2000 Chaparral 245ssi
Chaparral has been building boats for almost 50 years at their one plant location in Georgia. Building quality boats is all they do and they have built almost 300,000 boats. They have a good reputation for quality construction. This model is the ssi a popular model featuring a spacious cuddy cabin with a dinette, porta potty and sink with a galley top.
The exterior of the hull snows no evidence of stress or spider cracks and is in good shape. There is a scuff on the port side hull, but not scratched as well as where the decal has rubbed off on that side. The exterior of the boat shows well.
A walk trough from the bow to the stern; the bow is in very good condition with an oversized center hatch allowing a lot of airflow and light into the cabin. The windshield frame and glass is missing on the driver's side and will need to be replaced. The current owner is looking for a replacement. The cockpit shows well starting with the console area in great shape and the secure sliding door to the cuddy cabin. Opening the door reveals the cuddy cabin in excellent condition. The carpeting looks new, the cushions below are all in showroom like-new condition as is the rest of the cabin having a porta-potty under a hinged hatch and large mirror above on the starboard side, a spacious V-berth around to a counter top and sink on the far port side with 2 oval windows. When the door is closed there is a large window next to the sink allowing for a lot of natural light. There is a pedestal hole with a laminated wood-like table top in excellent condition for dinette area.
Walking back into the cockpit area there is a single captain's chair with moveable bolster which has some UV damage, but no cracking. On the port side is a back to back chair/lounger (some sun damage) and in the center of the cockpit is an approximate 18" square floor storage compartment. Heading to the stern are two removable cushions for the far corners that are in great shape as they were removed and stored below when leaving the boat. Under the cushion areas are two storage openings; the starboard is for 2 batteries, the port is storage. On top of the engine cover is seating for two; however the cushion has some UV damage. Beyond the cover is at full beam storage compartment which holds the Bimini top in good condition. It features a full beam swim platform and ladder.
Electronics: features a AM/FM/CD stereo, depth finder, a Garmin GPS model: GPSmap 172C, ship to shore, and compass. The owner says that the speedometer is not currently working.
The engine appears clean and the lower drive unit has been removed for storage winterization. It features a 2000 Mercury 5.7 Liter engine, 300 horsepower with LOW 131 hours and a Bravo stern drive.
This boat was personally visited, photographed and videoed by the broker.
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- Stock #38103