Tahoe Boats is all about maximizing space aboard its deckboats and giving owners the most options for fun while maintaining a budget-friendly bottom line. The 2150 does nothing to change that philosophy. Tahoe designers know if people are on the water, someone is going to bring a fishing rod, so for 2018, the builder’s biggest outboard-powered deckboat receives even more fishing functionality with the addition of a standard five-gallon bow livewell, pre-rigging for a trolling motor and a three-rod, under-gunwale rack on the starboard side that protects fragile tips. Anglers can boost the 2150’s capability with a Fishing Package ($2,195) that includes a 24v MotorGuide trolling motor, a twin-bank battery charger, a Lowrance HOOK 5-x fishfinder, two rod holders, twin tackle boxes and a pair bicycle-style pedestal fishing seats.
Tahoe 2150 – Boat Test Video
The 2150 is ready to go skiing. Its standard ski pylon has a dedicated storage rack, and to prevent tangled tow ropes, there’s an organizer rack that facilitates drainage. For ski storage, the deep, in-floor compartment is wide enough to handle kneeboards.
Slalom skiers will love the flat wake the 2150 throws at 30 mph, and wakeboarders will like the modest, well-formed wakeboarding wake it creates at 20 mph, thanks to its healthy 20 degrees of stern deadrise, which also helps it slice through waves. Its skiing game can be elevated by adding an optional black powder-coated stainless steel sports tower that includes racks and a Bimini top, for $4,200.
The 2150 can handle up to 225 hp, but our test boat ran really well with a Mercury 200 Verado Pro (Mercury is the only available engine brand). The upgrade from the standard 150 FourStroke costs $6,150, which pushes the Tracker Marine “No-Haggle No-Hassle” price to $39,475. I was a little surprised at the rather substantial bowrise, but the bow came down quickly in just 2.2 seconds, so forward vision is compromised only for an instant. Even that can be remedied by the trim tab option, which comes at a reasonable $540 charge and will help the operator keep it running level even if the passengers cluster to one side. Time to 30 mph was 6.0 seconds, and the top speed was a brisk 52.9 mph.
Time to Plane: 2.2 sec.
0-30 mph: 6.0 sec.
Peak: 52.9 mph/5900 rpm/94 dBA
Cruise: 32.0 mph/4000 rpm/81 dBA