When plans with the family extend through the weekend, the Chaparral 205 LE cuddy is ready, willing and able. Equipped with a long-distance 46-gallon fuel capacity and Chaparral’s Extended V-Plane running surface, the 205 can hit speeds in the mid 50s with V-8 power. Ice cold drinks are close at hand in an insulated in-floor ice chest. For added safety, a one-piece welded stainless steel rail wraps around the fore deck with access via a molded step on the port console. An anchor – rope locker is located at the bow and is easily accessible through an oversized deck hatch. A standard Bimini top offers year-round protection from the elements. Below deck, the cuddy cabin has a large V-berth and porta-pottie. The storage racks behind the backrest cushions are large enough to store skis.