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Brief Summary

Part bowrider, part sportboat, part overnight cruiser, the new 337 SSX from Chaparral has a deep-V hull, fiberglass hardtop, and a full-beam cabin. Designed for boaters moving down from bigger express cruisers and for those moving up from small bowriders, the 337 SSX is a versatile family boat.

Key Features

  • Extended V-plane hull
  • Fiberglass hardtop with LED overhead lighting
  • Integrated extended swim platform
  • Two dual-wide port and starboard helm seats
  • Spacious L-shaped cockpit seating with built-in storage
  • Powerslide aft seat with lounge position
  • Patented design allows for full-beam cabin
  • L-shaped couch converts to full-berth
  • Premium sound system: AM/FM CD Player, USB Plug, remote controls and speakers
  • 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
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 22-deg.
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance 9' 10''
    2.99 m (max)
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 150 gal.
    568 kg
    Water Capacity 25 gal.
    95 L
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A

    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.

    Engine Options

    Std. Power 1 x 350-hp MerCruiser 6.2 DTS Axius 2.20 Bravo 3
    Tested Power 2 x 300-hp Mercury 6.2L
    Opt. Power Not Available

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    600 1.1 1.0 2.1 0.5 0.5 71 61 79
    1500 7.8 6.7 5.7 1.4 1.2 184 160 81
    2500 13.5 11.7 12.3 1.1 1.0 148 129 87
    3500 23.0 20.0 18.8 1.2 1.1 165 144 90
    4500 38.5 33.5 33.4 1.2 1.0 156 135 90
    5100 48.5 42.2 53.1 0.9 0.8 123 107 91
    RPMNMKMKPHLPHKPLdBA
    600 61 114 1.80 7.95 0.22 79
    1500 160 296 12.60 21.58 0.58 81
    2500 129 238 21.70 46.56 0.47 87
    3500 144 266 37.00 71.17 0.52 90
    4500 135 251 62.00 126.43 0.49 90
    5100 107 198 78.10 201.00 0.39 91

    All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

    Performance Chart

    Performance Chart

    Acceleration Times & Test 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
    Elevation Sea Level

    Captain's 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 cruiser owners who want to move down to a more practical day boat that retains the option for overnighting.

    Features Inspection

    Below Decks

    The Cabin.

    The port console across from the helm opens so that passengers can descend two stairs to the 337 SSX’s cabin. Once down there we found a full-sized Ultraleather couch that converted into a double-wide berth that measured more than 6’ (1.8 m) long. If an owner orders the optional 24” (61 cm) flatscreen TV, passengers can watch it while seated on the lounge. There’s a cedar-lined hanging locker and a small galley.

    Chaparral 337 SSX port console
    Open the port console and these stairs lead to the 337 SSX’s cabin.
    Chaparral 337 SSX cabin lounge
    The cabin lounge has good seated headroom and the two ports open 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 in this cabinet across from the below decks lounge.
    Chaparral 337 SSX locker
    This locker at the aft end of the cabin is cedar-lined.

    The Head.

    In the molded private head, there was plenty of seated headroom on the porcelain toilet and the compartment includes a stainless-steel sink and pull-up shower. There’s an opening port with a screen and a power vent to 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
    A galvanized anchor and davit come standard on the 337 SSX. A power windlass and a stainless steel anchor are available options.

    The Bow.

    The bow passenger area offers a double-wide seat to starboard and a wraparound lounge to port, with molded-in storage compartments 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 and note the properly angled backrests. The portable table can be used up front or aft in the cockpit.
    Chaparral 337 SSX bow lounges
    Note the depth of the backrests for the bow lounges and the full-length stainless steel grabrail that adds security.

    The Helm.

    The 337 SSX’s helm has multi-function gauges on each side of the standard Garmin 7610 GPS Map 10” chartplotter. The steering wheel tilts and the accessory switches are in single rows on each side. We liked that the binnacle-mount shift/throttle controls to starboard are angled to make them more comfortable to reach from the double-wide seat. Down low, there’s an angled footrest. Up top, the dash is shrouded by an eyebrow finished in dark vinyl that gives the helm an upscale look and feel and should minimize glare on the panel.

    Chaparral 337 SSX helm
    The steering wheel is offset to starboard so two people can use the doublewide seat. Note the optional joystick docking controls ahead of the shift/throttle controls.
    Chaparral 337 SSX hard top
    The fiberglass hardtop is equipped with LED overhead lighting and four speakers with stainless-steel grills.

    The Cockpit

    Seating.

    The 337 SSX comes standard with another double-wide forward-facing seat to port across from the helm. Abaft, an L-shaped lounge seat 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 entertainment center that includes a freshwater sink with pullout faucet, a trash receptacle, a 54-quart (204 L) cooler and a 12-volt plug. A refrigerator is an available option.

    Chaparral 337 SSX wet bar
    The optional wet bar is located directly abaft the helm seat and owners can opt to include a refrigerator.
    Chaparral 337 SSX table
    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 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 is folded out to form a sun pad. Note the cup holders forward of the pad.
    Chaparral 337 SSX bench position
    The stern lounge can also be positioned as a bench seat.
    Chaparral 337 SSX ladder
    In its own locker to starboard, there’s a telescoping, four-step ladder. Notice how 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 storage 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 or 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 and these packages can be upgraded with DP Joystick controls and Trim Assist and 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. 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 shot
    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 storage
    • Premium Wet Sounds stereo upgrade
    • Galvanized or polished stainless steel plow anchor
    • Power windlass with foot switches and 200’ of rode and 30’ of chain
    • 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 four people with two in the cockpit with the curtains installed and a couple below decks in the cabin. To enhance the boat’s versatility, owners can add the optional entertainment center and cockpit grill.With twin V-8 engines, she offers the performance that will appeal to someone looking for a sportier feeling boat than a typical cruiser. She could handle tube-towing duties and the deep-V Extended V-Plane bottom design with 22-degrees of deadrise at the transom can handle things when the conditions get bumpy.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Chaparral 337 SSX (2016-) is 48.5 mph (78.1 kph), burning 53.10 gallons per hour (gph) or 200.98 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Chaparral 337 SSX (2016-) is 23.0 mph (37 kph), and the boat gets 1.22 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.52 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 165 miles (265.54 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 2 x 300-hp Mercury 6.2L.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Systems

    Air Cond./Heat Optional
    Battery Charger/Converter Standard
    CD Stereo Standard
    Head: Fixed Standard
    Shore Power Standard
    Trim Tabs Standard
    TV/DVD Optional
    Windlass Optional

    Galley

    Microwave Optional

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Optional Snap-in
    Hardtop Standard
    Swim Platform Standard
    Wet bar Optional

    Canvas

    Cockpit Cover Optional

    Boats More Than 30 Feet

    Generator Optional

    Warranty

    Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon!

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