Moomba Boats completely rethought the Moomba Outback V for 2009, shaving 8 inches from its length to bring this wakeboard boat under the 20-foot size restriction of some of the country’s smaller waterways. And they outfitted it with a collapsible tower, so the Moomba Outback V fits comfortably under a 7-foot-tall garage. But the wakeboard boat’s redesign was as much about style as size. Its automotive-inspired detail, most apparent in the bow’s flared gunnels, breaks the Moomba Boats style mold and sets a new standard for what these ultra-affordable wakeboard boats will look like in the future.
** New Driver’s Seat**
There isn’t much on the Moomba Outback V that wasn’t improved for 2009. In addition to redesigning the hull and updating its style, Moomba Boats engineers also improved the swim platform, coolers and windshield. Our favorite upgrade, though, is the new driver’s seat and riser cushion, which feature a cleaner design for better ergonomics and enhanced visibility.
Dry weight: 3,000 lb.
Fuel capacity: 40 gal.
Tower: Rad A Cage
Racks: XTP fixed*
Wake shaper: MultiSport wake plate*
Length: 20 ft.
Width: 8 ft.
Bow length: 58 in.
Bow width: 56 in.
Floor to tower: 70 in.
Gunwale: 25 in.
Main lounge: 53 sq. ft.
Sun pad: 22 sq. ft.
Platform: 12 sq. ft.
Ballast: 1,200 lb. (one 400-lb. bow bag; two 400-lb. rear bags*)
Standard: Indmar Assault 5.7L, 325 hp
Test: Indmar Assault 5.7L, 340 hp with catalytic converter
Test prop: OJ 14.25 x 14 four-blade*
Cruise: E-Z Cruise, PerfectPass Wakeboard Pro*, PerfectPass Wakeboard Pro Star Gazer* GPS
* = Optional
While the Moomba Outback V was shortened for 2009, it’s both deeper and heavier than its previous incarnations – its wakes have benefited. When we filled up the 1,200 pounds of factory ballast, the wakes had a steep feel with enough kick for basic wakeboarding inverts and spins.