• 2018 Chaparral 243 Vortex

  • The bow is spacious and accommodating.
  • You can never have too much storage space.
  • The 243’s swim platform is the perfect area for all kinds of watersports.
  • All Rotax 4-TEC engines are true saltwater engines.

Style, performance, innovation

Chaparral flagship jet boat offers performance, style, and comfort. No other jet boat compares. An enclosed fiberglass head, complete with a porta-pottie and opening portlight, allows day trips away from the dock. In the engine compartment, high output twin engine options ranging from twin 200 or 250 Rotax 4-TEC ECT will meet any need for speed. The standard Bluetooth sound system features premium sound quality and can be upgraded with an optional subwoofer, six-channel amp, and a transom remote. An optional ballast system, along with the optional award winning Aerial Surf Platform create and endless wave for wakesurfing.

  • 2018 Chaparral 243 Vortex
  • Year:
    2018
  • Make:
  • Price:
    57785

OPEN AND INVITING

2018 Chaparral 243 Vortex Interior
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The bow is spacious and accommodating.
A standard filler cushion converts the bow area to a huge play area for the kids and a standard table is a plus while entertaining.

The bow is spacious and accommodating. A standard filler cushion converts the bow area to a huge play area for the kids and a standard table is a plus while entertaining. Stainless steel drink holders, LED cockpit lighting, molded footrests set the 243 Vortex apart.The anchor stows in its own cradle inside a dedicated compartment that has room for a line and chain and a forward ladder. The biggest bow area in Chaparral Vortex Series features recessed stereo speakers and stainless steel drink holders. The bow area offers adult-sized legroom, storage under the seats and reassuring freeboard. A standard weather door guards against wind in the cockpit on chilly mornings or late in the boating season.

A LOOK INSIDE THE 243 VORTEX

2018 Chaparral 243 Vortex Interior
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You can never have too much storage space.
Carry-ons stows neatly in large compartments under the seats.

Helm
Attention to detail carries through to a helm that showcases a hand-stitched vinyl brow and sturdy non-glare fiberglass construction. A molded footrest, padded armrest and a full height windshield combine for a feeling of total control.

Console Storage
Life jackets, fenders and large items stow out of the way in a huge starboard console locker.

Oasis Lounge
No problem keeping a watchful eye on everything that’s going on in the water.

Floor Storage
Oversized watersports equipment stows neatly out of the way in a huge in-floor locker. A molded channel routes water away from items kept in the floor storage area. A heavy-duty support allows one-handed access.

Cockpit Storage
You can never have too much storage space. Carry-ons stows neatly in large compartments under the seats.

Cockpit Seating
When it comes to legroom, cockpit seating capacity or overall passenger comfort, the 243 VR takes a backseat to no other jet boat in this size range.

PERFECT HANGOUT

2018 Chaparral 243 Vortex Exterior
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The 243’s swim platform is the perfect area for all kinds of watersports.
A three step telescopic ladder stows in its own hideaway compartment.

The 243’s swim platform is the perfect area for all kinds of watersports. A three step telescopic ladder stows in its own hideaway compartment. A standard protective mat provides sure-footing. Twin aft facing seats feature grab handles within arm’s reach and stainless drink holders. Recessed stereo speakers beside each seat face aft for music while swimming.

VORTEX AND ROTAX

2018 Chaparral 243 Vortex Exterior
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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.

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 guess work 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: 24’ 3" / 7.39 m
Beam: 8’ 6" / 2.59 m
Bridge Clearance: 4’ 7" / 1.40 m
Deadrise: 20°
Fuel Capacity: 52 gal / 197 L
Draft: 15.00" / 38 cm
Max HP: 500 HP / 373 kW
Dry Weight w/ Engines: 4000 lbs / 1814 kg
Passenger Capacity (NMMA): 12/1600 lbs
12/726 kg
Price: $57,785
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