Quantum Leap | 1992 Chaparral 260 Signature Cruiser

Gananoque, ON, CA


Chaparral boats are well known for building an exceptionally high quality express cruiser. Their fiberglass construction features a modified acrylic epoxy resin in the hull laminations and advanced technology polyester gel-cote with an Armorcote that protects from hull blistering. These construction materials also provide improved gel-cote flexibility to prevent surface cracking and to provide superior weathering resistance to yellowing of the white gel-cote pigment. All of which helps to maintain the original glossy luster of the boat's finish considerably longer than most of their contemporaries.

The Chaparral 260 Signature (which a year later became the 270 Signature) gives an impressive mix of modern styling, roomy accommodations and excellent open-water performance. She is the type of solid boat that is typically hard to find in the entry and mid-sized family cruiser market. The interior is sensibly laid out providing a forward berth/dinette, enclosed head, useable galley, and large mid-cabin berth. There is a great deal of room in the cockpit for family entertainment. There is a full canvas package including camper back. She also had an excellent survey in the Spring of 2012.

This is a great opportunity to purchase an upscale express cruiser in great condition for far less than a new boat. If you are in the market for an express cruiser that is 30 feet and under, this boat needs to be at the top of your "must see" list.


  • Length: 26ft
  • Builder: Chaparral Boats
  • Beam: 9' 0"
  • Draft: 2' 9"
  • Year: 1992
  • Hull: Fiberglass
  • Speed: 35
  • Status: Active

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  • Builder: Chaparral Boats
  • Designer: Chaparral Boats


  • Length Overall: 28.42 ft
  • Max Draft: 2' 9"
  • Cabin Head room measure: 6' 2"
  • Beam Measure: 9' 0"


  • Total Power: 300
  • Engine Brand: Mercruiser
  • Year Built: 1992
  • Engine Model: 7.4 Liter Bravo 2
  • Engine Type: Inboard/Outboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Unleaded
  • Engine Hours: 900
  • Engine Power: 300 hp


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (25 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 1 (105 Gallons)


  • Number of cabins: 1
  • Number of heads: 1

General Equipment

  • Anchor: Plow
  • Anchor Chain: 30 feet
  • Anchor Rode: 100 feet
  • Anchor Windlass: Electric
  • Batteries: 2
  • Battery Charger
  • Battery Parallel Switch
  • Battery Switch Vapor Proof
  • Bilge Blowers: 1
  • Bilge Pumps: 1 Electric
  • Boarding Ladder
  • Bow Rail
  • Bow Roller
  • Bow thruster
  • Carpet Cabin
  • Carpet Cockpit
  • Cabin Curtains
  • Cockpit Table
  • Fenders: 4
  • Head: Manual
  • Hot Water Heater: Electric
  • Pressured Water
  • Screens on Ports
  • Shore Power Inlets: 1
  • Shore Power Amps: 30 amps
  • Shore Power Cord Length: 35 feet
  • Shower 1: In Head
  • Shower 2: On Transom
  • Swim Platform
  • Spare Prop
  • Survey Year: 2012
  • Transom Door
  • Trim Tabs


  • Refrigerator with Freezer
  • 2-burner Alcohol/Electric Stove

Safety Equipment

  • Boat Hook
  • Fire Extinguishers: 2
  • Fume Detector
  • Halon System
  • Horn
  • Life Ring
  • Life Jackets: 4
  • Searchlight: Remote


  • Compass
  • Depth Sounder
  • Knot Meter
  • AM/FM/Cassette
  • VHF

Canvas Info

  • Colour: Teal
  • Bimini
  • Camperback Enclosure with Screens (plastic will need replacing in the next couple of years)

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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Quantum Leap | Chaparral 260 Signature Cruiser 26ft

CAD$ 14,900

Gananoque, ON, CA

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