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2012 Chaparral 327 SSX

$149,000 USD

  • $149,000 USD
  • Mike Brill
  • Active
  • Used
  • Bowriders
  • 2012
  • Chaparral
  • 327 SSX
  • Miami/ Coconut Grove, Florida, US
  • Power
  • 32ft / 9.75 m
  • Volvo Penta
  • 8.1l Gi Evc Joystick
  • Inboard/outboard
  • Unleaded
  • Fiberglass
  • 10200
  • 2016-05-17
  • 2016-08-14
  • 2267137

This boat has all the options imaginable including the upgraded 400hp Volvo Penta engine package with Joystick control docking a bosting 200hp more than power than the standard power option.  She is kept in great condition and turn-key ready! Engine Warranty until 2018! All scheduled services have been taken care of and the boat was recently detailed! 



Perhaps the most talked-about boat on the waterways, the amazing 327 SSX mixes bowrider roominess with a full-beam cabin. Equal parts family bowrider, performance-minded sport boat and overnight cruiser, the 327 was the NMMA's Innovation Award winner the year it was christened. With its standard fiberglass hard top, striking interior accents, dual forward facing helm seats and wildly practical full beam cabin, the 327 is one-of-a-kind. A stainless steel windshield and heavy-duty rails say quality in every detail.

LOW SPEED STABILITY: Our hull design utilizes an extended running surface, allowing the "v-plane" to continue aft of the transom. This creates superior stability under nearly all driving conditions.

EFFICIENT FUEL ECONOMY: Less time at the pump means more time in the water and more money for bait. The hydro-lift provides a quick plane time, creating one of the most fuel efficient boats in their class.

FEATHER SOFT RIDE: A fishing trip feels like a day cruise when you're out on a Chaparral. Engineered by the best for the worst of conditions, you will feel the difference that hydro-lift provides.

PRECISE CORNERING AGILITY: The extended running surface coupled with the tight aft hull corners delivers everything you need when you're taking sharp turns. These hulls drive like a luxury automobile.

DRY RIDING FREEBOARD: Enjoy dry comfort aboard any Chaparral due to our high freeboard. Feel secure in the deep cockpits. You'll be amazed at the size, all while maintaining a sleek profile.

FULL THROTTLE EXCITEMENT: With a forward keel designed to cut through the water like a knife, high-octane pleasure awaits. Quick acceleration delivers the ride of a lifetime each time you leave the dock.

Standard Features


  • Cabin Overhead and Indirect Lighting - 12 volt
  • Cabin Portlights - Fixed (3)
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Color Coordinated Cabin Fabrics w/ Scotchgard Protectant
  • Gunnel Storage Cabinet
  • Fiberglass Floor and Ceiling Liner
  • Hand Stitched Diamond Pattern Upholstery
  • Hanging Locker - Cedar Lined with Light
  • Lockable Fiberglass Cabin Entryway Door with Glovebox
  • L-Shaped Couch - Converts to Full Berth
  • Patent Pending Design allows for Full Beam Cabin Layout
  • Premium Sound System: Sirius Satellite Ready, AM/FM CD Player, USB Plug, Remote Control Displays (3), Cockpit Speakers (8), Cabin Speakers (2) and Sub-Woofer Powered by 1 Amp
  • Sirius Satellite Stereo with 6 Month Free Activation with Antenna (N/A International)
  • Wood Flooring with Hardwood Wood Steps


  • Base Cabinet with Storage
  • Color Coordinated Fiberglass Countertop
  • GFCi 110 Volt Receptacle
  • Main Distribution AC/DC Electrical Panels
  • Trash Receptacle


  • Enclosed Fiberglass Head/Shower
  • Head Door with Shower Curtain
  • Lighting - 12 Volt
  • Mirrored Upper Storage Cabinet
  • Opening Frosted Portlight with Screen
  • Power Vent
  • Stainless Steel Handrail
  • Vacuflush Head with Holding Tank, China Bowl and Level Indicator
  • Vanity Cabinet - Lower
  • Vanity Solid Surface Countertop with Stainless Steel Sink, Faucet/Pull-Out Shower Wand


