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Chaparral 196 SSI

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TEST: 196 SSi

The test started with blue skies not a of wind what a morning for run on harbour in new Chaparral SSi WideTech The prospect having fresh on my became even inviting as traffic came a stop to excruciating on Parramatta and by time we to Rose Wharf the had clouded and it like it going to But no there was to be on the

Chaparral, for who don’t is out Nashville, in in the USA. The has built since 1965 its extensive goes up a 12.8m The 196 WideTech is second smallest 22 boats cross five and while not the of boats 19ft6in (5.94m), it lacks size it than makes for with and performance.

It has of pizzazz a quality and a edge thanks excellent white and well-finished Black trim gelcoat highlights the tasteful throughout the boat while seats and sporty wheel dash give a racy appeal.

The has a treatment that calls the fork” bow. gives a wider profile creates more and flare compromising the angle of bow. The section is comfortable U-shaped with well-padded and comfortable rests. There’s for three who can reach the cupholders and set of speakers. Also are four stainless cleats an unlined with lid. storage under seats and moulded icebox overboard. The bow section be protected an optional cover and an optional cushion too.


walkthrough to cockpit has usual folding section and very neat in the of a lower door. quality look is carried with two and swivelling seats, a bench seat, an aft There are sidepanels with armrests and passenger also a locking with 12V and a grabrail. The Made five-piece back screen the hull attractive integrated from the profile.

The position is and functional an aluminium steering wheel. hydraulic steering light and controls are placed and

A bolster adds to comfort by the steering adjustable for people. There’s plenty of in the legwell and seats have padding to them dry. channels drain accumulated water the bilge.

The dash a full of analogue in an to read They include tacho, speedo, position, fuel, engine hours, temperature and pressure. There’s a 12V and remote for a sound system additional space a small

The cockpit a clip-in and a in-floor ski between the seats. Moulded with full armrests finish a very designed layout. fillers fitted each sidedeck into an polyethylene 121lt

The stern has a bench seat space for There’s a that can converted to width or for a transom. The boarding platform a non-slip pad and optional dive and there storage bins additional space a removable cooler. There’s a second unit for sound system.


The WideTech is said make the of the available within 2.44m beam, a V-section the length the boat a 200mm section to lift.

Lifting lounge reveals engine compartment bilgeblower, automatic suppression unit, automatic bilgepump. Volvo Penta GXi takes of propulsion is coupled a three-blade prop.

The is a V6 pumping 225hp — to make a fun to play Much of design is to performance economy and exactly what style of is all

It gets with a bow — takeoff and in to well-mannered ride speeds up 43kts (80kmh). a slight chop we at a 27kts (50kmh). was a of pounding a ferry but it nothing to worried about the hull solid and without a from anywhere.

Even past heads in moderate swell rode smoothly predictably.

Chaparral 196 SSI

Having that, the prop fitted the test was probably bit tall the power so a prop is for a more punch of the and a drop in end speed.


The 196 SSi throws itself turns like predictable and thoroughbred. Even chop and the wind the bow remained completely with the hull sending wide of interior.

Chaparral is a winner this model. it’s among smallest in range, it a punch of dukeing out with of the sportsboats already in the — it’s well engineered rates high the fun


10.8kts @ 2100rpm

(33kmh) @

29.7kts (55kmh) 3000rpm

40.5kts @ 4000rpm

(82kmh) @

Chaparral 196 SSI
Chaparral 196 SSI
Chaparral 196 SSI
Chaparral 196 SSI
Chaparral 196 SSI
Chaparral 196 SSI
Chaparral 196 SSI

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