Latest: Regal adds 35-foot coupe

Soundings.Regal With its enclosed bridge deck and cockpit that allows for air-conditioned or heated comfort, the sport coupe design has gained popularity during the last few years. Regal has added a fourth model – a 35-footer – to its sport coupe fleet.”The engineers did a remarkable job taking a 35-foot boat and making it feel like a 40-foot boat, using space extremely well,” Regal marketing manager Mark Kellum says. “It’s the only boat in its class with a fully retractable hardtop. People are sick of canvas. The less canvas, the better.” The Regal 52 Sport Coupe was introduced in 2008, followed in 2010 by the 46 and 42. From the 35′s single-level deck, access to the bow is via a walk-through windshield. “You can open the windshield and it feels just like an express cruiser,” Kellum says. “Keep it closed and the hardtop closed, and it’s back to being a coupe.” The Orlando, Fla., builder has positioned the standup head and shower on the port side of the cabin with the galley directly forward. A settee that begins on the starboard side extends forward and across the centerline, facing aft. The backrest of this settee functions as the aft end of...

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