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Brief Summary

The stylish Regal 3300 has seating for up to 18 in the large bow and stern lounge areas, and also fits a compact overnight space and head below decks. Twin 380-hp engines pushed her to 58.5 mph in our tests.

Key Features

  • Automatic Bilge Pumps
  • Weather Resistant Deutsch Connectors
  • Integrated Self Bailing Drainage System
  • Moon Crystal Solid Surface Counter Tops
  • Fiberglass Cockpit Liner
  • Hidden Refreshment Center Trash Compartment
  • Up-to-18 Cockpit Seating
  • Digital Depth Sounder
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 34' 2"
    10.41 m
    Beam 10' 4"
    3.15 m
    Dry Weight 11,400 lbs.
    5,171 kg
    Tested Weight 12,540 lbs.
    5,688 kg
    Draft 21"
    0.53 m
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 21 deg.
    Max Headroom Open
    Bridge Clearance 9' 1"
    2.77 m
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 150 gal.
    568 L
    Water Capacity 29 gal.
    110 L
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)
    N/A

    Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

    Engine Options

    Std. Power
    Tested Power 2 x 380-hp Volvo Penta 6.2L
    Opt. Power 2 x 300-hp MerCruiser 6.2L Bravo 3 DTS Catalyst
    2 x 220-hp Volvo Penta D3 EVC Joystick OceanX
    4 Volvo Penta engine options from 300-hp to 380-hp

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    600 4.2 3.7 1.9 2.3 2.0 306 266.5 60
    1000 6.3 5.5 3.1 2.1 1.8 279 242.5 69
    1500 8.7 7.6 4.9 1.8 1.6 242 210.6 68
    2000 10.7 9.3 8.4 1.3 1.1 172 149.5 77
    2500 17.1 14.9 11.5 1.5 1.3 201 174.6 80
    3000 25.7 22.3 13.0 2.0 1.7 266 231.6 81
    3500 31.8 27.6 18.0 1.8 1.5 238 207.1 82
    4000 37.6 32.7 23.5 1.6 1.4 216 187.6 82
    4500 42.4 36.8 30.0 1.4 1.2 191 165.7 84
    5000 47.9 41.6 41.0 1.2 1.0 158 137.0 86
    5500 55.2 48.0 48.0 1.2 1.0 155 135.0 89
    6000 58.5 50.9 59.0 1.0 0.9 134 116.4 88
    RPMNMKMKPHLPHKPLdBA
    600 266.5 492 6.80 7.19 0.98 60
    1000 242.5 449 10.10 11.73 0.89 69
    1500 210.6 389 14.00 18.55 0.77 68
    2000 149.5 277 17.20 31.80 0.55 77
    2500 174.6 323 27.50 43.53 0.64 80
    3000 231.6 428 41.40 49.21 0.85 81
    3500 207.1 383 51.20 68.14 0.77 82
    4000 187.6 348 60.50 88.96 0.68 82
    4500 165.7 307 68.20 113.56 0.60 84
    5000 137.0 254 77.10 155.20 0.51 86
    5500 135.0 249 88.80 181.70 0.51 89
    6000 116.4 216 94.10 223.34 0.43 88

    All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

    Performance Chart

    Performance Chart

    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 2.9 sec.
    0 to 30 6.7 sec.
    Ratio N/A
    Props N/A
    Load 2 persons, 4/5 load, no water, 50 lbs. of gear
    Climate 76 deg., 64 humid.; wind: 0-5 mph; seas: 0'

    Captain's Report

    Regal 3300 running
    The Regal 3300 has an LOA of 34’2” (10.41 m), a beam of 10’4” (3.15 m), and the ability to accommodate as many as 18 guests in its cockpit.

    MISSION

    The Regal 3300 is a versatile bowrider that serves as a day boat for entertaining a large group, a watersports platform, and because she has a head and a large berth below, she can even be a weekender.

    Regal 3300 layout
    An overhead view of the 3300’s layout. The day head access point is to port, while the berth is accessed to starboard through the bow.

    MAJOR FEATURES

    • Cockpit seats up to 18 guests – The 3300 is setting out to provide social space in a sporty, powerful package, and one of the more attractive qualities is its ability to seat up to 18 guests comfortably. This means she can carry more guests than most any pontoon boat.

