ABOVE AND BEYOND. Regal also reinterpreted the express cruiser cockpit with the Commodore 3060. Instead of relegating guests to an aft lounge while you and a chosen disciple sit apart at the helm, the Commodore 3060's U-lounge is abeam of the helm. Everyone rides together and everyone has a view of where you're going. On most boats of this type the passengers' view is of the wake. Additional seating is on the aft bench, which folds flush against the transom, clearing the cockpit for fishing or tow toy deployment. Other cockpit accommodations include a light switch inside the transom door for nighttime boarding and dedicated shorepower lockers port and starboard. Note the integral inlet, cord hanger, and gasketed door. Our tester had air conditioning installed ($4,308) and so required dual 30-amp service. Without a/c, the starboard side locker is dedicated to stowage. Stowage beneath the L-lounge is shelved and held all the boat's canvas with room to spare.
Only one wiper was standard; two should be the norm. There were no complaints accessing the foredeck. The split windshield and helm steps made this a breeze. (That's a 20-pound magnet securing the windshield in the open position!) As mentioned, anchor and line handling is secure at the bow. I do wonder how many inadvertent steps from folks wearing sandy boat shoes it's gonna take before that clear cabin windshield becomes a frosted one, though. Only time will tell.
BEDDING DOWN. Slide open the companionway hatch and note that an extra sliding screen is standard. It'll add comfort on cool nights. During daylight hours, you'll be struck by how much bigger the boat feels as a result of those large side windows and the windshield.
I was impressed that the microwave and stove were hidden behind cabinet doors, which has become trendy in fine homes. And the stowage drawers are all solidly built. Furthermore, there are drawers where you'd least expect them: beneath the V-berth. This arrangement makes organizing gear superior to bulk bins under the cushions.
The head is typical, except that it doesn't have a shower stall. But it does have a permanently fixed shower head, mounted high on the bulkhead. You won't fuss with a retractable sink faucet-cum-shower head on the Commodore 3060. In fact, I'll bet the only fussing being done aboard this boat will be by your friends-over you, for choosing it.
Extra Point. Wanna see some cool engineering? Fold the transom bench legs and note how doing so locks the bench in the stowed position.