Regal 53 Sport CoupeBy Carol and Robert Brathune
CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TESTAir temperature: 77°F; humidity 97%; wind: 10-12 knots; seas: 2-4'
LOAD DURING BOAT TEST150 gal. fuel, 30 gal. water, 5 persons, 1,400 lb. gear.
TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS
Test Engine: 2/550-hp Cummins QSB6.7 diesel inboards w/Zeus pods
Transmission/Ratio: Cummins Zeus 3800/ 1.39:1 gear ratio
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Speeds are two-way averages measured w/ Garmin GPS sensor. GPH estimates via Volvo Penta monitor.
Range based on 90% of advertised fuel capacity.
Sound levels measured at upper helm. 65dB(A) is the level of normal conversation.
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON TEST BOAT
Noteworthy Options: Seakeeper gyro stabilizer ($115,000)
SureShade awning ($9,050)
twin-bunk third stateroom ($10,150)
RIB dinghy with electric outboard ($9,995).
This article originally appeared in the April 2014 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.