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Chaparral H20 19 Ski and Fish

This multitasker nets family fun as well as it catches fish.

December 16, 2011
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By cherry-picking the most requested features, sticking with the successful Extended V-Plane hull and implementing nationally advertised pricing, Chaparral delivers solid value — and peace of mind — with its H20 series runabouts.

Available in 18- and 19-foot models, the H20 19 zoomed to more than 49 mph with MerCruiser’s 190 hp 4.3L TKS Alpha sterndrive. It planed in four seconds flat. The Extended V-Plane hull delivered on its promise of quicker planing, stable cornering and the ability to hold plane at a lower rpm, a boon for water-sports enthusiasts.

We were impressed that the H20 series features breakers, not fuses, to provide circuit protection. We also enjoyed the bubble of calm air behind the full-height windshield. The swim ladder hides under a hatch, the rub rail is stainless steel, the hull is available in four colors, and a trailer is included. The H20 standards list will delight those expecting the typically meager “price boat” standards list.

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You can personalize it. The optional Matrix package includes a tow tower and rad graphics, while the Convenience package offers spring cleats, compass and tilt steering. Whether you choose Ski and Fish, Sport, ­­18-foot or 19-foot, Chaparral’s H20 series is a must-see.

Key Features
-Extended V-Plane hull wrings top performance from moderate power.
-Ingenious! Aft seats convert from fishing seats to jump seats with just a flip.
-The nonglare helm and full-height windshield both treat the captain to uncommon comforts.

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