Regal expands its outboard offerings with the LX6, based on the brand’s popular LS6 bowrider.
Though similar in layout, the LX6 actually gains 14 inches in cockpit length. It allows for a twist on the position of Regal’s UltraLounge, twin, double-wide aft seats and transom-facing rumble seats that flank the central walk-through.
In standard position, the platform these seats are mounted atop takes advantage of that additional 14 inches to maximize cockpit space. Forward-facing passengers can keep their feet on the floor or pivot one of the two UltraLounge backrests forward to make individual sun lounges. Push a button, however, and the entire platform moves forward those 14 inches, and butts up against the port and starboard couches. This action, combined with the captain’s and co-captain’s double-wide social seats forward, forms a cockpit-wrapping, U-shaped mega lounge.
The forward position also maximizes transom space, adding over a foot of real estate aft when enjoying those rumble seats while beached or on the hook.
The entire aft seating unit—on the LS6 utilized as the engine compartment cover—opens to the stern to reveal a massive storage space. Additional storage is found below port and starboard benches.
Within the port console, a port-a-potty, sink and cabinet await, or you can option up to an electric toilet. A welcome 4 feet of headroom averts claustrophobia, as does a 15-inch half-moon port.
Bow seats invite stretching your legs, with backrests against both consoles and flip-down armrests. Pop in the side-mount table, so passengers can gather around for drinks and munchies.
Our test boat featured a through-stem windlass. According to Regal, most customers take the option. Another popular option is the bow thruster. It came in handy when it was time to slide the LX6 into a crowded dock space.
Out on the water, the LX6 nimbly carved its way through turns. A 300 hp Yamaha outboard put the boat on plane readily and once on top and running, the top speed averaged 48.6 mph with multiple runs surpassing 49.
⋅Dual Garmin GPSMap displays combine for clutter-free, information-rich dash.
⋅The Power HardTop is a good looking innovation, raising and lowering as needed.
⋅Fusion Bluetooth stereo with six 200-watt cockpit speakers.
Draft (max): NA
Dry Weight: 5,100 lb.
Seat/Weight Capacity: Yacht Certified
Fuel Capacity: 92 gal.
How We Tested
Engine: Yamaha 300
Drive/Prop: Outboard/Yamaha Saltwater Series 15 1/2″ x 17″ 3-blade stainless steel
Gear Ratio: 1.75:1
Fuel Load: 60 gal.
Crew Weight: 365 lb.
Regal Boats – Orlando, Florida; 800-US-REGAL; regalboats.com