2021 Chaparral 307 SSX Review

If you’re looking for a large family runabout packed with premium features, then look no further: the 2021 Chaparral 307 SSX is for you! The 307 SSX is a big, deep boat able to take on larger lakes and rivers, intercoastal runs, or both. With yacht seating capacity and a 100-gallon fuel tank, the 307 SSX is a trendsetter in design, performance, and function. Let’s take a look at what makes this boat so great!

The Chaparral 307 SSX is beautiful on the outside,

At the back of the boat, you’ll find an extended running surface under the transom typical of Chaparral that provides extra stability and quick times to plane. Also, at the transom, you will discover Lenco trim tabs for stability underway. Extended and oversized swim platforms are standard, which allows you to bring all your friends. Covered in SeaDek to prevent slipping, the Infinity Power Step platform is full-beam width to make boarding easy. It converts to even more seating when you’re chilling out in the cove. They even have their own cupholders! When you’re ready to call it a day, multiple tie-off points with recessed and fixed cleats make it easy to secure your boat. 

You’ll never want the party to stop thanks to comfortable seating for everyone and awesome tunes pumping throughout the boat. The convertible lounge seat serves as a 3-person wide bench seat or a flip it and kick back in the spacious chaise. Equipped with a premium JL Audio stereo system, quickly crank up the tunes with the transom stereo remote without ever having to leave the water. This boat is the perfect boat for hanging out with friends. 

And just as sweet on the inside.

Step inside the boat to find all the luxurious amenities your heart desires. Packed with tons of storage options and seating, the 2021 307 SSX has room for everything and everyone. Comfortably seat up to 14 people in the cockpit thanks to the deep seating and higher freeboard. The dedicated cooler storage space makes it easy to access your cooler. At the same time, the under-seat stow area specifically for the snap-on cover ensures it never gets lost. More storage space is available under the seat for tubes, life vests, towels, and more. Need a table for your snacks? The ski locker underneath the seaweed flooring includes pull-out drawers to store your table when not in use.

Standard on the 307 SSX, the boat is powered by a Volvo Penta 6.2 liter, 380 horsepower engine with a dual prop outdrive. An electric motor box with stainless steel hardware lets you quickly access the engine. The closed-cool system with quick drains makes winterizing a snap. Want to take your 307 SSX to the beach? No problem! Hook up water to flush the manifolds after beach days to remove any leftover saltwater or corrosion.

Delivering the owner with a fun and luxurious driver experience.

Moving up to the helm, you’ve got some great features for the driver and co-captain. Oversized seats with lift and lock latches allow you to focus on boat traffic or swivel around and socialize with your crew. Need a better vantage point? Use the comfortable bolster seat to get an elevated point of view. Safely store your phone keys and wallet in the spacious glove box or use the charging ports in the captain’s cup holder.

The driver’s experience is unparalleled. Made of fiberglass and built to last, the large dash houses twin 7-inch touchscreen displays accented with stainless steel bezels and wood veneer. The elegant black brow blocks any light that the sun would typically reflect towards the driver. The easy-to-read switches illuminate when activated. All standard 307 SSXs come with standard electronic vessel control (EVC), so all your pertinent data is displayed on the dash. Ready to change up the music? The help stereo remote lets you do just that. 

Another item that sets the 307 SSX apart is the head compartment. The head is equipped with a pump-out portapotty, the compartment can also be used for extra storage if you prefer. If you get caught in the rain, overboard drains help dry the deck while the power-folding arch provides cover; the arch effortlessly lifts and lowers with the simple press of a button. The 307 SSX has two skylights and LED spreader lights that help set the mood and provide a fantastic atmosphere when hanging out at night. 

Quality is in the details.

Chaparral’s attention to detail is unmatched. You will see the stitched Chaparral logo and diamond stitching on the seats throughout the boat that elevate the look. The Naugahyde vinyl seat covering stands up to UV damage well and is super easy to clean. Thanks to the leather wrap and the rotating center Chaparral logo always facing up, event the steering wheel adds to the premium feel of the boat. Neat!

Heading up to the bow of the boat, the large windshield protects from elements and allows for excellent visibility. A magnetic mechanism holds the center window open or closed while the large wind dam between bow and cockpit folds out to reveal drawer storage. You’ll find even more seating here; you can easily seat 4-6 adults. Oversized grab handles and armrests keep everyone comfortable; there is room to set up your table here as well. Plan to board off the bow? Remove the front cushion to find a step so you can avoid stepping on your upholstery.

Chaparral 307 SSX Specs:

  • 30’2” length
  • 9’ beam
  • 6200 lbs – with hardtop is 7400lbs
  • Yacht seating capacity
  • 100 gal fuel tank
  • 22 degrees of deadrise
  • Volvo Penta 6.2L 380 horsepower engine with dual prop outdrive
  • Freshwater holding tank for the sink (15 gal)
  • Twin 7” touch screen color display
  • Abundant storage 
  • Fiberglass cup holders 
  • Stainless steel finishes throughout the boat
  • 6-speaker stereo
  • EVC with digital shifting throttle

Overall, the 2021 Chaparral 307 SSX is an incredible boat on the water that provides a smooth and quiet ride with very little bow rise. Chaparral went above and beyond with this boat, creating a powerful and agile craft that glides through the water. Ready to see this baby, along with other boats for sale, in person? Skier’s Marine is your local Alabama and Tennessee boat dealership for Chaparral with locations just outside of Birmingham and Auburn, AL as well as Chattanooga, TN.

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