In designing its stylish new 3200 Bowrider, Regal had an epiphany: Most people in the market for a large family runabout are buying it for a specific intent — to have fun on the water during the day. So instead of trying to fit in a cuddy, Regal focused its efforts on maximizing space and comfort. The results are evident.
It starts in the bow, where Regal eschewed the horseshoe lounge typical on bowriders for double-wide forward-facing seats with backrests built into the consoles. A full bench runs abeam along the tip of the bow. This allows up to six people to sit comfortably up front. Filler cushions create a full lounge.
The double-wide concept continues in the main cockpit for the helm and passenger seating. Each has a flip-up bolster. A plush head resides in the port console and doubles as a changing room. But perhaps the best features are the twin UltraLounges that sit on either side of the transom walk-through to the swim platform. They easily adjust to six different positions. So if two passengers want to tan and two want to do something else, there’s the space and means to do it.
Performance? This boat has it in spades, with a hull designed for efficiency and stability. We proved both traits by topping 50 mph with twin 300 hp Volvo Penta sterndrives — some competitors require 320s — and never blowing out in lock-to-lock turns at speed.