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The Tahoe Q4 allows you to get into boating at an affordable price. She offers a roomier cockpit, large swim platform, and many other features.

Key Features

  • Adjustable Driver Bucket Seat with Swivel
  • In-Floor Wakeboard or Ski Storage
  • Two Molded and Insulated Coolers
  • Oversized Spacious Cockpit
  • AM/FM CD Player
  • Trailer
  • Swim platform with Boarding Ladder

Specifications

Tahoe Q4 (2004-) Specifications
Length Overall 19' 5'' Dry Weight 2,346 lbs.
Beam 7' 7'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 17'' Fuel Cap 23 gal.
Deadrise/Transom 15 deg. Water Cap none
Max Headroom open Bridge Clearance N/A
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Engine Options

Tahoe Q4 (2004-) Photo Gallery

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Impressive Performance

Testing the Q4 was a pleasure to drive with sure handling and dry rider. She was out of the hole in about 3.4 seconds and off to 30 miles per hour in about 6.7 seconds.

Wide Walkthough Makes Access Easy

The helm seat is comfortable and adjustable to your favorite driving position and swivels to keep you in the action at anchor.

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Great for Water Activities

Two grab handles and a telescoping two step boarding ladder make getting yourself back on board simple. This wide platform is certainly going to be the center of activity every time you stop and ancho

Easy to Trailer to Your Favorite Spot

These trailers include carpeted bunks with extra padding, carpeted fender pads, chrome wheels, EZ Lube hubs, folding tongue jack, nylon winch strap, retractable safety cables and a handy swing-away tr

Tahoe Q4 (2004-) Captain's Report

Innovative New Design with Equally Impressive Performance

Tested By Capt. Bob Smith

This year Tahoe promises a list of amenities that are almost as big as the oversized swim platform. The builder has engineered some fine differences into the Q4, ones that make me scratch my head and wonder why others haven’t already done this. For instance, the bow storage boxes look like the standard long under seat boxes, but they’re actually insulated so you can use them as coolers.

Deck Layout

Other than the ultimately useful bench storage, each side is designed with lounger backs on the helm and companion pod fronts. A grab handle and cup holder round out the amenities for the bowriders. Marine-grade carpet covers the floor from the walk-through area to the stern seats. The walk-through windshield has a great point and receiver catch to hold it open.

The companion pod has another fine feature, a glove box that really is another cooler for a few cool beverages for you and your companion underway. The right side of this pod has the AM/FM CD player, a handy padded area for your glasses and small items and two cup holders. The grab safety handle is mounted on the port side next to the back-to-back seat. This seat folds down to become a full-length sunning station. In-floor storage has a wide lid that allows wide boards like kneeboards to easily fit in.

At the Helm

The helm seat is comfortable and adjustable to your favorite driving position and swivels to keep you in the action at anchor. The instruments on the console are spread in an arc over the wheel for easy viewing and have white-faced dials with black numbers that stand out. Just ahead of the instrument pod and before the windshield is an area for the driver to store their glasses when not being used.

Moving Aft

The stern has two seats separated by the engine cowling. Cup holders for these riders are in the cowling which can be easily removed for access to the critical components of the power plant. The wide swim platform is the star on this model. Two grab handles and a telescoping two step boarding ladder make getting yourself back on board simple. This wide platform is certainly going to be the center of activity every time you stop and anchor. The options list is short, with a bimini top, two trailer upgrades and a compass on the dash in the list.

Trailer

Every Q-series boat from Tahoe has its own custom-built trailer which is specially designed to accommodate the specific model. These trailers include carpeted bunks with extra padding, carpeted fender pads, chrome wheels, EZ Lube hubs, folding tongue jack, nylon winch strap, retractable safety cables and a handy swing-away trailer tongue.

Performance

Testing the Q4 was a pleasure to drive with sure handling and dry rider. She was out of the hole in about 3.4 seconds and off to 30 miles per hour in about 6.7 seconds. At a cruising speed of 3000 rpms she ran at 29.7 mph and burned 6.2 gph for a range of 99 miles. At full throttle she topped out at 51.1 mph turning 4850 rpms with the 4.3L MerCruiser MPI engine.

