Chaparral and Robalo introduce new models, top dealers at annual dealer conference

Chaparral and Robalo Boats celebrated a successful year at its 55th Annual Dealer Conference held at the Ritz-Carlton Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Georiga. 

This year’s conference spotlighted the release of several new Chaparral and Robalo models for the 2020 model year and culminated in the recognition of dealers for their outstanding sales achievements over the past year.

Chaparral and Robalo unveiled several new models and allowed dealers to experience upgrades on many existing models. New for 2020, Chaparral introduced the following new models:

  • 280 OSX
  • 25 Surf
  • 257 SSX Outboard
  • 19 SSi Outboard
  • 19 SSi Outboard Ski & Fish.

Along with the introduction of several new models, Chaparral also introduced the reinvigorated SSi line that now includes 11 models ranging from 19 to 24 feet. 

“Chaparral is constantly seeking innovative ways to improve the boating experience for the recreational boater,” said Buck Pegg, Founder of Chaparral. “This includes constantly improving the specification, design, and production of our boats. We are thrilled with the improvements we’ve made for the 2020 models.”

Robalo unveiled its new 206 Cayman, 226 Cayman and the R230 that closes the gap between the R200 and R242 and includes a new sheer line, transom design, and standard seating options. 

The Vortex lineup was present and dealers got an opportunity to experience many upgrades and improvements for the 2020 model year. 

During the 55th Annual Awards Dinner, the top dealers were recognized for outstanding sales and customer service.  Congratulations to the following dealers for earning the No. 1 spots amongst their peers in each brand overall:

  • No. 1 Top Chaparral Dealer – Premier 54 with locations in Osage Beach, MO and Branson West, MO.
  • No. 1 Top Robalo Dealer – Fish Tale Boats with locations in Ft. Myers, FL and Naples, FL.
  • No. 1 Top Chaparral and Robalo Combined Dealer – Waterfront Marine with locations in Somers Point, NJ, Edgewater, MD, and Brick, NJ.
  • No. 1 Top Vortex Dealer – Boulder Boats with locations in Henderson, NV; Mesa, AZ; and Visalia, CA.

Chaparral and Robalo boats also recognized the top international dealers, congratulations to the following:

  • No. 1 Top International Chaparral Dealer – Chaparral Australia, Williamstown, Australia
  • No. 1 Top International Robalo Dealer – Yacht Center of the Caribbean, Inc., San Juan, Puerto Rico

The following dealers were awarded for their excellence in customer satisfaction:

  • No. 1 Chaparral CSI: Munson Ski & Marine with locations in Round Lake, IL and Fontana, WI.
  • No. 1 Robalo CSI: Whelan’s Marina located in Farnham, VA.

Turning attention to the top salesmen, Chaparral and Robalo awarded the following for the highest sales performance for the 2019 model year:


  • Scott Ledwith – Atlanta Marine – Atlanta, GA – Southeast Region
  • Douglas Tolman – Waterfront Marine – Somers Point, NJ – Northeast Region
  • Brad Rozier – Premier 54 Boat Sales – Osage Beach, MO – South Central Region
  • Ashley Smith – Colorado Boat Center – Johnstown, CO – Western Region
  • Brandon Frederking – Yachts to Sea – Nashville, IL – Mid-West Region
  • Steven Henry – The Boat Rack – Sherrills Ford, NC – Mid-Atlantic Region
  • Neville Williams – Idealboat Sales Ltd. – Pwllheli, UK – International.


  • Alvaro Lobos – Bob Hewes Boats – N. Miami, FL – Southeast Region
  • Craig Kelly – Great Bay Marine – Islip Terrace, NY – Northeast Region
  • Guy Filip – Seattle Watersports – Kenmore, WA – Western Region
  • Jason Bradley – Sun Sport Marine, Inc. – Harrison Township, MI – Mid-West Region
  • David Craig – Global Marine Group – Corpus Christi, TX  – South Central Region
  • Glenn Abramson – Anglers Marine, Inc. – Supply, NC – Mid-Atlantic Region
  • Neville Williams – Idealboat Sales Ltd. – Pwllheli, UK – International.

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