Ski Boat Review
When the engineers at Moomba Boats set out to build the Moomba Outback V, they had a few things to keep in mind. First, to address size restrictions found on many lakes, they kept the Moomba Outback V at 20 feet. Second, they needed to make this short V-drive perform like a larger, more expensive wakeboard boat. Accordingly, Moomba Boats deepened the hull and upped the dry weight of the Moomba Outback V to produce a meatier wake. Priced less than $39,000, the Moomba Outback V is a generous offering for families on a budget that want an all-around wakeboard and ski boat.
Moomba Boats credits the inspiration behind its redesigned interior to classic American sports cars. Strong, clean lines with subtle hits of color make the Moomba Outback V as aesthetically pleasing as it is functional. New for 2010, the standard speed-based cruise control system and folding tower that can be factory fitted with optional speakers and a swivel wakeboard rack complete the package.
With the optional upgraded Gravity III ballast system we found the wake was solid and surprisingly big with clean, rampy transitions for a wakeboard boat this size. However, empty the ballasts and raise the wake plate and the wakes will flatten enough to teach the kids to ski or to grab a slalom set yourself.
1. Interior accents: Stainless-steel cup holders and grab rails give the Moomba Outback V greater durability and a higher-end feel.
2. Nonskid swim platform: This stable, oversize staging area for getting geared up protects your boards and skis.
3. Rise-R driver’s seat: An adjustable driver’s seat comes standard and allows for an unobstructed view regardless of driver height or bow rise due to full ballast.
Dry Weight: 3,000 lb.
Standard Engine: Indmar Assault 5.7L 325 hp
Storage: 87 cu. ft.
Load Cap.: 1,700 lb.
Fuel Cap.: 40 gal.
Standard Ballast: N/A (Maximum Factory Ballast: 1,200 lb.)
Standard Prop: OJ
14.25 x 14.5 four-blade