2012 Chaparral 420 Premiere Hard Top Coupe...
Fresh Thinking for Chaparral’s Flagship
With a centreline length of 42 feet, Volvo Penta IPS drives as the standard power and joystick docking, Chaparral’s 420 Premier model is both its flagship and a great example of some fresh thinking. For example, taking a page from recent wake sport boat design ideas, Chaparral has given the 420 a bit of “pickle fork” styling to the bow. It’s subtle, but what it does is increase the beam in the forward master stateroom quite significantly. In combination with an innovative queen-sized island berth that electrically folds partly out of the way during the day, this is a surprisingly spacious master stateroom.
The main head is separated; the head compartment and sink is to port and to starboard is a private shower stall. This eases the traffic flow in the mornings. With the master berth folded down, there’s plenty of floor space for that traffic too. That’s appreciated when cruising and using the head. There’s a full second head in the aft stateroom, making this perfect for two couples, a family or guests.
Other key features include the option of stylish stainless-steel countertops in the galley; the dinette in the salon has a high/low table and filler cushions to be either a spacious double berth or a comfortable spot to stretch out and watch the big flat screen TV.
Topsides, let’s start with the swim platform and optional hydraulic lift, aft-facing rear seat, transom gate and a spacious cockpit to make outdoor living a pleasure. The cockpit flows into the bridge area and the sunny disposition of this boat is enhanced by cabin roof hatches and a sliding sunroof. Chaparral has included large hull side port lights, to bring more light into the cabin too. The helm area is especially impressive with available teak flooring and handsome saddle-coloured helm seats for the captain and mate, each with lumbar support and a wide range of adjustments.
Adding to the comfort in the bridge deck and cockpit area is reverse cycle heating and air-conditioning. As you would expect, there’s an elegant refreshment area that includes an electric lift flat screen television, available electric grill, solid surface countertops and stainless steel refrigerator. Dining and entertaining is a specialty for Chaparral’s 420 Premier. The main galley includes stainless-steel appliances including a large size refrigerator and finished microwave as well as cabinetry that provides plenty of storage.
Overall, the 420 Premiere is a handsome big express cruiser with IPS pod drive performance and joystick docking.
Length 42’/12.80 m
Beam 13’ 4”/4.06 m
Weight 23,700 lb./10,750 kg
Engines Twin Volvo Diesel L 500 Diesel IPS 370 HP