The 276 SSi Sportboat is one of three models released
by Chaparral this year.
The 276 SSi bowrider was clearly built for fun
and entertainment. It has a generous nine-foot beam, an aft sun
lounge with storage and enough seating in the wrap-around bow lounge
for five adults.
There’s no shortage of seating on board, with
two contoured lounges in the open bow, a portside bucket seat, a
double-wide helm seat in the cockpit, as well as an observer seat
and an L-shaped lounge, with port side walk-through next to the sun
Onboard amenities include snap-in carpet, a sink
and head locker in front of the observer’s console and an EcoVac toilet. A
stowage compartment can be found in the driver’s console, with
a mini-galley behind the observer.
The ergonomically-friendly helm has wood-grain veneer panels and
seat bolsters for added comfort when underway.
Although the 276 SSi is big, it is relatively nimble,
with just one engine supplying motivation. Power options run from
a 5.7-litre Mercury through to an 8.1-litre Mercury big block.
Floor hatches found throughout the boat are damper-supported,
as is the engine hatch, which lifts automatically at the touch of
In addition to releasing new models, Chaparral has
taken the step of adding more features to its entire fleet. These
include a standard Sirius satellite radio with six-month free activation,
Dura-Life Max cockpit performance upholstery and redesigned bucket
seats, light maple-finished cabinetry, teak and holly flooring, solid
surface counters and wakeboard towers with speakers.
Chaparral also offers a factory-backed lifetime limited
structural hull warranty on all boats.
Enquiries: Global Motor Yachts, tel: (07) 5532 8898.