    • “Quarter” Berth – The 3300 offers a queen-size quarter (80” x 58”/ 2.03 m x 1.47 m) berth, accessed via stairs on the starboard side, just under the bow seating. The seating lifts up via stainless steel grab rail and strut, and the space has hullside windows, storage, and a good spot for a mid-afternoon nap.

    • Refreshment Center – To starboard in the cockpit is the 3300’s refreshment center, which comes standard with a sink, refrigerator, trash can, storage, and countertop space. Our test boat actually had two refrigerators.

    • Versatile Transom Ultralounge – One of the 3300’s centerpieces is what Regal calls its transom “ultralounge,” which has the versatility to provide comfortable, social seating in the cockpit as a settee, with backrest in chaise position facing aft, or with the backrest down creating a very large sun pad.

    • Day Head – Just forward the port-side co-pilot’s seat is the swing-over hatch for the head. It comes with a vessel sink, soft-step flooring, and moon crystal solid-surface countertop. Storage is under the counter.

    • Improved Hull Construction Process – This hull is vacuum resign infused which means that the glass-to-resin ratio is 60/40 which creates maximum strength at minimum weight.

    FEATURES INSPECTION

    Swim Platform

    The swim platform is the main boarding area and comes out 4’8” (1.42m) from the transom. There’s a single seat to port and then a three across seat with an articulating seatback to accommodate seating facing aft, cockpit seating, or with the back rest full down – creating a large sun pad. There’s storage underneath both and speakers are below adding to the enjoyment of the area.

    LED lights can be selected at purchase to add relaxing atmosphere to a nighttime event. Two stereo speakers sit, aft-facing, along the transom, with the ship’s stereo’s remote control panel to starboard.

    Regal 3300 swim platform
    The swim platform is nearly the full-width of the boat and extends aft 4’8” (1.42 m) which is enough room the launch all sorts of watersports.
    Regal 3300 seat
    A single seat to port compliments the three-across seating in the center. The seat back has three positions.
    Regal 3300 chaise
    Here Captain Steve moves the seat back into the chaise position for seating aft.
    Regal 3300 storage
    There is storage under both seat for fenders and lines.

    To port in the swim platform is a concealed reboarding ladder which faces the port side of the boat, thus getting as far away from the props as possible. Pull-up cleats eliminate the toe stub hazard. A hot and cold freshwater shower is just ahead. A stereo remote, engine hatch switch and cockpit lighting is just at the cockpit walkthrough.

    Regal 3300 ladder
    The boarding ladder faces the port side of the boat and the four-step reboarding ladder goes down at least 22” below the water, meeting ABYC standards. The pull-up cleat and slot in the lid at right can be used as hand holds when getting out of the water. We’d like to see a handhold where the arrow indicates.
    Regal 3300 shower
    The hot and cold freshwater shower wand is convenient.
    Regal 3300 led lights
    The swim platform with optional LED lights installed makes the perfect atmosphere for a night spent entertaining.

    A telescoping reboarding ladder sits under a small latched recessed into the port side of the platform.

    Cockpit

    Entering the cockpit through a passage, we discover a fold down step to aid guest board from a fixed dock. This is a useful detail and we’d like to see more builders add it.

    The cockpit is large and has padded bolsters that include diamond patterned stitching and multiple tones that give the boat an upscale look. Seating wraps around from the stern to the port side. The corner seat is curved so that we can take full advantage of that space and have someone sit there. The double-wide companion seat also has a reversing seat back that allows this seat to be part of the cockpit action. In the aft functionality it makes a good spotters seat.

    Storage and More Details. Beverage holders are in recessed bulwarks. There’s shallow wet storage for towels and bathing suits under the aft seat and the heat from the engine will dry these out quickly. More storage is under the side seating with the aft one housing the battery and main breakers, flagpole, and pedestal table in a dedicated location.

    The forward facing companion seat the seat includes a flip-up bolster. Glove storage and a grab handle are ahead on the hatch to the head.

    Refreshment Center. To starboard is a refreshment center with plenty of open Corian counter space for food prep or a buffet lunch. An optional grill can be added here. Trash is under a flush hatch. Just aft is a sink. Below is a switch that actuates the electric lift housing a 20” (51cm) TV. Beneath the counter is a refrigerator freezer next to enclosed storage. On our test boat we had -- around the side -- another refrigerated drawer.

