Chaparral – 290 Signature

Massachusetts, United States

2008 Chaparral 290 Signature Weekend Cruiser Express Boat 29’, with swim platform


Port engine (new long block) rebuilt 2023. Starboard engine (new long block) rebuilt in 2019. New risers and manifolds in 2023 on both engines. New Duo prop Volvo outdrive on Starboard side in 2020. New throttle shift cables (port and starboard installed) in 2022. Great condition with a generator, heat/air conditioning.


Engines in great condition.

  • Twin 5.0, Volvo Penta GXI
  • Fuel Injection
  • Raw Water cooled
  • Duo Prop Outdrives, great stainless steel props (Starboard outdrive replaced in 2020)

Full camper top with isinglass

Vinyl seating well cared for and in great condition.  Some tears but small and nothing major

Cuddy cabin with V-birth, aft cabin, galley with separate dining area

Custom surfboard table for seating area

Enclosed head with shower

Galley with sink, stove top, microwave, and refrigerator

Garmin 740 GPS Radar

Trim Tabs

VHF Radio


Kohler generator, great working condition

Heat and air conditioning (AC unit replaced to larger unit in 2023)


Outside seating area with sink and refrigerator (yes- 2 total on board)

2 Mounted TV’s on in cabin and additional in V-birth

New underwater lights installed in 2020.

Plenty of storage space for long getaways

Basic Boat Info

Boat Hull ID
Has Hull ID


31 ft
Length Overall
31 ft
10 ft
Max Draft
2.75 ft
Dry Weight
9,700 lb

Engines / Speed

Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make : Volvo
  • Model : 5.0
  • Fuel : Unleaded
  • Engine Power : 270 hp
  • Type : Inboard/Outboard
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make : Volvo
  • Model : 5.0
  • Fuel : Unleaded
  • Engine Power : 270 hp
  • Type : Inboard/Outboard
Total Engine Power
540 hp


Fuel Tanks
Fuel Tank Capacity
115 gal
Water Tanks
Water Tank Capacity
24 gal
Holding Tank Count
Holding Tank Capacity
28 gal


Heads Count
Boat Class

Additional Info

Manufacturer Provided Description

If you're searching for the most space-efficient family cruiser available under 30-feet the 290 Signature is it. At home in all kinds of conditions, the 290 mixes form, function and performance with a distinct touch of Chaparral class. Available with twin engine  the 290 enjoys a clear cut performance edge over comparably-sized rivals that may offer only single engine propulsion. Well equipped standard, if you want a custom look the options list includes a hinged radar arch, rod holders, 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. A Limited Lifetime Hull Warranty and Kevlar reinforcement make a statement of quality far better than words ever could.

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.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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