2018 Chaparral 246 SSi
Exceeding Expectationsby Sulthoni, on
The new Chaparral 246 SSi flagship puts a premium on seating and on-the-water entertaining. With engine options from 280 to 350 horsepower, enjoy the freedom of a go-anywhere, do-anything family bowrider that is efficient and responsive. Loaded with standard equipment, the 246 also lets you select from an options list that includes snap-in carpet, a bow filler cushion and a velocity tower.
CHAPARRAL’S ORDINARY IS EXTRAORDINARY
Chaise lounge bow seats are relaxing while cruising.
Chaise lounge bow seats are relaxing while cruising. Wraparound stainless steel grab rails are mounted topside for easy access while pulling up to a dock. Stainless steel drink holders and stereo speakers are recessed. Add a bow filler cushion to create the perfect place to catch some sun. You won’t find a boat in this size range with more bow storage capacity. Enormous compartments under both seats feature molded drainage channels to prevent water penetration. Forward, the integrated ice chest is the biggest in Chaparral’s SSi Series. An overboard drain minimizes the problem of melted ice clean-up at day’s end.
ENJOY THE RIDE OF A LIFETIME
Multifunction digital gauges deliver vital information and are built for precision operation in the demanding marine environment. Chaparral fog resistant gauges feature stainless steel bezels. An hour meter and digital depth gauge are standard.
Optional Garmin Electronics
Each of Chaparral models Can be equipped with optional Garmin electronics to suit whatever need you may have on the water. The Garmin units offered show what happens when very complex, sophisticated technology is made extremely easy for you to use. A sensible menu, simplified navigation and helpful support all provide you the most enjoyable navigational experience possible.
Easily Accessible Circuit Breakers
All of Chaparral models feature state of the art circuit breakers designed with you in mind. These water resistant breakers are located in order to be easily reached while on the water. No more fumbling with fuses while fishing, simply reset the breaker and you are back in business!
A LOOK INSIDE THE 246 SSI
Keep your belongings safe in the lockable glove box.
A perfect place to store the extras you bring on board. The roomy console storage is great for bags and life jackets.
In addition to storage compartments under the seats, helm console and amidships, there’s also a handy storage area under the center sunpad cushion.
U-shaped cockpit seating is an open invitation for family fun.
The full-sized head features a handy storage cabinet. Fiberglass innerliner construction is sanitary. A hanging clothes rod keeps your sportswear wrinkle free. Options include a Pump-out Porta Pottie and Vacuflush system with holding tank.
Five features set Chaparral infloor ski locker apart: 1) The hinged fiberglass RTM lid is lightweight and strong 2) a stainless steel shock provides secure support and allows one-handed access 3) a molded drainage system keeps water away from your equipment, 4) a flat floor makes access easier and 5) a rubber mat provides welcome scratch protection.
THE PERFECT LAUNCHING PAD
Chaparral's innovative SSi Series combines the advantages of full width cockpit seating with the accessibility of a walk-thru transom.
The port sunpad cushion hinges to form a chaise lounge. Chaparral’s innovative SSi Series combines the advantages of full width cockpit seating with the accessibility of a walk-thru transom. A large storage area in the walk-thru keeps watersports equipment within arm’s reach of the platform. Clean off at the end of the day with the convenient transom shower. In addition to storage compartments under the seats, helm console and amidships, there’s also a handy storage area under the centre sunpad cushion.
THROTTLE DOWN AND EXPERIENCE THE EXTENDED V-PLANE DIFFERENCE
Low Speed Stability
Our hull design utilizes an extended running surface, allowing the "v-plane" to continue aft of the transom. This creates superior stability under nearly all driving conditions.
Efficient Fuel Economy
Less time at the pump means more time in the water and more money for bait. The hydro-lift provides a quick plane time, creating one of the most fuel efficient boats in their class.
Feather Soft Ride
A fishing trip feels like a day cruise when you’re out on a Chaparral. Engineered by the best for the worst of conditions, you will feel the difference that hydro-lift provides.
Precise Cornering Agility
The extended running surface coupled with the tight aft hull corners delivers everything you need when you’re taking sharp turns. These hulls drive like a luxury automobile.
Dry Riding Freeboard
Enjoy dry comfort aboard any Chaparral due to Chaparral high freeboard. Feel secure in the deep cockpits. You’ll be amazed at the size, all while maintaining a sleek profile.
Full Throttle Excitement
With a forward keel designed to cut through the water like a knife, high-octane pleasure awaits. Quick acceleration delivers the ride of a lifetime each time you leave the dock.
|LOA w/ Swim Platform:||24’ 6" / 7.47 m|
|Beam:||8’ 6" / 2.59 m|
|Bridge Clearance:||4’ 8" / 1.42 m|
|Bridge Clearance with Arch Tower:||8’ 1" / 2.46 m|
|Bridge Clearance with Arch Tower Folded Down:||5’ 4" / 1.63 m|
|Bridge Clearance with Velocity/Wakeboard Tower:||7’ 9" / 2.36 m|
|Bridge Clearance with Velocity/Wakeboard Tower Folded Down:||4’ 11" / 1.50 m|
|Fuel Capacity:||64 gal / 242 L|
|Optional Water Capacity:||10.00 gal / 38 L|
|Draft Down:||35.00" / 89 cm|
|Draft Up:||20.00" / 51 cm|
|Max HP:||350 HP / 261 kW|
|Dry Weight w/ Engines:||4400 lbs / 1996 kg|
|Passenger Capacity (NMMA):||14/2006 lbs - 14/910 kg|