After a few sets behind the Moomba Mobius LS, we became convinced that we were enjoying one of those direct-drives that offers noteworthy performance for skiing and wakeboarding. Even for more serious skiers, this boat is capable of navigating you through the course — if that's your goal. For both sports, this model offers superior styling for buyers on a budget who need to please a crew with multiple water sports in mind. And with a new tilt helm assembly, cruise information center and ballast controls within easy reach, it's almost as much fun to drive as it is to ride or ski.
With a tubing radius of 2.375 inches, this tower is one burly standard feature.
The LS offers a choice of interior gelcoat colors, wrapping a richer, sportier feel throughout the lounge.
Somewhat bigger than what we were expecting from a small direct-drive, but the wakes were fairly soft as our skiers cut across them. For wakeboarding, we rate this as an especially fun wake for beginners with an ideal width that's not too intimidating. There's a good landing area for learning moves. Overall: Impressive crossover ability — a pleasant surprise, especially considering the low price.
Bow rise: 19 degrees during typical acceleration. Tracking: Easy to hold a straight path, with good overall responsiveness. Turns: Tighter than a V-drive, but a little sluggish with the standard 325 hp engine.
With standard 325 hp engine and OJ XMP 13×11.5 four-blade.
Recorded with driver and passenger turning through a double-up at the sport-specific speed.
Dry weight: 3,150 lb.
Draft: 22 in.
Storage: 63 cu. ft.
Load cap.: 1,800 lb.
Fuel cap.: 34 gal.
Bow: 17 sq. ft.
Floor to tower: 6 ft. 6 in.
Gunwale height: 2 ft. 4 in.
Main lounge: 71 sq. ft.
Sun pad: 16 sq. ft.
Platform: 11 sq. ft.
For more information, please visit www.moomba.com.