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Chaparral 337 SSX (2018-)

2 x 300-hp Mercury 6.2L



Key Features

  • Color Coordinated Canvas Package with Hardtop Includes: Windscreen, Side Curtains and Storage Bag
  • Twin Simrad NSS9 EVO3 chartplotter/multifunction display
  • Cabin L-shaped couch, convertible to full berth
  • Cockpit Bow Port Lounge Cushion with Storage Underneath
  • 36 quart carry-on cooler with dedicated storage
  • Double helm seat with exclusive seat lever with forward and aft adjustment
  • AM/FM Bluetooth premium sound system

Test Results

RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG STAT. MILE NM dBa
600 1.1 1 2.1 0.52 0.46 71 61 79
1500 7.8 6.7 5.7 1.36 1.18 184 160 81
2500 13.5 11.7 12.3 1.1 0.95 148 129 87
3500 23 20 18.8 1.22 1.06 165 144 90
4500 38.5 33.5 33.4 1.15 1 156 135 90
5100 48.5 42.2 53.1 0.91 0.79 123 107 91
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Specifications

Length Overall 33' 6'' / 10.21 m
Beam 10'
3.05 m
Dry Weight 12,000 lbs.
5,443 kg
Tested Weight 10,925 lbs.
4,955 kg
Draft Up 23''
0.58 m
Draft Down 38.5''
0.98 m
Deadrise/Transom 22-deg.
Max Headroom open
Bridge Clearance 9' 10''
2.99 m (max)
Fuel Capacity 150 gal.
568 kg
Water Capacity 25 gal.
95 L
Total Weight 10,925 lbs.
4,955 kg

Price

Base Price $253435.00
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 5.1 sec.
0 to 30 9.2 sec.
Ratio N/A
Props SS Counter Rotating
Load 2 persons, 1/4 fuel, 2/5 water, 50 lbs. of gear
Climate 85 deg., 88 humid.; wind: 0-5 mph; seas: flat

Engine Options

Tested Engine 2 x 300-hp Mercury 6.2L
Std. Power Not Available
Opt. Power 12 twin Mercury engine options from 300-hp to 430-hp
10 twin Volvo Penta engine options from 380-hp to 430-hp

Captain's Report

Contents of Report

Chaparral 337 SSX running

The Chaparral 337 SSX has a LOA of 33’6” (9.91 m), a beam of 10’ (3.05 m), and a draft of 38.5” (0.98 m).

Mission Statement

Chaparral designed the 337 SSX to meet the needs of two types of boaters: On one hand, she is made to appeal to owners of smaller bowriders who want to move up to a bigger boat that offers the features of a bowrider and overnighting capabilities. On the other, the 337 SSX is built for cruisers who want to move down to a more practical dayboat that still allows the occasional overnight stay.

Chaparral 337 SSX deck plan

Chaparral offers the 337 SSX in three different cockpit layouts, but this layout, which foregoes starboard cockpit seating for a wet bar had much to offer.

Features Inspection

Below Decks

The Cabin

The port console opposite the helm has a hinged door that opens to reveal the companionway to the forward cabin on the 337 SSX. Descend two stairs to the cabin and one finds a full-sized Ultraleather couch that converts into a double berth measuring more than 6’ (1.8 m) long. If an owner orders the optional 24” (61 cm) flatscreen TV with DVD player, it mounts on the front of the galley console, and guests can watch it while seated on the lounge. The small galley has a color-coordinated solid-surface countertop, a trash receptacle, and an optional stainless steel microwave. Another standard feature in the cabin, a cedar-lined hanging locker with built-in light.

Chaparral 337 SSX door

Open the hinged door on the port console and the companionway stairs lead to the 337 SSX’s cabin.

Chaparral 337 SSX cabin lounge

The cabin lounge has good seated headroom and the two ports let in light, and, if the optional is selected, they can also be opened to let in fresh air.

Chaparral 337 SSX berth

The lounge converts into a berth that should sleep two adults comfortably.

Chaparral 337 SSX tv

The optional flatscreen TV is installed on the galley console opposite the belowdecks lounge.

Chaparral 337 SSX locker

This locker at the aft end of the cabin is cedar-lined and has a built-in light.

The Head

In the molded private head, there was plenty of seated headroom on the porcelain toilet, and also a bench seat that folds down to cover the toilet. The compartment includes a stainless steel sink and pull-up shower and also a stainless steel handrail for safety. There’s an opening port (with frosted glass) with a screen and a power vent, which both help rid the area of steam after a shower.

Chaparral 337 SSX toilet

This folding seat on top of the toilet gives people a place to sit down when using the shower.

