276 SSX ::: Deck Boats

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276 SSX ::: Deck Boats
DECK
BOATS
CHAPARRAL
276 SSX SPORT DECK
Nashville, GA
229-686-7481
QUICK TAKE
A new design
turns this big
boat into a stylish
getaway model
Galley has a sink and ice
box, while a portable
cooler stows under the
gunwale — use one for
food storage, the other
for drinks.
A Garmin 172
GPS/chart plotter
is standard; it fits
nicely in the middle
of the clean gauge
panel.
Sound system includes a
CD player with MP3 plugin and a free six-month
subscription to Sirius
satellite radio.
Under the sun deck is a
big storage trunk across
the transom.
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heck it out: the 276 SSX back of the passenger seat to the comSport Deck. The name itself panionway. Under the console on that
is alluring, and tells you right side is one of the nicest heads we’ve
away this boat is a departure from seen on a deck boat — with a solidsurface countertop and, yes, teak and
status quo.
holly flooring for easy
By pulling the helm
cleanups.
further forward, Chapar- PERSONALITYPROFILE
Creative as the enral’s engineers gave up Cruising
High Performance
tire layout is, it’s the
some of the extra bow
Entertainmnet
sun deck that will
space normally found Sport
garner most attention.
on huge deck boats. The Protected Water
Open Water
The fold-down stern
bow is still shaped like a
Premium
seat converts the pad
capital U, and the sloped Value
into a tanning island
back rests give it lounge
appeal, but they enlarged the cockpit that leads to a large swim platform.
— the place where most boaters hang It accentuates the fast-looking lines.
out. Behind the driver is a genuine From previous experience with
aft cockpit, with enough wraparound Chaparral boats, we know the 276
seating for seven. On the port side is a SSX has the muscle to back up the
galley that neatly transitions from the appearance, and the name.
POWER
PICKS
• Volvo Penta 5.7L GXi DP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $76,679
• Volvo Penta 8.1L Gi DP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $80,871
• MerCruiser 525 EFI Bravo III XR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $123,110
VITAL STATS: Length 28’10” Beam 9’ Dry Weight 6,800 lb.
MSRP: $73,696
Fuel Cap. 105 gal. Max HP 525 Seating/Weight Cap. Yacht Certified ENGINE: Volco Penta 5.7L Gi MPI DP
JANUARY 2007
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ALSO CONSIDER . . .
236 SSX SPORT DECK Length 24’1” Beam 8’6”
The L-shaped lounge
is more traditional
than that found
on the 276, but
there are no
compromises to the head and galley or to the cool sun lounge above
the large swim platform.
256 SSX SPORT DECK Length 26’5” Beam 8’6”
The cockpit seating
and galley swap sides
on this version of the
Sport Deck. The enclosed
head has a maple cabinet and
solid-surface countertop. Horsepower
options go all the way up to 425.
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