Chaparral Boats teamed with Volvo Penta to open the Surf Expo 2016 with a private demonstration of a wakesurf boat that Chaparral recently introduced.
Chaparral is built in Georgia by its publicly traded parent company, Marine Products Corp. Founder Buck Pegg and president Jim Lane have led the company since its inception in 1977. Chaparral builds seven models, including sportboats, sport decks, towboats, cruisers and sport yachts.
Chaparral Boats will be the first to offer Malibu Boat’s wake-surf technology on sterndrive boats when it debuts optional surf packages on five of its models Sept. 8 at Surf Expo in Orlando, Fla., in what it is calling its Surf Series.
Chaparral and Robalo Boats named Curry Flowers Southeast regional sales manager for the Chaparral brand for Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.
Chaparral and Robalo Boats have appointed Aaron Krenzer as Northeast regional sales manager.
Chaparral and Robalo Boats named Martin Rusin marketing director.
Chaparral and Robalo are holding their annual dealer conference next week, with plans to spend more time on product testing to help familiarize dealers with the new Chaparral Vortex jetboats.
Chaparral and Robalo Boats awarded more than $60,000 in college scholarships to six graduating seniors in the Chaparral and Robalo family.
The rollout of the new Robalo Boats R160, its first center console boat, motor and trailer package with prices starting below $20,000, gave the company more than 100,000 views throughout the pre-event blitz and a four-part video presentation and unveiling Wednesday.
Robalo Boats introduced its R160 on Tuesday in a 6-minute Facebook video, a first for the company.
Robalo Boats is giving a glimpse of its new under-$20,000 center console.