by Dani Limback
Melbourne Chaparral owners have taken advantage of the record heat wave over the last few weeks to get together for a raft up in Beaumaris Bay.
Chaparral fun in the sun!
Dubbed 'Chapnanigans' by the Happy Chappies social club, Chaparral owners regularly get together for a catch up and to meet other boat owners throughout the year.
'It always surprises us how many Chaparralian’s respond to a last minute call when a weather window opens up on the bay,' says Jo Manthey, the Victorian Chaparral Social club president.
'We organise all sorts of events such as dinners at Docklands, raftup’s & river cruises. We have a great network of like minded owners who enjoy each other’s company and especially enjoy their boating,' she says.
'The latest raft up had a large cross-section of boats from a 420 Premiere, Signature cruisers, a 327SSx and a bunch of smaller bowriders and H2o’s. The guys from Chaparral Australia provided a 196SSi and driver to tow tubes and skiers around all day, so it was a fun day for the kids as well, especially for some of the big kids who were seriously challenged on the ski tube!'
Chaparral offer a range of saltwater sports boats from 18 to 42 feet and have a solid reputation worldwide for quality, innovation and performance. For more information on the range or the owners club go to www.chaparralaustralia.com.au or find them on FaceBook.