Chaparral put all the knowledge we've learned about boat building in the last 50 years into the 223 VRX. The end result is a family jet boat that's priced right, built right and exactly right for you. Twin engine performance creates a quick to plane, agile and solid ride. An open concept bow area allows you to sit, dine or recline. At the opposite end of the spectrum, swim platform area is designed for the kids to enjoy no matter what water sport is on the agenda. An integrated platform features hinged aft-facing seats, a slip-resistant non-skid mat surface and a three step boarding ladder that stows in a hideaway compartment. Standard equipment includes an arch tower and a wide assortment of color options that offer a wide variety of options.
Chaparral makes anchor storage easy thanks to a dedicated compartment complete with a cradle and room for a line and chain. The forward compartment also houses a ladder that makes re-entry from any beach easy. Additionally, the forward bow cushion can be removed, creating a non-skid step during high traffic boarding. Upfront you'll enjoy adult-sized legroom and reassuring freeboard. Carry-ons stow under the seat cushions with molded drainage channels that help route water away from the storage areas. Tri-tone upholstery showcases high quality detailed stitch work.
Want to take our standard Vortex instrument control panel up a notch? A Medallion touchscreen panel is available as optional equipment that incorporates all the features of our standard display with several key upgrades. Keep in mind that our Medallion screen includes GPS as standard equipment, an extra most rivals don't even offer.
Cruise mode allows the user to set a desired maximum speed.
The Medallion Touch Screen display comes with many other features including: Navigation, Applications, Digital Depth Indicator, Audio Control, Video Display, and Fuel Level with Trip Information. To discover more about the Medallion, click learn more for a video from BoatTest.com!
The swim platform houses a three step telescopic ladder that stows in its own hideaway compartment and makes it easy to get from the water back onboard. A standard mat provides sure-footing and is easy on bare feet. A rubrail encases the platform, providing an extra measure of protection. Twin aft facing seats with grab handles feature convenient storage underneath. Recessed stereo speakers are perfectly positioned for optimal sound quality.
The Rotax system is high technology at its best. SKI MODE provides pre-programmed acceleration curves so anyone in the family can be an expert tow sports driver. ECO MODE dials in the most efficient cruising speed, taking the guess work out of maximizing fuel economy. DOCKING MODE rescales the throttle for precise maneuverability in tight docking situations.
Helps prevent the problem of debris, tow ropes and weeds becoming entangled with the drive shaft. Rivals can only try to fix the problem after it occurs.
Protects the engine from harmful salt, gunk and corrosion by using clean coolant like a car. All Rotax 4-TEC engines are true saltwater engines.
Directs jet thrust to either side of the transom during low speed maneuvers giving the driver pin-point control at the dock. Other systems either direct the thrust downward or use rudders, both of which are ineffective at low speeds.
Competition features based on published information on manufacturer's website as of November 2014.
*Articulating Keel only available on Yamaha 24-foot platforms.
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