Don’t let the smaller size of the Moomba Mondo fool you, this all-new 20-footer boasts 3,700 pounds of ballast, which would be impressive for a 23-foot boat. That ballast load means the Mondo has both bark and bite, making it one of the more versatile 20-footers in the market—a true multisport crossover machine. The wakeboarding wakes and wakesurfing waves combine a good amount of volume with a user-friendly shape (i.e., great for the whole family, including the little ones just learning), but the Mondo’s smaller size means you can even slalom ski recreationally behind it. With room for 13, anybody on board can ride whatever board (or ski) they’d like—further setting the Mondo apart.
The Mondo continues that separation in the interior with a smart, well-thought-out design that doesn’t add extra costs to the consumer. For example, the cup holders, phone holders and USB charging ports are spread conveniently throughout the cockpit, the bow is deep and spacious, and comes standard with a removable filler cushion in the walkway, the nonskid GatorStep flooring extends from the bow to the walk-through transom and all the way to the swim platform, and even the corners of the seatbacks are rounded and padded for added comfort.
The helm is one of the most impressive aspects of the Mondo. It’s simple yet functional, and stylishly designed. There’s a wireless charging pad for your phone, ergonomically designed armrest next to the throttle, easy-to-see intuitive controls, and an optional 7-inch touchscreen display. From the touchscreen, much of the Mondo’s functions are easily controlled, including AutoWake, which automatically detects the boat’s riding attitude and makes adjustments as needed to keep the wake or wave at the optimal shape per the rider’s settings. The Fusion head unit is also conveniently placed beneath the touchscreen, so adjusting the tunes is easy.
Overall, the Mondo has elevated our rising opinion of what 20-foot water-sports boats are capable of—in everything from comfort to performance. It’s one of the more well-designed boats we’ve seen in its class.
- Multisport crossover capabilities, with customizable wakes and waves.
- Deep, spacious interior that offers a variety of seating configurations.
- High-tech features like AutoWake come standard.
Dry Weight: 4,000 lb.
Ballast: 3,700 lb.
Seat/Weight Capacity: 13/2,000 lb.
Fuel Capacity: 39 gal.
Price: $68,700 (starting)
How We Tested
Engine: Indmar Raptor 400 350 hp
Drive/Prop: V-drive/OJ 15.5″ x 16.5″
Gear Ratio: 1.76:1
Fuel Load: 15 gal.
Crew Weight: 315 lb.
Moomba Boats – Maryville, Tennessee; 865-953-9924; moomba.com