Mar 26, 2020

Regal Express 33By Andy Adams

The Regal 33 Express is the have-it-all cruiser prepared for unforgettable adventure, whether it’s a day at the beach or a weekend on the water. The expansive swim platform is a key part of the accommodations. A four-step fold down boarding ladder makes re-boarding easy and from the swim platform it is an easy step up into the main deck level.

The cabin is down four steps from the main deck level, it is very bright and totally open for maximum living space. The cabin seems simply huge for a 33-footer.

Regal Express 33 InteriorThe most amazing feature is the aft cabin which can be converted from two single berths to a real king size berth. I can imagine all kinds of people who would think this was simply incredible for a boat of the size. Plus, the test boat had] a proper innerspring mattress, not just a slab of foam. The really delivers home comfort onboard your boat.

Performance

Our test boat had twin Volvo Penta V8 300 Catalyst EVC Joystick, 5.2 litre V8 engines plus power steering and trim tabs. The boat can also be equipped with a bow thruster system but the joystick docking is effective, intuitive and easy to use.

Regal Express 33 HelmThe hull is a 21-degree deep vee design that delivered a smooth ride with a sport boat responsive helm feel. Tight high-speed turns are accomplished without drama and the power steering and conveniently located engine trim buttons make is easy to get the most out of the smooth-running Volvo Penta V8’s.

In addition to offering amazing accommodations for today’s lifestyle, the Regal 33 Express also delivers a high level of performance and handling, all wrapped up in a stylish package that should hold its value well over time.

Read Andy Adams’ full review in the April edition of Canadian Yachting.

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