243 Vortex VR


243 Vortex VR

243 Vortex VR

If you’re expecting big things from the Chaparral 243 VR you won’t be disappointed. Not in the least. Chaparral’s flagship jet boat offering is big on performance, big on style and even bigger on comfort. The fact is no other jet boat compares. An enclosed fiberglass head, complete with a porta-pottie and opening portlight, allows day trips away from the dock. The bow is roomy and accommodating. A standard filler cushion converts the bow area to a huge playpen and a standard table is a plus while entertaining. Little things like stainless steel drink holders, LED cockpit lighting, molded footrests and a cockpit drainage system set the 243 Vortex apart. In the engine compartment, high output twin engine options ranging from twin 200 or 250 Rotax 4-TEC ECT will meet any need for speed. The standard Bluetooth sound system rocks the water and can be upgraded with an optional subwoofer, six-channel amp, and a transom remote. Want to join the latest surfing craze? An optional ballast system is an available, along with the optional award winning Aerial Surf Platform.


Specs & Capacities

  • Spec/Capacity US Metric
  • LOA: 24′ 3″ 7.39 m
    Beam: 8′ 6″ 2.59 m
    Bridge Clearance: 4′ 7″ 1.40 m
    Deadrise: 20° 20°
    Fuel Capacity: 52 gal 197 L
    Draft: 15.00″ 38 cm
    Max HP: 500 HP 373 kW
    Dry Weight w/ Engines: 4000 lbs 1814 kg
    Passenger Capacity (NMMA): 12/1600 lbs 12/726 kg

Engine & Option

        • Twin 1.5L Rotax 4-TEC 200 ECT
        • Twin 1.5L Rotax 4-TEC 250 ECT

Standards & Option


Exterior Colors/Graphics

          • Color Selection for Wide Band Gelcoat with Sport Graphics (Biscayne Blue, Black, Fire Red)


          • Color Coordinated Bimini Top with Boot and Aluminum Frame (Sunbrella) (Black, Blue or Red)
          • Shipping Cover


          • All Panels with Dual Illuminated LED Switches and Water Resistant DC Breakers
          • Custom Molded Fiberglass Dash with Hand Stitched and Wrapped Upholstery
          • DC Power Plug -12v (Helm)
          • Digital Depth Gauge
          • Digital Helm Package with Four Control Settings: Cruise Mode, Ski Mode, Eco Mode, Docking Mode
          • Digital Hour Meter
          • Digital Instrumentation with Chrome Bezels
          • Electrical Connectors Triple O-Ring Sealed and Water Tight
          • Grounding Bars – Engine and Dash
          • Loom Wrapped Wiring
          • Steering Wheel – Black
          • Tilt Steering Wheel


  • Enclosed Storage Compartment with Lockable Door
  • Fiberglass Floor Liner
  • Foam Backed Hullside Material
  • Hanging Rod
  • Lighting in Head
  • Mildew Resistant Acoustical Liner


          • Aft Hinged Transom Seats with Center Walk-Thru and Engine Compartment Access Underneath
          • Bow Cushions – Hinged with Storage Compartment Underneath
          • Bow Walk Thru Door
          • Bowrider Filler Cushion with Dedicated Storage
          • Cockpit and Transom Grab Handles-Stainless Steel
          • Cockpit Drainage System (CDS) with Self Bailing Fiberglass Liner
          • Cockpit Layout: U- Shaped Seating with Single Helm Bucket Seat (Slide and Swivel) with Logo Badging & Port Seat Reversible Oasis Lounge (Folds to Provide Aft Facing Seat)
          • Cockpit Table with Bases in Cockpit and on Swim platform
          • Custom Designed Ultra Comfort Helm Seat with Flip-Up Bolster
          • Diamond Pattern Non-Skid
          • Fiberglass Molded Bowrider Area
          • Full Size Wraparound Walk-Thru Windshield with Custom Stainless Steel Supports
          • Helm Stereo Remote
          • Interior Color Packages: Black, Biscayne Blue or Fire Red
          • Lighting – Cockpit Courtesy Lights (4 – LED)
          • Molded Glove Box Storage with Foam Protectant Pad
          • Molded-In Footrest – Port and Starboard
          • Premium Expandable and Stain Resistant Cockpit Upholstery Vinyl with Nano-Block Technology and Color Accent Stitching
          • Premium Sound System Includes: AM/FM Bluetooth, USB Port, Remote Control and Display (Compatible for Sirius Satellite)
          • Removable Cooler (25-Quart) Under Port Bench Seat
          • Side Panels with Coaming Storage
          • Ski Storage in Floor with Large Hinged Fiberglass Hatch and Rubber Mat
          • Snap In Cockpit Carpet
          • Stainless Steel Drink holders (10)
          • Starlite Seat Cushions with Water Drainage System
          • Storage Underneath Starboard and Port Dash
          • Swim Platform Mat
          • Water Resistant Speakers (6)


