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Regal 3200 Bowrider
Draft (max): 3'0"
Displacement (approx): 9,000 lb.
Deadrise: 21 degrees
Bridge Clearance: 9'1"
Max Headroom: 4'5"
Fuel Capacity: 150 gal.
Water Capacity: 30 gal.
Max Horsepower: 760
Available Power: Mercruiser or Volvo Penta sterndrives up to 760 hp
With no cuddy squeezed in, the in-sole stowage is cavernous, with ski lockers forward and aft. Open the hatch for the starboard console (all hatches are resin transfer molded double-finished parts) and follow the steps down to the storage area, with dedicated spots for the twin tabletops and a rack for hanging life jackets or wetsuits and towels. The tables can be moved to six spots throughout the boat. The standard Fusion 700 stereo is also housed in here.
The trade-off with having no cuddy cabin is, well, having no cuddy cabin. Boaters who want a big bowrider with the capability for overnighting or just for a napping room will consider the Chaparral 327 XS ($221,363 with twin 300 hp Volvo Penta 5.7 GXi DPs), which has a cabin with an entertainment center and a private head. Plus, it has an extended hardtop for more shade. It’s also far more expensive because of that interior, so the question remains, what kind of boater are you and what do you need?
For a more direct comparison, Cobalt also offers a large day boat sans cabin, its 302 ($189,455 with twin 300 hp Volvo Penta 5.7 GXi DPs), which has a large extended swim platform. Cobalt’s 336 ($230,045 with the twin 300 hp Volvos) is slightly larger and offers an interior cabin.
The main cockpit of the Regal 3200 is all about seating and open space. Both the helm and the passenger seats are double-wide. Each has a flip-up bolster. For the captain, all of the controls are easily accessed and viewed, and I particularly liked the stylish molded part for the throttles and optional joystick that makes for a great armrest. The entertainment center behind the helm is easily accessed without compromising the cockpit flow.
A plush head resides in the port console and doubles as a changing room should you need privacy. The faux-granite counters mated with cherry cabinetry and a stand-alone glass vessel sink add style points. Since this is not intended for overnighting, there’s no freshwater shower nozzle that would inevitably soak the toilet paper.