by Dom Wiseman

Chaparral Boats have released a new Surf boat delivering this exciting new sport to the masses in an affordable turn-key package. The all new 21H2o Surf isn’t simply a toned down version of their much bigger craft. It still carries all the technology that makes for an excellent summer sports boat.


The H2o Surf incorporates the Malibu Surf Gate, Ballast, Medallion surf computer and unique Chaparral hull design to deliver an exciting package powered by a Volvo Forward facing drive. And you know that Chaparral are built tough to withstand the harsh marine environment with their Legendary Salt Water construction.

“The Chaparral Surf range has been a big winner for us” said Scott O’Hare from Chaparral Australia. “With people all over Australia now surfing behind our boats in salt water, rivers and lakes, the technology has now filtered down to our entry level H2o range, so we can offer first time boat owners an affordable and direct way into one of the world’s fastest growing social sports.”

Aside from the impressive wake delivering technology, the Chaparral H2o Surf also features comfortable bow seating and tonnes of storage including a deep  board locker between the drivers’ seat and passenger, a port under dash cargo space making it perfect for lazy days in the sun. When it’s time to stretch out, the rear sun pad is the perfect place with either a flat bed or back rest either side.

The interior is also well designed with bench seat across the rear allowing plenty of space internally for guests. A built in cooler provides a handy drinks caddy and seats are all covered in durable materials.

Overall the boat is 6.40m long and 2.54m wide. First models are expected in early 2018 with pricing not yet confirmed but expected to be under $100,000.