Moomba Mobius LSV 2008

Wakeboard Boat Reviews

With a wealth of standard features plus quality wake performance and a base price well under $40,000, the Moomba Mobius LSV packs serious value into a stealthy 21’6” package. We found plenty to like inside and out, with launch ramps that can be fine-tuned with minimal effort out back and a wraparound lounge with stainless-steel accents.

Hull: For the surprising price, there’s nothing discount about the Moomba Mobius LSV hull. The drop keel is designed to build beefy wakes by sinking the boat deep in the water and displacing as much water as physics will allow. There might not be as many bells and whistles on board as some other wakeboard boats, but no corners were cut on hull design.

Ballast: The 400-pound stock factory ballast system with a single bow bag will work for most typical wakeboarders, but that’s just a jumping off point for this model. With the optional upgrade that adds two 400-pound rear bags into the mix, the wakes will have plenty of room to grow for advanced-level wakeboarders.

Tower: Fold the beefy 2.375-inch wakeboard tower down into the boat with the release of four hand-turned bolts. The optional stainless-steel board racks free up room in the interior and storage compartments, but what really clears everything out is the optional Z5 Cargo Rack. We can’t say enough about it for pure functionality and plentiful shade.

Wake shaper: A fixed-plate comes standard, but with the optional hydraulic wake plate, wakeboarders can fine-tune the Moomba Mobius LSV’s wakes to their liking.

Highlight feature: We loved how the interior of our Moomba Mobius LSV test boat was drenched in the red gelcoat that poured up and over from the hull. It’s a rich-looking feature on a budget-priced wakeboard boat.

The wake: Our Moomba Mobius LSV test boat just came with the 400-pound front bag for ballast, so we only saw the seeds of potential with the Moomba Mobius LSV. At a line length of 65 feet and speed of 22 mph, we found our preferred wake width. They were a bit small and abrupt, but still rampy enough to pop. They mellowed out with the wake plate, and more ballast could make this wake into a real beaut.

What We Dig

-Dual-density foam for comfortable seating

-Interior gelcoat colors for deck

-Full wraparound lounge

-Standard 325 hp EFI engine

-Nonskid swim platform

Specs

Length w/o platform: 21’6”

Beam: 8’1”

People: 13

Dry weight: 3,300 lb.

Ballast: 400 lb. (1,200 lb. total*)

Tower: Rad-a-Cage tower

Racks*: Fixed wakeboard racks

Wake shaper*: Adjustable plate

Main lounge: 55 sq. ft.

Stereo*: AM/FM/CD Kenwood deck, Kicker speakers, amp, subwoofer, remote, satellite-radio ready, Ipod/MP3 connector

Cooler: 38 qt.

Fuel: 40 gal.

Trailer: Single axle

Base MSRP: $38,595

*Optional

Engine

Standard: Indmar Assault 5.7 L, 325 hp

Test: Indmar Assault 5.7 L, 325 hp

Test prop: OJ 14.25x14 four-blade

Cruise: Simple Cruise