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Regal's all 2860 Window Express is great for cruising or long weekends away. This new 29-foot model is packed with amenities, a full galley, and sufficient cockpit and cabin room for your family.

Key Features

  • Anchor roller with stainless steel chain guard plate
  • Hot and cold transom shower
  • Radar arch with overhead lighting
  • Extended fiberglass swim platform
  • Full appointed galley complete with Corian countertop
  • 61 cubic feet of storage overall
  • Lifetime plus limited hull warranty

Specifications

Regal 2860 Window Express (2006-) Specifications
Length Overall 29' 5'' Dry Weight 9,000 lbs.
Beam 9' 6'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 39'' Fuel Cap 100 gal.
Deadrise/Transom 18 deg. Water Cap 35 gal.
Max Headroom 6' 3'' Bridge Clearance 9' 0''
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

Regal 2860 Window Express (2006-) Engine options
Std. Power 2 x 450-hp Volvo Penta 4.3 Gxi DP
Tested Power 2 x 225-hp Volvo Penta 4.3GXi
Opt. Power 2 x 440-hp MerCruiser 4.3L MPI B3
2 x 326-hp Volvo D3
2 x 450-hp Volvo 4.3 OSI XDP

Regal 2860 Window Express (2006-) Line Drawing

Regal 2860 Window Express (2006-) Photo Gallery

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This Cruiser Provides Seasons of Fun

Heavy 316 grade stainless steel rails surround the deck for safety when moving forward, and all of the hardware is through-bolted for a better hold.

Versatile Seating

The flip-flop bench is situated between the port lounger and the stern, and can be used as a forward facing bench or flipped back to add a bench to the stern table.

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Refreshment Center

Located just behind the helm is the refreshment center, complete with the necessary features such as a cooler, sink, and storage.

Transom Features

A trunk locker across the stern has space to store fenders, cleaning gear, and docking lines. A small step on the port side makes line handling duties easier when working from the stern and docking po

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Fully Appointed Galley

The countertops are Corian and provide plenty of space to prepare meals.

Regal 2860 Window Express (2006-) Captain's Report

Sleek, Spacious, Welcoming--Regal's 2860 Window Express

Capt. Bob Smith

Test Captain

Regal recently introduced their new Window Express line of cruisers that feature more light and air flow below in the cabin.

At the Bow

The spacious bow begins with a stainless steel anchor roller and a skid plate that protects the deck from the nicks that the chain can cause. Our test boat came equipped with the optional windlass which makes anchoring the boat an easy task. I recommend installing one if you have a young family aboard or usually take the boat out yourself. Heavy 316 grade stainless steel rails surround the deck for safety when moving forward, and all of the hardware is through-bolted for a better hold. Making your way forward is simple with the walkthrough windshield and built-in steps in the dash.

Controls

The helm features a low-glare finish, but it still absorbs a lot of heat. With the standard bimini in place on hot days this should not be a problem. The Dino sport tilt steering wheel features built-in stereo controls, which adds convenience and helps keep your eyes on the water. Standard helm features include fog-free Faria analog gauges with stainless steel bezels and a digital depth gauge.

Our test boat also had the optional Raymarine chart plotting system installed which is very handy for cruising. The spotlight joystick is situated to the left of the wheel, switches have night lights and are breaker protected, and a 12 volt connection is also installed at the wheel for portable carry-on gear. The throttles and bow plane controls are on the starboard wall and are easily reachable from the flip-bolster helm seat. Located just behind the helm is the refreshment center, complete with the necessary features such as a cooler, sink, and storage.

Seating and Storage

Across from the helm is a port lounger. This comfortable lounger features French stitched upholstery and high density foam. The seat cushion lifts on two gas-assisted rods, which give access to the dedicated storage space for the removable table. Even with the table stored there is enough room to pack in a wakeboard or life jackets. This dual purpose table fits neatly at the stern when you want to serve snacks. For more room to lay out in the sun, simply attach the shorter legs and add the filler cushions for a large tanning area. Remove the table and the stern bench and you have a large area to stand and chat, or maybe do a little fishing.

Stern Features

The flip-flop bench is situated between the port lounger and the stern, and can be used as a forward facing bench or flipped back to add a bench to the stern table. Beneath the flip bench seat are the shore side connections, the battery, and main breaker switches.

An optional stereo remote can be installed at the walkthrough transom door for convenience when hanging out on the spacious swim platform. A handy transom swim shower is also back here. A trunk locker across the stern has space to store fenders, cleaning gear, and docking lines. A small step on the port side makes line handling duties easier when working from the stern and docking port side.

Down Below

Light plays a big factor in this new design, which really helps pour natural light into the cabin. There are multiple hatches which can be situated in three positions: open and unscreened for maximum light and air flow, screened to keep the flying insects out, and closed and covered to keep the light and air out for maximum privacy. For entertainment you can add the optional flat panel TV/DVD in the peak of the bow area, which can be viewed from almost everywhere in the cabin. LeatherCrest salon seating is quite comfortable and the convertible dinette creates an additional berth for guests. The table has its own dedicated storage in the floor below the table.

Fully Appointed Galley

The starboard galley overhead storage cabinets and the microwave is also installed above. The countertops are Corian and provide plenty of space to prepare meals. There is also a stainless steel sink and beneath the counter is a 12 volt refrigerator, more storage and a trash bin.

