Join us for a ride aboard the Chaparral 297 SSX with BoatTest.Com Captain Steve Larivee.
BoatTest.Com had this to say in the Captain’s report:
“The Chaparral 297 SSX is a premium sportboat and is very much in the top tier of boats in her class. With a 22-degree deadrise and her 9’ (2.74 m) beam, she will be about as comfortable in a chop as any boat in class. Her fit-and-finish is superb and we were hard-pressed to find anything aboard that we would change.
Because of her higher freeboard, not only is she appropriate for lakes and rivers, she can also serve as a fine boat in coastal waters.”
Test Result Highlights
- Top speed for the Chaparral 297 SSX (2019-) is 50.0 mph (80.5 kph), burning 34.3 gallons per hour (gph) or 129.83 liters per hour (lph).
- Best cruise for the Chaparral 297 SSX (2019-) is 25.5 mph (41 kph), and the boat gets 2.1 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.89 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 191 miles (307.38 kilometers).
- Tested power is 1 x 380-hp MerCruiser 8.2 MAG HO.