  • Bow Ice Chest (Insulated) with Overboard Drain
  • Bow Floor Storage with Fiberglass Tub
  • Bow Port Lounge Cushion with Storage Underneath
  • Carry On Cooler with Dedicated Storage - 36 Quart
  • Cockpit Drainage System (CDS) with Self Bailing Fiberglass Liner
  • Cockpit LED Lighting
  • Cockpit Upholstery Color Packages Include: Black, Blue, Red or Yellow
  • Custom Molded Fiberglass Side Panels Coated in Liquid Silver for the Bow and at the Dashes (4)
  • Diamond Pattern Non-Skid
  • Double Helm Seat with Exclusive Seat Lever - Forward and Aft Adjustment with Logo Badging
  • Double Companion Seat - Port Fixed with logo Badging
  • DC Power Plug
  • "quot;Dura-Life Max"quot; Premium Expanded Vinyl Cockpit Upholstery
  • Electrically Actuated Engine Room Hatch
  • Hand-Stitched Diamond Pattern Upholstery
  • L-Shaped Aft Lounge Seating with Storage Below
  • Pressure Water System
  • PowerSlide� Aft Seat with Lounge Position
  • Cockpit Floor Storage - Floor Garage 70 cu.ft.
  • Stainless Steel Bow Rails
  • Stainless Steel Cupholders (13)
  • Stainless Steel Speaker Covers
  • Stainless Steel Transom Shower
  • Starboard Cockpit Jump Seat with Storage Below
  • StarLite Seat Cushion Bases with Flow Foam
  • Stereo Remotes - Located in the Bow, Helm and Transom
  • Table with Side Mount Bases in the Cockpit & Bow
  • Transom Gate - Aluminum
  • Walk-Thru Bow with Close Off Door - Aluminum
  • Custom Stainless Steel Wrap-Around Windshield with Integral Supports


  • Accessory Panels with Illuminated Switches, Indicator Lights
  • Aluminum Dash Panels
  • Binnacle Mount Throttle and Shifter Control
  • Central Grounding Bars
  • Compass
  • Custom Molded Dash Coated in Liquid Silver with Hand Stitched Upholstery Visor
  • DC Power Plug
  • Digital Instrumentation with Glass Lenses (Fog Resistant), Brushed Aluminum Faces and Stainless Steel Bezels
  • Instrument Dimmer Switch
  • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel with Polished Spokes and Self Centering Logo
  • Loom and Panduit Wrapped Wiring
  • Power Steering
  • Tilt Steering Helm
  • Water Resistant Breakers Located at the Dash in a Custom Enclosure
  • Windshield Wiper - Two Speed


  • 50 Amp Battery Converter/Charger
  • 100% Perma Panel Marine Coring (Lifetime Warranty)
  • Aluminum Fuel Tanks (2) - 75 Gallons Each
  • Anchor Hull Guard - Stainless Steel
  • Bilge Pump - Automatic (Forward and Aft)
  • Brass Threaded Garboard Drain Plug
  • Counter Rotating Props
  • Custom Stainless Steel Hull Accent Plates
  • Custom Molded Bilge Intake Vents with Stainless Steel grills and LED lighting
  • Electric Horn
  • Electrical Connectors Triple O-Ring Sealed and Watertight
  • Extended V-Plane Hull
  • Fiberglass Hardtop with Exclusive Foredeck Walk-Thru Hatch, Stainless Steel Grab Hand Rails and Overhead LED Lighting
  • Fire Extinguishing System - Automatic/Manual
  • Galvanic Isolator
  • Heavy Duty Bilge Blowers
  • Integrated Polished Stainless Steel Achor Davit with Rope Locker
  • Jump Start System
  • Kevlar Re-Inforced Hull Laminate
  • LED Lighting in Engine Room and Cockpit Floor Storage
  • Lifetime Limited Hull Warranty
  • Navigation Lights - LED
  • NMMA Certified
  • Premium Hydropel Resin
  • PVC Rubrail with Stainless Steel Insert
  • Quad Battery Setup with Automatic Switches
  • Shore Power with 50 ft. Cord
  • Stainless Steel Pull Up Cleats (8)
  • Stainless Steel Hardware, Including Electro Polished Thru-Hull Fittings, Large Bow and Stern Eyes, and Flush Pull Latches
  • Stainless Steel, Three-Step, Hideaway Swim Platform Ladder
  • Trim Tabs- Electric with Indicator Lights


  • Integral Swim Platform


  • Color Coordinated Canvas Package with Hardtop Includes: Windscreen, Side Curtains and Storage Bag (Sunbrella)
  • Shipping Cover


  • Color Selection for Wide Band Gelcoat (Black, Biscayne Blue, Roulette Red, or Yellow)

