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2006 Regal 2860 Window Express powered by upgraded Volvo-Penta 4.3 GXi (225hp) engines with only 480 hours of light use! This was a ONE OWNER beauty that was just recently acquired by our company, out of Cape Coral, Fl. Her previous owner kept her in immaculate condition & maintained to a tee! Recent risers & manifolds, plus a B- service was just done also. She is turn key ready to go with all the options for weekend getaways which include Generator, Air-Condition with Reverse Heat & much more...
POWER & MOTORYACHT Review
How many express cruisers have you seen lately that can lay claim to a bright, open, well-ventilated interior? Although we’re living in an age that touts innovative marine design, these days many of our sporty midrange express cruisers proffer the same long, tubular, gloomy, virtually airless interiors that first characterized the genre years ago, despite the liberal usage of opening hatches and skylights.
Here’s good news, though. Examine these photos of Regal’s 2860 Window Express, paying special attention to the forward portion of the stylish, reverse-sheer profile. Notice the pair of large, flush-fit, cat’s-eye windows that are located in the cabin sides, just below the Taylor Made windshield. Then notice the dark, mask-like band across the cabin’s leading edge—it contains two more large, flush-fit windows cleverly installed to give them a more upward-facing (read: light-collecting) orientation. Tap into an express-style interior with these four sunbeaming beauties, as well as a big Bomar foredeck hatch and a couple of opening ports in the hull sides, and you’ve got some seriously upbeat living spaces. To heck with gloominess!
Other features add to the felicity quotient. For starters, although the 2860’s interior layout is conventional, with a midcabin aft, a U-shape convertible dinette forward, and head/galley/lounging area in between, it’s got some savvy touches. The absence of filler cushions to fool with when converting the LeatherCrest-upholstered dinette for sleeping is an excellent example—you use the seat backs! Another example is the midcabin’s practicality. Its mattress is thick, queen-size, and eminently snoozable, and the space is genuinely useful, thanks to sit-up headroom (for a person of my 5’11” stature), a privacy curtain, a screened, opening port at the head of the berth, reading lights, and a couple of near-duffle-bag-size lockers to nix the unconscionable practice of retiring amongst one’s personal effects.
With a variety of twin V-6 power options, you‘ll experience a fast, smooth ride even in rough seas, thanks to the intricately designed hull.
The 2860 features a huge transom storage area with plenty of room for fenders, docklines, boat hooks, and anything else you may need for your adventures on the water. Overall, you have 61 cubic feet of storage! A large seating area in the aft cockpit offers a removable table and a comfortable facing seat. The refreshment center comes standard with pressurized sink, removeable cooler, and plenty of storage. An optional cockpit refrigerator is also available. The companion seat also doubles as a sun lounge offering ample room for friends and family.
The cockpit’s pretty darn practical as well. Thanks to a nifty flip-flop seat back and a fold-down bench along the transom, the after seating arrangement to port does triple duty as either a traditional aft-facing/forward-facing lounge, a dinette area with hi-lo table, or (with an assist from the table and filler cushions, which stow easily in a slot-like gunwale locker) a whopping sunpad. And if multifaceted componentry doesn’t do it for you, consider the Corian countertop-equipped wet bar (with removable 36-gallon Igloo cooler) to starboard and the integrated radar arch with lights and speakers. Fun-friendly? Oh, yeah!
Of course, even sunpad enthusiasts need to zoom off into the sunset occasionally. And to get a better handle on how the 2860’s engine room is laid out, take another look at the photo gallery. Obviously, entry is gained easily via an electro-hydraulic engine-hatch actuator. But wrench-swinging room inside is limited, mostly due to the jam-up presence of two V-6s, an optional 6-kW Kohler genset, mechanicals for the VacuFlush MSD system, poly tankage for water, batteries, battery charger, and lots of wire runs. Still, maintenance access to most everything seems reasonable once the hatch is powered all the way up.
NADA 2006 Regal Marine WINDOW EXPRESS 2860 Values Suggested
List Price Low
Retail Base Price $123,798 $56,550 $64,050 Options (Change) Bimini Top $190 $215 Boat Cover - 26 ft. thru 31 ft. $195 $220 Cockpit Cover $200 $225 Salon Enclosures $445 $505 Battery Charger - Triple 10 amp $160 $180 Depth Sounder $95 $110 Fish Finder - Max Depth 1000' $295 $335 GPS - Color Fixed Mount w/Cartography $785 $890 Inverter / Charger - 2500w $565 $640 Radar Arch $835 $950 Radio / 25 Watt VHF - Fixed Mount $175 $200 DVD Player $225 $255 Flat Panel T.V. 20" - 29" $260 $295 Stereo - AM/FM/CD player w/4 speakers $200 $230 Microwave Oven $130 $145 Pressure Water System $95 $110 Range - Electric $395 $450 Refrigerator - AC/DC - 6 cu. ft. $350 $400 Refrigerator / Freezer 10 cu. ft. $630 $715 Water Heater - 6 Gallon $135 $155 Air Conditioning / Heating System - 12,000btu $770 $875 Batteries - Dual w/Switch $100 $115 Dual-Prop - Twin $2,770 $3,150 Fire Ext. 75 - 100 cu. ft. $95 $110 Fuel Injection $410 $465 Generator / 5 KW - Gas $1,790 $2,035 Propeller / Stainless Steel (3-Blade) $190 $215 Spotlight - Remote Control $130 $150 Swim Step w/Fold Down Ladder $160 $180 Trim Tabs / Hydraulic $320 $365 Trim Indicator $75 $85 Vacuum Flush Head - w/Holding Tank & Pump Out $890 $1,020 Windlass - Boats 25' - 30' $385 $435 Transom Shower - Hot & Cold $100 $115 Total Price $123,798 $80,154 $90,827