Sun Tracker Regency 254 XP3

Sun Tracker's Regency 254 XP3 offers triple-tube performance and spacious seating.

Sun Tracker Regency 254 XP3

LOA: 27'5"
Beam: 8'6"
Dry Weight: 3,300 lb.
Seating/Weight Capacity: 15/2,150 lb.
Fuel Capacity: 35 gal.

Sun Tracker Regency 254 XP3

Sun Tracker Regency 254 XP3

Sun Tracker Regency 254 XP3

Sun Tracker Regency 254 XP3

Sun Tracker Regency 254 XP3

Sun Tracker Regency 254 XP3

Sun Tracker Regency 254 XP3

Plenty of luxury, triple-tube performance and high-tech Verado horsepower are the ingredients of the Regency 254 XP3 pontoon fun machine.

On deck is a spacious, passenger-pleasing seating arrangement. An aft-facing lounge gives a relaxing view over the transom and an ideal place for the driver to “spot” while towing riders on boards to tubes. Hook the tow rope to the pylon that keeps the rope clear of the outboard. A full-width swim platform with fast-draining vinyl surface and deep boarding ladder eases reboarding and allows riders to shed the water outside the luxuriously carpeted deck.

Triple tubes add extra buoyancy, increasing passenger carrying capacity, and that allows for added luxury seating forward. They also give increased security when riding the waves on the Midwest’s enormous impoundments. Added buoyancy also means amenities like a refreshment galley are easily added without concern for the all-important in pontoons — passenger capacity.

The extra surface on the water also gets the Regency up on top of the water, reducing drag and taking full advantage of the 300 ponies of Verado power. Electrically assisted hydraulic steering makes guiding the Regency through hairpin turns fingertip-easy, and the tilt wheel and adjustable helm seat with armrests allow it to be done in near custom comfort.

Step through the transom gate past the raised helm station and you’re in a living room afloat. A pop-up changing room gives privacy for switching from shorts to suits. Seating is supple and upholstery is carefully stretched and stitched over resilient, contoured foam. None of this forward seating interferes with the captain’s forward lookout, thanks to the helm’s elevated platform. The aft lounge wraps around the aft portside quarter in a conversation-pit style, and forward seating wraps from midships to the bow, leaving the bow walkway open.

Exterior styling is top shelf. Bow rails and side gates are set inside the rub rails to prevent unexpected dings. Gates are shaped in a D-cross section, welded, and then anodized for long life and good looks. Three gates — portside amidships, bow and stern — give plenty of mooring and reboarding options. The Bimini top with lights is standard and stretches from stern to just forward of the helm station.

Buyer's Spotlight
*Triple pontoons enhance buoyancy and passenger ­carrying capacity.
*Seating arrangement is one of the most pleasing and functional to be found.
*Extra-long Bimini top stretches past the helm ­station and is standard.

Specs
LOA: 27'5"
Beam: 8'6"
Dry Weight: 3,300 lb.
Seating/Weight Capacity: 15/2,150 lb.
Fuel Capacity: 35 gal.

How We Tested
Engine: Mercury Verado 300
Prop: 14¾" x 16" Enertia 3-blade ­stainless steel
Gear Ratio: 1.75:1
Fuel Load: 30 gal.
Crew Weight: 550 lb.

Price
$49,895 (with test power, plus freight and prep)

Contact
Sun Tracker
Springfield, Missouri; 417-873-4555; suntrackerboats.com