Chaparral Boats previews new jetboat line

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Chaparral Boats gave more than 150 dealers a preview look at the new Vortex jetboat line at the company's recent advanced sales seminars in Valdosta, Ga.

Dealers were excited to experience their first test drives of the 203 Vortex, Chaparral said.

Scheduled to debut at 15 boat shows in early 2014, the just-christened 203 Vortex is the first entry in a three-boat series that also will include the 223 Vortex and 243 Vortex.

Featuring graphics, flexible seating and the Rotax jet drive propulsion, Chaparral said the 203 Vortex is geared to first-time and experienced boaters alike.

“The introduction of our Vortex jetboats gives us one of the most diverse and complete product lines in the marine industry,” Chapparal president Jim Lane said in a statement. “We feel our partnership with Bombardier Recreational Products, supplier of the Rotax engine, will be a winning combination in this fast-growing segment.”

“We had high hopes for the new 203 Vortex, and reaction from the dealer network exceeded all of our expectations,” company founder Buck Pegg said of the initial rollout. “We wanted to take the styling, quality and performance of the jetboat market up a notch, and the 203 Vortex does just that.”

Jim Marshall, of Pride Marine Group, had the opportunity to test the 203 Vortex. “Maneuverability was better that any jetboat I’ve driven, with ride and handling to match,” Marshall said. “I feel that the Vortex line gives Chaparral a quality and performance edge that will dominate the jetboat market.”

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