276 SSi ::: Chaparral

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276 SSi ::: Chaparral
11/18/05
4:02 PM
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CHAPARRAL
276 SSi
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The optional radar arch adds a very
large yet trim Bimini top that
harmonizes with the boat’s lines
rather than conflicting with them.
BOWRIDERS
BLIFE-BBG06-103CHAPARRAL276SSiBR-59
A tow point on the optional arch
adds versatility for water sports.
Floor hatches are shock
supported, as is the engine
hatch, which lifts automatically
at the touch of a button.
The dual helm seat gives
driver and passenger the
choice of having the
bolster up or down.
Storage abounds — under the seats and
helm, and in the galley, head and floor.
back into the thick padding and vinyl
upholstery. The top speed really stirs a
breeze, and with one engine, not two,
which saves maintenance, weight and
fuel. — Randy Vance
PERSONALITYPROFILE
Cruising
High-Performance
Fresh Water
Protected Water
BILL DOSTER
W
CIRCLE #149 ON P. 187 FOR BUYING INFO
e boarded the 276 SSi by stepping onto the platform and
bow that we’d say up to five passengers
crossing to the transom walkcould be comfortable there.
through. When the boat barely rocked
All that beam shines in the interior, too.
under our weight, we knew this would be
We were able to slide into the cockpit
a solid test experience.
without a hitch. The galley
The 276 SSi has a nineadds convenience, storage
AT A GLANCE
foot beam — extra large for a
The wide-bodied 276 SSi and good looks yet takes so
bowrider — and in addition
offers great performance, little space from the cockpit,
to the ability to handle big
total luxury and a yacht- you might not notice it until
water it offers much more
you need it. Same goes for
like ride in a bowrider.
space for people and fun.
the transom shower and the
Leaving the dock with a crew of less than
VacuFlush porcelain head. The roomy
six or eight would be a shame, and entercompartment even has a teak sole.
taining 10 or 12 onboard would be a snap.
The 276 SSi is big but nimble. We
The bow seating area is so deep anyexpected half-acre turnarounds, but we
one would feel secure as this boat traversmade them practically inside the freees rough waters, and it’s so wide in the
throw line. Acceleration put our bodies
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Value
TESTDRIVE
Salt Water
Open Water
Premium
Test Engine: Volvo Penta 8.1L GXi 420 hp Duoprop
Test Prop: F6
Test Load: People (225 lb.); Fuel (25 gal.)
TOP SPEED: 56.0 MPH @ 5,000 RPM
Time to Plane: 4.5 sec.
Time to 30 MPH: 8.4 sec.
Minimum Plane: 18.0 MPH @ 2,300 RPM
VITALSTATS
Length Overall: 28’10”
Beam: 9’0”
Dry Weight: 6,795 lb.
Seating/Weight Capacity: Yacht Certified
Fuel Capacity: 105 gal.
Maximum HP: 425
NMMA Certified: Yes
MSRP (test boat): $81,066

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