Introduced in 2010, the Chaparral 290 Signature ranks among the more appealing midcabin cruisers under 30 feet offered in todays market. Built on a Kevlar reinforced hull with moderate beam and 20 degrees of transom deadrise, the sporty lines of the 290 are complimented by well-appointed cabin accommodations able to sleep up to six in relative comfort. Standard features include a walk-thru windshield, cockpit table with filler cushion, cockpit wet bar with portable ice chest, U-shaped cockpit lounge, double helm seat with flip-up bolster, hideaway folding bench seat, transom shower, molded-in boarding step, power tilt steering, transom storage locker, trim tabs, numerous drink holders, snap-in carpeting, and cockpit lights. A generator and radar arch are popular options. Below deck, the upscale interior includes a built-in entertainment center, microwave, and privacy curtains fore and aft. Note that the 290 lacks the fully integrated swim platform found in many express cruisers her size. Twin 220hp 4.3L MerCruiser sterndrives will cruise economically at 25 knots (mid-to-high 30s top).