ABILENE, TX - Tigé Boats, Inc. clinched 5 out of 10 spots on the prestigious Boattest.com “Top 10 Most Searched Ski & Wakeboard Boats” for 2010.
“As a company with nine models, we are proud to have five of them in the top 10 and we feel that says a great deal about the team we have assembled,” Rick Correll, President of Tigé Boats, said. “It’s a true testament to the advances we’ve made the last several years on the quality and design of our product line. With our niche having hundreds of individual models available, this information from BoatTest.com proves that Tigé is focused on the customer and that our product development is on the right course.”
The Tigé RZ2, 22i, 20V, 24 Vé were all models on the “Top 10 Most Searched Ski & Wakeboard Boats” list, with the Tigé Z1 claiming the number one position.
BoatTest.com is a research and test team that consists of writers, editors, videographers, field technicians and more, all of whom are highly trained professionals with years of experience in the boating industry. Within the past year, Boattest.com published over 1,000 tests, reviews, boat buying tips and numerous other articles. By tracking the most researched boats on their site, Boattest.com is able to monitor top trends within the industry.
A recent study from Foresight Research shows that 84 percent of new boat buyers had read or seen boat information on the Internet prior to making their purchase decision.
“This finding clearly validates the impacts these research results have had based on the substantial sales increase we’ve had this past year,” Correll continued.
BoatTest.com sums it up best: “The Cinderella story in the Wake & Ski Boat category is the 20% sales growth of Tigé from 2009 to 2010, moving this brand from seventh position among all boutique wake & ski boat builders in the U.S. to #4, right behind the big three – MasterCraft, Malibu and Nautique. At the same time Tigé even moved past several famous stern drive builders in the 20’ to 25’ category in actual U.S. sales during the last year. Tigé was one of only four builders to be up in sales in this popular size range.”
“We attribute much of this increased interest in our products to our constant strive for improvement of quality, our progressive styling direction and our state-of-the art options, such as TigéTouch,” said Correll. “This revelation, coupled with our accelerated sales growth for 2010, shows that people notice our advances and that they like what they see.”
Tigé Boats is celebrating its 20-year “Platinum” Anniversary and manufactures nine models for 2011, ranging from 20 to 24 feet. Our growing Tigé dealer network serves 12 countries, including United States and Canada. Visit our website at tige.com to view the entire 2011 line-up.