delight the senses. Drivers will appreciate the Faria analog instrumentation and commander gauges, air/water temperature gauge and depth finder – all standard.
For a big V, it drives smooth and solid and is backed by a lifetime replacement warranty on the boat's construction for the original owner. When it comes to tracking, you can't move this big boy. Fully loaded, the GM Vortec 6.0L 375 HP engine pushes the bow down and gets up to speed relatively quickly. Rough water cruisin' don't leave a bruisin'.
This bad boy knows how to ramp up the wakes for both wakeboarding and wake surfing. We found the wakes had a nice clean, meaty feel and the transition was super smooth and predictable. The landing zone is a touch short, but the sheer size and smoothness of the wakes more than make up for it. Double-ups behind the 24V Riders are big, solid and provide great pop, plus the ConvexV hull-design slices through 'em like a champ. Load up with your favorite crew of riding buddies, use the factory ballast and TAPS2 in the up position, and you'll be completely dialed for world-class performance. The top pros really like this boat, and so do we.
* Lots of space – seats 12 comfortably, or 10 if you have a lot of gear. Either way, it's a real crowd-pleaser.
* Updated Riders edition graphics for 2004.
* New factory tower and tower Bimini.
* When fully weighted (three sacks, factory ballast, lots of passengers), the driving performance becomes a little less precise.
* Oversized quick-pin removable teak swim step.
* Massive swim deck allows easy equipment changes.