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Regal 35 Sport Coupe: Pocket Express Yacht

There’s a phrase used in the big-boat world to describe a smaller-LOA design that packs in bigger-LOA features. Such launches are called “pocket superyachts,” and they are hugely popular with owners who want tons of amenities in a package that’s smaller and more economical to operate. The phrase comes to mind when looking at the Regal 35 Sport Coupe, which offers tons of features that are generally available aboard larger yachts. One might say she’s a “pocket express,” with amenities similar to those found on designs up to about 75 feet LOA.

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The Regal 35 Sport Coupe makes up for what it lacks in size with yacht-like features.

For instance, consider the retractable hardtop and cockpit air conditioning that are popular aboard far bigger boats. Slide-away seating extends the cockpit for extra fun at anchor, and the transom sun lounge is marketed as the biggest in its class—with an adjustable backrest like the ones found on superyachts.

Not bad. Not bad at all, especially packed into a length overall of just 36 feet, 10 inches.

The Regal 35 Sport Coupe is the entry-level model in the builder’s Sport Coupe line, which goes up to 53 feet LOA. She has overnight accommodations for a family of four, with a V-berth forward and an aft convertible berth for the kids.

Everything the family needs for a weekend on the hook is aboard this boat, including a galley with cooktop, fridge and microwave.

A U-shaped dinette is forward for proper meals inside the cabin, but the foredeck sunpad makes a great spot for a picnic, and there’s plenty of seating for nibbles under the shade of the hardtop.

Perhaps most noteworthy is the ability to customize new builds. Pretty much every Regal 35 Sport Coupe is different because the builder allows all kinds of options, from hull color to three different genset packages to a whopping 11 different engine options ranging from 440 to 760 horsepower. Windshield tint, a central vacuum system and an aft patio enclosure are just some of the additional options that original owners can select.

There’s a number of 2012 to 2014 models available on the brokerage market as of this writing, ranging in price from $189,900 to $299,995. A number of new 35 Sport Coupes are also at dealerships, with options already pre-selected, ranging in price up to $382,000. Given the high level of customization likely to be found aboard each, it’s a personal decision about cost-to-value ratio.

But in most cases, if you’re looking for a “pocket express,” the Regal 35 Sport Coupe is going to be tough to beat.

See all Regal 35 Sport Coupe listings.

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Written by Kim Kavin

Written by: Kim Kavin

Kim Kavin is an award-winning writer, editor and photographer who specializes in marine travel. She is the author of 10 books including Dream Cruises: The Insider’s Guide to Private Yacht Vacations, and is editor of the online yacht vacation magazine