The Tige Story


Thirty years ago, boat makers didn’t question the rules, let alone break them. Charlie Piegeon, founder, owner, and active CEO of Tige had worked as an executive for most of the inboard boat manufacturers. He said “I know I can do better.” He challenged the industry with his core value – not accepting the status quo and a passion for giving customers a dramatically unique experience – with boats that performed like crazy and were much more fun.

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.



ATX Surf Boats are engineered, designed, and crafted by the same team that has built the TIGE BOATS brand and product up to what it is today. Created for a new generation of consumers, ATX Surf Boats will be a stand-alone brand that operates and manufacturers alongside the popular Tige Boats marque.

Awards and innovation are at the heart of Tige’s success over the past 30 years. From Tige’s very first boat in the water being named Rookie of the Year by Waterski Magazine, to the introduction of our wake-shaping technology that has transformed the industry, Tige has continued to innovate and refine the art and craft of boat building year after year.

Trust and relax in Tige’s 30 years of proven performance, patents, dependability, and thousands of happy owners.

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