ABILENE,TX -- Since its origin, Tige Boats has adapted to the nature and demands of watersports by refining the art of wake control. In response to the rapid growth of wakesurfing and a strong demand for both convenience and quality, Tige Boats has released their latest technology—the TAPS3 Surf System with the Surf Link™ remote. “Over the past 25 years, Tige has been recognized as the most versatile inboard due to our TAPS technology,” stated Charlie Pigeon, CEO of Tige Boats. “Just like the original TAPS System tailored slalom wakes and TAPS2 gave wake control to wakeboarders, our third generation, TAPS3 has led Tige to be the most advanced wakesurf boat in the world.” TAPS3 gives wakesurfers the ability to adjust the length, height, shape, and style of their surf wave, while also going side-to-side, all with the push of a button on the Surf Link Remote. While also working in tandem with the TAPS3 surf technology, Tige Touch2, Indmar Raptor Series, Surf XL Ballast, and the ConvexV Hull, TAPS3 intuitively connects riders to their surf wave like never before. TAPS3 is currently available on all 2016 models. For more information on TAPS3, visit tige.com/taps3 or visit your local Tige dealer.
Mon | Jul
Fri | May
After introducing the boating industry’s first-ever remote controlled, and fully adaptive, wakesurf system in October 2014, Tige Boats is proud to announce that the AVX Surf System and the Surf Link Remote has been named one of Boating Industry’s 2015 Top Products. Chosen from hundreds of nominations, the Boating Industry’s Top Products were selected based on many factors, such as their impact on the industry, innovation and how they advanced their category.
Thu | Apr
Tige Boats continues its pursuit of excellence in 2015 with the restructure of its Product Development & Engineering team. Rising to a leadership role, Eddie Guglielmetti has been named Head of Product Development and Engineering. Over his twenty years at Tige Boats, Guglielmetti has gained a broad range of experience and an impressive history of contributions to many industry firsts, including TAPS/TAPS2, V-Drive watersport boats, 102” wide beam inboards, Z Series hull design, and the all new AVX Surf System with the Surf Link™ remote, making him the ideal selection to lead Tige’s future engineering objectives.
Wed | Mar
"With the AVX, depending on your mood, depending on the day, it can be whatever you want it to be. To me, it's the best wave out there."
Fri | Feb
ROUSHcharged Raptor 575 by Indmar Awarded 2015 NMMA and BWI Innovation Award for the Inboard Categor
Indmar Marine Engines, the worlds largest privately held manufacturer of gasoline inboard marine engines was honored today for innovative achievement by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) at the 2015 Miami International Boat Show during the State of the Recreational Boating Industry Breakfast, held this morning at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Organized by the NMMA and judged by BWI, the award recognizes innovative distinction from other products currently being manufactured that benefit the marine industry and consumers; they must be cost-effective; offer practicality; and are available to consumers within 60 days of award receipt. So what does the ROUSHCHarged Raptor 575 by Indmar have to offer that the others don’t? For one, it is the first and only emissions certified catalyzed supercharged inboard available, the first to bring ROUSH Performance supercharging technology to the marine industry and it produces the most torque ever offered in a towboat; revolutionizing how boat builders will build new models from this point forward.
Tue | Dec
We are proud to be a partner with such an exceptional company, Wet Sounds. Texas A&M University recognized Wet Sounds Inc. of Houston, Texas as a member of the 2014 Aggie 100 honoring the fastest-growing companies in the world, owned or operated by Texas A&M University former students. Wet Sounds Inc. had a compound annual growth rate of 48.2% from 2011 through 2013.
Sat | Nov
The Tige Z3 is the best wakeboard boat for you if: You want a traditional bow in a bigger size with Tigé’s signature style and one of the freshest hulls the company has to offer.
Sat | Oct
The Tige RZR is the best wakeboard boat for you if: You want a nimble, stylish and versatile boat in a size that’s perfect for standard garages, size-restricted waterways and easy towing.
Wed | Oct
Tige Boats is proud to once again receive the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s Customer Satisfaction Index Award, having received the prestigious award for eight of the previous years. The CSI Award is presented to the marine industry’s top manufacturers that actively measure customer satisfaction and pursue continuous improvement to better serve their customer.
