196 SSi WT

196 SSi WT

2012 196 SSi WT Sport Boat

With the 196 SSi, Chaparral attacks the family bow rider market with anything but the status quo. We took a completely different tact when it comes to bow design, windshield contour, cockpit width and transom styling. The pay off is a breakaway 196 that strikes a decisive balance between gutsy performance, innovative engineering and well thought out features. Clearly, no other sub-20-foot bow rider has as much storage space, legroom or a 9-passenger capacity plate. Inside, the interior screams, “Get in, and let’s find some open water.” Where the fiberglass meets the water, our fine-tuned Extended V-Plane bottom design is enhanced with Kevlar reinforcement for a silky smooth ride. So take your family for a test drive and take a hands-on preview of the phenomenal 196 SSi. See for yourself why Chaparral is Leading By Design.


Specs & Capacities

  • Spec/Capacity US Metric
  • LOA w/ Swim Platform: 19′ 6″ 5.94 m
  • Beam: 8′ 2.44 m
  • Bridge Clearance: 4′ 7″ 1.40 m
  • Bridge Clearance with Wakeboard Tower: 7′ 9″ 2.36 m
  • Deadrise: 18° 18°
  • Fuel Capacity: 32 gal 121 L
  • Draft Down: 32″ 81 cm
  • Draft Up: 13″ 33 cm
  • Max HP: 270 hp 201 kW
  • Dry Weight: 3100 lbs 1406 kg
  • Passenger Capacity (NMMA): 9 Persons/ 1260 lbs

Engine & Option

  • EngineDriveHP
  • Mercury 4.3L MPI (Catalyst) Alpha 220 hp
  • Mercury 5.0L MPI (Catalyst) Alpha 260 hp
  • Volvo 4.3L GL (*N/A in California) SX 190 hp
  • Volvo 4.3L GXi (*N/A in California)SX 225 hp
  • Volvo 5.0L GXi (Catalyst) SX 270 hp


Standards & Option



  • Bow Ice Chest (Insulated) with Overboard Drain
  • Bow Walk-Thru Door
  • Carry-On Cooler with Dedicated Storage -25 quart
  • Cockpit Drainage System (CDS)
  • Cockpit Layout: Two Bucket Seats with Logo Badging, Rear Bench Seat, and Aft Sundeck
  • Custom Molded Fiberglass Side Panels with Full -Length Padded Armrests
  • DC Power Plug -12v (Helm and in Glove Box)
  • Diamond Pattern Non-Skid
  • “quot;Dura-Life Max”quot; 36oz Premium Expanded Vinyl Cockpit Upholstery
  • Fiberglass Molded Bowrider Area
  • Fiberglass Structural Liner
  • Interior Color Packages: Black, Blue, Dune, Red or Yellow
  • LED Lighting in Cockpit -Blue
  • Lockable Glove Box with Liner
  • Molded-In Footrest
  • Premium Sound System: Sirius Satellite Ready, AM/FM CD Player, and MP3 Jack
  • Ski and Kneeboard Storage in Floor with Rubber Mat
  • Stainless Steel Cockpit Grabhandles
  • Stainless Steel Cupholders (6)
  • StarLite Seat Bases with Flow Foam
  • Storage Under Rear Bench
  • Ultra-Comfort Pedestal Seats with Flip-up Bolster
  • Water Resistant Speakers (4)
  • Wide Tech Bow Seating with Storage Underneath
  • Wraparound Walk-Thru Windshield with Custom Stainless Steel Supports


  • Accessory Panels with Dual Illuminated LED Switches and Water Resistant DC Breakers
  • Custom Molded Dash with Color Coordinated Switch Panels
  • Digital Hour Meter
  • Electrical Connectors Triple O-Ring Sealed and Water Tight
  • Full Analog Instrumentation with Glass Lenses (Fog Resistant), Brushed Aluminum Faces and Stainless Steel Bezels
  • Grounding Bars – Engine and Dash
  • Instrument Dimmer Switch
  • Loom Wrapped Wiring
  • Polished Spoke Steering Wheel
  • Power Steering
  • Tilt Steering Helm