    Overhead is a tower that can provide shade with fore and aft Bimini tops, and supports an elevated tow-point for wakeboarding. This arch articulates down to aid passage under low bridges.

    Regal 3300 walk through
    The transom walkthrough, seen here with the boarding step folded down. It folds back up to be flush with the other bolsters when not in use.
    Regal 3300 cockpit
    The cockpit can seat eight or more people. Note the side mount fixture for a table and the tri-tone upholstery.
    Regal 3300 aft seat
    Here we see the articulating seat back in the aft position. Note the diamond-stitching. The cockpit Ultralounge. This is one of its four separate configurations -- note the backrest is adjustable. See below for its full range of articulation.
    Regal 3300 back rest
    With the backrest moved fully forward, a large sun pad comes into view, seen here with the backrest titled up slightly for a recline-and-view.
    Regal 3300 sun pad
    Lastly, the Ultralounge seen with backrest flat and flush with the sun pad for an entirely flat lounge space.
    Regal 3300 wet bar
    The entertainment console to starboard is a functional piece of cockpit furniture. We like the classy Corian countertop for food prep or as a side board for finger food and cocktails. When entertaining, the ss rail is a good safety feature.
    Regal 3300 refrigerator
    Seen here with the refrigerator open, storage in view, sink and trash uncovered, and an optional 22” TV installed.
    Regal 3300 second fridge
    On the aft side of our test boat there was a second refrigerator installed.
    Regal 3300 detail
    Good detail work on the refreshment console.
    Regal 3300 seating
    The backrest for the companion seating on the 3300 is versatile as well, offering a backrest that’s adjusted to be a part of the cockpit space, or...
    Regal 3300 co pilot seat
    …Tilted back for a double-wide forward facing co-pilot’s seat. Note the stainless steel drink holders on the gunwale.
    Regal 3300 aft cockpit seat
    Under the aft cockpit seat is a shallow tray for wet bathing suits and towels. The heat from the engine, just underneath will dry them quickly.
    Regal 3300 gas struts
    Gas struts support the side cushions to reveal lockers for storage.
    Regal 3300 battery switches
    Under the aft seat are the battery switches and more dedicated storage.
    Regal 3300 tower
    Overhead is a tower that can provide shade with fore and aft Bimini tops, and supports an elevated towpoint for wakeboarding.
    Regal 3300 tow point

    Helm

    Regal 3300 helm dash
    The 3300 has a sleek, simplified dash with a double-wide captain’s chair and Fusion stereo system controls.

    The helm console has “soft touch” vinyl upholstery with a 12” (30.5 cm) multi- function display housed in an aluminum panel. Just below is a recessed and beveled area to hold smaller items and drains are in the corners. Two stainless drink holders are to the sides. Below and to the left is the Fusion stereo. The steering wheel is mounted to a tilt base. To the right are the engine controls, trim tabs, joystick, and a switch panel.

    Regal 3300 helm
    The helm is simple and clean and all of the instruments have read-outs in the glass dash.

    A Change We’d Like to See. After testing the boat we found the placement of the control binnacle for the twin engines in an awkward position, requiring the operator to lean forward to reach the controls. We would like to see the switch panel moved to where the control binnacle is. Then the joystick moved back and the binnacle put there. In this way, the driver’s right hand will fall naturally to the controls and be more comfortable to reach.

    Otherwise, the 3300’s helm is ergonomically designed, with a roadster-style steering wheel that features power-assisted steering and a dash wrapped in hand-stitched vinyl.

    The windshield is framed in stainless steel and is curved. The helm seat is extra wide and has a flip-up bolster. The operator can reduce the bridge clearance by lowing the power tower and the driver can still remain comfortable at the helm with the tower in the lowered position. This also makes it convenient for rack storage.

    The helm features a GPS as standard, as well as a digital depth sounder, autopilot, Fusion UD750 stereo, and twin Binnacle controls. Joystick navigation is available via optional upgrade, as is what Regal refers to as the “glass cockpit.” This 12” display includes read-outs for navigation, engine data, warnings, alarms, auto-pilot, and EVC Easy boating features in one customizable, high-tech touchscreen.

