• 2018 Chaparral 203 Vortex

    2018 Chaparral 203 Vortex
  • The 203 VR’s standard wideband gel coat is accented with a sports graphics
  • The wide non-skid bow entry includes an anchor locker with a rattle free cradle and room for a line and chain.
  • Convenient storage under the starboard seat is ideal for gloves, lines and water toys.
  • A color-matched interior is highlighted with detailed embroidered logos.

Eye Catching.

Unique in every way, the 203 VR crafts a sleek, classy profile with dry-riding freeboard and Chaparral quality to bring jet boat design to a whole new level of innovation. Ultra roomy U-shaped cockpit seating features a clever multi-position Oasis port longue and a swivel captain’s bucket seat with a flip-up bolster.

Exterior

2018 Chaparral 203 Vortex Exterior
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The 203 VR’s standard wideband gel coat is accented with a sports graphics and is available in Biscayne Blue, Black and Fire Red.

The wide non-skid bow entry includes an anchor locker with a rattle free cradle and room for a line and chain.

The adult-sized bow area comes standard with a filler cushion and storage under all the seats. The wide non-skid bow entry includes an anchor locker with a rattle free cradle and room for a line and chain. The seating is accented with recessed stereo speakers and stainless steel drink holders. Top mounted stainless steel rails are accessible both from inside and dockside. Install the filler cushion and create a sun lounge or play area for the kids.

Interior

2018 Chaparral 203 Vortex Interior
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Convenient storage under the starboard seat is ideal for gloves, lines and water toys.

The swim platform features a three-step telescopic ladder that stows in its own hideaway compartment. A sure-footed mat protects the swim platform and is easy on bare feet. Twin aft facing seats make it easy to put on watersports gear. Convenient storage under the starboard seat is ideal for gloves, lines and water toys. The port side allows access to the battery switch.

A color-matched interior is highlighted with detailed embroidered logos.

Interior Features:

Port Seat
The port seat features adjustable lounge seating. You choose which way you would like to watch all the fun on the water.

Glove Box
The hideaway glove box houses the onboard sound system controls and includes a 12V power plug.

Helm Station
The non-glare helm features a hand-stitched vinyl brow, a molded footrest and padded gunwales. You look through, not over or under a perfectly positioned full height windshield. The driver’s side bucket seat includes a flip-up front cushion for stand-up operation.

Oasis Longue
Move the adjustable lounge to the down position and you have a great place to stretch out and relax.

Cockpit Seating
U-shaped cockpit seating offers phenomenal seating capacity, comfort and legroom.

Cockpit Storage
You’ve never seen a jet boat with storage like this, best in class storage offers a place for all you carry-ons and boating supplies.

Drivetrain

2018 Chaparral 203 Vortex Exterior
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A supercharged Rotax power plant and jet propulsion drivetrain deliver exciting low-end pulling power, efficient cruise and plenty of excitement on top-end.

Under the hideaway engine hatch cover, a supercharged Rotax power plant and jet propulsion drivetrain deliver exciting low-end pulling power, efficient cruise and plenty of excitement on top-end. A folding arch tower is optional with board racks also available as an added extra. Available with Chaparral’s Real Deal pricing, the 203 VR also comes standard with a black powder coated trailer that features 15" tires, a folding tongue jack and submersible LED lights.

Engine Features:

ITC (Intelligent Throttle Control
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 guesswork out of maximizing fuel economy. DOCKING MODE rescales the throttle for precise maneuverability in tight docking situations.

Drive Shaft Sleeve
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.

Closed Loop Cooling
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.

Lateral Thrust Control System
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.

Specifications

LOA: 20’ 3" (6.17 m)
Beam: 8’ (2.44 m)
Bridge Clearance: 4’ 8" (1.42 m)
Deadrise: 19°
Fuel Capacity: 35 gal (132 L)
Draft: 13.00" (33 cm)
Max HP: 300 HP (224 kW)
Dry Weight w/ Engines: 2500 lbs (1134 kg)
Passenger Capacity (NMMA): 8/1500 lbs (8/680 kg)
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