Weekends will on the water will never be the same. The cockpit features open concept U-shaped seating. Extensive storage space keeps everything tidy. An enclosed head is a welcome plus on long-distance cruises. The standard dash can be upgraded with a new optional 7" Medallion color touch screen panel. The bold graphics are even more striking when they stretch across the boat's 24' centerline. A standard black or white Folding Arch Tower adds the perfect high performance accent. One thing is certain...nobody will doubt that you're in a Chaparral.
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 safe and 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 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 243 VRX features a large low profile swim platform that is big on extras. A three step telescopic boarding ladder features a top-rung grab handle. A protective swim platform mat is standard. Platform-mounted stereo speakers are standard and great for music while swimming. Stainless steel drink holders and grab handles surround the side-by-side aft facing seats which have storage underneath.
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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