Versatility, agility, trailerability and affordability are all at the forefront with this 20V. Much of that is due to its size–20 feet of water-sports machine that switches from wakeboarding to skiing as easily as pushing the button on the TAPS2 wake-plate control. From the outside, it looks like a nimble ski boat, but on the inside, the wraparound lounge, walk-through bow and sun pad over the V-drive engine are for hanging out, wakeboarding style. For families wanting versatility, the 20V should be on the wish list.
For having the shortest length in Tigé’s lineup, the 20V has a long résumé. It has towed the Tigé U.S. Open Wakeboard Championships and the IWSF World Wakeboard Championships. It sports the same hull as the direct-drive 20i, which has been approved by USA Water Ski to pull record tournaments. Those accomplishments translate into versatile performance with a do-anything ConvexV hull that works with the TAPS2 plate to create the right wake for whatever you want to do. At a lower setting, the wakes make runs through the slalom course very doable at the “average Joe” line lengths of 15 to 28 off. A higher setting increases the peaks to let wakeboarders launch wake to wake.
No matter the sport, the hole shot is impressive. The 340 hp engine upgrade roars to 36 mph in about 6.3 seconds. The 20V maintains much of its straight-line tracking and quick turning even with the use of the optional ballast tanks, which further boost the wake size for anyone if you want to train for the next U.S. Open.
Dry weight: 3,778 lb.
Draft: 26 in.
Load capacity: 1,160 lb.
Fuel capacity: 30 gal.
Storage capacity: 52.7 cu. ft.
Bow: 21.7 cu. ft.
Center: 5.4 cu. ft.
Rear: 25.6 cu. ft.
Platform: 9.1 sq. ft.
Interior gunwale height: 30 in.
Sun-pad area: 23.4 sq. ft.
Base price: $38,240
Engine: GM Vortec 5.7L, 315 hp
Prop: Acme 13.5 x 16 four-blade
Wake control: ConvexV with TAPS2
Driver’s seat: Swivel, bolster
Dash: Standard 20V
Gauges: 4-inch Medallion
Gas fill: Port rear
Cooler: 21.4 qt., under observer’s seat
Cup holders: 7, plastic
Rub rail: Rubber
Platform: Removable, teak
Graphics: Limited, Riders, West Coast, Yellow Edge, Blue Edge
Colors: 15 exterior choices in four color ways; two base interior choices and one accent
Engine: GM Vortec 5.7L, 340 hp
Cruise: Tigé SpeedSet
Tower: Tigé tower with quick-release pin
Stereo: Tower of Power system including AM/FM/CD Clarion deck with MP3 input, six Kicker speakers, amp, subwoofer, armrest remote, tower speakers
Trailer: Tandem axle with disc brakes
Misc.: Bimini top, billet mirror bracket, EIDB (dual batteries)