Specs

Tahoe’s Q4 measures in at 19 feet 5 inches long and 91 inches wide. She comes equipped with a standard 135-hp 3.0L 4-cylinder sterndrive from MerCruiser. Tahoe offers four optional power plants up to a 4.3 MPI 220-hp V-6 sterndrive from MerCruiser.

If you have been looking for an innovative ski boat that makes packing for a long day in the sun a pleasure, the new Tahoe Q4 is an exiting model for you to see.

Tahoe Q4 (2004-) Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Tahoe Q4 (2004-) is 51.1 MPH (82.2 KPH), burning 15.0 gallons per hour (GPH) or 56.78 liters per hour (LPH).

  • Best cruise for the Tahoe Q4 (2004-) is 29.7 MPH (47.8 KPH), and the boat gets 4.78 miles per gallon (MPG) or 2.03 kilometers per liter (KPL), giving the boat a cruising range of 99 miles (159.33 kilometers).

  • Tested power is 1 x 220-hp MerCruiser 4.3L MPI gas sterndrive.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.

Standard and Optional Equipment

Tahoe Q4 (2004-) Standard and Optional Equipment
Systems
CD Stereo Standard
Power Steering Standard
Trailer Standard
Exterior Features
Carpet: Cockpit Standard
Ice Chest Standard
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Canvas
Bimini Top Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Tahoe Q4 (2004-) Warranty

Tahoe Q4 (2004-) Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to insure the most up-to-date warranty offered by each builder, it does not guarantee the accuracies of the information presented below. Please check with the boat builder or your local dealer before you buy any boat.
Hull Warranty
Years 5-Year
Transferable 5-Year
Extendable No
Deck Warranty
Years 5-Year
Transferable 5-Year
Extendable No
Engine Warranty
Years Mercury administrated
Transferable Mercury administrated
Extendable Mercury administrated
Link http://www.tahoesportboats.com/about/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.installationQualityCertified
Powertrain Warranty
Years Mercury Administrated
Transferable Mercury Administrated
Extendable Mercury Administrated
Link Mercury Administrated
Accessories Warranty
Years 1-Year
Transferable Yes
Extendable Purchased, some items
Certifications
ISO Certification Yes
NMMA Certification Yes
Other Certification Mercury MerCruiser® propulsion-installation quality certification

Tahoe Q4 (2004-) Price

Tahoe Q4 (2004-) Price
Pricing Range $18,995.00
Price as Tested $0.00
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Test Results   (Printer Friendly Page)

Test Power: 1 x 220-hp MerCruiser 4.3L MPI gas sterndrive
  Range  
RPM MPH Knots Total GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM   KM    KPH    LPH    KPL   dBA
650 3.4 2.9 0.6 5.6 4.9 116 101 187 5.50 2.27 2.37 69
1000 4.8 1.2 1.1 4.4 3.8 90 79 145 7.70 4.16 1.85 73
1500 4.8 5.9 2.1 3.2 2.8 67 58 108 7.70 7.95 1.36 74
2000 9.5 8.2 3.8 2.5 2.2 51 45 82 15.30 14.38 1.06 79
2500 21.0 18.3 4.9 4.3 3.7 89 77 143 33.80 18.55 1.82 81
3000 29.7 25.8 6.2 4.8 4.2 99 86 159 47.80 23.47 2.03 82
3500 35.9 31.2 7.8 4.6 4.0 95 83 153 57.80 29.53 1.96 89
4000 42.0 36.5 10.1 4.2 3.6 86 75 138 67.60 38.23 1.77 89
4500 47.5 41.3 13.4 3.6 3.1 74 64 119 76.40 50.72 1.51 92
4850 51.1 44.4 15.0 3.4 3.0 71 61 114 82.20 56.78 1.45 98

All fuel consumption numbers is the total are for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation.

Performance Chart

Performance Chart

Test Conditions

Test Power: 1 x 220-hp MerCruiser 4.3L MPI gas sterndrive
Time To Plane 3.4 sec.
0 to 30 6.7 sec.
Test Power 1 x 220-hp MerCruiser 4.3L MPI gas sterndrive
Transmission Alpha One
Ratio 1.8:1
Props 14 x 23 3-blade aluminum
Load 2 persons, full fuel, no water, min. gear
Climate 72 deg; 77% humid., wind and seas calm, fresh water lake