New 2014 Moomba Mondo - The ultimate Cross over Boat (Video)

The new 2014 Moomba Boats Mondo is just that, MONDO! This 20-foot 6-inch water sports tow boat is not big in price or stature, but it offers huge performance and monster comfort. The wakes behind this little behemoth benefit from 590Kgs of ballast perfect for rocking a curl or launching off both sides. The rough water ride and handling of the Mondo dwarf all other 20-footers. And the "MONDO" vibe continues on the inside with room for 13 people and convenient storage for all of their stuff. The only areas the Moomba Mondo doesn't measure-up is its price and physical size. The Moomba Mondo is gigantic when you want it and tiny when you need it. The new Mondo is big on "no worries".
The Moomba Mondo is not a value performance boat simply because the price is lower than the next water sports boat builder's. Moomba maximizes the value to you by providing increased benefits without necessarily increasing the cost of the boats. Moomba Boats takes great pride in providing reliable functional features designed to foster the "No Worries" lifestyle for you and your family no matter what your budget. There is no better example of that commitment than the new 2014 Moomba Mondo.
At 20 feet 6 inches you would expect the Moomba Mondo to be all about its convenient size, but "20-footer" just begins to describe this wake boat. Don't get us wrong, this Moomba is easy on your tow vehicle weighing in at at 1720Kgs and fits nicely into a standard garage thanks to the new OZ HD tower, but its real value comes in the form of performance and comfort.
Wether you're into wake surfing, wakeboarding, knee boarding, slalom skiing or just cruising the lake the Moomba Mondo will come through big for you. You can fine tune the multi-discipline hull design for water conditions or wakes across the wake spectrum with the Multisport Wakeplate. Pull-up the new Swivle-head Pylon and the Mondo can accommodate a slalom set too. Set the perfect speed for your session with the new graphical Digital Cruise Pro II display. Fill the Gravity III-D Ballast to 590Kgs or beyond as an upgradable quick-connect plumbed-in system. If you slide towards surfing take advantage of a Mondo curl unaffected by the swim platform with Surf+. If cruising is more your style, throttle the Indmar Assault 330 feel the control of the rack and pinion steering commanding perfectly tuned under water gear. The Moomba Mondo will do it all and without leaving anyone at the dock.
The sacrifice for a price-point 20-foot boat can be interior comfort, but the Mondo goes big in this area too. The Mondo will accommodate 13 people, but this Moomba is not just a people mover. You can relax "no worries" style in the Mondo. Deep seating throughout the boat makes the ride safe and supportive while allowing tons of room for gear in the non-skid lined storage areas. The fiberglass floor with snap-out carpet adds even more convenience. The wide hybrid bow gives you the seating space without the "me too" pickle fork design. The driver will enjoy a swivel seat with the Rise-R flip-up bolster for all sized captains. The Mondo interior design has a fresh sporty look that combines multiple textures and colors of high quality Spradling vinyl. The new 3-pice rear seat reveals a center step into the lounge covering conveniently located wet storage. Opt for the new Sundeck Walk Across with Nonskid and make the trip from the swim deck to the interior truly no worries.
And since we all know having fun on the lake gets even better when we look good doing it, the Moomba Mondo was designed with a customizable fresh style inside and out. The Moomba Mondo sports a sleek profile that can be accentuated by new available gel coat and graphics. The new Torqued gel coat scheme with Rally graphics gives the Mondo a rally sport atitude. The classic gel coat with the new Distortion graphic gives the Mondo a distinct look of orderly chaos. Finish either of these configurations with the Chrome or new Black Chrome Moomba and you won't be able to take your eyes off of your Mondo. The Moomba Mondo interior follows the exterior with a sporty design that can be as unique as the owners themselves.
The next big thing in "no worries" wake boating is small. Visit Moomba Boats Australia and test drive the 2014 Mondo.
Overall Length w/o Platform: 6.27m or 20' 6" 
Overall Length w/ Platform: 6.88m 22' 6"
Width (Beam): 2.49m
Overall Width w/ Trailer: 2.5m
Draft: 25"
Weight - Boat only: 1720Kgs
Weight - Boat and Trailer: 2100Kgs
Capacity - Passenger: 13
Capacity - Weight: 910Kgs
Capacity - Fuel: 39 gals
Capacity - Ballast (Standard): 590Kgs
Engine - Electronic Fuel Injection: 330 HP, V-8

2013 Supra SA550 Worlds Edition Review (Will be at Sydney Boat Show -1st - 5th Aug)

Supra SA550 review from Supra owner and Olympic Speed Skate Coach Ryan Shimabukuro.  Ryan is heavily involved in the wake community in the US and Nationally. 

I first got to sit in the Supra SA the first thought that came to my mind was “I can’t wait to drive and wakeboardbehind this boat”. Today, I was lucky enough to get that opportunity. 

