The 22Vé from Tigé hits the sweet spot in many ways. The 22-foot length preserves the handling characteristics of smaller boats while providing the wide and deep interior space for up to14 people. When it comes to performance, this wakeboard and ski boat also delivers super wakeboarding wakes, yet can satisfy advanced recreational skiers looking to get in their sets. Beyond all that, the little “é” in the model name is a clue that this wakeboard and ski boat has something special going on, namely the transom bench with driver-side walk-through, the unique ConvexV hull and state-of-the-art electronics. It all adds up to a boat that’s really sweet.
The wakeboarding is great behind the 22Vé. Tigé focuses on the ability of its patented ConvexV hull and TAPS2 wake plate to satisfy many riders’ needs without resorting to ballast. The result is clear when running the 22Vé at wakeboarding speeds. The closer TAPS2 is set to 1, the more wakes quiet down so beginners can get their feet wet. As it approaches the top 8 setting, the wake shape sports pronounced peaks and steeper transitions. And if experts want to push the wake even further, they can do so with far less ballast than other boats.
Instead of relying on heavy ballast, Tigé has the ConvexV hull that naturally runs lower to displace water. Unlike other boats, the ConvexV hull has no hook that creates a lifting effect that extra ballast has to overcome. And the TAPS2 plate is unique in that it’s not just an add-on, but a fully integrated feature that works in concert with the ConvexV.
Dry weight: 3,850 lb.
Draft: 26 in.
Load capacity: 1,905 lb.
Fuel capacity: 47 gal.
Storage capacity: 57 cu. ft.
Bow: 32 cu. ft.
Center: 10 cu. ft.
Rear: 15 cu. ft.
Platform: 11 sq. ft.
Interior gunwale height: 31 in.
Sun-pad area: 17 sq. ft.
Base price: $48,505
Engine: GM Vortec 5.7L, 315 hp
Prop: Acme 13.5 x 16 four-blade
Wake control: ConvexV and TAPS2
Driver’s seat: Swivel, bolster
Dash: Standard 22Vé dash
Gauges: 5-inch Medallion
Gas fill: Dual rear
Cooler: 29 qt., under observer’s seat
Cup holders: 9, plastic
Rub rail: Rubber
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 E Series with quick-release pin
Stereo: Tower of Power system including AM/FM/CD Clarion deck, six Kicker speakers, amp, subwoofer, armrest remote, tower speakers. Also available: transom remote
Table: Removable, cockpit
Platform: Custom fiberglass
Trailer: Tandem axle with disc brakes
Misc.: Docking lights, EIDB (dual batteries), Bimini top, transom grab handle, stainless-steel package (gas shocks, cup holders, windshield uprights)