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2005 Moomba Mobius LSV
The Mobius LSV is designed for the wakeboarder who demands superior performance, reliability and value. Standard equipment includes a swept-back Rad-a-Cage, front Gravity I Ballast system, 4-blade CNC prop, convertible rear-facing seating, 3-tracking fins, built-in ice chest, ten cup holders and wakeboarding graphics. The powerful V-drive configuration allows up to ten wakeboarders to go out at once, and the cavernous compartments give you room to store all their gear. Opt in for the custom Perfect Pass Wakeboard Pro System, Gravity III Ballast system, snap-out carpet, Kenwood audio system, wakeboard racks and tower speakers.
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Bought mine new in July 05 and it has performed flawlessly. No problems and still running great with over 500 hours. Just finished our 9th season and no plans to upgrade.
Reviewer: Mark H
This boat has been nothing but a gem. I had almost bought a Mastercraft and a Nautique, but came across a friend who had a Mobius LSV. It gave such an awesome wake and to top it off looked very sharp.So I bought it and have had zero problems with it and we are about to start 2010!Boat is very roomy, never had a problem with the gelcoat or interior seats. Engine has been perfect. I do keep her very clean and do all scheduled engine work as the manual calls for it.The only negatives are I wish the cooler was larger and kept things colder for longer. And if I could take my seats and trade them for a Mastercraft's plush interior I would. But then again I saved $15,000 and put that towards some investments. :)
Reviewer: Bryan B.
Brought the boat new in July of 05, very little initial problems. I would not assume that there would be many problems that were not borne out of my moderate but punishing use. I think the few problems I noticed at this point are: Front windshield pillar don't line-up causing the bypass window not to easilt close, also I've developed a hairline crack in the floor to dash column that worries me a bit, but I doubt it means much, lastly the cooler cushion top blow off the boat first time out, it really has nothing holding it down, I suggest applying a little velcro to keep it in place. i rate the the boat down i bit for comfort because it tends to easily porpuse it medium choppy water, i tend to use a full front ballast to control this. Also i marked valve low because the optioned-out model I brought was really not necessary, I've switched and replaced some of this options or rarely use them. Lastly, my major grief come from the hard nature of working on the boat, like battery tending-removal and fuel filter changes especially, oh also the ease in damaging the prop given the v-drive config.
I have had 4 boats over the years and this is my 1st inboard. My friends all have inboards so I thought I would try one.I have a 05' Mobius lsv , 325hp Indmar, 16p acme 4 blade prop. It pulls like a tractor with ballast and people. It is a low freeboard boat but I am living with it after having i/o boats before with high freeboard. I would buy another one but a 06' and newer.
Bought new April '05. The 'fit and finish' of a Moomba is not up to the standards of the big 3, but I knew that going in...less plush seats for $15,000 less is a great trade off for me. There have been a few minor problems, and as with any boat purchase, the dealer you get it from/deal with is very important. Mine was great, fixed all my problems and Skier's Choice stepped up to bat when needed. I would definitely buy again, although if money was no object that probably wouldn't be the case. I equate Moomba/Supra to the Toyota/Lexus relationship. Moomba has all the necessary components to get you where you are going (up in the sky on a board), without the bells and whistles. If you want bling, but still love Skier's Choice, head over to the Supra dealer.
Reviewer: Andy Rafanan
Bought mine in 06. It had 0 hours. Everything is pretty much reliable but the craftsmanship is poor. Had to tighten all nuts and bolts on tower, cleats, upholstery panels ect. They came from the factory hand tight. Like one of the earlier posts the windshield halves do not line up. ( I wish I would have noticed this when I bought it) Has 60hrs on it now 5/07. Would recommend buying again because of the price but Moomba needs more quality control on its assemble line. Make sure you inspect yours real good before you lay down your cash.
