Tigé 22i (2009-)
(w/ 1 x 343-hp PCM EX 343)

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22i (2009-)
Tigé 22i (2009-) Test Video

Every boat in Tigé’s lineup shares the same patented “Convex V” hull design and “TAPS2” control system, which offer multi-sport versatility. The 22i also has the sharp steering and precise handling one expects from this type of design. Tigé’s 22i is a dramatic, fully-loaded skiboat that delivers versatility and world-class performance. Additionally, the boat comes with a LifePlus Lifetime Replacement Warranty. Uncompromising multi-sport capability is the result of Tigé’s patented “Convex V’ hull and the “TAPS” control system. Starting there, the Tigé 22i adds loads of what you want and need in a sportboat. In addition, the 22i offers the steering and handling characteristics one would expect from a direct drive watersports boat.

Key Features

  • Armorflex anti-blistering gelcoat
  • Hand-laid multi-directional fiberglass hull
  • Coremat-enhanced lamination throughout
  • Heavy-duty all-brass underwater gear
  • Faria analog instrumentation
  • Waterbonnet curved glass windshield
  • Removable bow area carpet
  • Stainless steel hardware throughout
  • Teleflex rack and pinion steering
  • Premium grade 34 oz. marine upholstery
  • Oversized removable teak swimstep
  • PCM power train


Tigé 22i (2009-) Specifications
Length Overall 21' 8''
6.6 m
Dry Weight 3,895 lbs.
1,766 kg
Beam 8' 6''
2.6 m
Tested Weight N/A
Draft 26''
0.66 m
Weight Capacity N/A
Draft Up N/A Person Capacity N/A
Draft Down N/A Fuel Capacity 47 gal.
177.9 L
Air Draft N/A Water Capacity none
Deadrise/Transom N/A 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

Tigé 22i (2009-) Engine options
Std. Power 1 x 343-hp PCM EX343 5.7L
Tested Power 1 x 343-hp PCM EX 343
Opt. Power 1 x 275-hp PCM ProSport 5.0L MPI

Tigé 22i (2009-) Line Drawing


Tigé 22i (2009-) Captain's Report

Combining the Right Stuff

By Capt. John B. Wenz

Tigé 22i

Founded in 1991, Tigé’s target goal was the family watersports segment. At this point, I’d say their aim is pretty good. With eight models to choose from, every boat in Tigé’s lineup shares the same patented “Convex V” hull design and “TAPS2” control system, which offer true multi-sport versatility. Typical of direct-drive boats, the 22i also has the sharp steering and precise handling one expects from this type of design.

Deck Layout

Up forward, you’ll find deep, contoured seating with sturdy handrails port and starboard. Walk aft through the windshield, and you’re in a family-sized cockpit with room for your whole gang. This wide-bodied 22-footer seats ten in comfort, and the soft curves and thick cushions are user-friendly whether you’re at the dock or underway. There’s also plenty of storage under both sides of the console. A self-draining, insulated cooler is included, along with a glove box. In addition, you’ll find gull-wing hatches that conceal compartments big enough to store your wakeboards and waterskis out of sight.

Tigé 22i

The fiberglass step-through transom gives riders and skiers easy access to the standard removable teak swim-step or the optional non-skid swim platform.

A number of audio options including a Sirius Compatible Clarion Marine CD system with amp, sub-woofer, and tower speakers, let you crank up the volume. You’ll be able to ski, board, or party in style aboard this boat! A long list of other options include performance, safety, and convenience items like a collapsible tower, board racks, a ski pylon, additional lighting and a shower, to name a few.

At the Helm

Tigé 22i

A flip-up bolster seat provides excellent visibility, and a standard ski mirror allows the driver to keep an eye on the action. The Faria analog instruments are well-placed for visibility and controls and switches are easy to reach. Speed, air/water temperature and digital depth are all standard. The TAPS system indicator makes it easy to change from wakeboard to slalom positions or anywhere in between. TAPS responds quickly to the driver’s command, changing the wake characteristics for boarders and skiers at the touch of a button.

Tigé 22i

The Tigé Difference

What makes Tigé boats so special? The key is in the patented “Convex V” hull shape and the “TAPS” control plate. What you get is precise, instant, infinitely adjustable wake configuring. This innovative technology has earned Tigé a number of awards. It allows the driver to accommodate both skiers and boarders of all levels; ideal for the novice in the family as well as the expert. Besides the performance versatility, you can trim the boat to comfortably handle bigger chop than you’d expect in a watersports boat of this size. The hull shape also requires less power to do the job. Standard engines are smaller than their competitors, resulting in a lower purchase price and lower fuel operating costs.

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Out on the Water

This is where you really see what these boats are all about. With the TAPS control in the wakeboard position, the boat doesn’t rise up to a plane as you accelerate. Instead, the non-planing hull produces the kind of huge wake that boarders love at the speed they need. By lowering the plate, you can regulate the size of your wake. With TAPS in the ski position the bow drops, the boat planes out in 3.1 seconds, and the 22i offers ideal slalom conditions. The addition of optional electronic speed control allows the driver to precisely duplicate the combination of settings for the most demanding riders. Tigé went to the trouble of consulting with skiers and boarders during the design process, to find out what they most wanted in terms of wake size and shape.

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22i Specifics and Performance

The overall length measures 21-feet 8-inches and the beam is a wide 102”. The 22i weighs 3,895 pounds and carries 47 gallons of fuel. Our test boat was equipped with a 343 horsepower PCM EX343 engine. At 3000 rpm we cruised at 29.8 mph using 7.3 gallons of gas. We reached 46.5 mph as a maximum speed.

Construction specs are equally as impressive. Their boats apparently weigh 400-800 pounds more than most others of similar size, because Tigé bonds their hull and deck into a single solid fiberglass unit. Seat bases and other deck furniture are molded into the hull, not screwed onto the deck as is typical. This adds structural integrity to the entire vessel.

Tigé 22i

I had one question for the Tigé engineers; why had they chosen not to put a sea cock on the engine cooling intake through-hull? Their explanation was logical, but I’d prefer to have the ability to shut this off if the system developed a leak. Tigé’s confidence in their product is confirmed by the LifePlus Lifetime Replacement Warranty. They’ll replace, for the original owner, a ’04, ’05, or ’06 registered boat if there is any structural failure in the hull, stringer matrix or floor for the lifetime of the boat.

Tigé 22i

Tigé 22i (2009-) Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Tigé 22i (2009-) is 46.5 mph (74.8 kph), burning 20.9 gallons per hour (gph) or 79.11 liters per hour (lph).
  • Best cruise for the Tigé 22i (2009-) is 29.8 mph (48 kph), and the boat gets 4.06 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.73 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 172 miles (276.81 kilometers).
  • Tested power is 1 x 343-hp PCM EX 343.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.

Standard and Optional Equipment

Tigé 22i (2009-) Standard and Optional Equipment
CD Stereo Optional
Exterior Features
Carpet: Cockpit Standard
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Tower: Watersports Optional
Transom Shower Optional
Bimini Top Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Tigé 22i (2009-) Warranty

Tigé 22i (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
NMMA Certification Yes

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