          • 100% Perma Panel Marine Coring
          • Battery Trays
          • Bilge Blowers
          • Bilge Pump – Automatic
          • Dedicated Anchor Locker Molded Into Forward Deck with Stainless Steel Four Step Boarding Ladder Concealed Under Fiberglass Lid
          • Delta V Plane Hull Design
          • Dual Battery Setup with Parallel Switch
          • Electric Horn
          • Garboard Drain Plug
          • Heavy Duty PVC Rub rail with Stainless Steel Insert
          • Integrated Swim Platform
          • Kevlar Reinforced Hull
          • Lifetime Limited Hull Warranty
          • Navigational Lights
          • NMMA Certified
          • Plastic Fuel Tank with Stainless Steel Deck Fill Plate
          • Premium Hydrogel Resin – Blister Resistant
          • Pressure Water System with Stainless Steel Transom Shower
          • Stainless Steel Bow Rails
          • Stainless Steel Hardware, Including Bow and Stern Eyes, Ski Eye, and Pull-Up Cleats (6)
          • Stainless Steel, Three-Step Boarding Ladder with Integrated Handle Concealed Under Molded Lid
          • Three Blade Stainless Steel Impeller
    • Trailer

                • Black Powder Coated Trailer Tandem Axle with Disc Brakes, Galvanized Wheels and Custom Graphics
                • Folding Tongue Jack
                • LED Lights – Submersible
                • Side Guides
                • Winch Stand


Exterior Colors/Graphics

            • Wide Band Black Hull
            • Wide Band Blue Hull
            • Wide Band Fire Red Hull


          • Twin 1.5L Rotax 4-TEC 200 ECT
          • Twin 1.5L Rotax 4-TEC 250 ECT



        • Bimini Top
        • Cockpit and Bow Cover
        • Mooring Cover
        • Raptor-Coated Folding Arch Tower Black with Canvas Top
        • Raptor-Coated Folding Arch Tower White with Canvas Top


        • CE Package
          *N/A in USA
          *N/A in Canada



          • Center Aft Cockpit Filler Cushion
          • Premium Beach Weave Snap-In Cockpit Carpet Upgrade
          • Premium Bucket Seat
          • Wetsounds System Stereo Upgrade
          • Wetsounds System Stereo Upgrade for boats equipped with Folding Arch Tower
          • Windshield Packaged For Shipment
            *N/A in USA
            *N/A in Canada


          • Aerial Surf Platform (ASP) with Ballast System
          • Air Pump
          • Anchor – Galvanized
          • Arch Tower Board Racks
          • Australian Builders Plate
            *N/A in USA
            *N/A in California
            *N/A in Canada
          • Ballast System
          • Biscayne Blue Gelcoat (Pint)
            *N/A in USA
            *N/A in Canada
          • Black Gelcoat (Pint)
            *N/A in USA
            *N/A in Canada
          • Fire Extinguishing System Automatic/Manual
          • Fire Red Gelcoat (Pint)
            *N/A in USA
            *N/A in Canada
          • Prep Fee
          • Ski Mirror
          • Titanium Gelcoat (Pint)
            *N/A in USA
            *N/A in Canada
          • White Gelcoat (Pint)
            *N/A in USA
            *N/A in Canada


          • Aluminum Wheel Upgrade
          • Spare Tire Kit for Aluminum Trailer – Aluminum Wheel
          • Spare Tire Kit for Aluminum Trailer – Galvanized Wheel
          • Spare Tire Kit for Powder Coated Trailer – Aluminum Wheel
          • Spare Tire Kit for Powder Coated Trailer – Galvanized Wheel
          • Standard Trailer Delete
          • Trailer Upgrade – Aluminum Tandem Axle with Galvanized Wheels and Brakes
71 Varney Point Road Gilford, NH 03249 - (603) 293-8000