The Outback gives first-time wakeboard and ski boat buyers just what they need and nothing more: high-end construction, thoughtful features and a modest price tag. That’s why we routinely recommend the Outback as the best direct-drive deal for people in the market for their first wakeboard or ski boat. Moomba spared the frills with this one to give you a nice entry-level package that your whole family will enjoy, and your wallet won’t mind either.
Based on wake performance and price alone, the Moomba Outback is pretty hard to beat. This boat is record tournament-approved and is priced with a trailer for under 26 grand. Skiers getting their swerve on behind the Outback will experience super-soft, buttery wakes that will stoke everyone from rookies to experts.
Despite its teensy price tag, you won’t sacrifice comfort for value with the Outback. Soft, stain-resistant vinyl seats provide room for up to 10 passengers, and generous storage space lets you stash all your gear. Bottom line: The interior gives you what you need minus the frills.
With a dry weight of only 2,750 pounds, this light and agile boat is responsive even with Indmar’s modest 310-horsepower carbureted engine. The boat offers plenty of hole-shot punch, and it maintains an accurate path during intense slalom pulls.
Base price: $25,995 (trailer included)
Length: 20 ft. 6 in.
Beam: 95 in.
Seating capacity: 10
Fuel capacity: 28 gal.
Test Prop: OJ 13 x 13 3-blade
Test Engine: Indmar Assault 5.7L, 310 HP
Top Speed: 43.4 mph 4,950 rpm
Accel. To 30 mph: 4.7 sec. 116.9 ft.
Accel. To 36 mph: 6.7 sec. 213.3 ft.
Noise Levels (db): Neutral 64 D 60 R, 36 mph 90 D 94 R