Chaparral 216 Sunesta: Go Boating Review

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Chaparral 216

Chaparral 216 Go Boating

Chaparral 216 Hot deckboat high standards.

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We had expectations for s 216 deckboat. With marking the s 40th as a builder, we it has a few along the With high for the this year J.D. Power Associates, we it fair anticipate a level of performance and And, with s reputation building boats win awards, figured we the right enter into test of 216 with demands.

Unlike deep-V runabout cruiser, a with its hull, focuses energy on a platform more comfortable for more and their while still able to into a chop. Like other companies, was quick get into deckboat business when it obvious boaters interested in craft with expanded deck a pontoon also had handling and

The first we re of that produced a deckboat was with 22-foot 25-foot models. have only better since as the between deckboats runabouts continue blur with emphasis being on deckboat and performance. fact, the is brand-new 2005 and the smallest Chaparral s of six with the measuring a over 28

With all in mind, mission with 216 was determine how it met basic needs a deckboat looking to how Chaparral working to innovation in comfort and to the

A common to the areas of deckboats is medium-size swim and a ladder. The has both, the three-rung folds out the way a fiberglass when not use. This where we really noticed s attention detail. Stainless hardware everywhere, parallel lines hatches and that glide and closed quality materials quality craftsmanship.

bow on test boat housed an stereo remote an optional pull-out shower.

The bow area is you can tell this a deckboat. sizable chaise run parallel the sides a not-too-narrow in between. is where modified-V hull in to the beam the boat be carried for the bow space. glassed-in coolers drains are each of chaise lounge and there another small with a under the passageway between two lounges. small touch liked was little finger-hole in the under the that make easy to the seats

A walk-through accesses the To port the head, has a door. There a good of headroom along with small port and a Porta Potti. pumpout Porta is an This is where the is located.

aft of head back in the is a refreshment center. pressurized sink, ice chest drain, cupholder, receptacle and will make work of drinks.

Across the driver helm. We all the gauges as as an depth finder a standard for the (remember the stereo unit is in head). Our boat had mahogany tilt The captain chair is of Chaparral DuraFlex pedestal which swivels, adjustable forward aft and a flip-up There s one of chairs set to port. the seats a large locker with expanded rubber There s a cupped around the to catch and direct to drain than let get down the ski — nice

Rounding out seating is wrap-around bench the stern. s another in storage under the bench and space under port seat a portable The center lifts to the engine which has room for maintenance, although batteries are bit tough reach.


Aft the rear is a — and starboard a wedge of seat and back lift to reveal walk-through transom.

s a integrated swim at the as well a large swim platform, has another telescoping boarding We were to see swim platform standard. There also another stereo remote washdown shower, well as optional trim for the which is while at dock.

Our test was loaded two people, water and little more a quarter of fuel 16 gallons) we would this a light test Our test was a 220 hp GL Volvo spinning a steel F4

Our location Lake Castaic, is about miles northwest Los Angeles. lake s is 1,055 so we the slight might cause minor decrease our top

Putting the to the we pulled plane in over 4 Our 0 30 mph was 7.5 At full and trimmed for top our GPS 43.1 mph 4,700 rpm on the not too considering the horsepower and altitude.

We our ideal speed to 26.5 mph a fuel rate of mpg, which yield a range of 184 miles. top-speed fuel was 2.08 which would a top-speed of about miles.

The lake calm, which ideal for the 216 some aggressive Even with modified-V hull, craft stuck well in corners. Really turns would off some but there plenty of left to through and of the

Chaparral 216

Our test were surprisingly so we t have opportunity to the craft?s capabilities. With deadrise of degrees, however, imagine the would be in a choppy water.

216 with 220 hp test engine no optional would cost $41,000. With additional power, few goodies the trailer, would expect boat to in around which some consider somewhat for a deckboat like Unless, of you re for a smaller deckboat, it makes

Chaparral s for attention detail and is well The company that charging higher price higher standards, that s we found the 216. storage areas, seats, the etc. — corner we in we solid construction a clean

There s boat out for everyone, this one to a looking for room in versatile boat is also stickler for quality and to pay

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Manufacturer Information

Chaparral Inc.

P.O. 928, 300 Park Blvd.

GA 31639

686-7481

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