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203 VR Vortex
203 VRX Vortex
223 VR 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
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19 Ski & Fish H2O
21 Sport H2O
21 Ski & Fish H2O
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206 SSi WT
216 SSi WT
225 SSi WT
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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
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244 Xtreme
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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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  Profile view of the 2015 Chaparral Boats 243 VRX Vortex Jet Boat

We understand if you can't wait. Neither can we. The inside scuttle is that our new top of the line 243 VRX jet rates as one of the finest sport boats ever introduced in Chaparral's 50 year history. The boat is that special. Twin engine power excites and delights. Buyers can select from 300, 400 and 500-horsepower engine options. No matter how you dial in the power, when the throttle goes down you'll enjoy G-forces rarely experienced on the water. Throttle response is right now. Control, particularly in demanding turns, is pin-point accurate. Weekends will be a non-stop party on the water. U-shaped seating says "welcome aboard." Extensive storage space keeps everything tidy. An enclosed head is a welcome plus on long-distance jaunts. Only available on the twin-engine VRX models, the standard high-tech dash can be upgraded with a new optional 6.5" Medallion color touch screen panel on the 223 and 243. The boldest graphics in the jet boat world are even more striking when they stretch across the boat's 24' centerline. A standard black or white Folding Arch Tower adds the perfect high performance accent. One thing is certain...nobody will doubt that you're in a Chaparral.

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: 3600 lbs 1633 kg
Passenger Capacity (NMMA): 12 Persons/2006 lbs
Overhead view of the 2015 Chaparral Boats 243 VRX 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.