Just to the right of the galley are the tank monitors, and if you add the optional air conditioner, the controls are here as well.

Mid-Cabin

The mid-cabin berth has a queen sized bed with overhead reading lights. Natural light and ventilation for this space is through a large portal. Storage for the stateroom includes drawers, headrest storage, and shelves. The head comes with a custom vanity with storage, Vacuflush toilet. The sink features a faucet with a telescoping showerhead, and there is also a pull-around curtain for privacy.

Specifications

The all-new 2860 Window Express measures 29’5” length overall and has a beam width of 9’6”. She weighs about 9,000 pounds dry, and has a draft of 39” with the sterndrive fully down.

Performance

I found the 2860 to be a nimble cruiser that handled much like a large bowrider while having the comfort of an express cruiser. She turned corners well with little loss of speed and never felt weak in the controls at the helm. Equipped with twin 225-hp Volvo 4.3 engines the 2860 Window Express achieved a top speed of 45.9 mph at 4600 rpm. She cruised most economically at 31.2 mph turning 3500 rpm for a range of 164 miles.

With Regal’s new Window Express line, you get handling, amenities, and plenty of light.

Regal 2860 Window Express (2006-) Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Regal 2860 Window Express (2006-) is 45.9 MPH (73.9 KPH), burning 36.1 gallons per hour (GPH) or 136.64 liters per hour (LPH).

  • Best cruise for the Regal 2860 Window Express (2006-) is 31.2 MPH (50.2 KPH), and the boat gets 1.82 miles per gallon (MPG) or 0.77 kilometers per liter (KPL), giving the boat a cruising range of 164 miles (263.93 kilometers).

  • Tested power is 2 x 225-hp Volvo Penta 4.3GXi.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.

Standard and Optional Equipment

Regal 2860 Window Express (2006-) Standard and Optional Equipment
Marine Electronics
GPS/Chart Optional
VHF Radio Optional
Systems
Air Cond./Heat Optional
Battery Charger/Converter Standard
CD Stereo Standard
Head: Fixed Standard
Power Steering Standard
Shore Power Standard
Trim Tabs Standard
TV/DVD Optional
Water Heater Standard
Windlass Optional
Galley
Microwave Standard
Refrigerator Standard
Stove Standard
Exterior Features
Arch: Electronics Standard
Carpet: Cockpit Standard
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Transom Door Standard
Transom Shower Standard
Wet bar Standard
Canvas
Bimini Top Standard Sunbrella
Cockpit Cover Optional
Boats More Than 30 Feet
Generator Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Regal 2860 Window Express (2006-) Warranty

Regal 2860 Window Express (2006-) Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to insure the most up-to-date warranty offered by each builder, it does not guarantee the accuracies of the information presented below. Please check with the boat builder or your local dealer before you buy any boat.
Hull Warranty
Years Limited Lifetime
Transferable Yes
Deck Warranty
Years 1-Year
Engine Warranty
Years 2-Year
Powertrain Warranty
Years 2-Year
Blistering Warranty
Years 5-Year
Certifications
ISO Certification Yes - 9001
NMMA Certification Yes
Other Certification USCG (U.S. Coast Guard)

Regal 2860 Window Express (2006-) Price

Regal 2860 Window Express (2006-) Price
Pricing Range $127,443.00
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.

Test Results   (Printer Friendly Page)

Test Power: 2 x 225-hp Volvo Penta 4.3GXi
  Range  
RPM MPH Knots Total GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM   KM    KPH    LPH    KPL   dBA
600 3.4 2.9 1.4 2.45 2.13 220 191 354 5.47 5.3 1.04 64
1000 5.2 4.5 2.5 2.07 1.80 186 162 299 8.37 9.5 0.88 69
1500 7.3 6.3 4.3 1.68 1.46 151 131 243 11.75 16.3 0.71 77
2000 9.2 8.0 7.5 1.22 1.06 110 96 177 14.81 28.4 0.52 78
2500 14.0 12.2 12.8 1.09 0.95 98 86 158 22.53 48.4 0.46 82
3000 21.8 18.9 14.4 1.51 1.31 136 118 219 35.08 54.5 0.64 86
3500 31.2 27.1 17.1 1.82 1.58 164 142 264 50.21 64.7 0.77 86
4000 36.7 31.9 21.4 1.71 1.49 154 134 248 59.06 81 0.73 84
4500 42.2 36.7 32.6 1.29 1.12 116 101 187 67.91 123.4 0.55 86
4600 45.9 39.9 36.1 1.27 1.11 115 100 185 73.87 136.6 0.54 85

All fuel consumption numbers is the total are 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.

Performance Chart

Performance Chart

Test Conditions

Test Power: 2 x 225-hp Volvo Penta 4.3GXi
Time To Plane 8.9 sec.
0 to 30 13.5 sec.
Test Power 2 x 225-hp Volvo Penta 4.3GXi
Transmission Penta DP-S
Ratio 2.32 : 1
Props F7
Load 3 persons, 3/4 fuel, no water, minimal gear
Climate 72 deg., 76% humid.; wind: 10-12 mph; seas: 1'-2' chop