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Specifications

  Specifications
Length Overall Dry Weight
Beam Tested Weight N/A
Draft Fuel Cap
Deadrise/Transom Water Cap
Max Headroom Bridge Clearance
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

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Std. Power
Tested Power
Opt. Power

Tigé 20V (2005-2009) Captain's Report

Tricked Out 20-Footer

The 20V gives you the power to customize the perfect wake.

By Capt. Vince Daniello

Tigé 20V

Many consider a 20 foot watersports boat a little too small for wakeboarding, and more suitable for slalom skiing. It is true that by adding ballast turns even 20-footers can be turned into wake-makers for boarding, but this typically sacrifices storage space to ballast tanks, or worse, takes up cockpit room with fat sacs. But thanks to their patented TAPS wake control system, Tigé’s 20V has room for people and gear, and goes from busting big tricks to chasing buoys on the slalom course faster than you can say Tigé Adjustable Performance System.

Tigé 20V

TAPS Advantage

Tigé accomplished this by disregarding conventional boat design tenets. Rather than building a traditional hooked-hull planning bottom that needs to be overloaded with ballast weight or mechanical wedges to make big wakes, Tigé designed their Convex V as a non-planing hull, making big wakes without weight or wedges. In place of the traditional hook, Tigé added TAPS2 variable hull technology that allows the driver to instantly control planing and water displacement.

Tigé 20V

Essentially an oversized trim tab that sits just behind the rudder, TAPS results in a wake that can be adjusted from advanced wakeboard through beginner wakeboard all the way down to slalom ski – while the boat is running.

Tigé 20V

A huge storage locker is accessed through a hatch in the port quarter.

This adjustable wake is appealing, but another big advantage of TAPS is that it doesn’t take up space inside the boat the way ballast tanks or fat sacs do. With its V-drive engine all the way aft under the sun pad, the 20V offers a huge cockpit with wrap-around seating and lots of storage, including a locker for skis that is accessible from both inside the cockpit and back on the stern platform. Tigé also provides a proper walk-through windshield and ample seating in the bow – something often sacrificed in the smallest models from other manufacturers.

Tigé 20V

Big wake on flat lake from one boat without ballast bags.

Performance

With an inboard engine and triple tracking fins beneath the boat, the 20V has crisp steering and makes tight turns expected from a performance ski boat. And while the Convex V hull is designed to be somewhat inefficient when the TAPS plate is retracted, as the plate is lowered it actually increases fuel economy and top-end performance over a traditional hull, according to company spokesmen. This is because TAPS can be adjusted for the optimum running angle at any speed, with any load, and in any sea condition, creating less drag than a hull that can’t be tweaked by the driver for optimum performance.

This was reflected in our test run, where we hit 45.5 miles-per-hour at 5260 RPM. Acceleration is helped by TAPS too, with the big TAPS plate just behind the propeller utilizing prop wash to start lifting the stern before the boat even begins to move through the water. Our test boat jumped up on plane in 3 seconds flat, and went from 0 to 30 in 4.9 seconds, and these numbers came from a 340 horsepower GM 5.7 liter Vortec engine that burned just 6 gallons-per-hour at 27.1 miles-per-hour, or 4.51 miles-per-gallon.

Tigé 20V

Advertise your trade with these handy board racks.

If you’re dinner table has become a debate forum – one camp arguing for an uncompromising smooth-wake slalom boat, another wanting big wakes for boarding, and a third insisting on room for the gang and plenty of storage, you should look at Tigé’s 20V.

Tigé 20V (2005-2009) Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Tigé 20V (2005-2009) is 45.5 mph (73.2 kph), burning 21.9 gallons per hour (gph) or 82.89 liters per hour (lph).

  • Best cruise for the Tigé 20V (2005-2009) is 27.1 mph (43.6 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 122 miles (196.34 kilometers).

  • Tested power is 1 x 340-hp GM 5.7L Vortec EFI.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.


Standard and Optional Equipment

Tigé 20V (2005-2009) Standard and Optional Equipment
Systems
CD Stereo Optional
Exterior Features
Carpet: Cockpit Standard
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Platform Optional
Tower: Watersports Optional
Transom Shower Optional
Canvas
Bimini Top Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Tigé 20V (2005-2009) Warranty

Tigé 20V (2005-2009) Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to ensure 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 LifePlus Limited Replacement Warranty
Transferable Yes
Deck Warranty
Years LifePlus Limited Replacement Warranty
Engine Warranty
Years None
Gelcoat Warranty
Years No
Blistering Warranty
Years No
Certifications
NMMA Certification Yes

Tigé 20V (2005-2009) Price

Tigé 20V (2005-2009) Price
Pricing Range $40,801.00
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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