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Moomba Mobius XLV 2009

September 13, 2009
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Boat Review

Moomba’s flagship wakeboard boat, the Moomba Mobius XLV, is big enough – 23 feet long with seating for 16 – and decked out with plenty of wake features – standard tower and 1,450 pounds of factory ballast – to satisfy any core rider. Yet at factory settings, the Moomba Mobius XLV’s recently redesigned hull throws a steeper wake that’s well-suited for the “everyman” riding at 21 to 22 mph on a 65- to 70-foot rope. It also provides plenty of room for growth. The bow and rear ballast compartments can handle much larger bags, allowing you to progress your wake along with your skill set.

FAVORITE FEATURE:

Seating

The** Moomba Mobius XLV** makes the most of its 23 feet. The playpen-style bow creates a massive lounge up front and affords ample storage underneath. The versatile lounge features a convertible rear-facing bench and an improved flip-up seat back that creates a second rear-facing spot beside the driver.

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SPECS:

People: 16

Dry weight: 3,600 lb.

Fuel capacity: 40 gal.

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Tower: Rad A Cage

Racks: XTP fixed*

Wake shaper: MultiSport wake plate*

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TEST MEASUREMENTS:

Length: 23 ft.

Width: 8 ft. 2 in.

Bow length: 67 in.

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Bow width: 66 in.

Floor to tower: 82 in.

Gunwale: 30 in.

Main lounge: 59 sq. ft.

Sun pad: 25 sq. ft.

Platform: 11 sq. ft.

Ballast: 1,450 lb. (one 650-lb. bow bag; two 400-lb. rear bags*)

ENGINE:

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

THE WAKES

Don’t be afraid to add a bunch of weight to this boat. It’s easy to swap out larger bags in the front and back. At more than 23 feet, this wakeboard boat can definitely handle it. So go ahead and jack up the wake like any pro would desire.

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