We were a little leery about taking the red-hot 2200 RS into the saline-rich Gulf waters. Knowing all the hardware is stainless steel relieved some of the timidity. (Even so, owners of this boat will need to be vigilant about maintaining its visual appeal.) It's also clear from little details like gasketed hatches, self-draining compartments and hinges positioned for easy access to all storage that Regal builds the boat to be used, not just to look good at the dock. Our test boat, loaded with three grown men and 30 gallons of fuel, averaged 53.7 mph in rough, windy conditions. You might say, "Yeah, but you tested with a 300-horsepower motor." That power, in the form of a 5.7-liter Volvo Gi SX engine, is standard on the 2200 RS. And the through-hull exhaust, which complements the overall look with audible gusto, is also standard.