This boat has all the options imaginable including the upgraded 400hp Volvo Penta engine package with Joystick control docking a bosting 200hp more than power than the standard power option. She is kept in great condition and turn-key ready! Engine Warranty until 2018! All scheduled services have been taken care of and the boat was recently detailed!
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THIS IS THE ONLY BOAT ON THE MARKET WITH THE OPTIONAL 400HP VOLVO ENGINE OPTION. ALL THE OTHERS HAVE THE SMALLER MERCRUISER ENGINE PACKAGE.
Perhaps the most talked-about boat on the waterways, the amazing 327 SSX mixes bowrider roominess with a full-beam cabin. Equal parts family bowrider, performance-minded sport boat and overnight cruiser, the 327 was the NMMA's Innovation Award winner the year it was christened. With its standard fiberglass hard top, striking interior accents, dual forward facing helm seats and wildly practical full beam cabin, the 327 is one-of-a-kind. A stainless steel windshield and heavy-duty rails say quality in every detail.
LOW SPEED STABILITY: Our hull design utilizes an extended running surface, allowing the "v-plane" to continue aft of the transom. This creates superior stability under nearly all driving conditions.
EFFICIENT FUEL ECONOMY: Less time at the pump means more time in the water and more money for bait. The hydro-lift provides a quick plane time, creating one of the most fuel efficient boats in their class.
FEATHER SOFT RIDE: A fishing trip feels like a day cruise when you're out on a Chaparral. Engineered by the best for the worst of conditions, you will feel the difference that hydro-lift provides.
PRECISE CORNERING AGILITY: The extended running surface coupled with the tight aft hull corners delivers everything you need when you're taking sharp turns. These hulls drive like a luxury automobile.
DRY RIDING FREEBOARD: Enjoy dry comfort aboard any Chaparral due to our high freeboard. Feel secure in the deep cockpits. You'll be amazed at the size, all while maintaining a sleek profile.
FULL THROTTLE EXCITEMENT: With a forward keel designed to cut through the water like a knife, high-octane pleasure awaits. Quick acceleration delivers the ride of a lifetime each time you leave the dock.
Chaparral has a patent pending for the cockpit-cabin layout, a unique design whereby the cabin is cleverly accommodated forward and spans the full beam of the boat. At 32ft6in overall, there's plenty of room for family and guests to spread out and find their own space onboard.
The standard hardtop over the cockpit provides protection from the elements and the support the hardtop with a targa arch amidships and two simple struts forward to the windscreen. These supports double as grabrails as you move between cockpit and the bow section. It's clever engineering combined with good design. A pop-up hatch forward and center in the hardtop means you still get plenty of fresh air even.
The cockpit features a comfortable L-shaped lounge along the portside and across the transom with an optional table that slots in when needed. Opposite to starboard is a compact utility bar housing an under-bench stainless steel fridge, a sink with a pullout tap and a small refuse chute. There is also an option to incorporate an electric griddle in the bench top.
A vast storage locker in the cockpit sole makes the perfect place to store skis, wakeboards, water toys, even a dive compressor. There are twin batteries, too, dedicated to the amp that drives the wet stereo system (waterproof speakers are fitted throughout the boat). Also located here is a battery charger and the optional 3kw generator,
Forward to starboard is the helm and a comfortable twin helm seat (bolstered, adjustable and with storage underneath) facing a custom molded dash in non-glare silver grey. It's reminiscent of a sports car, with the leather wrapped wheel with polished spokes and a self-centering Chaparral logo in the hub complementing the look.
If you stepped onboard the Chaparral 327 SSX without anyone telling you there was accommodation, you'd easily miss it. The molded dash section forward of the companion seat is hinged and opens for a big surprise. Down a couple of steps you'll be stunned by the amount of space available.
The AC/DC panel is located just inside the entryway and a bench along the portside has storage underneath and cupboards above where a microwave is housed. To starboard an L-shaped lounge easily converts to a double bed with more storage and cedar-lined hanging space aft of that. While it's certainly compact, it's an excellent use of space and you don't feel crowded thanks to three opening portholes providing light and cross-flow ventilation.
At the front of the cabin is a three-quarter door to the fully enclosed head/shower. Within is a mirrored vanity unit and solid counter top incorporating stainless steel sink with pull-out shower wand doubling as a tap, and a vacuflush head under a hinged shower seat. While it's not exactly standing height, the head has all the basics and is sufficient enough to do the job. A handy grabrail, 12V lighting, extractor fan and an opening frosted portlight complete the picture.
As stated, the Chaparral 327 SSX is primarily a dayboat, with the added advantage of being an occasional overnighter. As such, the accommodation is more than adequate, as is the freshwater capacity of 114lt. The small fridge in the cockpit is the only one onboard, but given the number of iceboxes spread around the boat, that too is probably adequate. The only other things you might consider adding is an inverter to power the microwave and a couple of power points so you can prepare a light meal or possibly breakfast in the morning
This is a real mean fun machine, reminiscent of a tricked-up muscle car. The Chaparral 327 SSX looks like she can perform and, in that regard, doesn't disappoint. The deep burble coming from the exhaust on start-up is the first hint of what to expect. Push forward on the throttles and you're up and out of the hole before you know it.
Chaparral uses a traditional deep-vee-forward hull design with Extended V-Plane aft where the hull extends either side of the sterdrives. This allows the boat to get on the plane quicker, stay there at slower speeds and, because there's more running surface on the water, remain stable even when turning at high speed.
The 327 is boat that likes to be driven hard and that we did - sports car-like handling that's responsive off the wheel, fun to drive and so predictable. Even when thrown into full-lock turns at more than 40kts, she turns as if on rails - a bit like driving a 33ft go-kart.
The helm is comfortable, particularly the bolstered seat if you like to stand at the wheel going flat out. While unusual for a bowrider, Chaparral sells itself as "saltwater tough" and claims these boats can take some rough chop.
The 327 SSX can top out at a speed of 53kts (62mph). But these big-block V8s are probably most efficient at about 3000rpm, which produces a speed of around 30kts. At that rate you have about a 180nm range, covering good ground without breaking the bank.
13611 S. Dixie Hwy.
Miami, FL 33176