If you're searching for the most space-efficient family cruiser available under 30-feet the 290 Signature is right on target. At home in all kinds of water conditions, the 290 mixes form, function and performance with a distinct touch of Chaparral class. Available with twin engine V-6 power, the 290 enjoys a noteworthy performance edge over comparably-sized rivals that may offer only single engine propulsion. Inside, the rear seat base collapses for full transom access for fishing or diving. Rod holders are optional. If you want a custom look, the options list includes a radar arch, a windlass, underwater lights, a gas grill, remote spotlight and a fire protection system. Every piece of hardware, from the electro-polished thru hulls to the flush mount pull-up latches, is corrosion-resistant stainless steel. Finally, Kevlar® reinforcement makes a convincing statement about the quality Chaparral puts into every cruiser.
The 290 Signature might well be the most space-efficient family cruiser you'll find under 30-feet. Twin engine V6 power, gives the 290 a clear performance edge over comparably sized rivals that only offer single engine propulsion. If you want a custom look, the options list includes a radar arch, a windlass, underwater lights, a gas grill, remote spotlight and a fire protection system. Finally, Kevlar® reinforcement and stainless steel hardware make a bold statement about the quality you can expect in a Chaparral cruiser.
Most cruisers in this size range require you to wake up and disassemble the forward berth if you want to use the dinette for an early morning cup of coffee. Not so on the incredible 290 thanks to a huge berth and a separate dinette.The cabin sleeps six comfortably which is remarkable given the boat's under-30-foot centerline length. An oversized square deck hatch with a retractable shade and screen, along with four eye-level screened ports stir an airy, spacious feeling. Removable carpet, two cedar lined clothes closets, flat screen entertainment packages and lined privacy drapes are all standard equipment extras that make the 290 one of the roomiest cruisers you'll find under 30-feet. Key cabin options include a 10,000 BTU air conditioner/heater, a generator, teak and holly flooring and an accessory pillow/towel package.