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.
A long list of standard equipment and an array of options mean versatility in the Chaparral Signature 29 cruiser. The possibilities in the engine room start with a single big-block engine and move up to either twin V-6s or V-8s. Either way, the 29 reacts quickly on lakes and rivers but is seaworthy enough for an offshore rendezvous. In the cockpit, a self-bailing fiberglass innerliner speeds clean up while an optional fiberglass radar arch enhances the Signature 29's big boat profile. The rear bench tucks out of the way for transom access. The drivers swivel bucket seat is right next to a wraparound couch. An insert table and access to the galley via a sliding door make the 29 ideal for outdoor dining. With 6 feet, 3 inches of stand-up headroom and many onboard amenities, the 29 is suited for both entertaining and liveaboard weekends. A U-shaped leatherette bench seats four or sleeps two with the inset cushion in place. Two more can bunk in the large V-berth, which has a privacy curtain. A stand-up dressing room complete with a privacy door separates the aft cabin, which includes yet another berth, increasing the cabin sleeping capacity to six. Ventilation is provided by deck hatches and side windows. Interior options include air conditioning and heating, a microwave oven, a pump-out head and a TV - VCR combination. Across the Signature series, user-friendly helm stations feature non-glare dashboards with attractive woodgrain. Signature dash consoles have plenty of legroom and built-in drinkholders. Teleflex, the leading manufacturer of marine instrumentation, uses glass lenses to eliminate the potential for scratching and yellowing commonplace in gauges with plastic lenses. All gauges are backlit and the tech comes standard with a built-in hour meter. All instruments are surrounded by stainless steel bezels for a polished look. Located in the dash, the power plug provides convenient access to the 12-V power system, to activate a cellular phone or other electronics. Chaparral uses individual circuit breakers for each switch on the dash. Clearly identified for quick access, each circuit breaker is fitted with a rubber waterproof jacket to help protect onboard electrical systems from the harsh marine environment. Behind the dashboard, all Chaparral wiring is color-coded, routed, secured and properly channeled. Chaparral installs premier-quality JVC sound systems. A dash-mounted wired remote control is standard on the 300, 29 and 27, and optional on the 240 and 260. A leading name in audio components, JVC chassis are noted for their superior construction and ability to withstand the marine environment. Water-resistant speakers are strategically positioned throughout the boat for optimum clarity and stereo separation. Ergonomic helm seats feature a new flip-up front cushion so the Signature cruiser can be comfortably piloted seated or standing. One-piece, heavy-duty stainless windshield supports maintain rigidity far better than aluminum or plastic braces that can break over time. Durable leatherette vinyl seating is featured throughout the cabins on the 300 and 29 and on the V-berth backrests of all Signature cruisers 27 feet and under. Gibraltar countertops are used in the galleys of the Signature 300, 29 and 27. Resistant to scratches, the surface maintains its appearance for the life of the boat. Galleys are designed for easy meal preparation at the dock or underway. Signature galleys are vented to eliminate heat build-up around the coils so the refrigerator will run efficiently. Soft, radiused corners add to the eye appeal. Chaparral Scotchguards all cabin fabrics, headliners, cushions and drapes to resist stains. All of the color-coordinated carpeting is treated with UV, mildew and stain inhibitors. For long life and sure footing in the cabin, plush 28-ounce carpet is installed on the Signature 240, 260 and 27, while heavy-duty 44-ounce carpet is used exclusively on the 29 and 300. Signatures are fitte