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Chaparral 284 Sunesta: All Deckboats are not the Same (courtesy of BoatTest.com)

Chaparral 284 Sunesta

Chaparral 284 Sunesta

To read the review click on the link: http://bit.ly/YHhI7b

We think this is one of the most instructional videos that Capt. Steve has done recently. He not only describes the boat, but gives us an in-depth view of her bottom, tips on how to manoeuvre the 264 underway (her wheel takes just 2.5 turns from lock-to-lock), as well as finishing with a short tutorial on how to dock a single engine sterndrive with counter-rotating props. WOT speed was 49.1 mph – something not many deck boats will do with the tested power.

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The new Chaparral 243 VRX jet boat has a larger capacity than most in this category: she can hold 12 people and, she is very fast at 87km/h (54mph). . (Courtesy of BoatTEST.com)

Chaparral 243 VRX

Chaparral 243 VRX

To read the whole review on the Chaparral 243 VRX click on the link:

http://www.boattest.com/boats/boat_video.aspx?ID=3223

The Chaparral 243 VRX is an XXL jet boat that displays the classic company styling with high freeboard, sweeping sheerline and stainless rubrail sloping down to join the integrated swim platform. The aggressive VRX graphics package makes her a head-turner, and the Kevlar-reinforced hull design delivers the expected smooth Chaparral ride, according to our test captain. He also liked the “exceptional” manoeuvrability (for a jet) around the docks, thanks to the lateral thrust control via steerable jet nozzles.

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The Chaparral 223 has Twin Engines, Jet Propulsion, and a proven DNA. She seats 10 in comfort, and as a watersports platform she’s sure to thrill. Acceleration was brisk, but it was her handling that convinced us that she’s pure Chaparral. (Courtesy of BoatTEST.com)

Chaparral 223 VRX

To read the whole review on the Chaparral 223 VRX click on the link:
http://www.boattest.com/boats/boat_video.aspx?ID=3222

Chaparral 223 VRX

 

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Chaparral H2O 21 Ski & Fish: A High Value Entry-Level Boat (courtesy of BoatTEST.com)

Chaparral H20 21

We are often asked how to save money on boats, and our answer is always the same – get the right boat first, not on the second or third stab. The H2O 21 Ski & Fish is a good example of just what we mean. Even though the H20 line is a “value” series because it’s built by a premium builder, new boaters are less likely to be disappointed once they get their sea legs and learn more. Chaparral has built her with more than just the basics. Finally, if the owner decides fishing is not his game, the boat is ready for all manner of water sports.
To read the whole review on the Chaparral H20 21 click on the link: http://bit.ly/1eUAxhi