Stowage? The underside of the flying bridge overhang is impressive. Stand in the cockpit, reach up, and undo the latches. A huge swing-down hatch opens to reveal stowage for eight life jackets. Equally nice is the foldout transom bench. Taking space that normally goes unused and converting it to stowage is the mark of a boat designed by boaters for boaters.
Accommodations? Step through the companionway door. The Commodore 3780's high sidedecks allow for a wider interior and large, fixed windows. Plop into one of two swiveling-barrel leather chairs or lounge in the raised convertible dinette. There's no feeling of enclosure.
Galley highlights include a faux-granite counter, sturdy solid-bottomed wood drawers, and Regal's proprietary stove cover. It cuts the juice when you cover the burners. Table service for four is standard, but keep the plastic plant decorations. Why do builders feel they have to include this stuff, anyway?
Forward, the master stateroom features an innerspring mattress, not a pad, and private access to the head. A pocket door provides privacy. Also, with my back against the mirrored anchor locker bulkhead, I could sit up straight and read. The forward headroom aboard many boats under 40' lets you merely lie down and prop up your head. Another advantage of the Commodore 3780's raised decks.
The guest stateroom is convertible. Choose two single berths or add the filler and make it a queen. A skylight and an opening port provide natural light. Press a button and a TV pops down from the headliner. Very jet set.
NO CHOICE. Save for the lack of a galley vent, our only complaint with the Commodore 3780 was the poor placement of the water-separating fuel filters in the engine compartment. Located in the aft outboard corners of the space, they're hemmed in by the genset and motors and are positioned outside the perimeter of the deck cutouts. When you need to change the filters, hire a short, skinny, ambidextrous contortionist for the job. These filters could be relocated to the centerline of the compartment for easier service. Through-hulls, batteries, dipsticks, and other service points were easily accessed.