2016 Chaparral 243 Vortex VRX

On Sale
Was $59,500.00

32 Hours
In Stock
Centerville Waterway Marina
Primary Color
Blue VRX graphics
Stock #
243 Vortex VRX
Length Overall
24' 3"
8' 6"
Max Draft
1' 3"
Fuel Type
Engine Type
Engine Make
Rotax 1.5 L 4 TEC 250 ECT
Engine Model
Rotax 1.5 L 4 TEC 250 ECT
Engine Year
# of Engines
Hull Type
Trailer Type
Bunk Trailer
# of Axles


Dealer Insights

2016 Chaparral 243 Vortex VRX Jet boat. Boats for sale also listed on Boat Trader. Blue hull with VRX graphics, Pump out porta-pottie, Premium bucket seat, Aft center cushion with back rest, Wet sound system with amp and subwoofer, Medallion touch scren 6.5 Color display, Aerial Surf package with ballast, Trailer upgrade to Aluminum, custom anchor, Fixed board racks, air pump, bow and cockpit covers, Folding white Arch with bimini. Transfereable warranty and well maintained by Centerville Marina


It'll Make Your Blood Boil

Our new top of the line 243 VRX jet rates as one of the finest sport boats ever introduced in Chaparral's 50 year history. The boat is that special. Twin engine power excites and delights. Buyers can select from twin 200 or 250 Rotax 4-TEC ECT engine options. No matter how you dial in the power, when the throttle goes down you'll enjoy G-forces rarely experienced on the water. Throttle response is right now. Control, particularly in demanding turns, is pin-point accurate. Weekends will be a non-stop party on the water. U-shaped seating says "welcome aboard." Extensive storage space keeps everything tidy. An enclosed head is a welcome plus on long-distance jaunts. The standard high-tech dash can be upgraded with a new optional 6.5" Medallion color touch screen panel. The boldest graphics in the jet boat world are even more striking when they stretch across the boat's 24' centerline. A standard black or white Folding Arch Tower adds the perfect high performance accent. One thing is certain...nobody will doubt that you're in a Chaparral.

  • Beam: 8' 6" / 2.59 m
  • Bridge Clearance with Arch Tower: 7' 3" / 2.21 m
  • Bridge Clearance: 4' 7" / 1.40 m
  • Deadrise: 20°
  • Draft, Down: 15.00" / 38 cm
  • Dry Weight: 4100 lbs / 1860 kg
  • Fuel Capacity: 52 gal / 197 L
  • LOA with Swim Platform: 24' 3" / 7.39 m
  • LOA: 24' 3" / 7.39 m
  • Maximum HP: 500 hp / 373 kW
  • Passenger Capacity (NMMA): 12/1600 lbs / 12/726 kg
Cockpit Options
  • Center Aft Cockpit Filler Cushion
  • Premium Beach Weave Snap-In Cockpit Carpet Upgrade
  • Premium Bucket Seat
  • Wetsounds System Stereo Upgrade with Folding Arch Tower
Canvas/tops/towers Options
  • Cockpit and Bow Cover with Folding Arch Tower
  • Mooring Cover with Folding Arch Tower
  • Raptor-Coated Folding Arch Tower White with Canvas Top
Interior Color Options
  • Cockpit Interior - Aqua
  • Cockpit Interior - Black
  • Cockpit Interior - Blue
  • Cockpit Interior - Fire Red
  • Cockpit Interior - Lime
  • Cockpit Interior - Yellow
  • Color Coordinated Canvas Top For Folding Arch Tower (Sunbrella)
  • Raptor-Coated Black Folding Arch Tower with Go Pro Mount
Exterior Colors/graphics
  • Custom Triple Colored Gelcoat Scheme and Graphics (Biscayne Blue, Fire Red, Lime, Aqua, Stealth Gray, or Yellow)
Dash/electrical Options
  • Emissions/Prop 65 Decal for California Boats
  • Medallion 6.5" Color Touchscreen Display
  • Steering Wheel Upgrade
  • Enclosed Storage Compartment with Lockable Door
  • Fiberglass Floor Liner
  • Foam Backed Hullside Material
  • Hanging Rod
  • Lighting in Head
  • Mildew Resistant Acoustical Liner
Head Options
  • Head Upgrade
  • Porta-Pottie with Opening Portlight
  • Pump-Out for Porta-Pottie
Power Options
  • Twin 1.5L Rotax 4-TEC 200 ECT
  • Twin 1.5L Rotax 4-TEC 250 ECT
Exterior Colors/graphics Options
  • VRX Package - Aqua
  • VRX Package - Blue
  • VRX Package - Fire Red with Black Canvas Top
  • VRX Package - Fire Red with Red Canvas Top
  • VRX Package - Lime
  • VRX Package - Stealth
  • VRX Package - Yellow
  • 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 Plugs (2)
  • 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
  • Ski Mirror
  • 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
Utility Options
  • Aerial Surf Platform (ASP) with Ballast System
  • Air Pump
  • Anchor - Galvanized
  • Arch Tower Board Racks
  • Ballast System
  • Fire Extinguishing System Automatic/Manual
  • Prep Fee
  • Aft Hinged Transom Seats with Center Walk-Thru and Storage Underneath
  • Bow Cushions - Hinged with Storage Compartment Underneath
  • Bow rider Filler Cushion with Dedicated Storage
  • Bow Walk Thru Door
  • 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
  • Interior Color Packages: Biscayne Blue, Fire Red, Lime Green, Yellow, Stealth Gray or Aqua
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Helm Stereo Remote
  • Loom Wrapped Wiring
  • Steering Wheel - Black
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
Trailer Options
  • Aluminum Wheel Upgrade
  • Spare Tire Kit Aluminum Wheel
  • Spare Tire Kit for Aluminum Trailer
  • Spare Tire Kit for Powder Coated Trailer
  • Standard Trailer Delete
  • Trailer Upgrade - Tandem Axle Aluminum with Galvanized Wheels and Brakes



Max HP
500 hp (373 kW)


Length Overall
24 ft. 3 in. (7.39 m)
8 ft. 6 in. (2.59 m)
15.00 in. (38 cm)
Dry Weight
4100 lb. (1860 kg)
Max Person Capacity
12 persons; 1600 lb. (726 kg)
Fuel Capacity
52 gal. (197 L)