Sat | Sep
The Tigé Z1 is the best wakeboard boat for you if: You like the look of a traditional bow in a smaller size from a company known for its surfing prowess and stylish boats.
Thu | Sep
For nearly 25 years, Tige Boats has introduced a number of industry firsts, each one integrated into the product line to make your time on the water the best time. Tige Boats has powered an engineering benchmark once again, this time placing the power in the palm of the surfer’s hands with the all-new Tige AVX Surf System. Featuring the Surf Link™ Remote and adaptive hull technology, the AVX Surf System is the first of its kind, making you the creator of the ultimate surf experience.
Sat | Aug
With the R20, Tige has created a cost effective boat with the same performance hull of the high end boats in the lineup. It still allows for the capability to dial in the perfect sized wake in a high performance boat that can hold her own right alongside the best of the best. She also solves the problem for those that need a smaller boat due to tow vehicle capacities or lake size limit restrictions. She measures in at 20’ (6.1 m) and has an empty weight just over 3,000 lbs. (1,361 kg)
Fri | Jul
The American Boatbuilders Association is proud to announce the induction of Tige Boats into their prestigious buying group. The roster of membership in the ABA is an industry Who's Who of strong, independent boat manufacturing companies.
Sat | Jul
We have a new test video of the remarkable Tige Z3 which can be loaded up with 2300 lbs. of ballast to create surfing conditions that are world-class. But as can be seen in the photo above, wake-making is only part of the mission of the Z3. She also must play host to a bevy of spectators who have come to wake-boarding virtuosity of the Z3’s lucky owner. Let’s drill down to find out all about this cult classic.
Sat | Jun
When Tigé set out to build the ultimate wakesports boat, the words “bigger, better, baddest” probably dominated conversations during the two-year R&D phase of its new ASR (Apex Series Rider’s Edition). While the engineers and designers did their thing, pro riders gave their input to help make it real-world ready. The result is a boat that not only gives surfers the mountain of water they want but also gives wakeboarders the ultimate launch pad.
Sat | Jun
The Tige RZ2 is the best wakeboard boat for you if: You want a mid-size, surf-centric boat with style in spades.
Fri | Jun
This weekend at X-Games, Rockstar Energy Drinks announced they have selected the Tige ASR as their Official Boat! Check out the new 2014 Rockstar TV Commercial featuring the Rockstar Edition Tige ASR and TeamTige rider Aaron Rathy. Keep up with Tige on social media all weekend for updates and more shots of the ASR at X-Games!
Wed | May
If you haven't seen the June issue of Boating World magazine, run and get one now! The Tige ASR is the feature boat of the magazine with information and performance reviews. Here are a few highlights from the magazine:
Sat | May
The Tige RZ4 is the best wakeboard boat for you if: You want a big, stylish boat that can carry all your friends in the most luxurious and spacious boat in Tige’s line.
Wed | Apr
Tige started as most great ideas do—from the belief that things could be different—that things could be better. In 1991, our founder and CEO, Charlie Pigeon, decided that he was going to create a high performance boat company that would put the customers experience first. Tige was founded in Merced, California based on one visionary idea: The Convex V Hull.
Thu | Feb
ABILENE, TX— Tige Boats has modernized custom boat-building with the launch of the Tige Studio. Bringing together over 45,000 options and cutting-edge technology, the Tige Studio allows you to build the Tige of your dreams from any location.
Tue | Nov
International wakeboarding icon, Daniel Watkins, explains the set up in the Tige RZR for wakeboarding, wakesurfing and the perfect adjustability using TAPS2.
Wed | Nov
*Below is the official press release from Ford Motor Company and Indmar Marine Engines. As we receive more information on the new Ford/Indmar line-up, we will release it to you all as soon as possible!
Thu | Oct
Tigé Boats and Daniel Watkins have had a strong relationship with each other for more than a decade. We took the time to sit down with the guys that, while not so much behind the ‘boat’ these days but well and truly behind the ‘boats’. These are the guys that push, promote, live, eat & breathe their respective companies. Having helped Tigé as a rider with designed and testing since 1999, it’s not just about boats to Daniel, it a part of his history and his passion.
