The 210S is the outboard version of Tahoe’s 700 model. She’s 6” (15.24 cm) longer than the 700 and is a new boat from the keel up. Her interior is designed to take advantage of the extra space the outboard affords.
Acceleration Times & Conditions
|Time to Plane||3.1 seconds|
|0 to 30||7.6 seconds|
|Props||13.8 x 20|
|Load||2 persons; 25% fuel; 50 lbs. gear|
|Climate||64 deg.; 20 humid.; winds: 8-15; seas: 2|
1 x 200-hp Mercury FourStroke
New to the Tahoe lineup is the 210S, taking the 700 model and giving her not only an outboard engine but a completely new design.
- The U-lounge provides spacious seating and storage with an integrated cooler.
- Bow lounges with molded-in storage in the seat bases.
- Walk-through tempered safety glass windshield with black powder-coated aluminum frame.
- Molded brow on starboard console with electronics connectivity below.
- Powerglide hull design with reverse chine and Hydrostep strakes for increased overall performance.
- Custom-fit, tandem-axle trailer powder coated with Galvashield impact corrosion and chip protection.
The 210S is available with a single outboard up to 225 hp. Our test boat had a 200-hp Mercury FourStroke turning a 13.8" x 20" (35.05 cm x 50.8 cm) propeller. Winding up the engine to 5400 rpm, we hit a top speed 50.9 mph. We recorded best economic cruise at 3000 rpm and 25.7 mph. At that speed, the 5.4 gph fuel burn translated into 4.8 mpg and a range of 193 statute miles with 10% reserve of the boat’s 45-gallon (170.34 L) total fuel capacity held in reserve. In acceleration tests, the 210S planed in 3.1 seconds and darted to 20 mph in 4.8 seconds, 30 in 7.6 and 40 in 11.2. Minimum planing speed as 13.0 mph.
The 210S rides on Tahoes' proven Powerglide hull that has a deep V at the bow, six Hydrostep lifting strakes and reverse chines. The V flattens out as it extends aft to 20 degrees at the transom. One thing that sets apart Tahoes from many bowriders is that the strakes run full length. Most boats in this size and category have four strakes and the inner set usually end short of the transom. The six strakes and reverse chines provide more consistent lift throughout the running surface, making the 210S a joy to drive. She carves turns precisely and holds her line, which makes drivers and passengers alike feel comfortable and secure inside. The 210S cut through our camera boat's wake with ease and was responsive to the throttle input.
- 150 XL Pro XS FourStroke
- 200 XL FourStroke
- 200 XL FourStroke Cold Fusion White
- 225 XL FourStroke
- 225 XL FourStroke Cold Fusion White
- 225 XL FourStroke Cold Fusion White with DTS Controls
- 225 Pro XS FourStoke with DTS Controls
Let’s start our features inspection in the bow, which is accessed through a 20”-wide (50.8 cm) walkthrough and an opening center section of the windshield. There’s U-shaped seating with four beverage holders, two connectivity ports and two of the six Kicker speakers on board. The bow cushion secures with a track and bead plus two snap-down straps beneath the side cushions, meaning it won’t fly out when the boat is running down the lake or being towed over the road. Each outboard lounge cushion is hinged, and the lockers beneath them are fully finished. The openings have perimeter channels to route water away from the self-draining compartments. The backrests on each side lift up to provide access to storage as well as to the dash rigging to starboard and amplifier for the upgraded stereo to port.
The cockpit is the main social area on the 210S and with good reason. Tahoe designed a large amount of space while maintaining seating all the way around. Arranged in an octagonal pattern, the seating includes two aft-facing lounges, two corner seats and an aft bench. At the leading edge of the seats on each side are backrests so passengers can sit upright while facing aft and have something to lean against. Courtesy lights are used throughout and a side-mounted pedestal table can be added to increase the functionality. Cockpit storage includes a ski locker in between the consoles, compartments under all the bottom cushions including a dedicated spot for a carry-on cooler to starboard and deep drop-in lockers in the aft corners. For protection from the sun, the 210S comes with a color-matched bimini top.
The port console has a glove box that is all-molded on the inside and has a choice of connectivity ports. There's also a tray on the left and the stereo control in the center. To starboard, the helm has an upholstered eyebrow with a cell-phone holder in the center. Working from the left to right, the analog gauge complement includes a volt meter, speedometer with an integrated fuel gauge, tachometer with a built-in trim indicator and water pressure. To reduce glare, Tahoe uses black-faced gauges set in a flat black panel. The key switch is to the left of the steering wheel with all the accessory switches to the right. The driver and a companion travel in bucket seats that swivel and adjust fore and aft and have fold-up bolsters.
The center backrest of the aft bench seat is hinged and folds up to facilitate passage to the 210S' stern. Swim platforms extend aft on each side of the outboard engine and there's a four-step ladder to starboard. There's also a threaded socket for the standard aluminum ski-tow pylon that extends above the outboard. When it's not being used, the pylon stores in a dedicated rack in the ski locker. An optional watersports tower is available.
The 210S comes on a custom-made tandem-axle trailer that includes a swing-away tongue, fender steps, LED lights and a support for the outboard's lower unit.
With a Mercury 150 XL Pro Xs outboard and tandem axle trailer, the 210S has a nationally advertised price of $40,595.
Tahoe really pulled out all the stops with the 210S, from her plethora of standard features to the vast amount of storage. She’s loaded with thoughtful touches, like the vast amount of cellphone connectivity, the wiring notches wherever a phone gets mounted, the creative storage spaces and courtesy lighting even in the storage compartments. More importantly, she’s an all-new hull, not a sterndrive with an outboard bolted on, and that says a lot for Tahoe as a manufacturer.