Sometimes a company comes up with a do-it-all style that misses the mark on all fronts. Not so with the Regal 36XO. This one has so much done right that we had to look again.
When we first looked at the Regal 36 XO, we thought she would be a “Jack-of all-Trades, Master of None” but we were completely off base. This is a stunning boat that does everything right, and then some. Start with the “Power of Choice” where you can select outboard or sterndrive propulsion. Then move into the cockpit and watch the convertible and electrically adjustable “Ultra Lounge” in action. The electric grill adds even more functionality. And another lounge is just across.
Then transition inside through the sliding glass door and drop down the adjoining glass bulkhead to blend the inside with the outside. Combine high overheads, an opening sunroof and wraparound windows and the line between inside and outside is blurred. The galley-up arrangement is conveniently located within reach of the main deck gathering areas and a drop-down TV us nestled in the overhead. Opposite is an L- shaped sofa wrapping around a pedestal table.
Moving to the helm, There’s digital switching on two 16” (40.64 cm) screens or a STANDARD 22” (55.88 cm) display. Even the bow thruster is standard. Alongside is a sliding window making the sidedeck within easy reach. There’s a portside walkthrough to the triple wide bow lounge. This lounge even converts to forward-facing seats.
Additionally, she’s a well-qualified weekender with below-deck accommodations. Firstly, there’s an island berth fully forward. Storage is all around and there’s plenty of natural light coming in from side windows and an overhead hatch. The head compartment includes a full walk-in shower.
Then there’s the mid cabin. It starts with a sofa facing another berth. There’s a TV mounted to the side bulkhead. If another couple will be joining for the overnights, then the berth is expandable to a size larger than a standard king.
With so many features, and all done so well, the Regal 36 XO is a formidable opponent in the hugely competitive arena of weekend cruisers. Competition be warned.