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Chaparral wakesurf boat debuts at Surf Expo in Florida

Chaparral Boats teamed with Volvo Penta to open the Surf Expo 2016 with a private demonstration of a wakesurf boat that Chaparral recently introduced.
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Chaparral Boats teamed with Volvo Penta to open the Surf Expo 2016 with a private demonstration of a wakesurf boat that Chaparral recently introduced.

The event took place on Sept. 7 at Buena Vista Watersports on Paradise Cove in Orlando, Fla., and featured test drives and in-water demos of Chaparral’s 246SSi, powered by Volvo Penta’s Forward Drive and Gen V gasoline sterndrive engine. It is one of the first models equipped with Surf Gate technology licensed from Malibu Boats.

“Innovation brings people to boating, so it’s important to stay ahead of the most current trends in watersports, and that’s just what our trusted OEM partners, like Chaparral, are doing through introduction of new wakesurfing boats that take advantage of the versatile Forward Drive,” Volvo Penta of the Americas vice president of marine sales Marcia Kull said in a statement. “There’s a collaborative effort within the industry to introduce more families to this exhilarating sport that gives people of all ages a new and fun reason to go boating.”

“Volvo Penta’s Forward Drive, which places the forward-facing propeller under the transom, allows us to build a versatile platform that’s perfect for all-around boating. You can wakesurf in the morning, hang out at the sandbar during the day and head to your favorite waterfront restaurant for dinner,” said Martin Rusin, marketing director at Chaparral.

“When coupled with the Surf Gate system, ballast and Medallion Viper II touch-screen display, we can create the perfect customized endless wave and attract a greater number of boaters to the sport of wakesurfing.”

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