2024 Chaparral 267 SSX

The 267 SSX offers a smooth ride and numerous amenities.

Chaparral’s 267 SSX proves the value of big-block sterndrives.

At a flick of the smooth electronic shift lever, the power levitates this nearly 5,000-pound rocket onto plane. Once there, a combination of the ­22-degree transom deadrise and 380 engine horsepower nested low on the stringers speeds us to nearly 50 mph. 

Chaparral 267 SSX running
The 267 SSX cuts smoothly through chop. Courtesy Chaparral Boats

The balanced center of gravity of this large bowrider is enhanced by the massive engine block to give us excellent stability through sharp turns. It also cut smoothly through the chop and doubled-up waves we created on our windless test day. Control of the ponies is intuitive thanks to the responsive power steering and silky throttle lever.

Chaparral 267 SSX helm
The helm is equipped with a 12-inch Simrad NSS Evo 3 touchscreen. Courtesy Chaparral Boats

And the frosting on the cake is the incredibly wide, deep swim platform with an aft-facing bench and what Chaparral calls the Infinity Power Step. Touch a button at the transom door, and an electric ram raises a large platform and rotates it into the water resting 12 inches deep—an ideal sandbar spot. When it is deployed, the engine ignition is deactivated for safety.

Chaparral 267 SSX bow seating
Bow seating is plush. Courtesy Chaparral Boats

Chaparral’s new glass-cockpit-style design replaces circular gauges with a 12-inch Simrad NSS Evo 3 touchscreen with fully integrated engine data, plus navigation, sonar, and a seamless interface with Chaparral’s choice JL Audio system. The display is set in a carbon-­fiber panel for a techie touch, and the leather-covered, stainless-steel spoke wheel adds to the performance appeal.

Open the passenger console door like a secret passageway, and step down into the fully finished head compartment. A shower head below complements another at the transom.

Chaparral 267 SSX head
Open the passenger console door like a secret passageway, and step down into the fully finished head compartment. Courtesy Chaparral Boats

Other conveniences in the ­Chaparral included five inductive chargers, 14 stainless-steel cup holders, and highly polished grab rails at the bow and along the coamings where they are handiest for boaters and guests.

The aft seatback is divided. If you pull the steel bar aft, the seatback divides, half lying even with the aft end of the bench, the other half forming an inclined pillow adding still another element of luxury and fun to the 267 SSX.

Chaparral 267 SSX Infinity Power Step
The Infinity Power Step provides the perfect relaxation spot. Courtesy Chaparral Boats

High Points

  • Silicone-based vinyl is extremely resistant to mildew and stains.
  • There are five inductive phone chargers on board.
  • Wind dam at the windshield protects the cockpit from uncomfortable weather.
Chaparral 267 SSX performance data
Chaparral 267 SSX Certified Test Results Boating Magazine

How We Tested

  • Engine: MerCruiser 8.2L 380 hp
  • Drive/Prop: Sterndrive/Bravo 3 26-pitch stainless steel
  • Gear Ratio: 2.00:1 Fuel Load: 30 gal. Water on Board: 0 gal. Crew Weight: 700 lb.

Pricing and Specs

Draft (max):2″ (engines up), 3’1″ (engines down)
Dry Weight (approx.):4,700 lb.
Seat/Weight Capacity:Yacht Certified
Fuel Capacity:65 gal.

Chaparral Boats – Nashville, Georgia; chaparralboats.com