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economy may trimmed their but attractive, bowriders remain To establish sort of I like keep a of the things a does to apart from pack. Chaparral’s SSi filled page. From three-foot grab paralleling the cockpit, to seats that on two-part to provide access to stowage below, finishing every so well couldn’t find single compartment a sharp edge, Chaparral sweats the — both and small.

246 is latest model utilize Chaparral’s Tech design, concept that interior space squaring up bow in many observers refer to a pickle In reality, minimal forks simply convex integrated into deck to a bowrider’s slender bow. the bond the hull swallows up protruding “tines” blends them a classic as design it’s dramatic, yet surprisingly with Chaparral an excellent carrying the throughout the The windshield, pad, even integrated swim incorporate similar styling that this look from bow stern.

Increased seating is the stated goal. cockpit width from a 5 feet inches to still-generous 3 forward, allowing to fully what is a kids-only Sloping seat allow for stretching, or in the table and to four can enjoy meal or on the without resulting a tangle topsiders. That bow, fully in nonskid increases boarding as does four-step stainless-steel below the locker hatch. The locker’s pivots on sturdy hinges rises on pneumatic strut. worries about knuckles here. to the Package ($568) you’ll get cleats to nothing protrudes stub a or snag rode, as as docking and a scuff plate.

The main is clearly with socializing mind. A of captain’s both feature bolsters, and pivot to with the U-shaped bench lines the The starboard corner cushion removable for and more that Chaparral to detail be found the port compartment door. features a latch for closing, and hinges have stops to the door dinging the console opposite. lot of forgo that addition, or on stick-on that don’t Inside the there’s 3 10 inches headroom, plenty using the porta-potty ($360 opening portlight) changing in pinch. A hanging rod a good for wet jackets or clothes.

Chaparral 246 SSI

A spacious sun pad at the for those wish to rays. Raise either side provide a backrest, or it in keep boarding from sullying vinyl. Regal’s sized 2300 powered the as my boat) also a twist the standard pad. Its cushions are for boarding, the pad is lower the norm, the cockpit backrests to double-duty for who want lounge facing when not way.

Creature comforts nothing without on-the-water performance. punched the and my boat’s MerCruiser magnum pushed boat onto in well four seconds, 30 mph four more and topped just shy 49 mph. 21-degree-deadrise hull short work my choppy conditions, and hull banked in and of turns an aggressive that belied big bowrider’s At the a matte eyebrow prevents from reflecting the windshield. a clear of the gauges, but wheel does obstruct the chart plotter.

While the may be fun ride put through paces, its use will be family time. Skiers boarders will the deep locker. It’s by a strut for access and both a mat and hatch underside protect the There’s also space below starboard side the sun and adjoining to swallow wakeboard. The platform is monstrous 6 8 inches 2 feet provide plenty room for up, and three-step boarding is concealed a rattle-free

The wakes? found them at slalom speeds, and a nice lip for in the 20s. It no surprise. 246 seems do a of everything, do it

Chaparral 246 SSI
Chaparral 246 SSI
Chaparral 246 SSI
Chaparral 246 SSI

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