Upgrades/ Optional Equipment

  • Wideband Black Hull
  • Liquid Silver Accent on Hull Power Line
  • Cockpit Upholstery- Black Interior
  • Lexan Connector w/ Storage Bag- Replaces Windscreen
  • Sunbrella Cockpit Cover- Black
  • Sunbrella Bow Cover- Black
  • Opening Port Lights in Cabin w/ Screens
  • Stainless Steel AC/DC Refrigerator
  • VHT Vacuflush System with Macerator & Indicator
  • Cockpit Gas Grill
  • Snap-In Carpet (with Wetbar)
  • Dockside Water Inlet (with Water Heater)
  • Westerbeke 3kw Generator Gasoline- 100 HOURS
  • Wetbar in Lieu of Starboard Cockpit Seating
  • Water Heater with Heat Exchanger w/ Volvo 8.1L
  • Wetsounds Stereo Upgrade with 2 large amps
  • Remote Control Spotlight
  • Windlass with 200 ft Rope and 30 ft Chain
  • Air Conditioning/Heating with Cockpit Air Vent
  • Cabin 26" LED Flat Screen w/ Remote and DVD Player
  • Stainless Steel Microwave
  • Custom engine water intake filters


Chaparral has a patent pending for the cockpit-cabin layout, a unique design whereby the cabin is cleverly accommodated forward and spans the full beam of the boat. At 32ft6in overall, there's plenty of room for family and guests to spread out and find their own space onboard.

The standard hardtop over the cockpit provides protection from the elements and the support the hardtop with a targa arch amidships and two simple struts forward to the windscreen. These supports double as grabrails as you move between cockpit and the bow section. It's clever engineering combined with good design. A pop-up hatch forward and center in the hardtop means you still get plenty of fresh air even. 

The cockpit features a comfortable L-shaped lounge along the portside and across the transom with an optional table that slots in when needed. Opposite to starboard is a compact utility bar housing an under-bench stainless steel fridge, a sink with a pullout tap and a small refuse chute. There is also an option to incorporate an electric griddle in the bench top.

A vast storage locker in the cockpit sole makes the perfect place to store skis, wakeboards, water toys, even a dive compressor. There are twin batteries, too, dedicated to the amp that drives the wet stereo system (waterproof speakers are fitted throughout the boat). Also located here is a battery charger and the optional 3kw generator, 

Forward to starboard is the helm and a comfortable twin helm seat (bolstered, adjustable and with storage underneath) facing a custom molded dash in non-glare silver grey. It's reminiscent of a sports car, with the leather wrapped wheel with polished spokes and a self-centering Chaparral logo in the hub complementing the look.


If you stepped onboard the Chaparral 327 SSX without anyone telling you there was accommodation, you'd easily miss it. The molded dash section forward of the companion seat is hinged and opens for a big surprise. Down a couple of steps you'll be stunned by the amount of space available.

The AC/DC panel is located just inside the entryway and a bench along the portside has storage underneath and cupboards above where a microwave is housed. To starboard an L-shaped lounge easily converts to a double bed with more storage and cedar-lined hanging space aft of that. While it's certainly compact, it's an excellent use of space and you don't feel crowded thanks to three opening portholes providing light and cross-flow ventilation.

At the front of the cabin is a three-quarter door to the fully enclosed head/shower. Within is a mirrored vanity unit and solid counter top incorporating stainless steel sink with pull-out shower wand doubling as a tap, and a vacuflush head under a hinged shower seat. While it's not exactly standing height, the head has all the basics and is sufficient enough to do the job. A handy grabrail, 12V lighting, extractor fan and an opening frosted portlight complete the picture.

As stated, the Chaparral 327 SSX is primarily a dayboat, with the added advantage of being an occasional overnighter. As such, the accommodation is more than adequate, as is the freshwater capacity of 114lt. The small fridge in the cockpit is the only one onboard, but given the number of iceboxes spread around the boat, that too is probably adequate. The only other things you might consider adding is an inverter to power the microwave and a couple of power points so you can prepare a light meal or possibly breakfast in the morning


This is a real mean fun machine, reminiscent of a tricked-up muscle car. The Chaparral 327 SSX looks like she can perform and, in that regard, doesn't disappoint. The deep burble coming from the exhaust on start-up is the first hint of what to expect. Push forward on the throttles and you're up and out of the hole before you know it.

Chaparral uses a traditional deep-vee-forward hull design with Extended V-Plane aft where the hull extends either side of the sterdrives. This allows the boat to get on the plane quicker, stay there at slower speeds and, because there's more running surface on the water, remain stable even when turning at high speed. 

The 327 is boat that likes to be driven hard and that we did - sports car-like handling that's responsive off the wheel, fun to drive and so predictable. Even when thrown into full-lock turns at more than 40kts, she turns as if on rails - a bit like driving a 33ft go-kart.

The helm is comfortable, particularly the bolstered seat if you like to stand at the wheel going flat out. While unusual for a bowrider, Chaparral sells itself as "saltwater tough" and claims these boats can take some rough chop.

The 327 SSX can top out at a speed of 53kts (62mph). But these big-block V8s are probably most efficient at about 3000rpm, which produces a speed of around 30kts. At that rate you have about a 180nm range, covering good ground without breaking the bank.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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