Dean Smith Joins Tigé Boats!

After news broke this week of Aaron Rathy signing with Tigé Boats, it was clear that they were making a push. Then they went and dropped this bomb on the industry; Dean Smith is now a TeamTigé member! Both riders have made reference to "big things in the works" and while speculation may lead us all in a certain direction, whatever it is has to be huge to have two of the best riders in the game want to take part. More details to come on that end, we are sure of that.

Official Press Release from Tigé:


ABILENE, TX – Tige Boats is excited to announce that Dean Smith has jumped to the TeamTige Global Wakeboarding Team.

“Tige is a fresh company that continues to push their brand in the right direction,” stated Dean. “I’m stoked to be working with them from the ground floor on new products and being able to take my tricks to the next level behind their boats!”

“We are thrilled to be adding Dean to our team of world-class athletes,” stated Rick Correll, President of Tige Boats. “When Dean came out and rode our new wake for the first time, he was blown away! His accomplishments and credibility in the sport provides further verification for our direction to set the wakeboarding world on end.”

Dean Smith is a world-wide wakeboarding sensation coming from Australia. He is devoted to constantly progressing what’s possible behind a boat and continues to steal the top of the podium around the globe. Dean is also sponsored by RipCurl, Ronix, Rockstar, and Performance Ski & Surf of Orlando.

Tige Boats, the only inboard manufacturer to be awarded eight consecutive Excellence in Customer Service awards, is an independent, design-driven company, celebrating over 20-years of uncompromising boat design. Tige produces the most innovative product line, ranging from 20 to 24 feet in length and specializing in premier wakeboarding and wakesurfing boats. Tige supports a worldwide dealer network, and is the current WSIA Leadership Buzz Brand of the Year -- check out what everyone’s been talking about at