This brand-spankin' new 2008 boat is packed with everything a wakeboarding crew dreams of: huge wakes, a roomy pickle fork bow and the option of a Z-series collapsible tower. Buyers can also go for a 400-horsepower engine, which gets this beast to wakeboard speeds even quicker. The new flagship of the Tigé family offers 900 pounds in optional ballast, plus its tricked-out with details like tower lights, swiveling board racks, an additional seat back behind the driver and an iPod jack.
The TAPS² system allows each rider to dial in the wake shape from a more mellow setting, which I prefer because it has plenty of pop without becoming too peaky (three is my magic number), all the way up to five, which has the most defined peak available. But the generous footprint is what really makes this ride so attractive. With a boat this size, you'll stay dry even on those days when you need to speed across the wind-chopped lake to find calm water. As many as 16 friends can come along too.