Chaparral 337 SSX anchor

An integrated stainless steel davit with rode locker is standard and can be equipped with either an optional galvanized or a polished stainless steel anchor on the 337 SSX. Other options include a power windlass and a rode with 30’ (9.14 m) chain and 200’ (61 m) of rope, but those popup stainless steel cleats are standard.

The Bow

Between the helm and portside consoles is a walkthrough to the bow with a lower door and hinged center windshield section. The bow passenger area offers a two-person seat to starboard and a wraparound lounge to port, with molded-in lockers beneath each. There was an integrated armrest for the lounge and extra lumbar padding for both forward-facing seats. A hatch that opens on a gas strut reveals a locker in the sole. A draining scupper in the lip of the opening is separate from the drain on deck and both direct water overboard. The outboard seat cushions to port cover a large insulated cooler that drains overboard. The center cushion can be removed to provide a skid-resistant step to the bow so crewmembers can tend to dock or anchor lines.

Chaparral 337 SSX bow

The forward passenger area has space for five. The forward-facing seats have comfortably angled backrests. The portable table can be positioned to serve the bow or moved aft for use in the cockpit.

Chaparral 337 SSX bow lounges

The bow lounges offer deep backrests and a full-length stainless steel grabrail adds security.

The Helm

Chaparral 337 SSX steering wheel

The steering wheel is offset to starboard so two people can use the bench seat. Note the optional joystick docking control (red arrow) is positioned ahead of the shift/throttle binnacle.

Chaparral 337 SSX helm

The helm of the 337 SSX has twin 9” Simrad multi-function displays placed side by side on the dash. The displays are angled inward to reduce glare and simplify operation.

Chaparral 337 SSX switches

Accessory switches are arrayed in aluminum dash panels in an L-shaped pattern on either side of the tilt steering wheel.

The dash is shrouded by an eyebrow finished in dark vinyl that gives the helm an upscale automotive look and feel and should minimize glare on the panel. We liked that the binnacle-mount shift/throttle controls to starboard are angled to make them more comfortable to reach from the helmsman’s position on the bench seat, though the Simrad NSS9 evo3 displays have a wide viewing angle and work well even with polarized sunglasses. Down low on the helm console, there’s an angled footrest.

Chaparral 337 SSX hard top

The fiberglass hardtop is equipped with LED overhead lighting and sunroof, and can also have a nicely integrated optional, retractable SureShade cockpit awning.

Chaparral 337 SSX shade

On the port side of the sunroof there is a pull-out black-out shade.

Chaparral 337 SSX dimming shade

On the starboard side of the sunroof is a dimming shade that pulls out.

Chaparral 337 SSX sound

The hardtop sound bar keeps the crew entertained, thanks to the optional Wet Sounds stereo upgrade shown here.

Chaparral 337 SSX sure shade

For those who want relief from the sun, there is an optional Sure Shade that automatically slides out to cover the cockpit. Note the integrated grab rails built into the hardtop supports (red arrow).

The Cockpit

Seating

The 337 SSX comes standard with another forward-facing bench seat to port opposite the helm. Abaft, an L-shaped lounge wraps around to port and to starboard is a one-person lounge. Instead of the jumper on the backside of the helm seat, our test boat had the optional wet bar console that adds a freshwater sink with pull-out faucet, a trash receptacle, a 54-quart (204 L) cooler and a 12V DC plug. A stainless steel refrigerator is an available upgrade.

Chaparral 337 SSX upholstery

The Chaparral 337 SSX comes with upgraded tri-tone upholstery with diamond stitching and custom-embroidered Chaparral logo.

Chaparral 337 SSX wet bar

The optional wet bar is located directly abaft the helm seat and owners can opt to include a stainless steel refrigerator.

Chaparral 337 SSX

With the removable table in place in the cockpit, there is still enough room to starboard to pass from the helm to the transom. The grabrail on the wet bar console improves safety.

The Stern

A billet aluminum gate to starboard leads aft to the 337 SSX’s swim platform. An aft lounge will accommodate two to three people sitting up or it can be opened up to form a sunlounge where a couple of people can stretch out. Push a button at the helm and the whole seat structure raises to provide access to the engine compartment.

Chaparral 337 SSX stern lounge

In this photo, the stern lounge on the 337 SSX forms a sun pad in its folded-out position. Note the cup holders forward of the pad.

Chaparral 337 SSX bench position

In its standard, folded position, the stern lounge serves as an aft-facing seat to watch watersports or enjoy the view of the anchorage.

Chaparral 337 SSX ladder

In its own locker to starboard, there’s a telescoping, four-step ladder. Chaparral beveled the top handle for better grip.

