Actual Location: Danbury, CT
- Stock #44712 - As written in Boat.com: Being a Chaparral runabout, the 260 SSi came with the company's proven Extended V-Plane hull, which translates to hull extensions that resemble sponsons a foot or so aft of the transom. The boat's 22-degree hull also featured a radiused keel, negative chines and four strakes. The outer set of strakes ran full length and the inner set ended roughly 15 feet from the transom. She's built on a solid fiberglass deep-V hull enough to smooth out some fairly rough water Handling was predictable and reassuring. The 260 SSi leaned into slalom and circle turns at various speeds and didn't slide, hop or otherwise misbehave. In rougher water, the boat tended to bang around a bit, but it should be more than capable of handling most lake conditions.Tracking was straight and true at all speeds. When our lead test driver yanked back the throttle, the boat stayed on course as it slowed to a stop.WorkmanshipShowing no signs of peeling or lifting, as can be the case with a brand-new production runabout, vinyl tape accents complemented the 260 SSi's shiny two-tone gelcoat. Mold work was smooth, and the installation of the boat's protective plastic rubrail with a stainless-steel insert was excellent.To build the boat, the manufacturer used a combination of AME 4000 resin, 36-ounce woven roving, layers of fiberglass mat from 1 to 3 ounces and Syntactic foam. To add brawn and flotation, the builder used balsa coring. The stringers were fashioned from XL marine-grade plywood.Chaparral did a fine job with the boat's draining anchor locker, which was on the nose aft of a nav light. The locker had a hinged lid with a latch to keep it open when desired, a gelcoated interior and a clip for an anchor.Notable hardware items included stainless-steel handrails and plastic grab handles, Accon Pull-Up cleats, a Taylor Made walk-through windshield and an add-on swim platform that extended from the boat's integrated swim platform. The add-on platform added functionality to the boat.The engine hatch lifted on two gas struts, taking half the rear bench with it. Lag bolts driven into stringer blocks and the standard transom assembly were used to secure the motor--a standard installation procedure for production runabouts. Also up to production standards was the engine compartment wiring, which was protected in conduit and supported with tie-wrap-style cushion clamps.InteriorThe 260 SSi was, to put it simply, decked out. The manufacturer opted for a horseshoe lounge, with hinged cushions and stowage lockers (plus a draining cooler) underneath them, in the open bow. The bow area also boasted a tremendous in-sole locker.Pedestals and a table, which could be used to convert the cockpit into a dining area or a massive tanning bed, were stowed in a locker that was part of the driver's console to starboard. The port-side, co-pilot's console contained the head locker, which was far from the average head unit in a stuffy fiberglass box. The 260 SSi's locker boasted appointments that included a porcelain head, a complete headliner, a substantial latch assembly, padding and a screen porthole for ventilationAft of the port console, the co-pilot's swiveling bucket seat adjusted fore and aft, and had a flip-up bottom. The port gunwale was padded, and a grab handle was integrated into the padding.The same comfortable bucket seat was provided for the driver to starboard. Woodgrain panels for the instruments, all in silver bezels, matched the vinyl-wrapped woodgrain tilt steering wheel. A touch-pad control was provided for the stereo system, rocker switches activated the accessories and a 12-volt receptacle was installed near the ignition switch.Aft of the co-pilot's bucket was a molded entertainment center which included a pressurized freshwater sink and a cooler. Behind the driver's seat, the rear lounge was huge. We found stowage lockers under almost all its bottom cushions.OverallComfort and function abound in the 260 SSi, which also happens to be a solid and predictable performer. It's everything a recreational bow rider is supposed to be.Please submit any and ALL offers - your offer may be accepted! Submit your offer today!At POP Yachts, we will always provide you with a TRUE representation of every vessel we market. We encourage all buyers to schedule a survey for an independent analysis. Any offer to purchase is ALWAYS subject to satisfactory survey results.Contact us for a free BoatHistoryReport.com report on this vessel. We pay upfront for a report on every vessel possible, and we provide this peace of mind to our buyers at no charge and with no commitment. All you have to do is ask!Take a look at ALL ***ORIGINAL PICTURES*** of this vessel on our main website at POPYACHTS DOT COM. Thank you for visiting and we look forward to speaking with you!To view original photos and more detailed vessel specifications, please visit this listing on our main website at:https://www.popyachts.com/chaparral-260-ssi-bowriders-boat-for-sale-danbury-connecticut-44712
Head (In Change Compartment); Sink; Table; Anchor; Gel Coat
Cockpit Type (Bow Rider); Engine Cylinders (V-8); Engine Location; Fiberglass Stringers; Hand Rails; Engine Displacement (496); Fuel Injected
Electronics & Navigation Gear:
Cockpit Tables; Compass; Fuel Gauge; Navigation Lights; Speedometer; Tachometer
12 V DC Outlets; ABYC Color Coded Wiring; Accessory Switches; Battery; Engine Kill Switch; Gauges; Horn; Night Lighting; Speakers; Stereo; Volt Meter; Hour Meter
Deck & Hull Equipment:
Beverage Holders; Cockpit Faucet; Cockpit Lighting; Cockpit Seating; Cockpit Sink (Wet Bar); Cockpit Table; Cockpit Wet Bar; Courtesy Lights; Fenders; The cockpit design of the 260 SSi-wraparound lounge seating aft, swivel helm and companion seats, wet bar with sink and ice chest,; A transom shower, bow ice chest, in-floor storage, and removable cocktail table were standard;; Bilge Pump; Bright Cockpit Lighting; Fire Extinguisher; First Aid Kit; Flare Kit; Grab Rail
125 original hours and a one owner boat Hull colors are white with black and yellow accents This is a must see boat!!
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Type: Other
Draft: 2 ft. 11 in.
Beam: 8 ft. 6 in.
Fuel tank capacity: 79
Speed max: 45