Being true to the sport.
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WSM: Who should buy this boat?
Tig��: I think it is just about the ?do everything?
boat that handles big water, and it gives great wakes for slalom
and wakeboarding. Over the last two years it has been extremely
popular with families, but guys in their mid-thirties to forties
are drawn in by the look of the boat. They like the freshness and
the edginess of it. We?re finding that 12- to 16-year-old kids are
dragging their parents in and they?re buying the boat, but it is
the kids making the decision. Someone who is really into
wakeboarding doesn't want a ski boat ? they want a boat that is
geared toward them ? both in demographics and design.
Why should someone buy this boat?
It's the first boat we truly engineered from the ground up to be a
wakeboard boat. It's designed to hold at least 10 boards and 12-13
people and still perform beautifully with that amount of load. The
boat is designed not to use ballast and still produce pro wakes. We
don't have to sacrifice storage, hamper performance, harm the
boat's structural integrity or violate Coast Guard regulations to
get our wake. This is a boat that uses its own size and mass to
create the wake.
**Do you use any special construction techniques that help this
boat stand up to the rigors of wakeboarding?**
The biggest secret of these boats is that they are drastically
overbuilt. We spend 21 days building a boat vs. the industry
average of seven. The strength and weight of the materials used in
the Quadrabeam chassis system, which incorporates four cross-braced
stringers for stiffness, is significantly greater than the industry
trend of soft-density foam and lightweight fiberglass stringers. We
use XL flooring throughout the boat that is fully laminated with a
combination of hand-laid, bi-directional and tri-directional glass.
The shell of this boat is significantly heavier than a traditional
ski boat. Our boats have a low center of gravity due to the weight
in the core material. This not only enhances longevity, but 5-10
years down the road the boat will feel as tight and quiet as the
day you bought it. That?s why our resale value is so high and why
we have such customer loyalty in a short amount of time.
For wakeboarders, that weight (equivalent to one to two fat sacs)
below the water line adds stability and greatly enhances wake size
when used in conjunction with the TAPS. When you put 10-12 people
in a boat on large bodies of water consistently doing double-ups,
the boat is taking quite a beating. We build the boat to last.
Length: 21 ft. 2 in.
Beam: 100 in.
Fuel capacity: 40 gal.
Seating capacity: 12
Test prop: 13 x 13 Cutter 4-blade
Test engine: MerCruiser MX 6.2 Black Scorpion
Base price: $36,300
On the Water
Top speed 46.8 mph 4,900 rpm
Accel to 22 5.50 sec.
Accel to 36 8.75 sec.
Accel to 30 to 36 3.50 sec.
Noise levels (db)
Idle 64 D 65 R
22 mph 82 D 82 R
Tig��?s wake is the most easily adjusted on the
water. While it doesn?t facilitate side-to-side changes, TAPS is
ideal for on-the-fly wake changes. It can produce a peaky kicker
ramp for wake-to-wake moves as well as a clean lip with smooth
transitioning for big into the flats moves. For the maxed-out,
pro-style wake we still recommend some weight in the bow.
Shape/ Transition: Variable tending towards steep
Ability to hold speed: Excellent
Driving Double-Ups: Excellent
Ballast fill time: NA
Ballast Balancing Qualities: No
Scale: 1 World class, 2 Tournament quality, 3 Suitable for
experts, 4 Suitable for advanced recreational use, 5 Suitable for
With its intelligently designed interior, easily collapsible tower,
killer racks and pumping stereo, the 21V Riders is a boat you want
to pack with as many friends as you have and hit the water for as
long as possible. Its combination of style, comfort, ease of
driving and great wakes makes it perfect for the long sessions with
multiple riders and equipment.
This is the future of wakeboarding boats. Not only does the
glass-encapsulated quad stringer and flooring system give the boat
strength and a rock-solid ride unmatched through double-ups and in
rough water, it adds weight down low in the boat so no ballast
system is needed. The boat gains mass without sacrificing handling,
plus it?s guaranteed for life. It?s a win-win situation. Coupled
with Tig��?s heralded TAPS system, the 21 V Riders
Edition is a rider?s dream.
6803 Hwy 277 N
Abilene, TX 79601