Chaparral 337 SSX swim platform

The swim platform spans the width of the boat’s 10’ (3.05 m) beam to offer plenty of room for gearing up for watersports.

Chaparral 337 SSX cockpit sole

A hatch in the cockpit sole between the helm and companion seats opens the in-sole stowage compartment. Note the scuppered entry, stainless steel gas strut, and protective mat lining the locker. The locker measures 5’9” (1.75 m) long, 3’9” (1.4 m) wide, and 2’5” (.7 m) deep.

Chaparral 337 SSX engines

The entire aft seat structure raises on a power ram to provide good access to the twin MerCruiser V-8 engines.

Power Choices

Chaparral offers the 337 SSX with a total of 12 twin sterndrive packages from MerCruiser and eight from Volvo Penta. The MerCruiser packages include twin 300-hp engines, 350-hp 6.2 L, 380-hp 8.2 MAG, or 430-hp 8.2 MAG HO engines with Bravo 3 or Bravo 3X twin-prop drives, which can be upgraded with DTS (Digital Throttle and Shift), Axius Premier joystick docking and SeaCore corrosion prevention. Volvo Penta options range from twin 300-hp engines or 350-hp 5.7-liter V8s to twin 380-hp or 430-hp V8s with Duoprop drives. These packages can be upgraded with DP Joystick controls, Trim Assist, Cruise, and Trip Computers.

Performance

We tested the Chaparral 337 SSX with twin 300-hp MerCruiser 6.2 L Bravo 3s. The boat has a dry weight of 10,200 lbs. (4,626 kg) and with two people, a quarter tank of fuel, two-fifths of the freshwater load and 50 lbs. (23 kg) of gear on board, we hit a top speed of 48.5 mph (42.2 knots) at 5100 rpm and burned 53.1 gph, giving the boat a range of 123 statute miles. Best cruise came in at 3500 rpm, where the boat ran 23 mph (20 knots) and burned 18.8 gph, resulting in a range of 165 statute miles.

Chaparral 337 SSX running

Chaparral’s Extended V-Plane bottom and Kevlar-reinforced hull combine to offer comfortable cruising in conditions much rougher than this.

Chaparral 337 SSX graphics

The understated graphics and accents on the Chaparral 337 SSX complement the boat’s shape and design.

On Board Systems

The 337 SSX comes with four batteries with automatic switches and a 50-Amp charger. The engine compartment has an automatic fire extinguishing system and Lenco electric trim tabs with position indicator lights come standard.

Price

Base retail is $231,207.

Options to Consider

  • Eclipse gelcoat color scheme (Solid gelcoat hull with matching deck stripe and a painted metal flake color stripe.)
  • Hull color choices are White, Black, Biscayne Blue, Roulette Red or Stealth Gray. Stripe color choices are Silver, Yellow, Blue, Red, Green or Black
  • Cabin Accessory Package with logo pillows and towels
  • 10,000-BTU air conditioning with reverse-cycle heat
  • 24” LED flatscreen TV with remote, DVD Player, and cable dockside connection
  • Opening cabin portlights with screens
  • Stainless steel microwave, 120 volt
  • Bow filler air mattress
  • Cockpit gas grill
  • Snap-in carpet
  • Cockpit wet bar
  • Stainless steel refrigerator instead of cockpit cooler
  • Premium Wet Sounds stereo upgrade
  • Galvanized or polished stainless steel plow anchor
  • Power windlass with foot switches and a rode comprising 30’ (9.14 m) of chain and 200’ (61 m) of rope
  • Quick and Quiet performance exhaust system
  • Remote control spotlight
  • Two underwater lights
  • Water heater with heat exchanger (120v/60 cycle or 220v/ 50 cycle)
  • Westerbeke gas generator (120v/60 cycle or 220v/ 50 cycle)
  • Sunbrella color-coordinated bow cover
  • Sunbrella color-coordinated canvas package with hardtop. Includes aft curtain, bow cover, and storage bag
  • Sunbrella color-coordinated cockpit cover with hardtop
  • Lexan connector with side storage bag (Replaces windscreen and side curtains with hardtop)

Observations

The Chaparral 337 SSX appeals to owners moving up or down in their respective boating careers. For folks who want to overnight, she’s big enough that she could sleep a couple belowdecks in the cabin and an additional two people in the cockpit with the curtains installed. To enhance the boat’s versatility, owners can add the optional cockpit wet bar. With twin V-8 engines, she offers the performance that will appeal to someone looking for a boat with a sportier feel than a typical cruiser. She could handle tube-towing duties and the deep-V Extended V-Plane bottom design with 22-degrees of transom deadrise to handle bumpy conditions.