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- Tige’s trademark edgy styling, in a more traditional bow shape.
- Create real passenger space forward; bow not just utilized to stow skis and wakeboards.
- Balanced floorplan.
- High-density, closed-cell foam, injection-molded stringer system precisely follows inner contours of hull.
- Engine mount beams and floor systems manufactured from Penske Xtreme composite panel, reinforced with both strand and woven fiberglass.
- Engine mounts thru-bolted on 2” Penske beams fitted with structural aluminum saddles.
- Hull, core and floor components laminated and joined before fully cured, forming primary bond. Hull and deck chemically bonded; hand-laid fiberglass backs entire hull-deck joint.
- Exceptional lifetime hull replacement warranty.
- Strong acceleration, almost non-existent bowrise.
- Top speed: 42.1 mph with 343hp PCM 5.7-liter V-drive engine.
- Best fuel economy: 3.1 mpg at 30 mph.
- Convex V hull design features wakeboard-like rocker. Naturally settles to produce a large wake at wakeboard/wake surf speeds.
- TAPS trim plate can be lowered to push bow down, produce ski-friendly wake sizes, as well as further fine-tune wake shape for board riding.
- Lack of directional thrust requires brief learning curve around the dock.
- Driving with fully loaded ballast requires care in sharp turns.
- Water ballast further increases wake size, can be distributed to fore, aft, starboard and port tanks.
- Alpha Z tower is rock solid, offering exceptional anchor point for most hardcore riders. Lights and speakers built-in. Spring-loading makes raising, lowering tower one-man job if necessary.
- Tige Touch; iPad-like touchscreen controls all the boat’s vital functions, including speed control, ballast load, sound system. Cool, but can be hard to see in occasional glare.
- Walk-over sunpad can be converted to full sunpad with simple flip of central cushion.
- Well-designed transom area offers place to gear up for skiing or riding, wet stowage compartments to each side for towropes, etc.
For more information, visit Tige Boats or read Tige Z3: Modernized Tradition