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Chaparral recommends that you purchase your boat from a Chaparral dealer who is located the closest to where you do your boating. It is important to your overall boating experience to have your dealer within service proximity of your boat. The dealer then has an interest in your overall satisfaction and will be totally committed to keep you a satisfied customer for your boating life. Unfortunately a lower price from a dealer outside of your boating area may seem like the right decision at the time but you may not receive the attention and service you expect and deserve. Chaparral strongly recommends that you make your purchase from your local dealer to ensure your total customer satisfaction. If you have questions about choosing a dealer, please contact us.

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Chaparral Boats is the worlds leading Boat Manufacturer in design and construction.

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203 VR Vortex
203 VRX Vortex
223 VR Vortex
223 VRX Vortex
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243 VR Vortex
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243 VRX Vortex
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18 Sport H2O
18 Ski & Fish H2O
19 Sport H2O
19 Ski & Fish H2O
21 Sport H2O
21 Ski & Fish H2O
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206 SSi WT
216 SSi WT
225 SSi WT
226 SSi WT
246 SSi WT
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257 SSX
277 SSX
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224 Sunesta WT
244 Sunesta WT
264 Sunesta WT
284 Sunesta WT
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204 Xtreme
224 Xtreme
244 Xtreme
264 Xtreme
284 Xtreme
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270 Signature Cruiser
290 Signature Cruiser
310 Signature Cruiser
330 Signature Cruiser
370 Signature Cruiser
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If you're expecting big things from the soon-to-be-released Chaparral 243 VR you won't be disappointed. Not in the least. Chaparral's flagship jet boat offering is big on performance, big on style and even bigger on comfort. The fact is no other jet boat compares. An enclosed fiberglass head, complete with a porta-pottie and opening portlight, allows day trips away from the dock. The bow is roomy and accommodating. A standard filler cushion converts the area to a huge playpen and a standard table is a plus while entertaining. Little things like stainless steel drink holders, LED cockpit lighting, molded footrests and a cockpit drainage system set the 243 Vortex apart. In the engine compartment, high output twin engine options ranging from 300 to 500 horsepower will meet any need for speed. The standard Bluetooth sound system rocks the water and can be upgraded with an optional subwoofer, four-channel amp, stainless steel speaker covers and a transom remote. Want to join the latest surfing craze? A ballast system is available as part of the optional Surf Package.

Specifications & Capacities

Spec/Capacity US Metric
LOA w/ Swim Platform: 24' 3" 7.39 m
Beam: 8' 6" 2.59 m
Bridge Clearance: 4' 8" 1.42 m
Bridge Clearance with Arch Tower: 7' 7" 2.31 m
Deadrise: 20° 20°
Fuel Capacity: 60 gal 227 L
Draft: 13" 33 cm
Max HP: 500 hp 373 kW
Dry Weight: 3500 lbs 1588 kg
Passenger Capacity (NMMA): 12 Persons/2,006 lbs
Overhead view of the 2015 Chaparral Boats 243 VR Vortex Jet Boat
*H20 NO HAGGLE REAL DEAL PRICING APPLIES TO THE 2014 MODEL LINE PRODUCT ONLY AND DOES NOT INCLUDE OPTIONS, DEALER PREP AND FREIGHT CHARGES. FEES FOR DEALER INSTALLATION OF OPTIONS, TAXES, TITLE, REGISTRATION, DOCUMENTATION AND LICENSING MAY VARY BY LOCATION AND ARE IN ADDITION TO PRICES SHOWN. SOME STATES REQUIRE TRAILER BRAKES WHICH ARE AN ADDED OPTIONAL COST. PHOTOS MAY SHOW OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT. SOME EQUIPMENT OR ENGINES OFFERED MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE IN SOME STATES OR REQUIRE ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT AT AN ADDED COST. SEE YOUR DEALER FOR DETAILS. CHAPARRAL IS CONSTANTLY SEEKING WAYS TO IMPROVE THE SPECIFICATION, DESIGN, AND PRODUCTION OF ITS BOATS. ALTERATIONS TAKE PLACE CONTINUALLY. WHILE EVERY EFFORT IS MADE TO PRODUCE UP-TO-DATE LITERATURE, THIS WEBSITE SHOULD NOT BE REGARDED AS AN INFALLIBLE GUIDE TO CURRENT SPECIFICATIONS, NOR DOES IT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER FOR THE SALE OF ANY PARTICULAR BOAT. YOUR AUTHORIZED CHAPARRAL DEALER CAN CONFIRM MATERIALS, ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT AVAILABILITY PRIOR TO PURCHASE. CHAPARRAL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AT ANY TIME WITHOUT INCURRING OBLIGATIONS.