Fresh out of the dealer’s showroom, the Moomba Mobius LS has a lot to offer, which may be especially surprising to stern-drive owners expecting an entry-level boat to be stripped down. For buyers who want to stick close to the sub-$34,000 base price, they can do just that. Most important, this and all Moombas come standard with an excellent engine, the Indmar Assault, a 325-horsepower EFI workhorse. Of course, there’s also hand-laid fiberglass construction, a hull designed specifically for water sports, and a deck that strives for maximum legroom and storage space. With a rear ballast bag and tower included, it’s perfect for families looking to wakeboard, ski and more.
We hear about “warring” families all the time —– the parents only want to ski, while the kids only want to wakeboard. The Mobius LS is designed to keep the peace with its exceptional crossover capabilities, while it also allows families to stay within their budgets. The stock ballast of 400 pounds and the tower are ready to generate good wakes and a high tow point for kids eager to ride high —– but not too high. That’s great for younger families. All skiers have to do is empty that ballast and cruise up to skiing speed (we’ve hit 30 mph in just 5.1 seconds), and the wakes mellow out for recreational skiing and runs through the slalom course. The hull was just redesigned for the ’06 model year, so it represents Moomba’s latest thinking in wake shaping.
The direct-drive configuration means the weight of the boat is centered so it handles very well, whether tracking on a straight line or turning on a dime.
Dry weight: 3,100 lb.
Draft: 22 in.
Load capacity: 1,800 lb.
Fuel capacity: 34 gal.
Storage capacity: 63 cu. ft.
Bow: 15 cu. ft.
Center: 34 cu. ft.
Rear: 14 cu. ft.
Platform: 10 sq. ft.
Interior gunwale height: 28 in.
Sun-pad area: 17 sq. ft.
Base price: $33,595
Engine: Indmar Assault 5.7L, 325 hp
Prop: OJ 13 x 11.5 three-blade
Cruise: EZ Cruise Speed Control
Ballast: One 400-pound rear bag
Driver’s seat: Bolster
Dash: Soft-touch plastic, decorative plastic insert
Gauges: 3.5-inch Beede
Gas fill: Rear starboard
Cup holders: 11, stainless steel
Platform: Fiberglass with rubber
Trailer: Single axle, disc brakes
Graphics: New Moomba block graphic
Colors: Multiple exterior choices in four gelcoat patterns, new charcoal color
Engine: Indmar ETX CAT 5.7L, 340 hp with catalytic converter
Ballast: 750 lb. total with addition of
rear tank (350 lb.)
Wake shaper: On-the-fly adjustable plate
Stereo: AM/FM/CD Kenwood deck with MP3 jack, six Kenwood speakers, dash remote; Sirius ready
Rub rail: Stainless steel
Misc.: Heater, bow filler cushion, Bimini top