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Tahoe 225 (2008- )
(w/ 1 x 220-hp MerCruiser 5.0 L)


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Brief Summary

Tahoe has revamped the 222 and released the 225 which finds more room for everyone inside without stretching the measurements on the boat. The handlaid PowerGlide hull and Hydrostep lifting strakes mean you will enjoy peppy performance even with the minimum engine package. This model offers both family and fishing features and is capable of adding a wakeboard tower for even more water-fun.

Key Features

  • Fiberglass foam filled stringer system
  • Portside refreshment center
  • Bow and stern swim platforms
  • Starboard bench seat cooler
  • Oversized swim platform
  • Standard bimini top
  • Wakeboard tower option
  • Optional color matched trailer
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 22' 5''
    Beam 102''
    Dry Weight 3,805 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft N/A
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 20 deg.
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 48 gal.
    Water Capacity N/A
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)

    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

    Std. Power 1 x 220-hp MerCruiser 5.0 L
    Tested Power 1 x 220-hp MerCruiser 5.0 L
    Opt. Power Various MerCruiser from 220- to 320-hp

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    700 3.5 3.0 0.8 4.1 3.6 179 155 68
    1000 5.3 4.6 1.1 4.9 4.3 212 184 68
    1500 7.3 6.3 2.2 3.3 2.9 141 123 71
    2000 8.7 7.6 5.0 1.7 1.5 75 65 77
    2500 12.4 10.8 6.8 1.8 1.6 79 69 80
    3000 24.7 21.5 8.5 2.9 2.5 126 110 81
    3500 30.7 26.7 10.3 3.0 2.6 128 111 83
    4000 35.6 30.9 14.3 2.5 2.2 108 94 83
    4400 45.1 39.2 18.0 2.5 2.2 108 94 85
    700 155 288 5.60 3.03 1.76 68
    1000 184 341 8.50 4.16 2.09 68
    1500 123 227 11.70 8.33 1.39 71
    2000 65 121 14.00 18.93 0.74 77
    2500 69 127 20.00 25.74 0.78 80
    3000 110 203 39.80 32.18 1.24 81
    3500 111 206 49.40 38.99 1.26 83
    4000 94 174 57.30 54.13 1.06 83
    4400 94 174 72.60 68.14 1.07 85

    All fuel consumption numbers are the total 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. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

    Performance Chart

    Performance Chart

    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 5.1 sec.
    0 to 30 9.1 sec.
    Props Not Available
    Load 1 persons, 1/2 fuel, no water, min. gear
    Climate Temp: 70 deg., humid: 93%, wind: calm, seas: calm

    Tahoe 225 (2008- ) Line Drawing


    Captain's Report

    A Versatile Platform for the Growing FamilyTahoe 225By Capt. Rob Smith I have to say, Tahoe created room aboard this model somehow without adding width and length to the footprint. This model replaces the older 222 from Tahoe.Starting at the Swim PlatformThe swim platform is an oversized full width deck with built in insulated cooler and separate line locker. With this much space, you can relax while strapping on the skis or a wakeboard or just enjoy a cold beverage while the kids frolic in the water behind the boat. The swim ladder is concealed on the top of the platform now where it is easy to get to. The walkthrough door locks open so it doesn’t get in the way when you are playing at anchor and there is storage in the floor of the walkthrough.Power PlantThe aft bench seat lifts up to reveal the power behind the punch on the 225. We had a 220hp MerCruiser 5.0L carbureted engine. This model has options ranging from the 220hp installed to the MerCruiser 6.2MPI 320hp V-8 with Bravo 3 stern drive. If you load her up with options like the wakeboard tower and want strong performance, you may want to bump up to the 5.0 MPI, at least. The hinge system on the seat for the engine hatch isn’t the easiest to use, but does give you good access to the engine to check it out before you shove off for the day.Cockpit AccommodationsShowing her fishing features, she starts with storage for a couple rods in the side as you enter the boat. The walkthrough door actually protects the reels when the door is locked open. The L bench seat wraps around from the helm seat across the stern to the walkthrough. The helm is a comfortable bucket seat with open back and flip-lip bolster. When you have a skier in the water, the observer can relax on the port side lounger which is more comfortable than another bucket style seat, in my opinion. When it comes time for snacks, you can pop a table in the aft section. Kicker speakers are mounted high in the seat backs so everyone can hear them better. Just behind the helm seat is an insulated locker than can be converted to a livewell for the family that really enjoys a lot more fishing. Long boards and skis fit neatly just aft of it in the bench seat along the starboard wall. The aft end of the port lounger has three drink holders and a concealed trash bin conveniently located. Under the forward end is a storage drawer and the middle covers the carry-on cooler.Helm and Entertainment CenterMoving forward, the entertainment center is the forward end cap to the portside lounger. It has a concealed sink and twin divided ice buckets on top with a large storage compartment underneath to stow table tops and fishing chair. The helm has the same feel of an upscale car with burlwood accents and white-faced gauges. The stereo was satellite ready and has an iPod/MP3 input so you can play your own mix of music. The one thing that I wasn’t happy with was the cover over the fuse block which is stuck on with Velcro and difficult to pull off. There is a large locker inside the helm pod that could be used for a port-a-potty for the kids.Room for Extra Gear the Sole Lockers and Bow SeatingTwo connected sole lockers mean you can keep everything stowed away and not crowd the seats with gear on your ride. For fishing, you have additional rod storage built into these lockers as well as clips for the oar and navigation lights. The front bench seats have finished bases making it easy to clean when the day is done. On the front is a beach boarding ladder making it easy to pull right up to the beach and not have the outdrive hanging in the sand. For those days you just want to do a little fishing, a casting chair sets up easily in the bow. MeasurementsThe 225 is 22’5” length overall with a beam width of 102”. On the optional trailer, she measures 26’7” long and 8’6” wide. Weighing around 3,720 lbs., she should be easy enough to tow behind the family SUV or van. With the added space and seating, the 225 from Tahoe is set to add more family fun for families that enjoy fishing and skiing.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Tahoe 225 (2008- ) is 45.1 mph (72.6 kph), burning 18.0 gallons per hour (gph) or 68.13 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Tahoe 225 (2008- ) is 30.7 mph (49.4 kph), and the boat gets 2.97 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.26 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 128 miles (206 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 1 x 220-hp MerCruiser 5.0 L.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Marine Electronics

    Fishfinder Optional
    GPS/Chart Optional


    Battery Charger/Converter Standard
    CD Stereo Standard
    Head: Portable Optional
    Power Steering Optional
    Shore Power Optional

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Optional
    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
    Swim Ladder Standard
    Swim Platform Standard
    Tower: Watersports Optional
    Wet bar Standard


    Bimini Top Optional
    Cockpit Cover Optional


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