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Tahoe Q4 (2004-)
(w/ 1 x 220-hp MerCruiser 4.3L MPI gas sterndrive)


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Brief Summary

The Tahoe Q4 allows you to get into boating at an affordable price. She offers a roomier cockpit, large swim platform, and many other features.

Key Features

  • Adjustable Driver Bucket Seat with Swivel
  • In-Floor Wakeboard or Ski Storage
  • Two Molded and Insulated Coolers
  • Oversized Spacious Cockpit
  • AM/FM CD Player
  • Trailer
  • Swim platform with Boarding Ladder
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 19' 5''
    Beam 7' 7''
    Dry Weight 2,346 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 17''
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 15 deg.
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 23 gal.
    Water Capacity none
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)

    Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    650 3.4 2.9 0.6 5.6 4.9 116 101 69
    1000 4.8 1.2 1.1 4.4 3.8 90 79 73
    1500 4.8 5.9 2.1 3.2 2.8 67 58 74
    2000 9.5 8.2 3.8 2.5 2.2 51 45 79
    2500 21.0 18.3 4.9 4.3 3.7 89 77 81
    3000 29.7 25.8 6.2 4.8 4.2 99 86 82
    3500 35.9 31.2 7.8 4.6 4.0 95 83 89
    4000 42.0 36.5 10.1 4.2 3.6 86 75 89
    4500 47.5 41.3 13.4 3.6 3.1 74 64 92
    4850 51.1 44.4 15.0 3.4 3.0 71 61 98
    650 101 187 5.50 2.27 2.37 69
    1000 79 145 7.70 4.16 1.85 73
    1500 58 108 7.70 7.95 1.36 74
    2000 45 82 15.30 14.38 1.06 79
    2500 77 143 33.80 18.55 1.82 81
    3000 86 159 47.80 23.47 2.03 82
    3500 83 153 57.80 29.53 1.96 89
    4000 75 138 67.60 38.23 1.77 89
    4500 64 119 76.40 50.72 1.51 92
    4850 61 114 82.20 56.78 1.45 98

    All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

    Performance Chart

    Performance Chart

    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 3.4 sec.
    0 to 30 6.7 sec.
    Ratio 1.8:1
    Props 14 x 23 3-blade aluminum
    Load 2 persons, full fuel, no water, min. gear
    Climate 72 deg; 77% humid., wind and seas calm, fresh water lake

    Captain's Report

    Innovative New Design with Equally Impressive PerformanceTested By Capt. Bob SmithThis year Tahoe promises a list of amenities that are almost as big as the oversized swim platform. The builder has engineered some fine differences into the Q4, ones that make me scratch my head and wonder why others haven’t already done this. For instance, the bow storage boxes look like the standard long under seat boxes, but they’re actually insulated so you can use them as coolers. Deck LayoutOther than the ultimately useful bench storage, each side is designed with lounger backs on the helm and companion pod fronts. A grab handle and cup holder round out the amenities for the bowriders. Marine-grade carpet covers the floor from the walk-through area to the stern seats. The walk-through windshield has a great point and receiver catch to hold it open. The companion pod has another fine feature, a glove box that really is another cooler for a few cool beverages for you and your companion underway. The right side of this pod has the AM/FM CD player, a handy padded area for your glasses and small items and two cup holders. The grab safety handle is mounted on the port side next to the back-to-back seat. This seat folds down to become a full-length sunning station. In-floor storage has a wide lid that allows wide boards like kneeboards to easily fit in. At the HelmThe helm seat is comfortable and adjustable to your favorite driving position and swivels to keep you in the action at anchor. The instruments on the console are spread in an arc over the wheel for easy viewing and have white-faced dials with black numbers that stand out. Just ahead of the instrument pod and before the windshield is an area for the driver to store their glasses when not being used.Moving AftThe stern has two seats separated by the engine cowling. Cup holders for these riders are in the cowling which can be easily removed for access to the critical components of the power plant. The wide swim platform is the star on this model. Two grab handles and a telescoping two step boarding ladder make getting yourself back on board simple. This wide platform is certainly going to be the center of activity every time you stop and anchor. The options list is short, with a bimini top, two trailer upgrades and a compass on the dash in the list.TrailerEvery Q-series boat from Tahoe has its own custom-built trailer which is specially designed to accommodate the specific model. These trailers include carpeted bunks with extra padding, carpeted fender pads, chrome wheels, EZ Lube hubs, folding tongue jack, nylon winch strap, retractable safety cables and a handy swing-away trailer tongue.PerformanceTesting the Q4 was a pleasure to drive with sure handling and dry rider. She was out of the hole in about 3.4 seconds and off to 30 miles per hour in about 6.7 seconds. At a cruising speed of 3000 rpms she ran at 29.7 mph and burned 6.2 gph for a range of 99 miles. At full throttle she topped out at 51.1 mph turning 4850 rpms with the 4.3L MerCruiser MPI engine.SpecsTahoe’s Q4 measures in at 19 feet 5 inches long and 91 inches wide. She comes equipped with a standard 135-hp 3.0L 4-cylinder sterndrive from MerCruiser. Tahoe offers four optional power plants up to a 4.3 MPI 220-hp V-6 sterndrive from MerCruiser. If you have been looking for an innovative ski boat that makes packing for a long day in the sun a pleasure, the new Tahoe Q4 is an exiting model for you to see.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Tahoe Q4 (2004-) is 51.1 mph (82.2 kph), burning 15.0 gallons per hour (gph) or 56.78 liters per hour (lph).

    Standard and Optional Features


    CD Stereo Standard
    Power Steering Standard
    Shore Power Standard

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Standard
    Ice Chest Standard
    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
    Swim Ladder Standard
    Swim Platform Standard


    Bimini Top Optional


    Hull Warranty
    Deck Warranty
    Transferable Extendable
    5-Year 5-Year No
    Engine Warranty
    Transferable Extendable
    Mercury administrated Mercury administrated Mercury administrated
    Powertrain Warranty
    Mercury Administrated
    Mercury Administrated
    Mercury Administrated
    Mercury Administrated
    Accessories Warranty
    Transferable Extendable
    1-Year Yes Purchased, some items
    ISO Certification NMMA Certification Other Certification Yes Yes MerCruiser® propulsion-installation quality
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