From the oversized swim platform to the roomy open bow, the 24V is truly a hard-core wakeboarding machine. It’s really no wonder that the 24V is always one of our testers’ favorite wakeboarding boats in the Tigé lineup. With its ability to serve up pro-sized wakes and the versatility to tone them down for intermediate riders as well, the 24V provides the power and flexibility for families with both budding wakeboarders and advanced riders.
With all its size (the 24V is 23 feet, 10 inches long and 102 inches wide) there’s plenty of room and plenty of power, which is impressive considering our test boat featured a fuel-efficient small-block 5.7-liter engine. We loved how it tackled big water and plowed through double-ups like a champ.
The Tigé 24V has the potential to be one of the best wakeboarding boats in the industry. We tested the 24V without ballast and primarily allowed the TAPS2 and ConvexV hull to churn wakes. The result was wakes big enough to please beginning to advanced intermediate riders. With this testing configuration and the TAPS2 set at 7, we discovered smooth ramps with excellent shape that showed promise for pleasing even the most hard-core riders with the right amount of ballast. The transitions were nice and smooth, and we found we were able to edge hard without reservation.
Nimble handling meets powerhouse size in this hard-core wakeboarding machine. In fact, driving the 24V proved to be one of the rare occasions when the best features of a smaller boat merge with the power of a larger one. Whether you ride this boat without ballast or load it up to full ballast capacity, you’ll appreciate how well it handles. Its turning ability is balanced, and for the boat’s size it’s easy to maneuver in tight docking situations. Big-lake boaters won’t be let down in this ride — chop is a non-issue with the deep-V, 24-foot shell, which acts as a force field between you and Mother Nature. This is one solid ride.
With the Tigé collapsible tower and swivel board racks, the focus of this boat is unmistakable. But touches of luxury, from the removable teak swim platform to the stainless-steel fasteners, give this boat a style that will match any taste. As one of the biggest boats in Tigé’s line, it’s got plenty room for up to 12 passengers to sit comfortably and store all their gear. An ergonomic seating design, which features wraparound seating and plenty of legroom in the bow area, makes sure everyone has a place to sit. The driver will be riding in comfort too thanks to the flip-up bolster seat, which affords a higher forward viewpoint.
Base price: $47,677
Length: 23 ft. 10 in.
Beam: 102 in.
Seating capacity: 12
Fuel capacity: 47 gal.
Test Prop: Acme 13.5 x 16 4-blade
Test Engine: GM Vortec 5.7L, 340 hp
Top Speed: 43.1 mph 5,100 rpm
Accel. To 30 mph: 5.8 sec. 141.5 ft.
Accel. To 36 mph: 8 sec. 251.7 ft.
Noise Levels (db): Neutral 63 D 63 R, 36 mph 88 D 90 R