At first glance, sitting dead-still in the water, the Chase 580OB looks like it’s already doing fifty miles-per-hour, thanks to its sleek lines and fighter-jet silhouette.
The 580OB’s legendary Apex hull is built to perform even better than it looks. The stringers, floor and transom are composed of composite material and the hull is made from three-dimensional woven fiberglass. Kevlar laminate has been added for extra strength. The aft swim platform is also part of the hull mold.
Beam: 2.34m (7’ 8”)
Draft Down: 82cm (32”)
Weight: 916kg (2020 lbs)
Deadrise: 16° (Apex)
Max HP: 200hp
Max. Persons: 8
Fuel: 102L (27 US gal)
Campion Marine Inc.
The interior of the boat is equally thought out. Starting at the stern, there is wrap-around seating for your guests. Moving forward, the cockpit floor is covered with snap-in carpet. The helm seats are fully equipped with fore-and-aft sliders, suspension and flip-up bolsters. The filler cushion for the bow is included for comfortable lounging.
The available wakeboard tower is made by Samson and can be equipped with Cannon board racks and chrome speaker pods. There are plenty of LED lighting options, including cockpit, cup holder, docking and underwater, for afterhours entertaining.
The standard 4-speaker Kicker stereo system should be enough power for most, but if you really want to blast the tunes, you can opt for the upgraded Stereo Power package. You get an amp, subwoofer and a premium media center with optional satellite radio. And if your curious how much of an upgrade this system is, Campion recommends you include the dual battery option to ensure you have enough electrical power available.
Speaking of power, the Campion Chase 580OB can be equipped with up to 200 horse-power, meaning it will run just as good as it looks and sounds, even with a full complement of 10 passengers.
Campion claims their customers respond emotionally to their boats because they’re built with heart. I couldn’t agree more. Do I need a 19-foot boat with a 200 HP engine and a sound system so powerful it needs a second battery? Practically? No. Emotionally? Sign me up.
By Steve Sansford