CHARLIE ESTABLISHED THE TIGE BRAND BECAUSE HE KNEW THERE WAS ANOTHER LEVEL THAT HADN’T BEEN REACHED YET.

We took the finest features of a hardcore tournament ski boat and turned it into a versatile boat that families around the world could enjoy.

Tige boats blew customers away—with their breakthrough styling, multi-sport versatility, roominess, luxury trim, easy to drive, and a thrilling experience on the water. In fact, when the first Tige began to make wakes, the world had never seen a boat quite like it resulting in it being named ‘Rookie of the Year’ by Waterski Magazine.

Charlie dared to give customers a new level of power with a boat that created feelings and an environment more exciting than a roller coaster—the freedom, the air, the water. People had to have it. The industry grew from hundreds of people to thousands who wanted that experience.

Celebrating their 30th anniversary, Charlie and the Tige team have continued to place innovation and passion at the heart of their boats and have maintained their core focus on building the best inboard towboats on the water.

A look at Charlie's Scrapbook.

A snapshot of Tige's past and present.

1991
2020
1991

Charlie Pigeon, Owner/Founder and CEO of Tige, worked many years as an executive for other leading wake boat brands, but saw the opportunity to put the customers experience first.

1992

The Tige revolution begins. The first model—2000SLM Comp is voted Rookie of the Year.

1993

Tige’s performance and engineering proves superior and expands to international markets. Today, Tige has a family of sales and service dealers in 13 countries worldwide.

1995

Making waves—again. Tige is granted its first patent for TAPS (Tige Adjustable Performance System) wake-shaping technology.

1998

TAPS advances to its second generation with the addition of a hydraulic wake plate for on-the-fly adjustments, making Tige the first and only inboard with full-trim capability.

2000

Tige is named the Official Towboat of the IWSF World Wakeboard Championship Series and launches the first worldwide wakeboard tour stopping in France, South Africa, Japan, Brazil, Australia, and Canada.

2002

The patented Convex V Hull is introduced to work hand-in-hand with TAPS, making it easier than ever to dial pro-level wakes.

2006

Tige begins production at its brand-new, state-of-the-art factory and world headquarters in Abilene, Texas.

2009

Another Tige first. TigeTouch is introduced as the first touchscreen control panel in the inboard market.

2012

Tige’s excellence in product development, branding, and enthusiasm wins the Buzz Brand of the Year through the WSIA.

2013

More patents are awarded to Tige that will contribute to future new product development.

2015

TAPS advances into its 3rd generation—TAPS 3, the most versatile technology to hit the market.

2017

Tige gains power again. The Alpha E2 Electric Powered Tower hits the market and sparks another revolution. The Alpha E2 was voted WakeWorld’s Innovation of the Year in its first year.

2019

Tige Boats Inc. sets up for further growth and expansion with creation of sister brand, ATX Surf Boats.

2020

Tige advances performance with TAPS 3T and the GO System, the most intuitive and versatile technology to hit the market.

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