We Say: Moomba’s patented AutoWake system, which we got to experience aboard the Craz, proves great for skippers with just casual watersports experience. It comes preprogrammed to deliver ready-to-go Surf Left, Surf Right and Wakeboard wakes at the touch of a button. AutoWake means you can run the boat for a crew of riders without any false starts.
Of course, the Craz delivers big waves, killer wakes and huge fun beyond the one-touch operation. A full suite of wake- and wave-shaping technology is also at your fingertips, as is the ability to fine-tune the ride to the sport, the rider and the water conditions. With a 350 hp Raptor 400 by Indmar beneath the hatch, power and torque to propel the fun proved ample, even with a big crew (it’s rated for 16) and weighed down with ballast. As proof, we filled the standard 2,000-pound Gravity III ballast and recorded a time to 20 mph of 4.4 seconds. Quick in its own right, this compares well to the 3.4 seconds we recorded after pumping the ballast system dry.
Ideally, stereo speakers wouldn’t directly face each other, but that faux pas garnered no complaints from our boat crew or riders about the tunes rocking from the Fusion stereo. Other notables include Moomba’s A3 tower, the snap-in, Dri-Fast carpet, and a neat convertible sliding bench in the aft cockpit.
Who’d Want One: Boaters seeking an affordable watersports do-it-all.
Another Choice: Check out the Tigé 21. It’s 21 feet 6 inches and comes with the TAPS 3 surf system, which utilizes three movable plates. Powered by Indmar’s 360R, it comes wake-equipped for $63,996.
Bottom Line: $62,620 (base); moomba.com
How We Tested
Engine: Single 350 hp Raptor 400 by Indmar gasoline inboard
Prop: Acme 14 1/4" x 14 1/2" 4-blade Nibral
Gear Ratio: 1.50:1
Fuel Load: 40 gal.
Water Load: 0 gal.
Crew Weight: 400 lb.