You arrive at the marina on the lake in the morning. The shade of the covered slip does not hide the fact that it's going to be warm on this summer day. You load your items onto the Chaparral: towel, sunscreen, cooler loaded with cold cuts and every beverage imaginable. Your family and friends event...more
You arrive at the marina on the lake in the morning. The shade of the covered slip does not hide the fact that it's going to be warm on this summer day. You load your items onto the Chaparral: towel, sunscreen, cooler loaded with cold cuts and every beverage imaginable. Your family and friends eventually trickle in. It's time to go.
You fire up the starboard engine on this Chaparral 280 SSi, a rebuilt 5.7 GSi model from Volvo Penta. It roars to life then purrs quietly under the engine cover. You fire up its twin on the port side. Again, a roar then a purr.
These engines are the original engines from the factory, but they have been rebuilt. They have just 47 hours on each of them. The entire engine compartment looks brand new. It's very clean down there. Every gauge on the dashboard has been replaced except one. The dashboard and all gauges look brand new.
This unique open bow boat even has a spacious head on board with a vacu-flush system and sink in an enclosed area. What a rare but convenient feature on this open bow boat.
Opposite the head, on the starboard side is a large built-in storage compartment. In there you could toss every life jacket, towel, and supplies you can think of, and this compartment can handle all that and more. However, good luck finding what you need in there. Rather, this owner has installed coated wire shelves in there. Now you can fill it to capacity, but still, find what you're looking for.
Some people have asked just to purchase the trailer, all by itself. The aluminum trailer is in excellent shape.
This boat includes an on board trickle charge system. Charge all three batteries on the same system at one time. Built in Lowrance Elite-7 system tracks position, depth, and fish is included. A built-in heater is in the engine compartment for chilly winter days. The windlass up front is essential on boats this size. You can rinse with fresh water from the shower at the stern. And there's no shortage of sound with seven built-in speakers.
This boat sits in a covered slip on a lift at the marina. The current owner is meticulous about this boat. This boat is big and accommodating. If you're looking for power and space on an open bow boat, then you will not find a better example of this than this Chaparral 280 SSi.
This boat is in very good condition. Its condition belies its age. The engine compartment is very clean as are the twin engines.
The boat has new Sea-Dek flooring, which is in ideal shape. All upholstery is intact. No rips or tears were observed anywhere.
The only knock on this boat is that the owner prior to the current owner allowed the upholstery to become permanently stained. The staining isn't bad, but it is apparent. I
f not for the upholstery stains, this boat would have a showroom look to it.
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All offers are contingent upon being fully satisfied with unit after personal inspection and/or professional inspection.
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