Reviewer: Todd Schroeder
Just getting into wake boarding at this time. I bought the LSV Mobius NEW in Sept 05. I ride with some of the best wakeboarders in Ca. So I had good advice while choosing Moomba. From Sept 05 to Sept 06 I put 140hrs on it and it ran like a champ! We found that weighting it down with more sacs was even better for a Pro wake. I had only 1 thing after the abuse I ran it through. Manu defect in gel coat at stern and the dealer was fixed right away. This boat is big bang for the buck for beg, inter, and adv if you weight it. GREAT shape wake! Would buy again and did. Just bought the Moomba XLV GG.
We bought our '05 Mobius LSV new from the dealer in Jan '06 and took delivery in May. It had 14.1 demo hours on it. We now have 47.6 completely trouble-free hours. Some of the bad reviews I've read here are pretty shocking, especially the parts about poor customer service and bad gel-coat. I haven't had any problems in those areas.In fact, the folks at Moomba have been VERY pro-active in making sure I have no complaints with my new purchase. Though I'm not extremely happy with my dealer, the boat itself has been awesome.I grew up with old school Nautiques and bought this boat mainly as a way to get my kids into the upbringing I enjoyed andkeep them out of trouble. This boat was an excellent choice in good, solid family boat. Nautiques are excellent boats, and that was my first choice. I spent literally months researching the reliability and quality of similar boats before buying. My final choice was this Moomba. A Nautique with the same equipment would have cost $23,000.00 more. That extra cash can stay in the college fund.I have NO regrets. I would buy another Moomba, no doubt about it.
Reviewer: st thomas
Reviewer: Bill Brenner
Bought this boat in july 05, it is now Oct 05 the boat has 113 hrs on it and it is on it's way back to the factory. the manufacturing quality of this boat is poor and the manufacturer's support even worse. after 3 months of bitching about the boat they are finaly considering doing something.problems:the hull looks like they tie dye it, there is no consistency of color anywhere. the color of the gelcoat looks like it was applied with a rattle can (runs and all) the engine has a bad fuel dilution problem, after a fresh oil change it took just under 13 hours for the oil to smell like gasoline, you could run a two-stroke engine on the stuff. the interior came with small tears that became larger over the summer. the vinly is very thin to begin with. the engine @ 113 hrs has suffered a loss of horse power, at 30 hours we had a top end of 45-50 MPH @ 4900 RPMs now @ 113 Hrs we are bearly pushing 30, with no ballast, one person in the boat on a glassy lake. the wind sheild halfs dont line up with each other they are off about a 1/2 inch. the steering wheel shakes like an old jolopy when you accelerate to pull a rider out of the hole. this list goes on and on. if you are considering buying one of these boats look them over well before taking posession. the craftsmanship is poor.
I recently bought the red Moomba Mobius LSV pictured here. It is the photo shoot boat from 2005. We were choosing between an X-2 and this boat and I am very happy with the decision. It has everything you need in a wakeboard boat. The wake is very big and has a greatg shape. I bought a couple extra fat sacs which helped out a lot. Ive had the boat for a little over a month and a half and I have twice the inverts I had before.
While it seems like a good value, the Moomba Mobius I bought has been nothing but trouble. At 15 hours there are stress cracks in the fiberglass by the windshield, and this summer it has been at the dealer for the last month for engine repairs. That is a problem when you only have abot five months to ski her in the midwest. When the boat works, it's OK. Unfortunately, that hasn't been very often.
Reviewer: Sam Mc
this boat is awesome. i got a new board for Christmas and now i got a new boat!!! it has a great wake with the stock sacks. good factory system too. the handling is also good. the list goes on and on.
Reviewer: Nick N
This boat was the best decition of my entire life. It not only saved me tons of money but it run great with a amazing wake. Great buy for anyone.
I just recently purchased this boat at the boat show, and I am thrilled about the upcoming wakeboarding season it should be a blast my family test drove one last year and we loved it we just didn't have the money. We are upgrading with this boat from an '04 Outback which was our first inboard this summer will be awesome!
This boat is amazing, it rivals MUCH more expensive boats, the wake is amazing just with the stock ballast. It has never had any problems at all. I suggest this boat to any one that wants a bang for their buck and doesnt want to be ripped of by the gimmicky nautiques and x-stars. Two thumbs up!