We Say: Regal’s 2100 RX delivers loads of standout features. There’s the standard PowerTower complete with swiveling board racks and tower speakers, all of which raise and lower at the push of a button. A Fusion audio system that provides full integration with your i-devices also impresses. Even the boot stripe, which is molded in instead of being a decal, garners a knowing nod. But don’t let these highlights cloud your vision: The 2100 RX boasts solid traditional boatbuilding attributes that are just as worthy of your attention.
Compare the 8-inch cleats to the 6-inch cleats found aboard competitors’ boats. Check out how stowage lockers are lined with fiberglass, not mildew-breeding carpet. Yank on the stainless-steel handrails to see if you think they are more secure and long-lasting than plastic grab handles. A special Boating kudos for making the fire-suppression system standard.
Performance lives up to the build and looks. With a 225 hp Volvo Penta sterndrive, our test boat rocketed to 30 mph in just under seven seconds. The responsive FasTrac hull provided efficiency, sporty handling and, despite my attempts to wring out a glitch, flaw-free maneuvering even during high-speed, hard-over turns.
Who’d Want One: Families looking for a quality runabout that can handle water sports.
Another Choice: Cobalt Boats’ 210WSS ($61,231 powered like our test boat).
Bottom Line: $61,398 (with test power); regalboats.com