As the big boy in Tigé’s lineup, we made sure the 24Vé was the first wakeboard boat we tested. It was outfitted with all the optional equipment we’d want for ourselves: upgraded 340 horsepower EFI engine, tower, 900-pound ballast system. That combined with the ConvexV hull and the TAPS2 that comes standard, and our wakeboarding team was able to unlock the potential of this 24-footer behind the wakeboard boat. Inside, we appreciated how expansive the wraparound lounge was, even as we got comfortable in the too-cushy upholstery. Overall this is a traditional-looking wakeboard boat compared to Tigé’s similarly sized RZ4, but it certainly satisfies the needs of Tigé fans looking to go as long as possible.
We liked this walkway for the nonskid, stay-cool white surface on top and the storage offered underneath.
Swooping out from the back edge of the boat, this bench is great for riders getting ready and houses a small cooler and other storage compartments.
Dry weight: 4,320 lb.
Draft: 26 in.
Storage: 61.5 cu. ft.
Load cap.: 2,205 lb.
Fuel cap.: 48 gal.
Bow: 21.5 sq. ft.
Gunwale height: 2 ft. 5 in.
Main lounge: 68 sq. ft.
Sun pad: 17.5 sq. ft.
Platform: 14 sq. ft.
The 24Vé puts out consistent, meaty wakes. We found it a little wide at 75’ and a little narrow at 65’, so 70’ ended up as the ideal line length. Most advanced tricks were possible. Setting the TAPS2 wake plate to 5 will enable easier inverts and air, while a mellower 3 is best for spins and softer landings.
Overall: The TAPS2 and the recommended ballast system work well together. This is a fun ride to session.
With 340 hp upgraded engine (315 standard) and Acme 13.5×15.5 prop
To 30 mph: 6 sec., 146.3 ft.
To 36 mph: 8.6 sec., 274.7 ft.
Top speed: 41.7 mph, 5,100 rpm
Bow rise: 19 degrees during typical acceleration. Cushions and rails on the bow have a low profile to maximize visibility. Tracking: For an average rider, the 24Vé tracks nice and straight, but our driver had to work a bit for bigger riders. Turns: No matter the speed, each turn was very stable. We really felt like we were riding higher than normal, which made turns feel tighter and more precise.
Vibration: Gs crossing wake at 22 mph: 1.24
Overall, everything seems to be secure when cruising at high speeds, but the tower vibrated a bit and our board rattled around in the rack.