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Chaparral 204 Xtreme (2010-)
Chaparral 204 Xtreme (2010-)

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Chaparral has pulled a rabbit out of their hat with the xtreme trick machine, the 204 Xtreme. She’s a fun filled, good looking sterndrive sportboat with all the frills that a died-in-the-wool wakeboarder needs to catch serious air and arrive back at the dock in style. Her list of standard features is impressive, but there are still a few options that we think you should take a look at as well.

Key Features

  • Wakeboard tower and two fixed board holders with color coordinated bimini top
  • Two-tone gel-coat color scheme
  • Polyethylene fuel tank with dual deck fill plates
  • Kevlar re-inforced hull laminate
  • Ballast system - two 11 gallon tanks - forward, with fill and empty switch
  • Full digital instrumentation with glass lenses
  • Ski and kneeboard storage in floor
  • LED lighting in cockpit

Specifications

Chaparral 204 Xtreme (2010-) Specifications
Length Overall 20' 6''
6.25 m
Dry Weight 3,500 lbs.
1,610 kg
Beam 8' 4''
2.54 m
Tested Weight N/A
Draft 32'' Fuel Cap 35 gal.
132 L
Deadrise/Transom 18 deg. Water Cap none
Max Headroom open Bridge Clearance 7' 2''
2.18 m w/ arch
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Engine Options

Chaparral 204 Xtreme (2010-)Engine options
Std. Power Not Available
Tested Power Currently no test numbers
Opt. Power 1 x 260-hp MerCruiser 5.0L MPI
1 x 300-hp MerCruiser 350 MAG (Catalyst)
1 x 270-hp Volvo Penta V8-270C (Catalyst)
1 x 270-hp Volvo Penta V8-270CE (catalyst)
1 x 300-hp Volvo Penta V8-300C

Chaparral 204 Xtreme (2010-) Line Drawing

Chaparral 204 Xtreme (2010-) Captain's Report

Chaparral 240 Xtreme

The 204 Xtreme is a sterndrive ski and wakeboard machine with multiple hull color choices and graphics and with what appears to be, one of the highest arches in the biz.

Xactly what you like...

The Chaparral 204 Xtreme comes nicely equipped with a long list of standards that are sure to please. Items like the wakeboard tower with twin board racks and Bimini top, stainless steel props for xtreme hole shots, 22 gallons of ballast tanks that fill and empty at the touch of a switch, an integrated swim platform with matted decking to keep your equipment and gelcoat from getting dinged if they drop. And because looks are half of what make the heads turn on the lake, Chaparral offers a wide selection of colors to complement the xtreme graphics package are just the ticket.

Chaparral 240 Xtreme

With a sunpad that converts to a chaise, this could very well be the most comfortable spot on the boat. No rails though, so slip into the cockpit while underway.

Xtremely functional layout...

There are no big surprises in the layout, short of the cool aft sunpad that has a back that converts to a chaise… always a nice touch. Dual Dura-Flex suspension pedestal seats have flip up bolsters, and rotate around to give a comfortable observers spot to keep an eye on the end of the towline.

L-shaped seating across the stern and the usual arrangement of bow seating all give a sportboat feel to the xperience. We love the integrated cooler in the bow as well as the removable 25 quart cooler aft. The grab rails at the bow are high enough to be comfortable while hanging on, being placed right where ones hands rest. The swim ladder is three-step, but with no grab rail to hoist yourself onboard.

Chaparral 240 Xtreme

And of course the Xtreme options...

We think the boat is nicely equipped, but there’s always room for improvement, and Chaparral seems to agree. What Chaparral call its “Preferred” package adds docking lights, pull up cleats (8), a bow scuff plate, and an anchor (add $346). The cockpit and bow table with side mount bases are great for when you are taking a well-deserved break from the action (add $417).

You’ll definitely want the premium speaker upgrade with amp and subwoofer (add $1,302) as well as the two tower speakers (add $1,145). We’d give serious thought to the auto fire extinguisher (add $460), and for that xtreme look at night, underwater lights are the rage these days(add $1,200). And no boat should be without dual batteries, which are standard, especially if you go with the speaker upgrade that will have the tunes going long after the engine is turned off.

Chaparral 240 Xtreme

Note the logo matted decking on the sun pad. That’s sure to keep your equipment from getting banged up as well as keep you from slipping off into the drink un-xpectedley. The swim ladder is three step, but note that there’s no grab handle at the top to haul yourself out with. Did she even get in all the way? Her ponytail is still dry! (We bet the water was cold!)

There’s also Perfect Pass (add $1,560). This is a nifty little device that lets you dial in the speed you -- or the person on the towline -- wants and holds it there without you having to deal with micro adjustments on the throttle. It’s also driven by GPS, not a paddlewheel at the transom, so it’s much more accurate, and therefore responsive, in the turns. It’s also more reliable than a paddlewheel which is problematical at best. Our experience with Perfect Pass has shown it to be a very effective, and great workload-easing feature.

Specifications...

The Chaparral 204 Xtreme has a LOA of 20’6” (6.25 m), a beam of 8’ 4” (2.54 m), and a draft of 32” (81 cm). Her dry weight is 3,550 lbs. (1,610 kg), and she carries 35 gallons (132 L) of fuel. We have not done a test on this boat yet, so there are currently no test numbers. But we look forward to Chaparral asking us to test their new boat.

By all appearances, the Chaparral 204 Xtreme looks like it’s going to be an xtremely popular boat with both the serious, as well as the casual watersports crowd. New ones are hitting the dealerships soon at a base price of $62,880. With her standard features and a few choice options the boat should be xcellent, hopefully she performs as well as she looks. And that’s xactly what boating is about. Isn’t it xciting?


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Standard and Optional Equipment

Chaparral 204 Xtreme (2010-) Standard and Optional Equipment
Marine Electronics
GPS/Chart Optional
Systems
CD Stereo Standard
Power Steering Standard
Exterior Features
Carpet: Cockpit Optional
Swim Ladder Optional
Swim Platform Standard
Tower: Watersports Standard
Canvas
Bimini Top Standard
Cockpit Cover Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Chaparral 204 Xtreme (2010-) Warranty

Chaparral 204 Xtreme (2010-) Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to ensure the most up-to-date warranty offered by each builder, it does not guarantee the accuracies of the information presented below. Please check with the boat builder or your local dealer before you buy any boat.
Hull Warranty
Years Lifetime Limited
Certifications
NMMA Certification Yes

Chaparral 204 Xtreme (2010-) Price

Chaparral 204 Xtreme (2010-) Price
Pricing Range $62,880.00
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

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