ABOUT THIS BOAT
ABOUT THIS BOAT
The amazing Chaparral 260 SSi goes where bowriders in this size category have never gone before. Completely functional, elegantly styled and feature-packed with everything including a kitchen sink, the Chaparral 260 SSi continues to impress with its do-anything approach to boating. This bowrider has room for 14 adults, a fully enclosed fibreglass-lined head, a complete cockpit galley, storage space everywhere, walk-through transom access, and over sized sun-lounge areas fore and aft. She is well powered by a Mercruiser 6.4 V8 motor and propelled by the Duo-Prop counter-rotating propeller drive system.
You will love the massive extended swim platform and centre walk through transom. It fills in to make a full “U” wrap aft lounge and has converting cushions to turn this seating area into a sun bed. The refreshment centre on the starboard side is usable and doesn’t take up a bunch of space like many boats of this size. The twin captains chairs with thigh rising bolsters are comfortable and offer great 360 degree visibility.
The shaded top keeps the cockpit passengers out of the sun and it has the wind block door to cut the breeze down in the cooler weather. The in floor ski storage compartment is big enough for 3 people; obviously a ton of gear instead. The flooring is diamond plated skid proof and has rubber backed snap out carpet too. Ahead of the port side companion seat is an enclosed pump out head. There are bow filler cushions too. The bow is deep and safe and also features a full wrap around safety handle for when all the little ones run up there to go boating. This is a super clean boat with great power, beautiful, with a full service history.
|Vessel name:||California Dreaming|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Mercruiser 6.2 V8|
|Fuel type:||Petrol (Gas)|
|Length over all:||25′ 6″|
|Dry Weight:||5200 lbs|
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 ventilation.
Aft of the port console, the co-pilot’s swivelling 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 centre which included a pressurised 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.