    Regal 3300 helm visibility
    When sitting, the helm visibility is perfect with the windshield header well out of the view as it should be.
    Regal 3300 binnacle control
    Captain Steve would like to see the control binnacle moved to the current position of the joystick, the joystick moved to where the control switches are, and that panel moved to where the binnacle is now. Then the driver’s hand would fall comfortably to the controls.
    Regal 3300 glass cockpit
    A closer look at the 3300’s optional “glass cockpit,” which includes a 12” touchscreen with both navigation and monitoring engine vitals.

    Head

    Regal 3300 headRegal 3300 headRegal 3300 head unit
    The head on the 3300, with the soft-floor landing spot, storage cabinets, vessel sink, and portlight with privacy blinds.

    The head is two steps down from the cockpit, with the landing made from soft-step flooring that, while comfortable, may raise some issues in cleaning without much overall benefit.

    That being said, the head has ample headroom, with a light overhead and portlight to port, just above the moon crystal solid-surface counterspace and glass vessel sink. The cabinets below the countertop have a rich wood finish with stainless steel finishing.

    The head itself sits immediately forward of the entry and is electric, with overboard drainage for easy, quick clearing of the tanks.

    Bow

    The bow seating is among the most versatile we’ve seen in class. It starts with a lounge to the port that wraps around the front. A seat and a half wide chair to starboard lets you sit with your feet on the deck. The seats are well padded seats that also include wraparound seatbacks. When sitting down, there’s added support just under the legs.

    Side bolsters make for comfortable armrests and flip-down ones to the opposite side complete the picture. A grab rail non-skid decking both add safety. The port filler chaise cushion pulls out to make the lounge into a chair similar to the one on the starboard side. Now two guests can fast forward.

    A carry-on 25-quart cooler has dedicated storage under the front cushion. A side mount pedestal table adds still more versatility. A stereo remote, speakers and beverage holders are recessed into the bulwarks. There is storage in the deck under an RTM hatch for a finished look inside and out.

    Regal 3300 forward seat
    The forward-facing seat at right is extra-wide and the chaise filler cushion at left can be removed.
    Regal 3300 left seat
    Note the hinges at the base of the seat at left. These allow the whole seat to swing forward to access the bed below.
    Regal 3300 bow
    The bow seating space. Note the two forward-facing bucket seats, the connector cushion between the portside lounge chair and aft-facing seating section, which can be removed to mount the teak cocktail table.
    Regal 3300 cooler
    The 3300’s bow seating space is, like its cockpit, a familiar design with improved space and maneuverability. The 3300’s bow has two forward-facing bucket seats with adjustable armrests. To port this seating extends forward, wrapping around to cover the forepeak as well.
    Regal 3300 table
    A view of the optional teak cocktail table, mounted here in the bow (it can also be installed in the cockpit). Note that there is storage underneath the seating, just forward of the table as well.

    Ground Tackle and Gear

    Fully forward there’s a hatch with a lift and lock latch that opens to reveal the anchor windlass, anchor, chain and other gear. There’s a master power switch alongside with a control switch just above to activate the electric windlass. Access to the rode locker enables managing any tangles of the line or chain. A cleat takes the load off the windlass, something we like to see but rarely find these days. The anchor is mounted through the stem which looks cool and keeps a mess off the deck. Further forward, the navigation light rotates up from its protected position for night-time.

    Regal 3300 anchor windlass
    The anchor windlass sits under a hatch in the forepeak. Note the stainless steel nub near the bow’s stem -- this is a navigation light, which can raise when needed and be lowered flush with the decks when not in use.

    Berth Below

    The starboard console with a forward-facing seat opens to reveal a modest overnight cabin with steps leading down. Inside is a berth, measuring 6’8" (2.03 m) long and 4’10” (1.47 m) wide. The clearance over the berth varies between 17” and 18” (43.2 cm and 45.7 cm) while at the entrance it’s 4’3" (1.29 m) high. A hull side window adds natural light and curtains close for sleeping. Storage is alongside the stairs.

