Chaparral Boats 216 SSi - Bowrider Boat
New 2013 Chaparral Boats - 216 SSi - Bowrider
2012 Chaparral Boats 216 SSi DescriptionWe didn't just push the design envelope with the 216 SSi, we ripped it to shreds with a bowrider that has become an icon in the marine industry. The 216 is a premier family sportboat with a connected-to-the water feeling that turns everyday weekends into endless adventures. Featuring a smartly designed interior that looks good and functions even better, the 216 showcases Chaparral's superior fit and finish from bow to stern. Perfectly balanced and extremely efficient, the 216's Extended V-Plane running surface sips less fuel yet out performs leading rivals in this size range. A thorough list of standard equipment is highlighted by a large Bimini top with front windscreen that provides all weather protection. Under the gelcoat, Quad Radial Lamination and Kevlar reinforcement keep the strength up and the weight down.
- Length Over All: 21 Feet and 6 inches.
- Draft: 2 Feet and 10 inches.
- Beam: 8 Feet and 4 inches.
- Fuel Tank Capacity: 40
- Max Load: 1500
- Dry Weight: 3500
2012 Chaparral Boats 216 SSi Standard Features
Bow Ice Chest (Insulated) with Overboard Drain
Bow Walk-Thru Door
Carry-On Cooler with Dedicated Storage - 25 quart
Cockpit Drainage System (CDS)
Cockpit Layout - Two Bucket Seats with Logo Badging, U-Shaped Bench Seat, and Aft Sundeck with Three-Way Hinged Cushions for Walk-Thru
Custom Molded Fiberglass Side Panels with Full Length Padded Armrests
DC Power Plugs - 12v (Helm and in Glovebox)
Diamond Pattern Non-Skid
"Dura-Life Max" 36oz. Premium Expanded Vinyl Cockpit Upholstery
Fiberglass Molded Bowrider Area
Fiberglass Structural Liner
Hinged Bow Backrests to Access Storage
LED Lighting in Cockpit - Blue
Lockable Glove Box with Liner
We recently purchased a 2012 Chaparral 216 SSI and must say it is a beautiful boat that rides and handles like a dream. The interior and exterior is unsurpassed in style and beauty and seems to be a well built boat. We are very proud and received many compliments our first time on the lake. However, we are a little disappointed in some of the design features of the boat that keeps it from being the perfect boat. First of all, none of the cushions that cover storage areas are hinged except for the ones on the rear sunpad to access the cooler storage and the transom walkthru. For a price tag of $52k, you might expect hinges. Second, although our boat came with 8 pop-up cleats, none were located near the windshield, our favorite place to hang the front fenders to prevent dock rash. The only forward cleats are too far forward to protect the hull (I added some of my own). Third, the bow walk-thru door conceals a nifty storage area under the passenger side dash, but the hatch opening is too small to actually access this area, you can only access it by raising the backrest of the bow sofa. Another small but surprising shortcut, the stern light has no place to mount when stored, ours was just lying in the ski locker ( I purchased some mounts at Walmart and mounted in upper portion of the ski locker). We owned a 2008 Stingray 195 LX before this, and although the Stingray cost less than half what the Chaparral did, it seemed to be a little more "ergonomically" friendly, albeit not near as beautiful or luxurious as the Chaparral. All in all, we love our 216 but do recommend that the Chaparral engineers look at the boat from a users perspective.
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