This is a well-designed 20′ boat that shares the same quality that you’ve come to expect from Chaparral This Vortex currently offered, the 203 is a luxury boat with lots of premium features.
It is also an attractive option to boaters with a specific budget in mind.
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Albert Prego - Mobile: 786-417-5268
When the Chaparral Vortex 203 VRX was released it seriously shook up the jet boat market. This market, unlike the stern drive & outboard markets, has very few builders. Many feel that Chaparral immediately leap-frogged the competitors in both quality and design. The Vortex series was built from the ground up by Chaparral, and it’s clear these boats have been very well thought out.
One of the first things that we love about the 203 is the deep hull design. In looking at some of the smaller jet boats in the 19′-20′ range, you will find that some of these boats feel very small. This is not typically a good thing, for both the ride quality and overall safety.
The lines of the boat flow very nicely. Chaparral has, as we expected, included their integrated swim platform design rather than a bolt-on platform. First of all, this looks great on any boat. It is also much more sturdy and better finished underneath. When sitting in the water, this platform sits at water level. This makes boarding in deep water much easier.
The swim platform has several other features worth noting as well. It comes standard with rear-facing seats that flip open. Under the starboard cushion is a finished off storage area. The port cushion opens to expose the battery on/off switch. This is very handy to access if you cover the entire boat and then realize the battery is still turned on. The swim platform also comes standard with stainless steel cupholders, swim platform mat & large stainless steel grab handle off the rear.
The seating layout consists of wraparound seating with a captain’s chair for the driver, and a flip seat on the passenger side. This flip seat can be used to face forward in the up position. It can also be laid down to create a long bench on the port side for extra seating. It can also be used as a rear-facing lounger by leaning into the back rest that doubles as a glove box. There is also a filler cushion option. This adds a seat in the walk-thru area.
The Chaparral Vortex 203 VRX has a huge amount of storage for a boat of it’s size. Nearly all of the seats open for storage underneath. There is a removable cooler under the port side seat as well. The ski locker in the floor has a wide access door. It’s very long to accommodate boards & skis. It also has a gas assist to keep the door open for access.
Some of the inviting features is the storage on the boat which is found under the helm stations. Both helms have storage doors. When opened, these doors expose large, dry storage areas which are basically the size of the entire helm. This is a great place to put larger items and things that you want to be sure stay dry.
The bow of the boat features a wraparound backrest with a large stainless steel grab handle making every seating position comfortable & secure.
Rotax motors use a closed loop cooling system, similar to your car. Closed Loop Cooling means that anti-freeze is circulating through the motor rather than raw water. If you boat in salt water or dirty water, closed loop cooling is a major advantage.