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Chaparral 210 SunCoast (2016-)

1 x 200-hp Mercury Verado 4-stroke



Brief Summary

Deckboats are seeing a surge in the market because they offer the performance of a planing V-bottom and the passenger capacity of a pontoon at a reasonable price. The Chaparral 210 SunCoast is a viable challenger to a pontoon boat. Because she has an outboard, she has increased deck space compared to a boat with a sterndrive and she offers features that most boats in this class size rarely do. With her V-bottom design, coastal cruising will not be a problem for the Chaparral 210 SunCoast.

Key Features

  • Enclosed head with lockable door
  • Bow lounge cushions with storage underneath
  • 70 quart built-in cooler under rear bench seat
  • Dura-Flex suspension pedestal seat with flip-up bolster
  • Interior Color Packages include Black, Blue, Fire Red Graphite, or Sand
  • U-shaped aft lounge seating with large storage compartments underneath
  • Color coordinated Bimini top with windscreen and logo boot
    Premium sound system includes Bluetooth stereo and 4 speakers
  • Port seat reversible Oasis lounge

Test Results

RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG STAT. MILE NM dBa
700 3.4 3 0.3 11.33 9.86 510 443 62
1500 6 5.2 1.15 5.22 4.54 235 204 75
2500 8.1 7 2.85 2.84 2.47 128 111 84
3500 22.1 19.2 4.5 4.9 4.26 221 192 87
4500 31.3 27.2 8.6 3.63 3.16 164 142 89
5500 40 34.8 15.25 2.62 2.28 118 103 89
6100 47.8 41.5 21.1 2.26 1.97 102 89 90
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Specifications

Length Overall 20' 10'' / 6.35 m
Beam 8' 6''
2.59 m
Dry Weight 3,150 lbs.
1,429 kg (w/ engines)
Tested Weight 3,715 lbs.
1,685 kg
Draft N/A
Draft Up 14.00''
.35 m
Draft Down 30.00''
0.76 m
Deadrise/Transom 18-deg.
Max Headroom open
Bridge Clearance 5' 9''
1.75 m (max)
Weight Capacity 1,600 lbs.
726 kg
Person Capacity 10
Fuel Capacity 50 gal.
189 L
Water Capacity 10 gal.
38 L
Total Weight 3,715 lbs.
1,685 kg

Price

Base Price $39895.00
Price Range
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Acceleration Times & Conditions

Time to Plane 3.4 sec.
0 to 30 7.3 sec.
Ratio N/A
Props N/A
Load 2 persons, 1/2 fuel, 1/2 water, 50 lbs. of gear
Climate 85 deg., 88 humid.; wind: 0-5 mph; seas: flat

Engine Options

Tested Engine 1 x 200-hp Mercury Verado 4-stroke
Std. Power Not Available
Opt. Power 1 x 200-hp Mercury Verado 200XL
1 x 150-hp Mercury 4-stroke 150XL
1 x 150-hp Yamaha 4-stroke F150XB
1 x 200-hp Yamaha 4-stroke F200XB
1 x 200-hp Yamaha 4-stroke F200XCA (digital)

Captain's Report

Chaparral 210 SunCoast running shot

The Chaparral 210 SunCoast has an LOA of 20’10” (6.35 m) and weighs in at a dry weight of 3,150 lbs. (1,429 kg).

Mission Statement

Chaparral created the 210 SunCoast for boaters who want a premium deckboat that can be configured to perform a variety of on-water activities at a reasonable price. Outboard power helps her accomplish the mission because it provides more cockpit space.

Chaparral 210 SunCoast running shot

Powered by a 200-hp Mercury Verado 4-stroke supercharged outboard, the Chaparral 210 SunCoast hit a top speed of 47.8 mph.

Performance

Speed Thrills.

With a 200-hp Mercury Verado 4-stroke outboard, the Chaparral 210 SunCoast ran a top speed of 47.8 mph at 6100 rpm. She burned 21.1 gph, giving us a range of 102 statute miles. Our best cruise came at 3500 rpm, where she ran 22.1 mph and burned 4.5 gph, giving us a range of 221 statute miles.

Acceleration.

With a half tank of fuel and two people on board, we had a test weight of 3,715 lbs. (1,685 kg). The 210 SunCoast planed in 3.4 seconds and took another 1.5 seconds to hit 20 mph and we reached 30 mph in 7.3 seconds.

Handling

Under hard acceleration, we experienced minimal bowrise with no loss of visibility from a seated position. The 210 SunCoast leaned into turns with 12-degrees of bank and felt comfortable.
We had flat conditions on test day so we ran through our own wakes. We noted a slight hull slap, but otherwise the 210 SunCoast felt solid and held her course.

Chaparral 210 SunCoast outboard

Chaparral powers the 210 SunCoast with a 150-hp or a 200-hp outboard from Yamaha or Mercury.

Chaparral 210 SunCoast turns

The 210 SunCoast leaned 12-degrees into turns and our test captain felt comfortable during maneuvers.

Chaparral 210 SunCoast floor plan

Chaparral pushed out the gunwales as far as possible, using as much of the 210 SunCoast’s 8’6” (2.59 m) beam as possible for cockpit space.

Features Inspection

Seating.

With any deckboat, the main feature is accommodating guests and the 210 SunCoast is rated for 10 passengers. Let’s start with the bow. There are twin forward-facing lounges and because Chaparral carried the beam so far forward, these seats do not meet at the bow. Instead, a step to the foredeck divides the two. Between the bolsters there’s 6’2” so the bow seating feels open with plenty of room for a beach bag or other personal gear.

Chaparral 210 SunCoast bow

The 210 SunCoast comes standard with pull-up cleats, a pop-up bow light and stainless steel grabrails.

