The folks at Tigé like to think of the 20V as the sports car of their boat lineup. And with all the punch it packs into such a compact package, they’re right on the money. The Tigé 20V offers the maneuverability and versatility multisport families desire, as well as an impressive level of responsiveness from the throttle.
Combine that with the ability to cross over from slalom wakes worthy of an aggressive open-water set to shapely wakes the riders in the family will go crazy for, and you have a multisport machine that’s as fun to drive as a convertible. This is one toy the whole family can play with.
There aren’t very many V-drives that deserve an aggressive open slalom set, but the Tigé 20V once again lived up to the challenge. With the TAPS2 set at 1.5, it proved capable of delivering moderately soft wakes at 15 through 28 off. As for wakeboarding, wake shape can be as important or even more important than wake size — and that has never been more evident than in the Tigé 20V. Using the TAPS2 system, you can fine-tune these wakes to fit your needs as a rider. Want to jump up and wake-to-wake? Crank the TAPS2 to 7. Prefer a more lateral flight into the flats? Simply tune the TAPS2 down. With such versatility, this functional 20-footer just might be the definition of a true water-sports boat.
At a nimble 20 feet long, the 20V offers first-class maneuverability that both riders and skiers will appreciate. It feels and sounds like a well-engineered boat. Need proof? Just check out the low decibel readings at 36 mph. The handling performance of this boat ranked high with our testers; it ran through chop well for its size and responded quickly from the throttle. The 20V also offered an impressive hole shot, accelerating to 36 mph in a little more than six seconds — a standout stat among the V-drives we tested. And as testimony to the efficiency of the ConvexV hull, this impressive performance was with a fuel-efficient 5.7-liter Vortec engine. With outstanding crossover capability and remarkable handling, this boat will suit well-rounded water-sports athletes.
With its sleek, sharp lines that smartly complement its 20-foot size, the 20V stays true to its reputation as the sports car of the Tigé family. With six different graphics options, you can customize your boat whether you prefer the subtlety of a classic ski boat, the wilder look of a wakeboarding powerhouse, or something in between. Despite its 20-foot-long frame, the 20V’s 96-inch beam ensures families will have plenty of space to stretch out. The interior, with touches of stainless steel on the hardware and fasteners, is luxurious but not flashy, and the newly redesigned dash has plenty of sporty flash. And since it’s designed for families, there’s plenty of storage for your boards, skis and gear.
Base price: $33,769
Length: 20 ft.
Beam: 96 in.
Seating capacity: 9
Fuel capacity: 30 gal.
Test Prop: 13.5 x 16 4-blade
Test Engine: GM Vortec 5.7L, 340 hp
Top Speed: 46 mph 5,200 rpm
Accel. To 30 mph: 4.7 sec. 113.2 ft.
Accel. To 36 mph: 6.3 sec. 182.2 ft.
Noise Levels (db): Neutral 62 D 63 R, 36 mph 89 D 90 R