Tahoe Q5i Sport (2007- )
(w/ 1 x 190-hp MerCruiser 4.3L)

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Q5i Sport  (2007- )
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Tahoe replaces the popular Q4 with the Q5i Sport this year. The cockpit and bow areas have 4” more space each. The swim platform is 3” larger and the entire boat is 2’ deeper, so you have the room where you need it!

Key Features

  • Expanded swim platform
  • Expanded cockpit
  • Insulated cooler on platform
  • AM/FM/CD with MP3 player jack and Sirius Satellite capability
  • Custom dash
  • Foam filled fiberglass stringer system
  • Hand laid PowerGlide hull with Hydrostep lifting strakes
  • Custom color-matched trailer with Swing-Away™ tongue and GalvaShield® protection


Tahoe Q5i Sport (2007- ) Specifications
Length Overall 19' 5'' Dry Weight 2,719 lbs.
Beam 91'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 17'' Weight Capacity N/A
Draft Up N/A Person Capacity N/A
Draft Down N/A Fuel Capacity 23 gal.
Air Draft N/A Water Capacity N/A
Deadrise/Transom 16 deg. Length on Trailer N/A
Max Headroom open Height on Trailer N/A
Bridge Clearance N/A Trailer Weight N/A
Total Package Weight (Trailer,Boat & Engine) 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 Q5i Sport (2007- ) Engine options
Std. Power 1 x 190-hp MerCruiser 4.3L
Tested Power 1 x 190-hp MerCruiser 4.3L
Opt. Power 1 x 220-hp MerCruiser 4.3L MPI

Tahoe Q5i Sport (2007- ) Line Drawing


Tahoe Q5i Sport (2007- ) Photo Gallery

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Tahoe Q5i Sport (2007- ) Captain's Report

Tahoe Q5i Sport

By Capt. Rob Smith

In Tahoe’s redesign, they gained room in the Q5i Sport. The designer’s were quite clever as none of us can really see where they took the room to add it. One example of clever use of space was the bimini top that usually mounts somewhat inboard, though. The Q5i Sport has it mounted outboard. This seemingly minor difference keeps the gunwale top open, giving more of an open feel to the cockpit.

From the Stern

The stern platform is spacious and is designed to fully cover the sterndrive. An integrated cooler makes it a lot easier when you are thirsty and hanging out at the swim platform. For climbing back on board, there is a three step swim ladder on the stern. Coming on board was a unique feature I have not seen before. The filler cushion is on a slide that tucks it under so you don’t have the kids walking on the cushions with muddy feet when climbing back into the cockpit. The sunpad seemed especially large for this size boat. It lifts on twin pneumatic shocks to reveal the engine compartment. I found it easy enough to reach the check points on the engine as well as the batteries. There is room to put a bin back here to use the heat of the engine to dry out the life jackets after finishing skiing for the day.

Cockpit Accommodations

The carry on cooler fits neatly under the center bench so you have a dedicated space for the day’s cold beverages and snacks that doesn’t eat up floor space for play. The seats have a ton of additional storage for gear. Floor lighting and speakers are mounted in the side panels. The sole locker is spacious enough for skis and boards. I like how they have dedicated clips to hold the navigation lights and the emergency oar so they are easy to find when you need them. The bottom has a rubber liner to protect your skis from scratches. The sport bucket seats were comfortable enough and had slide and swivel adjustments. I prefer to have a bolster on the driver’s side because often a teenager or someone short wants to have a turn driving while you are on the skis. This way everyone has good visibility over the bow and visibility means safety underway.

Helm and Navigator Seating

The driver has a padded three spoke sport tilt wheel with rack-and-pinion steering. Gauges were arranged well enough for me to see them easily underway. Over on the observer’s side is a glove box and, on our model, a Jensen AM/FM/CD stereo with Sirius Satellite reception capability and MP3/iPod connectivity. Also convenient was a 12volt socket for your MP3 player and a tray to keep your sunglasses where you can find them.

The full framed windshield has a nice center walk-through. With a family, it is always nice to have a lower air dam to keep them warm after a long day on the water and a chilly ride back to the docks or boat ramp. Since the Q5 didn’t have it, I would suggest making a canvas snap-on version you can easily add on yourself.

Up at the Bow

The bow seating is plenty large enough for a couple to relax at anchor or for three to sit and enjoy a ride. The center cushion removes quickly so you can use the bow for beach boarding. Storage bins up front are fully finished and easy to clean, another mark of extra value in boat like this.


The Q5i Sport replaces the Q4 for 2008 and is the same 19’5” length on average and 91” beam. She weighs about 2371 lbs. and carries 23 gallons of fuel. Some of the space is afforded by the use of a 4.3L MerCruiser which allowed greater interior space. The swim platform is 3” larger, interior cockpit is 4” larger and the bow cockpit is also 4” larger.

Tahoe Q5i Sport (2007- ) Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Tahoe Q5i Sport (2007- ) is 45.8 mph (73.7 kph), burning 12.4 gallons per hour (gph) or 46.93 liters per hour (lph).
  • Best cruise for the Tahoe Q5i Sport (2007- ) is 39.6 mph (63.7 kph), and the boat gets 4.51 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.92 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 93 miles (149.67 kilometers).
  • Tested power is 1 x 190-hp MerCruiser 4.3L.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.

Standard and Optional Equipment

Tahoe Q5i Sport (2007- ) Standard and Optional Equipment
CD Stereo Standard
Trailer Standard
Exterior Features
Carpet: Cockpit Optional
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Tower: Watersports Optional
Bimini Top Optional
Cockpit Cover Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Tahoe Q5i Sport (2007- ) Warranty

Tahoe Q5i Sport (2007- ) Warranty Information
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Tahoe Q5i Sport (2007- ) Price

Tahoe Q5i Sport (2007- ) Price
Pricing Range $19,995.00
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.

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