Wed | Oct
TeamTige riders Erik Ruck and Chase Hazen show you all of the details that they love in the new Tige ASR! Plus, see some of the surf footage!
Mon | Oct
The ASR Reveal was held at our annual Tige National Dealer Meeting at the Peppermill Resort in Reno, Nevada. A fantastic time was had by all and the reveal of the ASR was something we will never forget!! Check out some of our favorite photos from the night.
Mon | Sep
‘Why Tige?’ – the industry’s notorious question for Dean Smith. One ride on the new Tige wake will give you the answer! Together, we're on a mission to blow minds!!
Tue | Sep
We set out on a journey several years ago with the mission to build something that seemed out of reach and some would say "impossible". We knew it would present challenges, but we also knew we would accept nothing less than achieving your dream. It's who we are. It's what we do.
Tue | Aug
Surf's Up WaterSports is located in Rapid City, SD and offer anwakesurf, wakeboard, and boating lifestyle experience. Surf's Up is a Tige-exclusive wakesurf school with a brand new RZR with Convex VX. Check out the beautiful wakesurf wave that they have dialed in behind their Tige! For more information on Surf's Up, check out surfsupws.com.
Fri | Aug
Mon | Jul
The crew from Wake9 came to the Tige Factory in Abilene and tested ALL of the models in the Tige lineup with a production Convex VX installed. Each boat (except for Z3 at the end) is Pro Stock ballast with just 300 lbs extra under surf side seat and five people (3 kids) in the boat. To wrap up their trip in one phrase, "The Convex VX is LEGIT!"
Tue | Jul
Squid's Wake gives a product spotlight and a shout out to PTM Edge, who makes seriously the coolest wakeboard mirrors on the market. Check out Squid's video to see all the features of the PTM Edge mirrors and how to get them on your Tige boat!
Tue | Jun
Daniel Watkins is a true legend in the wakeboarding industry. As a part owner of Tige Australia/ProWake and the longest standing member on TeamTige, Watkins is seeing wakesurfing take over Australia by storm! He has made getting a great wakesurf wave an art and is here to show you it's as easy as 1, 2, 3. Check out Daniel Watkin's perfect surf wave in this vid.
Fri | Jun
Tige Boats and Indmar Marine Engines are partnering to engineer, build, and produce an engine that brings the boldness of a Tige inward. The new engine ultimately sets the foundation for the future of the Tige product line by exploring the unknown and eliminating all traditional expectations from a marine engine.
Tue | May
Weighting your boat is a whole other beast that could easily have a 30 page manual written about it. On a basic level, just be sure that your wake is even from side to side. You don’t want one side to be clean and the other washed out. If that’s the case, have one of your passengers move to the side that’s washed out until the two sides are even.
Wed | May
Boating World's Executive Editor Alan Jones and Tige's Director of Marketing and Design Daniel Gutierrez took out the Z1 for a boat test. Check out Alan's thoughts on the little brother of the Z3.
Mon | May
Our all new Z1 is a wave-making machine but when coupled with the patented Convex VX, expectations are blown. TeamTige took the duo out on Lake Austin and got a pretty sick edit out of the trip.
Fri | Apr
The engineers at Tige have never been afraid to innovate on the highest level. For 2013 there have been some major improvements to the design and implantation of the factory ballast system. The goal for Tige was to increase speed to reduce the time it takes to fill and drain your ballast tanks. Basically they know your time is worth something and when you are on the boat you do not need to be waiting any longer than you need to. They have blown way past that goal with the incredibly fast 2013 system.
Mon | Apr
If you haven't met or heard of Squid's Wake, you are missing out!
Wed | Mar
A few months ago Wet Sounds, our audio manufacturer, wanted us to create a fully personalized Z3 to use as their demo boat. From the upholstery to the captain’s chair to the old school rims to having all chrome painted flat black, everything is completely unique to fit the “rat rod” theme Wet Sounds dreamed of. They wrapped up their customization options with a Sirlin Wrap and it looked sick!