TEST REVIEW: Chaparral 225 SSi Sports Cabin-News & Reviews-Trailer Boat

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26 Mar | John Bear Willis set the build a with the sophistication and of the 225 SSi Cabin and get his off in CBD. You’ve warned!

We in a world these and boats have to good to If they’re they have be cheap and cheap quality seem be mutually concepts when comes to

But what you discovered a luxury package was at a price? Impossible? that’s what thought. But I came the new 225 SSi Cabin.

MACHO


Boats are regarded as a female Not this — it’s balls, and ones at Here’s a race contender over one-and-a-half rated for people and to reach of nearly (90kmh), care its MerCruiser Magnum and Alpha One The combination a thumping 5.7lt V8, exceptionally well-designed foam-filled) hull a sturdy has produced of the and yet exciting family on the This Chaparral undoubtedly a

Upon returning the serenity the marina, American beauty steal your with its opulence — presentation and is simply Bowriders are for outdoor but many prefer the and flexibility a cabin, those with family. The “Wide Tech” design and 2.59m beam your State’s Load” towing produce a comfortable vee-berth an innovative The small fork” in bow adds volume to front of cabin. You have an party with few friends the lift-out is assembled, then quickly the entire space to huge, thickly bed if mood strikes (and maybe partner). Chaparral solved the problem of to store bulky bunk too — vee-berth seats backrests are with sliding that conveniently down into to make full bed. a clever slick solution. slide-out Porta fits snugly a recess the cockpit, full privacy your time need, and the cabin sleek and there’s still of headroom.

the interior exterior upholstery that “five feel and entry to cabin is large, via pair of doors. They well, are and don’t The actual is perhaps a little but that’s overly critical.

Moulded steps the dashboard allow easy to the bow platform a centre-opening The bow is large for sunbaking features a deck, pop-up cleats and large anchorwell. test boat just been and was be fitted an optional Free” cotton-reel-style It’s nice see an boat with sensible approach mooring design, enough space retrofit a of this Chaparral also a factory-fit option, if

I like simple look, and layout Chaparral dashboards they’re reminiscent a Camero, or Buick, a sporty The optional 521 GPS was a difficult to behind the sports steering but hey it’s immediately sight and to reach use, as all of analogue and instruments. Our boat also a factory-fitted sound system, remote controls the dashboard swim platform.

pedestal bolster are brilliant they look they’re comfortable they’re convertible. they have and swivel conveniently located their armrests, saves you fiddling around for underseat The flush-mounted is placed but it’s quite as as the armrest configuration my favourite the 216 Sorry Mr spoil me and I it every Throttle control, is smooth positive from to whoa.

FUNCTIONAL LAYOUT

layout of selfdraining deck big, functional sociable. You entertain in with the L-shaped lounge its plug-in which conveniently in a under the This recess houses the switchgear and The rear cushion lifts to reveal access to battery, but real winner the 225 the double-sided seat, which down to a full It has gas-strut actuators, the conversion for all.

are drinkholders — we want to now, do — as as a unit with fresh water the starboard

The sunlounge doubles as tilting enginebox Your mechanic love you for the engine bay, makes servicing big MerCruiser MAG a You could about throw party in engine bay. also a extinguisher system, and blower standard, as as a freshwater tank.

deck mould a full liner with fresh and fibreglass finish. of this forms a walkway, giving and convenient to the rear platform. hatch in floor of walkway disguises lift-out 23lt cooler. There’s a huge area under floor that be used anything from gear to killtank. The then drains overboard through pair of stainless scuppers a boon anyone contemplating this boat longer periods.

Chaparral dealers fitted wake to the SSi Sports to give even more It’s certainly big-wake boat you want to be, it also out to surprisingly small when travelling ski speeds.

AND RIDE

started performance and my almost popped when I down at speedo and we were jetting across smooth Port Bay at — that’s (or 54mph the old Part of surprise was I had us up that speed still carrying a conversation Dani, our and a force behind in Australia. is one of a hull, with acoustic control heightens the experience. It’s quite like feel of a hybrid, you know still have power of grunty V8 the bonnet, it remains quiet throughout entire rev

The Wide hull is winner too. boat is short of (LOA), taking into the of the but its and flexibility otherwise. It it cuts, weaves and truly a to drive, an amazingly attitude and power. I surprised to an Alpha leg as transmitter, as gripped well the tightest turns without hint of It also very good control with bow rise terrific vision all speeds.

an ever slight “Alpha at very speed, but don’t think will present huge problem. sports machine loves to up and so forget trim tabs unless for strange reason whole crew to move one side the boat they’re just needed.

Chaparral off the SSi Sports with its array of fittings and There are large pop-up that are enough for ropes. The and fuel are conveniently either side the swim but make you don’t them mixed There are in all right places, upholstery, and clip-in carpet The transom has a fold-down ladder, lighting and of storage, the deck have attractive covers.

THE WRAP

for the bit — price. I have expected magnificent package carry a tag of $100,000. Wrong Mr Bear! comprehensive package all of options as comes in under $80,000, that includes tandem trailer to Australian standards. Other include a and full package, safety registration — lot. In packages with MerCruiser 4.3lt start from low as Try to that — you can, bare my in Melbourne’s Street.

On plane.

Brilliant for the

Great layout

performance

Meticulous to detail

standard towing in some

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