John page williams
The following review was written by John Page Williams, Editor-at-large, Chesapeake Bay Magazine. John, senior naturalist for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, has been a regular contributor to Chesapeake Bay Magazine for 30 years, specializing in environmental issues, nature, wildlife, fishing and boats. He has been testing new and used boats for the magazine's Time-Tested and New Boat News departments since 1998.
Regal 2300
MARCH 2010
 
   
Length overall  24'
Draft  34" (drive down)
Deadrise  20 degrees
Weight3,870 lb
Fuel 54 gals/ Water11 gals
Max. power  320 hp
Base Price  $61,573

Regal's refined 2300 bow rider has won design awards for performance and user-friendly interior. The vented FasTrac hull offers excellent performance and efficiency. The bow's contoured seats with armrests make their occupants want to stay a long time. The cockpit's "arena seating" offers congenial space for multiple friends, with a full sunpad and a Flexiteek swim platform aft. Add Regal's robust construction (good enough for a limited lifetime hull warranty) and attention to detail (like sturdy gas shocks on all the storage locker lids), and the result is a sport boat that will delight its family and friends while holding its value for a long time. Regal Marine Industries, Orlando, Fla. 
800-US-REGAL (877-3425), www.regalboats.com.