Tigé Z1 2010

Wakeboard Boat Review

The Tigé Z1 is about as versatile a wakeboarding boat as you'll ever find. For example, you can have a wakeboard or wakeskate session in the morning when it's glassy, then go directly into a popping surf wake for the afternoon chop and transition into the lounge for drinks to finish off the day. The Tigé Z1's factory weight alone kicks a very impressive surfing wave, and the Tigé Z1's nimble, tight handling makes it a blast to drive.

The Wakes

Using only stock ballast, Tigé Z1's wake delivers a lot more pop than you would expect. That is due to the nice lip at the peak. Scotty Broome loads a bunch of extra weight in here, and the wake is monster. The most surprising feature is the huge, perfect wakesurfing wake on either side (even using just stock ballast). Trust us, you will freak out when you see it.

Don't Miss

Form and function Enjoy the sharp readout on the 3.5-inch LCD multi-gauge that comes standard in the dash. It tells the driver his current mph, rpm, air and water temperature, fuel, depth and, most important, the TAPS2 setting with an inclining readout. We also dig the new style with stain-resistant, coated vinyl and aggressive lines in the hull, especially the sick flares at the stern, reminiscent of an old-school Chevy Bel Air. And Tigé Boats really hit the nail on the head with the wakesurfing wake.

Specs

People: 11

Dry weight: 3,714 lb.

Fuel capacity: 38 gal.

Tower: Tigé Alpha Z collapsible*

Racks: Swivel rack*

Wake shaper: TAPS2

Engine

Standard: PCM EX343 5.7L MPI 343 hp

Test: PCM EX343 5.7L MPI 343 hp

Test prop: 13.5 x 16

Cruise: Tigé SpeedSet

* = Optional

Ballast

2,000 lb. total (two 400-lb. bow tanks, two 600-lb. rear tanks)

Test Measurements

Length: 21 ft.

Width: 8 ft. 4 in.

Bow length: 57 in.

Bow width: 70.5 in.

Floor to tower: 69 in.

Gunwale: 30 in.

Main lounge: 55 sq. ft.

Sun pad: 20 sq. ft.

Platform: 11 sq. ft.