Go Back   Winnipesaukee Forum > Winnipesaukee Forums > Boating
Home Forums Gallery Blogs YouTube Channel Classifieds Calendar Register FAQDonate Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-23-2012, 03:16 PM   #1
Steveo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 520
Thanks: 47
Thanked 122 Times in 62 Posts
Default Chaparral 24ft Sunesta

Looking at this boat and was wondering if anyone has any experience with it and can tell me what they think of it. It would be for Winni use.

Thanks
Steveo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2012, 05:41 PM   #2
twentworth12
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steveo View Post
Looking at this boat and was wondering if anyone has any experience with it and can tell me what they think of it. It would be for Winni use.

Thanks
I just bought a 26' Sunesta, downsizing from a Signature 270. I looked at the 24' and the 26' - both were great boats, but my wife wanted the bigger head that comes in the 26'.

Chaparral makes a great boat - reliable, well designed, and visually attractive. I far prefer the bowrider for Lake usage. It handles everything Winni can throw at it - even rough days on the broads.

Highly recommended.
twentworth12 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to twentworth12 For This Useful Post:
Steveo (07-24-2012)
Old 07-23-2012, 06:30 PM   #3
overthetop75
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 9
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

I was looking at that boat also but ended up with a crownline. Seemed like it would fit the family better and got a better price. Regardless that is a great boat if you do decide on it. Any of the 24+ ft hybrid deck boats will handle the lake great.
overthetop75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2012, 09:09 PM   #4
Belmont Resident
Senior Member
 
Belmont Resident's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Belmont NH but prefer Jackman Maine
Posts: 1,857
Thanks: 491
Thanked 409 Times in 251 Posts
Default Chaparral

We have a 265SSI good boat but it is a rough ride. Hull design makes it slam the waves instead of going through them. Other then that great boat with lots of room. We hope to upgrade to a heavyer boat in the future.
__________________
"better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing, then a long life spent in a miserable way.."
Belmont Resident is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2012, 09:17 PM   #5
laddheath
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 25
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Default

I have the Sunesta 244 and LOVE IT. I have had it on Winni for 2 seasons and it handles great in any weather. I feel like I looked at all of the boats on the market and went with the Sunesta. The rear seat with big platform is the best part. Tons of room and it fits 14 people. Good luck!
laddheath is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to laddheath For This Useful Post:
Steveo (07-24-2012)
Sponsored Links
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.

This page was generated in 0.20844 seconds