    Regal 3300 wide seat
    The extra-wide forward facing seat sits on a separate console which tilts forward to access the cabin below.
    Regal 3300 cuddy access
    With the seat pulled forward, access is provided to the cuddy.
    Regal 3300 cabin access
    Two steps make getting into the cabin easy.
    Regal 3300 window
    A long horizontal window lets in lots of light when wanted.
    Regal 3300 berth
    A view from the starboard side of the bow, looking down into the berth. Note the wood finished steps, and the hullside window with blinds.
    Regal 3300 cuddy berth
    The cuddy berth in the 3300 is a good place for a nap when at anchor. Children will love to play in it.

    POWER

    Regal offers the following options in sterndrive power:

    Regal 3300 sterndrive

    Twin Volvo Diesel D3 EVC Joystick OceanX 440-hp.

    Regal 3300

    Twin Merc 6.2L 300 Bravo 3 DTS Catalyst 600-hp.

    Regal 3300

    Twin Volvo Penta V8 300 Catalyst EVC Joystick 600-hp.

    Regal 3300

    Twin Volvo V8 300 OceanX Catalyst EVC Joystick 600-hp.

    Regal 3300

    Twin Volvo V8 380 Catalyst EVC Joystick 760-hp.

    Regal 3300

    Twin Volvo V8 380 OceanX Catalyst EVC Joystick 760-hp.

    Note the bolded are the only power options that are compatible with the joystick controls.

    PERFORMANCE

    The Regal 3300 has a LOA of 34’2” (10.41 m), a beam of 10’4” (3.15 m), and a draft of 21” (0.53 m). With an empty weight of 11,400 lbs. (5,171 kg), 80% fuel, and 2 people onboard, we had an estimated test weight of 12,540 lbs. (5,688 kg). Powered by twin 380-hp Volvo Penta 6.2L, we reached a top speed of 58.5 mph at 6000 rpm. At that speed, we were burning 59.0 gph for a range of 134 miles.

    Best cruise was 25.7 mph at 3000 rpm. At that speed, the fuel burn was reduced to 13.0 gph while still holding back a 10% reserve. We reached time-to-plane in 2.9 seconds, accelerated to 20 mph in 4.8 seconds, and continued accelerating to 30 mph in 6.7 seconds.

    WARRANTY

    Regal offers a “Limited Lifetime Hull Warranty” with the 3300, as well as a five year limited warranty protection plan covering the engine and boat accessories. These warranties can be transferred to the next owner of the boat, within the terms of the agreement, which helps in potential resale value.

    OPTIONS TO CONSIDER

    • • Hardtop with aft retractable sun shade and sunroof

    • • Merc Joystick piloting

    • • Bow thruster

    • • Gas grill

    • • Second cockpit refrigerator

    • • Electronically-actuated submersible aft swim platform

    • • Rod holders

    • • 22” cockpit TV

    OBSERVATIONS

    Regal 3300 family bowrider
    The Regal 3300 is a family bowrider; versatile, powerful, with a smooth ride and able to handle all kinds of days on the water.

    One of the keys to the Regal 3300’s appeal for those in the bowrider market is her scope -- it isn’t necessarily the biggest bowrider on the market, but it is close, and it can accommodate a substantial party of guests. When entertaining up to the 3300’s capacity, the head and refreshment center are a big plus, as is the versatility of the seating spaces. The berth is a nice touch of convenience, although considering it a reliable spot for a night’s sleep may be a bit of a stretch. Still, for big families or kids-and-all-their-friends type excursions, the 3300 will not let you down both on the water and onboard.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Regal 3300 (2017-) is 58.5 mph (94.1 kph), burning 59.0 gallons per hour (gph) or 223.32 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Regal 3300 (2017-) is 25.7 mph (41.4 kph), and the boat gets 2.0 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.85 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 266 miles (428.09 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 2 x 380-hp Volvo Penta 6.2L.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Marine Electronics

    Autopilot Optional
    GPS/Chart Optional
    Radar Optional
    VHF Radio Optional

    Systems

    Air Cond./Heat Optional
    Battery Charger/Converter Optional
    CD Stereo Optional
    Power Steering Standard
    Shore Power Optional
    Trim Tabs Optional
    TV/DVD Optional
    Windlass Optional

    Galley

    Refrigerator Standard

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Optional
    Hardtop Optional
    Swim Platform Standard
    Wet bar Standard

    Canvas

    Cockpit Cover Optional

    Boats More Than 30 Feet

    Bow Thruster Optional
    Generator Optional

    Warranty

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