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Chaparral 243 Vortex VRX (2016-)
(w/ 2 x 250-hp Rotax 4-TEC)

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Brief Summary

The Chaparral 243 Vortex VRX is a dedicated watersports platform that includes a tower and Bimini, along with a high tow point for wake surfers. The model we tested had the optional Surf Package which includes 1,350 lbs. (612 kg) of ballast and the wake-shaping Aerial Surf Platform which redirects the thrust from jet pumps to create the ideal surfing wave. This model also had the optional Rotax iST digital fly-by-wire controls, unusual in a jet rig, and the Lateral Thrust Control system makes her one of the easiest to dock jetboats we have tested.

Captain's Report

Chaparral 243 Vortex VRX (2016-) Captain's Report is archived.