Reputable boating manufacturers are never sitting on their successes, they are dynamic and constantly searching for new markets to explore and designs that are conducive to boaters needs and even future needs. One such innovative company is Chaparral, based in the USA.
A prime example of their ingenuity is the “Crossover” design and this Chaparral Skifish 19H2O is a one such allrounder that ticks so many wants/wishes for the boatowner whom wants to enjoy all aspects of social boating.
As the pictures depict this rig has been fastidiously maintained and presents visually and mechanically in outstanding condition. Stored undercover and then under its custom-made covers – preserving the quality upholstery.
Those families that love their water sports - skiing / tubing / tobogganing and wakeboarding will appreciate the transom set up on this Chaparral with the uncluttered stern, cushions and seating for getting the skiis on and the ladder for re-entry post ski. Power is on tap with the big V6 4.3l MerCruiser delivering a whopping 220Hp – this rig will move and tow the biggest of skiers!
For the angler in the family, a bow mount electric Motor-Guide Wireless is fitted ideal for the lure flicker and trolling over the flats and in the transom a large live bait well is also installed neatly under the cushions and we like that rig has been upgraded with a dual battery system.
For the day tripper and boatie that enjoys the social scene, deluxe upholstery and multiple seating options abound on the model from bow to stern with even a sun lounge for the sun lizard in the family atop of the engine bay!
The helm is well laid out and very comfortable for the skipper to drive from with a dash full of all the wants including a Garmin Striker Plus 4 combo GPS/Sounder, a VHF radio, stereo system for those that like their tunes and necessary engine instrumentation all neatly installed.
Overhead a large stainless steel framed bimini top provides ample shade from the midday sun and this easily lowers down for storage or when fishing. A bow cover and cockpit have also been fabricated as pictured.
The rig is trailered on an Australian made Boeing 2155AD tandem axle trailer that marries to the hull like a glove. This multiroller trailer upgraded with a stainless steel boat catch latch will aid in making the launching and retrieving of the Chaparral a breeze at the ramp. The trailer is fitted with mechanical over ride disc brakes and naturally the trailer is adjusted/tuned to ensure your on-road towing safety upon purchase – why take the risk buying privately?
For those in the know, head to this YouTube link to see the boat in action and in both fishing and skiing guises - You Tube Video
If you are in the market for a well respected brand like Chapparral and have been looking at Cobalt, Four Winns, Glastron, Bayliner or Searay, then make a bee line to JCM as these quality “allrounders” are hard to find.