27' Chaparral 1998 - Signature 270 - YS180424

General Description

Manufacturer Provided Description:
The Chaparral Signature 27 is the choice of young upscale families and veteran boaters alike. She features a soft ride in swells, fuel efficient performance, ease of operation, common sense layout, versatility and well engineered appointments.

The 3-tier instrument panel has a wood grain finish and precision Teleflex gauges with stainless bezels. The topside dinette is elevated to provide a panoramic 360-degree view around the boat. The helm has a flip-up bucket seat which is ideal for stand-up or sit-down operation.

In the cabin, twin deck hatches, opening side windows and a wide sliding cabin door keep the mood bright and airy. The sound system is mounted at the entryway for easy access. Reading lights, screened opening side windows, plush backrest cushions and Scotchguard Fabrics highlight a main cabin area that does double-duty as a dinette or full-sized V-berth.

The galley is conveniently laid out with a pressure-water sink, alcohol stove and a refrigerator. The private head has a light, porcelain toilet, sink and three large storage compartments with sliding black plexi-glass doors.

A true bluewater cruiser, the 27 is built with AME 4000 resin, XL plywood and balsa core construction. Across the Signature Series, user-friendly helm stations feature non-glare dashboards with attractive wood grain. Signature dash consoles have plenty of legroom and built-in drink holders.

All gauges are backlit and the tech comes standard with a built-in hour meter. All instruments are surrounded by stainless steel bezels for a polished look. Located in the dash, the power plug provides convenient access to the 12-V power system, to activate a cellular phone or other electronics.

Chaparral uses individual circuit breakers for each switch on the dash. Clearly identified for quick access, each circuit breaker is fitted with a rubber waterproof jacket to help protect onboard electrical systems from the harsh marine environment. Behind the dashboard, all Chaparral wiring is color-coded, routed, secured and properly channeled.

Water-resistant speakers are strategically positioned throughout the boat for optimum clarity and stereo separation. Ergonomic helm seats feature a new flip-up front cushion so the Signature Cruiser can be comfortably piloted seated or standing. One-piece, heavy-duty stainless windshield supports maintain rigidity far better than aluminum or plastic braces that can break over time.

Galleys are designed for easy meal preparation at the dock or underway. Signatures are fitted with drapes that include stitched white fabric linings for a neater look and more privacy. Lined drapes hang true, hold pleats longer, are easier to retract and help minimize light.

The doors are framed and flush mounted, which eliminates rattles and creates smooth, custom lines. The shore power panel comes standard with AC gauges, which allows voltage received from any shore power source to be monitored. A DC gauge is standard on the Signature 270. Chrome-over-brass through-hull fittings resist potential cracking better than standard plastic fittings and enhance the boat's exterior appearance. Chaparral's cleats, running lights, bow - stern eyes, bow rails and ski tow eyes are high-quality 316L Stainless Steel so they won't corrode.

Actual Condition

This 27' Chaparral is a donation boat we are selling for the Charity.
Engines are reported to have about 964 hours on them
Oil levels are good and the oil is clean
Blower operational
Speed (mph) and RPM appear to work - Speed indicator has intermittent issues.
Oil, Temp, Volts and Fuel gauges appear operational
Xintex Fuel Detector and Fuel Flow meter - minor issues
Wipers operational (both port and starboard)
Horn - operational - augment by air horn
Hummingbird depth - intermittent display issues
Garmin GPS map 398 - operational
Garmin GPS map 76CSX - operational
Standard Horizon VHF - operational
Trim Tabs - operational, but indicator does not work
Remote search/flood - operational
Running lights and anchor light (all in one switch) operational
Richie Compass - working order
Bilge - generally dry - bilge pump present and appears to be automatic bilge pump
Canvas cover and Bimini top in excellent condition
Ample Dock lines and Fenders
Multiple life preservers
Washdown station
Brush and cleaning supplies

Forward hatch appears to leak.
AC does not work properly - warm air circulating and no cool air
Galley - single burner stovetop - operational
Sink - hot and cold water
Microwave - appears operational
Refrigerator - appears operational
Stereo - does not work and should be replaced
Hot water heater - appears operational
Sump pump - appears operational
Cabin and indirect lighting - operational
Manual head - appears operational

Please inspect carefully before making an offer.


A trailer is not included in this sale.

Nationwide transportation is available through Custom Cradles and shipment to port for overseas transport also supplied. Call Robert or Brian at (508) 478-0200 for logistics and quotes.

Engine(s) Condition

The engines are reported have about 964 hours on them.

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Motors and Machinery Disclaimer

No statement of condition can be made regarding motors, engines or machinery, whatsoever. A photo may appear of the engine compartment and machinery, but it is entirely the buyers responsibility to inspect and determine their actual condition.

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  • Year: 1998
  • Make: Chaparral
  • Model: Signature 270
  • Model Type: Express Cruiser
  • Length: 27'
  • Beam: 9'
  • Draft: 2'9"
  • Weight: 6,249 lbs.
  • Engine(s): Single MerCruiser 7.4 MPI, 964 hours
  • Fuel Type: Gas
  • Fuel Tankage: 105 gal
  • Water Tankage: 25 gal
  • Holding Tankage: 25 gal
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Location: Clinton, CT
  • Boat Name: "KRISPY"
  • Stock #: YS180424
  • Registration: NY 5172 FM
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Do not assume accessories or equipment for this vessel may be in storage. This vessel is being sold as seen. Bid for this boat according to what she has when you view her.

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