Stock #059173 -
32 Hours - 1 OWNER - EXTRAS
We have a 2012 Tahoe Q8 ssi boat that looks NEW!!! We bought this boat thinking we were going to use it more and go to more lakes.
We bought it in the late summer of 2013 and used it 3 times before getting it winterized with the dealership. We have run approximately 3 tanks of gas thru it since we got it in August 2013.
It has a 49 gal gas tank and the length is 21' 8"; the beam 8'6"; It has a MerCruiser 5.0MPI 260hp.
The maximum person capacity is 10. We have life jackets for adults & kids along with buoy's for docking, boat cover, anchor and lots of extras to go with the boat.
This boat has been covered and well maintained since we bought it new and we are the only and original owners.
Tahoe's mission for the Q8 SSi was to upgrade the quality, performance and fit and finish of its new model - in addition to keeping the boat affordable, its traditional market niche. The builder also wanted to introduce some exciting style and sex-appeal in its new Q8's styling. Based on what I saw when testing the Q8, I'd say Tahoe met all of its objectives. Take a look at the pictures and decide on the new styling for yourself.
A Stern Look
Let's start our look aft with the integrated swim platform. To starboard is a three-step swim ladder with two grab handles mounted on the platform to either side. To port is a small insulated compartment that can be a cooler or storage for most anything included wet swim suits. Note the tow point mounted atop the transom. There is a wide transom walkthrough to port. The step down is a clever sliding seat cushion, slide it in for a non-skid step, and out for a padded seat.
Instead of a traditional rectangular sunpad, Tahoe designed a curving one on top of the engine box. It followed this designed with a sweeping curve on the aft bench seat as well.
The cockpit has two adjustable pedestal-mounted wraparound seats which are finished in upholstery with stain-resistant top coating and UV-resistant vinyl and thread. In the center of the cockpit is a sole locker. This sole locker has an opening that is 20" wide and will accommodate any ski or wakeboard, measures 16" deep and extends eleven feet towards the bow. Just forward of the locker is the walkthrough with storage below the helm and companion console. These hatches are made of King StarBoard and have been attached to their own frame via stainless piano hinge and have stainless latches.
The helm has a curved design in keeping with theme established aft. We like this harmonious attention to detail. There are two large and five small analog gauges on the instrument panel, each with a chrome bezel and they are back-lit. The premium wheel has tilt adjust and both the helm and companion console are covered with a rubberized glare-reducing coating. A Lowrance depth finder is standard. To either side of the wheel are waterproof toggle-style switches and with circuit breakers below.
The port console has a waterproof AM/FM stereo with mp3 jack, courtesy 12V power outlet and a lockable glove box. The glove box is also an insulated and drained mini cooler. Under the passenger grab handle is carpeted in-gunwale storage.
Moving to the bow, the walkthrough is 19'' wide. Sitting in the seats forward I was able to stretch out my legs forward. The seats are plush and comfortable. The back rests wraparound to create a side bolster with a grab handle located forward on both sides. There is storage under each seat which is gel coated fiberglass and drained. There are two more 6'' cleats at the bow. There is no anchor locker, but one of the storage compartments under the forward seats can be used for the anchor and rode.
Handling and Ride
The ride was solid and the Q8 SSi has agility at all speeds. Passing through waves and wakes was more like pushing them down with no bump or pounding coming from the hull. From a standing stop to getting on plane there was 12 degrees of bow rise. It quickly settled down to about 5 degrees once we were on plane.
When towing between 18 and 25 mph and put into a relatively sharp turn, she did not bleed off speed as some boats do. This will be good news to skippers without a lot of experience.
We are particularly impressed with its tandem-axle trailer that has a disc surge break on one of the axles. The builder's new exterior and interior styling speaks for itself and certainly has sizzle. As far has speed and handling goes, we could not have asked any more from the boat we tested. If you haven't looked at a Tahoe lately, I suggest you take the time to see the Q8.
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