They Say: The 2520 FasDeck's patented FasTrac hull, bold styling, and wide open cockpit and bow areas redefine deckboating.
We Say: Bellisimo! The 2520 FasDeck's edgy, Italianate lines create a seductive interplay of light and shadow. Check out the combination of curves, angles, corners, and slopes near the anchor locker. And it has sparkle. A stainless-steel windshield cap, stainless-steel scuff plate, and chromed stainless engine vents are standard. The 2520 FasDeck sports the FasTrack hull, which boasts a transverse step that Regal says reduces wetted surface and aerates the hull to reduce friction. The 2520 FasDeck planed in 3.1 seconds, quicker than most similar-sized boats. Top speed with test power is 46 mph, impressive when powered by just 270 hp. It exhibited no flighty steering, a quirk of some stepped-hull boats. The 2520 FasDeck is also a true deep-V, sporting 20 degrees of transom deadrise. If you want to pop over wakes without beverages flying out of the drinkholders, the 2520 FasDeck fills the bill. Hatches fit tight; there's no chintzy trim hiding rough-cut edges; and the upholstery is ruggedly plush. The aft seat can be faced forward, faced aft, or reclined into a lounge. This feature isn't unique, but Regal's execution of the morphing transom lounge is as good as it gets. There's 6' of headroom in the head, with its faux-teak sole. The three-step bow ladder could use an extra rung to make beach debarkings easier.
Who'd Want One: Impressario party boaters.
Another Choice: FourWinns SL 262 ($80,600 with Volvo Penta's 320-hp 5.7 GXi/DP stern drive) is also a deckboat gone Euro.
MSRP: Test power - $56,613
Contact: 800.877.3425 www.regalboats.com