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Vortex with Rotax ACE 300

Discussion in 'Chaparral' started by JetTech72, Aug 2, 2018.

  1. JetTech72

    JetTech72 Jet Boat Lover

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    Just saw this on Chaparral Vortex FaceBook page, Vortex officially coming out with the Rotax ACE 300.
    Sounds pretty interesting.

     
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  2. biffdotorg

    biffdotorg Jet Boat Addict

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    Are we talking about a pair of those monsters? OMG!
     
  3. JetTech72

    JetTech72 Jet Boat Lover

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    Can you imagine a pair of Rotax ACE 300 in a Vortex 223, that would be chasing watercraft around.
    I'm guessing a 65+ MPH boat.
     
  4. All Seas

    All Seas Member

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    Except when they stuff in in a pwc!

    Either way, I would love a 60+mph boat
     
  5. viggen

    viggen Well-Known Member

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    Yea the seadoo RXP/RXT 300 2018 uses that engine, been waiting a year for the ace 300 to find its way into jet boats.

    Looking forward to the day two ace 300’s are put in a boat the size of the old seadoo 200 speedster
     
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  6. Compatico

    Compatico New Member

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    While practicing my google-fu I found a dealer who is already showing 2019 ordering info as "coming soon" for the Vortex 203:

    Engine Make Rotax
    Engine Model 1.6L 4-Tec 300 ETC
    Engine Year 2019
    Total Power 300hp
    Engine Type Single Inboard
    Fuel Type Gas

    I also found another site that has a new 2019 with the 250hp engine and noticed the only cosmetic change is the wake tower is mounted a bit differently and looks a little different at the base mount. The bars have some contour or edge to them possibly for more rigidity:

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Compatico

    Compatico New Member

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    No longer a rumour as I found this official confirmation on Boating Industry dated August 1st:

    "BRP Marine Group has announced the release of its largest Rotax jet propulsion engine yet – the Rotax ACE (Advanced Combustion Efficiency) 300. The new engine is now available on Scarab jet boat models and Chaparral Vortex models."

    https://boatingindustry.com/news/2018/08/01/brp-marine-group-launches-new-rotax-engine/

    Also the same announcement on Power Boat World:

    https://www.powerboat-world.com/news/208358/Rotax-announces-new-jet-propulsion-engine
     

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