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Chaparral 243 Vortex VR


Call us at... 717-859-1121

LANCASTER COUNTY MARINE, INC.      Route 272 - Akron, PA


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Chaparral 243 Vortex VR

  • Chaparral 243 Vortex VR
  • Chaparral 243 Vortex VR
  • Chaparral 243 Vortex VR
  • Chaparral 243 Vortex VR
  • Chaparral 243 Vortex VR
  • Anchor Locker Ladder
  • Bow Arm Rests
  • Bow Close Off Door
  • Bow Filler
  • Bow Rail
  • Bow Seating
  • Bow Storage
  • Cockpit Seating
  • Cockpit Storage
  • Console Storage
  • Dash
  • Drink Holder Bow
  • Engine Access
  • FlipSeat
  • FlipSeat
  • Floor Storage
  • Helm
  • Non Skid
  • Port Console
  • Port Console
  • Transom
  • Transom Ladder
  • Transom Ladder
  • Transom Speaker
  • Utility Access
  • Overhead


If you're expecting big things from the Chaparral 243 VR you won't be disappointed. Not in the least. Chaparral's flagship jet boat offering is big on performance, big on style and even bigger on comfort. The fact is no other jet boat compares. An enclosed fiberglass head, complete with a porta-pottie and opening portlight, allows day trips away from the dock. The bow is roomy and accommodating. A standard filler cushion converts the bow area to a huge playpen and a standard table is a plus while entertaining. Little things like stainless steel drink holders, LED cockpit lighting, molded footrests and a cockpit drainage system set the 243 Vortex apart. In the engine compartment, high output twin engine options ranging from twin 200 or 250 Rotax 4-TEC ECT will meet any need for speed. The standard Bluetooth sound system rocks the water and can be upgraded with an optional subwoofer, six-channel amp, and a transom remote. Want to join the latest surfing craze? An optional ballast system is an available, along with the optional award winning Aerial Surf Platform. A must-have for rafting parties, the anchor stows in its own cradle inside a dedicated compartment that has room for a line and chain and a forward ladder. The biggest bow area in our Vortex Series features recessed stereo speakers and stainless steel drink holders. The huge bow area offers adult-sized legroom, storage under the seats and reassuring freeboard. A plush filler cushion is standard and transforms the bow to a place to recline and let the sun work its magic. A standard weather door guards against wind in the cockpit on chilly mornings or late in the boating season. Feel free to get a little wild. The 243's swim platform is the perfect launching pad for all kinds of watersports. A three step telescopic ladder stows in its own hideaway compartment, not atop the platform robbing valuable space. A standard protective mat provides sure-footing. Twin aft facing seats feature grab handles within arm's reach and stainless drink holders. Recessed stereo speakers beside each seat are the perfect in-the-water party starter.

Specifications & Capacities
LOA w/ Swim Platform
24' 3"
8' 6"
Bridge Clearance:
4' 7"
Fuel Capacity:
52 gal
Draft Down:
Max HP:
500 hp
Dry Weight:
4000 lbs
Passenger Capacity (NMMA):
12 persons / 1600 lbs
Boat with Trailer Specifications
Width on Trailer
8' 6"
Length on Trailer (with Swing Away Tongue Extended)
27' 3"
Length on Trailer (with Swing Away Tongue Folded)
24' 5"
Height on Trailer to Windshield
7' 3"
Height on Trailer (with Tower Up)
Height on Trailer (with Tower Down)
8' 6"
Engine Options
Twin 1.5L Rotax 4-TEC 200 ECT
Twin 1.5L Rotax 4-TEC 250 ECT

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