Chaparral 210 SunCoast bow seats

The forward facing seats offer generous leg room. An optional filler cushion turns the entire area into a sun pad.

Chaparral 210 SunCoast seat storage

There is storage beneath the forward lounge cushions and Chaparral molded drain channels into the base to help keep contents dryer.

Cockpit Seating.

In the 210 SunCoast’s cockpit, the seats wrap nearly all the way around, interrupted only by the walkthrough to the transom. An optional side-mount pedestal table can be installed so passengers can enjoy a snack. Forward to port, the copilot can sit facing forward or aft by lifting and placing the seatback in the desired position. The helm seat slides fore and aft, but doesn’t swivel.

Chaparral 210 SunCoast aft

There’s easy passage to the stern, but we’d like to see Chaparral provide a gate that can close it off. A gate is offered as an option as well as an optional seat and backrest cushion for the walkthrough.

Chaparral 210 SunCoast cockpit seats

U-shaped cockpit seats end abaft the helm to starboard and the reversible observer’s seat to port.

Stern Seating.

The aft facing seats at the stern will be popular for fishing or for watching watersports. The bottom cushions lift up to reveal storage and access to the battery switches. Beneath the cushions, the deck is finished in non-skid so it can serve double-duty as a step to a fixed pier. An optional stereo remote was in the starboard gunwale.

Chaparral 210 SunCoast battery switch

The battery switch and circuit breakers are under the starboard aft seat cushion.

Chaparral 210 SunCoast transom

Mom can sit on the aft facing seats at the transom and watch the kids swim. Cushions would be a welcome addition. The boarding ladder is in a locker to starboard.

The Helm.

Our 210 SunCoast’s helm had multi-function gauges with digital readouts on each side of an optional Garmin 741XS GPS chartplotter. The steering wheel has a comfortable leather grip. Rocker switches all have labels and icons and the stereo is to port. Earth tones help to eliminate glare on the panel and a dark vinyl brow caps the graphite console in a contrast of colors that give the dash an upscale appeal.

Chaparral 210 SunCoast helm dash

The optional 7” (17.8 cm) Garmin 741XS display includes a depth gauge and touchscreen capability.

Chaparral 210 SunCoast helm seat

The 32” (81 cm) wide helm seat includes a flip-up bolster. We liked that control for the slide release is on the left side of the seat, not hidden underneath.

Amenities

Private Facilities.

Ahead of the reversible port seat, the console opens and owners can add an optional head with pump-out. When seated on the toilet, our test captain had just enough headroom to not have to duck his head and there was storage space for items such as the bow filler cushion.
Other amenities include a premium sound system with four speakers and USB jacks. An anchor with line is standard, along with docking lights.

Chaparral 210 SunCoast head

The head door can be opened with the observer’s seat converted to aft-facing.

The Swim Platform.

Chaparral designed the 210 SunCoast’s swim platform with full walk-around space. On most boats in this class, the area ahead of the engine is blocked off. On the 210 SunCoast, there’s room to walk on the flexi-teak decking. Additionally, the platforms extend all the way aft and are even with the back of the outboard motor, which facilitates entering and exiting the boat. A boarding ladder stores in a locker to starboard.

Chaparral 210 SunCoast swim platform

The swim platform is designed so that passengers can walk across the front and extends to the back of the engine on each side.

Chaparral 210 SunCoast shower

The optional stainless steel transom shower stores out of the way to port when not in use and notice the fuel fill just above.

Dual Role.

The 210 SunCoast lends itself well to beaching and Chaparral places the forward beach ladder and the anchor in the same compartment in the bow. The ladder is a four-step model and the foredeck has a non-skid finish for safer reboarding. We liked that the bow is notched to accommodate the ladder supports and the anchor rode. The flush-mounted navigation light flips up when needed. Two pull-up cleats are on each side of the bow. The boat has a total of eight cleats.

Chaparral 210 SunCoast beach ladder

Chaparral stores the beach ladder and anchor in the same bow compartment, a smart idea.

Chaparral 210 SunCoast led docking lights

The standard LED docking lights are recessed into the deck so dock lines cannot get hung up on them.

Chaparral 210 SunCoast cleats

Note the use of pull-up cleats on each side of the swim platform. When not in use, they lie flush, leaving the area free of obstacles.

Chaparral 210 SunCoast storage locker

Our test captain measured 82” x 30” x 16” (208 cm x 76 cm x 41 cm) in the in-deck storage locker.

Storage & Coolers

On the 210 SunCoast, we found in-deck storage between the helm and co-pilot’s seats. The locker measured 82” x 30” x 16” (208 cm x 76 cm x 41 cm). The 25-quart carry-on cooler is on the port side and the built-in 70-quart cooler is in the center of the back seat. The aft seat base has full-beam storage and a dedicated spot for the optional water toy inflator.

Chaparral 210 SunCoast cooler

There’s dedicated space for a portable 25-quart Igloo cooler beneath one cushion.

Chaparral 210 SunCoast helm storage

There is storage in the helm console. Forward of our test captain, note the door that closes off the bow. It lies flush with the console when not in use.

Chaparral 210 SunCoast idle shot

The Chaparral 210 SunCoast’s lines are sleeker and sportier than the boxy-styling found on some deckboats.

Pricing

The National Advertised Price for the Chaparral 210 SunCoast starts at $39,895.
Our test boat had the Deluxe package that adds $2,120.

Observations

Of course the major feature of the 210 SunCoast is that she is outboard-powered. Importantly, she is not just a made-over sterndrive, but rather she was designed from the start to be an outboard boat.
This is evident when we see the large port and starboard swim platforms which are about as big as practical, and provide good staging areas for towing sports.
She has a slightly higher freeboard than some deckboats and she has Chaparral's signature Kevlar in the keep feature. All thru-hulls are stainless steel.