  • 100% Perma Panel Marine Coring (Lifetime Warranty)
  • Anchor and Rope Locker with Molded Lid
  • Battery On/Off Switch
  • Battery Tray
  • Bilge Blower
  • Bilge Pump – Automatic
  • Brass Threaded Garboard Drain Plug
  • Electric Horn
  • Extended V-Plane Hull
  • Four Blade Aluminum Props on Mercury Alpha and Volvo SX Engines
  • Kevlar Re-Inforced Hull Laminate
  • Lifetime Limited Hull Warranty
  • Navigational Lights
  • NMMA Certified
  • Polyethylene Fuel Tank with Port and Starboard Deck Fill Plates
  • Premium Hydropel Resin
  • PVC Rubrail with Stainless Steel Insert
  • Stainless Steel Hardware, Including Large Bow and Stern Eyes, Ski Eye, 4-Bolt Cleats (6) and Flush Pull Latches
  • Stainless Steel, Three-Step, Boarding Ladder Concealed Under Molded Lid
  • Stainless Steel Thru-Hull Fittings (Electro Polished)


  • Integrated Swim Platform


  • Color Coordinated Bimini Top with Boot (Sunbrella) (Black, Blue, or Red)


  • All White Premium Gelcoat Hull with Color Selection Graphics (Black, Blue, Red or Yellow)



  • Mercury 4.3L MPI (Catalyst) Alpha 220hp
  • Mercury 5.0L MPI (Catalyst) Alpha 260hp
  • Volvo 4.3L GL(*N/A in California) SX 190hp
  • Volvo 4.3L GXi( *N/A in California) SX 225hp
  • Volvo 5.0L GXi (Catalyst) SX 270hp


  • Convenience Package- Analog Gauges Includes: Compass, Digital Depth, Transom Tilt Switch, Transom Stereo Remote, & Helm Stereo Remote
  • Convenience Package- Digital Gauges Includes: Compass, Digital Depth, Transom Tilt Switch, Transom Stereo Remote, & Helm Stereo Remote
  • Premium Package Includes: Docking Lights, Pull-Up Cleats (8-Including Swim Platform), Stainless Steel Speaker Grills & Bow Scuff Plate


  • Canvas Package- Side & Aft Curtains Includes: Windscreen
  • Cockpit & Bow Cover
  • Cockpit & Bow Cover with Wakeboard Tower
  • Mooring Cover


  • Bowrider Filler Cushion
  • Driftwood Package- Analog Gauges Includes: Dune Interior Vinyl, Real Wood Dash Panels, & Driftwood Gel Coat on Port & Starboard Side Panels
  • Driftwood Package-Digital Gauges Includes: Dune Interior Vinyl, Real Wood Dash Panels, & Driftwood Gel Coat on Port & Starboard Side Panels
  • Dune Interior Package Includes: Dune Interior Vinyl, Silver Dash Panels, & Driftwood Gel Coat on Port & Starboard Dash & Side Panels
  • Premium Bucket Seats
  • Sirius Satellite Stereo
  • Snap In Carpet
  • Swim Platform Logo Mat


  • Digital Gauge Package
  • Garmin 531 GPS (US Inland Lake)
  • Garmin 531 GPS (US Inland Lake)- with Driftwood
  • Garmin 541 GPS (US Inland Lake)
  • Garmin 541 GPS (US Inland Lake)- with Driftwood
  • Steering Wheel Upgrade 3 Spoke Aluminum Soft Grip


  • Anchor- Galvanized
  • Fire Extinguishing System Automatic/Manual


  • Air Pump
  • Wakeboard Tower & Holders (2) Includes: Color Coordinated Bimini Top & Logo Boot

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