The Tigé 22Vé might have been our biggest surprise when we hit the water with the Tigé ’08 ski and wakeboard boat models. The wake had a lot of pop with the optional 900-pound factory ballast that Tigé had included on our test boat. The overall design had pop, too, with the open main lounge, the sculpted rear bench along the edge of the transom and the sharp hull graphics. Besides the ballast, we also enjoyed the upgraded add-ons like tower, racks and 340 horsepower engine, all of which we highly recommend any buyer consider to make the most of the 22Vé.
Mesh driver’s seat
The extra ventilation is welcome on hot days, while the design of the seat still offers good support.
The corner spot that flips over to become a carpeted step is a thoughtful touch that solves the problem of how to step into the boat.
Dry weight: 3,982 lb.
Draft: 26 in.
Storage: 57 cu. ft.
Load cap.: 1,905 lb.
Fuel cap.: 47 gal.
Bow: 20 sq. ft.
Floor to tower: 7 ft.
Gunwale height: 2 ft. 7 in.
Main lounge: 58 sq. ft.
Sun pad: 17 sq. ft.
Platform: 13.83 sq. ft.
The 22Vé had a really strong wake with meaty walls and a lot of kick at the top. Our riders actually preferred it to the larger 24Vé. We recommend adding a little more length when riding these wakes, 75 feet at 23 mph. With the optional 900-pound ballast, we had more kick and less wash.
Overall: Solid performance with easy-to-tailor wakes with TAPS2.
With 340 hp upgraded engine and Acme 13.5×16.5 blade prop
To 30 mph: 5.7 sec., 139.1 ft.
To 36 mph: 7.9 sec., 242.4 ft.
Top speed: 43.5 mph, 5,050 rpm
Bow rise: 16.8 degrees during typical acceleration. Visibility was very good. There was a clear, unobstructed view right through the windshield. Tracking: The triple fins along the keel helped keep this boat stable with a rider aggressively edging back and forth. Turns: Balanced, a fairly agile boat.
Vibration: Gs crossing wake at 22 mph: 1.88
The ride was quiet throughout our test.