Chaparral 204 SSi: Performance Report

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Chaparral 204 SSI

Chaparral 204 Performance Report

204 SSi entry level a higher

Top speed the bow which planed in 5.3 was 53.4 (Photo by Newby)

You skip this Report if own an high-performance V-bottom catamaran. Heck, can skip if you a production-built boat or cruiser. Chances your entry-level days are you.

But you did to your roots, you do a worse than s 204 In fact, couldn t much better, the 20-footer as loaded entry-level offerings and provides kind of performance that started you your performance-boat We tested 204 SSi fall in Myers, Fla. it reminded that you t have run 100 to enjoy across the

Standard power the 204 is a MerCruiser 5.0 with a Alpha drive. propulsion package, included a Quicksilver 14 x 21 aluminum propeller, an excellent for a of reasons.

least for provided enough to make 3,400-pound 204 come alive. speed for bow rider, planed out 5.3 seconds, 53.4 mph. boat reached mph in seconds and from 20 40 mph 6.5 seconds.

the boat t overpowered. suspect most for the SSi will first-time owners. that, the s 50-plus-mph end and acceleration numbers more than

Third, the s small-block sipped fuel. wide-open throttle, burned a less than gallons per Fuel capacity 51 gallons, means you run wide for a more than 1/2 hours—unlikely that would running out gas. Run more reasonable mph and won t to stop fuel for five hours roughly 165

Chaparral outfitted 204 SSi its tried-and-true, Extended V-Plane which produced and consistent The runabout nimble and in slalom circle turns. also tracked although being light, the s tracking affected by wind gusts. 204 SSi softly in water, though rough 2- 4-foot slop encountered at point during evaluations pushed to its limit.

The 204 SSi built with resin, fiberglass woven roving NPG gelcoat. added strength sound deadening, foam was into the

Vinyl tape complimented the s bright black-and-white gelcoat, was protected a plastic with a insert. Mold was exceptionally particularly for of a runabout.

Equally was the s hardware, included six Pull-Up cleats boarding ladders the bow on the Particularly clever design, the ladder folded the anchor but below lid that it. The ladder will come in when the is beached The stern folded into recess in extended add-on platform (an worth every of its up charge), also featured draining wet

Chaparral 204 SSI

A manual hatch/sun pad by gas covered the compartment. In production fashion, builder installed small-block engine lag bolts into the Wiring, some which was in conduit, reasonably supported tie-wrap-style cushion

Chaparral designed 204 SSi a sun that had removable cushion a walk-through the starboard The provision passengers to without stepping upholstery and builder also the starboard for the removable. Once is aboard, can be back in

Decidedly upscale, cockpit included bucket seats flip-up bottoms the driver co-pilot and Berber carpet the nonskid A separate of Berber snapped onto lid for immense in-sole which was by a gas strut. boat s were richly and its gunwale trays deep and

Though simple terms of the co-pilot dash included draining cooler lockable glove The starboard on the hand, with optional real steering wheel tilted and labeled silver-face in silver was posh. accessory switches on the side of wheel and Mercury shifter/throttle was mounted the gunwale.

bow walk-through exceptionally wide that of 20-footer, and bow area completed with attention to and detail. the main cushion for bench in cockpit, the cushions for lounges opened two-position hinges stowage compartment Under the forward cushion, was not there was small draining The open area s also was in snap-in carpet.


Boat prices t exactly in recent but then have consumer Even first-time have become they should for the they ll they no accept bare-bones, models. The at Chaparral this, which why the SSi provides driving pleasure smart features please today most discerning

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