Since 1965, Chaparral has prided itself on superior quality, innovation, value, performance, and customer service. And the company has the proof to back it up. Since 1981, the brand
has dominated consumer and magazine awards for product excellence and customer satisfaction, and current models indicate the company has no intention of letting up. Today’s line encompasses everything from value-priced entry-level models, to premium sport boats, sport decks, cruisers, and sport yachts.
With the 196 SSi, Chaparral attacks the family bow rider market with anything but the status quo. We took a completely different tact when it comes to bow design, windshield contour, cockpit width and transom styling. The pay off is a breakaway 196 that strikes a decisive balance between gutsy performance, innovative engineering and well thought out features. Clearly, no other sub-20-foot bow rider has as much storage space, legroom or a 9-passenger capacity plate. Where the fiberglass meets the water, our fine-tuned Extended V-Plane bottom design is enhanced with Kevlar reinforcement for a silky smooth ride.