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 was made 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! 

At the back of the boat, you’ll find an extended running surface under the transom typical of Chaparral that provides extra stability and level takeoff as well as Lenco trim tabs. 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 and 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, easily crank up the tunes with the transom stereo remote without ever having to leave the water. This boat really is the perfect boat for hanging out with friends. 

Step inside the boat and you’ll 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 while 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 all stainless steel hardware lets you easily access the engine and the closed-cool system with quick drain makes winterizing a snap. Want to take your 307 SSX to the beach? No problem! Simply hook up water to flush the manifolds after beach days to remove any leftover saltwater or corrosion.

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 oversized dash houses twin 7-inch touchscreen displays accented with stainless steel bezels and wood veneer. The elegant black brow blocks any light that would normally be reflected and 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. Equipped with 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 easily lifts and lowers with the simple press of a button. The 307 SSX has two skylights and LED spreader lights help set the mood and provide a cool atmosphere when hanging out at night. 

Chaparral’s attention to detail is unmatched. Throughout the boat you’ll see the stitched Chaparral logo and diamond stitching on the seats that really elevate the look. The naugahyde vinyl seat covering stands up to UV damage well and is super easy to clean. The steering wheel is wrapped in leather, with the Chaparral logo always facing up. Neat!

Heading up to the bow of the boat, the large windshield protects from elements and allows for great 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 so you can easily seat 4-6 adults. Oversight grab handles and armrests keep everyone comfortable and there’s 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.

Watch Our 2021 Chaparral 307 SSX Review

Chaparral 307 SSX At A Glance:

  • 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
  • Fresh water holding tank for the sink (15 gal)
  • Twin 7” touch screen color display
  • Abundant storage 
  • Fiberglass cup holders 
  • Stainless steel finishes throughout 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 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? Head down to your local Skier’s Marine dealership today!

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