The new Tige 24Vé is big, powerful and full of extras that will make a braggart of any wakeboard boat buyer. Tigé envisions this ride as the flagship boat of its line, and with good reason. This new V-drive is a wakeboarding and family powerhouse, and like its 24-foot brother the 24V, it was designed with the feedback of Tigé’s dealer and customer network. Unlike its brother, the 24Vé features a walk-through transom and activity center, which is convenient for getting in and out of the wakeboard boat and provides additional storage.
Everything about this bad boy is functional and balanced, including the expanded seating in the cockpit and bow areas. With small touches, such as stainless-steel cup holders and an etched Tigé logo, you’ll be riding in style whether you’re on board or on your board.
With its stylish look and comfy interior, this wakeboard boat was bound to impress us from the beginning. But the true testament to the all-new 24Vé is the wake performance. The coolest thing about the TAPS2 and ConvexV hull is that they make the 24Vé suitable for beginners to veterans, depending on which setting you choose. We were pleased with the sharp, crisp wakes and perfect release we got when we set the TAPS2 to 7 for maximum wake potential. The transition lets you edge like a pro and get booted. Advanced intermediate wakeboarders will be more than pleased with the wakes without adding any more weight than their riding posse. However, advanced riders looking for more hang time should opt for the Tigé four-tank ballast system.
We don’t usually expect this kind of handling from a 24-foot boat, but right off the bat the 24Vé was set to impress. And we weren’t disappointed — this boat’s maneuverability was a standout in its size class. The 24Vé’s turning radius was symmetrical, it tracked solidly with little to no side-to-side movement, and it stood the test of choppy water. The boat plowed through double-ups with authority, remaining rock solid with little jarring, while producing smooth, shapely wakes our riders loved.
One of Tigé’s main focuses in designing the Vé series was the boat’s interior. Tigé took time considering symmetry and balance to create a unique look. You’ll notice the difference in the straight lines that flow from bow to transom, as well as the one-piece glass windshield that sweeps around the front of the boat. In particular, we were impressed by the walk-through in the rear, which leads to a wide bench above the swim platform and provides a nice prep area so riders can put on boards without scratching the transom. Tigé also scattered three coolers, including a 54-quart removable ice chest, throughout the boat. Other touches of comfort include wide seat cushions and plenty of storage. The swivel board racks and built-in ratchet system are cool perks as well.
Base price: $51,625
Length: 24 ft.
Beam: 102 in.
Seating capacity: 16
Fuel capacity: 47 gal.
Test Prop: Acme 13.5 x 16 4-blade
Test Engine: GM Vortec 5.7L, 340 hp
Top Speed: 42.6 mph 5,000 rpm
Accel. To 30 mph: 5.5 sec. 134.4 ft.
Accel. To 36 mph: 7.8 sec. 240 ft.
Noise levels (db) Neutral: 65 D 61 R, 36 mph 90 D 92 R