Here’s my review of Supra’s newest flagship wakeboard boat: 

My first impression of the SA was its size, because when you’re in it, it feels a lot bigger than 22 feet. The spacious layout of the interior provides a relaxing environment for all its passengers, which is rated for 13 people. The bow area is enormous but it does not obstruct the line of sight for the driver. 

I really like that they’ve gone away from using carpet on the floors, especially in the storage compartments. This reduces of the chance of mildew building up in the boat when in storage. 

The quality of vinyl throughout the boat feels tremendously durable, but is also very soft and comfortable. 

Typically, when there’s significant wind or boat chop, the water pounding on the hull makes it feel like it’s going to break. But the SA cut through the chop so smoothly, even when we were going 45mph into a strong headwind. At this speed, a boat this size would normally have to make a wide turn to change directions but the SA corners like it’s on rails! With strong winds, you normally get a lot of spray in the boat, especially the back seat where passengers get soaked. But the back seat remained completely dry and the bow stayed virtually untouched. 

Driver’s Area: 
When I’m on my boat, the majority of my time spent is in the driver’s seat. So naturally, that’s usually the first place I sit when I check out a new boat because I want to make sure that I’m absolutely comfortable the entire time I’m driving. I was completely impressed with the Electronic E-Boost Height Adjustable, Racing Style driver’s seat. The range of adjustment allowed the driver to sit low enough to have an unobstructed view but could also raise high enough to look over the windshield, if preferred. If that didn’t allow the driver to sit high enough, it also comes with a Flip-up Bolster. But the best part is that the seat can be HEATED! Obviously, it’s a very nice feature, especially for those cold morning and evening sessions. 

The Supra VISION Touch System does everything but drive the boat for you. Just some of the basic functions allows you to preset driver and rider profiles, fill/drain ballast, and operate the Zero Off speed control. Some additional features include GPS mapping and integrated switching. But for those of you who don’t like touch screens, you can also operate controls using the normal style switches along the dash area. Redundancy can be a great thing! The angles of the VISION screen and analog gauges on the dash eliminated any issues of glare from the sun. 

The Drive by Wire shifter was very smooth and the elbow/forearm rest pad is positioned for optimal comfort and throttle control. 

Engine & Drive System: 
This model had the Indmar Assault 550HP LSA 6.2L MPI with a Supercharger. Here in Northern Utah, altitude can severely slow down how fast a fully ballasted wakeboard boat can get on plane, but that was not an issue with this beast. I wakeboard at 26.7mph and we achieved riding speed in about 3-5 seconds. It absolutely blew me away that at an altitude of over 6000ft and 2200lbs of ballast, the SA got on plane like we were at sea-level with no additional ballast added to the boat. 

It’s obvious that the designers at Supra strive to build a boat that’s simple, yet functional and effective because the only way to describe the overall driving experience is “relaxing”! Technology is supposed to make things easier on the consumer, but some times the end-product can intimidate the consumer. But I feel Supra hit one out of the park with the SA by combining simplicity and technology. 

Liquid Lead Flex Ballast System & Wake: 
With 3 hard tanks and an additional 3 add-on bags (1 front & 2 rear) totaling 2200lbs of hidden ballast, this set up produced a very clean wake with a smooth transition. The wake was consistent but not intimidating. When the rear bags were completely filled, there was even space left in the rear compartments to upgrade to larger ballast bags or use for storage. I wish I had more time to play around with the ballast configuration today, just so I could get different points of view on wake setups. And unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to wakesurf behind the SA today so I can’t provide any comments relating to the surf wake. 

Tower & Z5 cargo bimini
The S-bend tower was extremely sturdy and rigid, even in the rough water conditions. This kept the wakeboards and surfboards from bouncing around in the swivel racks, eliminating the chance of damage. The one major improvement I see in the Z5 cargobimini is that it has a zippered “sun roof” built in. For me, I normally don’t use my biminiexcept in extremely hot conditions or if there’s people with sensitivity to the sun. But this zippered “sun roof” now gives you the ability to have the best of both worlds at the same time. 

Part 9 - Supra Team Video - Jervis Bay Wakeboarding

Australia's Best Wakeboarder's take to the waters of Jervis Bay to explore the Amazing scenery the south coast of Australia has to offer. Jervis bay Jervis Bay has been officially recorded as having the whitest sand in the world.

Home to Ride Australia, the manufacturers of Supra and Moomba Boats, the Shoalhaven region is a majestic stretch of coastline endowed with beaches, bays, interesting country towns and many natural attractions. Friendly people, a laid-back way of life, bountiful fresh produce and rich local culture combined with its many idyllic natural attractions make the Shoalhaven an irresistible holiday destination. Bordered by the mountains, coastal plains and 109 magnificent beaches, the Shoalhaven is an easy drive from Sydney or Canberra. And from many of the coastal villages, well-mapped scenic drives take in open expanses of pastureland, reserve forests and stunning beaches – plus you’re never too far from a great café or picturesque picnic spot.