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Regal 4060

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Regal_4060
Regal Marine Industries is one of those American brands that have been around a while. Founded in 1969 by married couple Paul and Carol Kuck, the company has weathered the ups and downs of the last several decades to today. Their bread and butter tend to be 20- to 30-foot ski and dayboats, but in the recent years they’ve been breaking into the 40-foot range with sport and express-style yachts well equipped for multiple days, or weeks, of cruising.

One example of these larger Regals for sale in the area is Sojourn, a 40’ Regal built in 2007. The slick planning modified-V hull with generous swim platform (where the tender and davit is located) has more space aboard than you may believe at first glance. The transom also has large integrated aft-facing stowage space, a nice feature. The combination of solid windshield, hardtop, and canvas cover basically gives the yacht a fully enclosed feel when desired, another nice touch to make off-season boating more comfortable.

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Once in the cockpit, Sojourn is all about comfortable seating and good times, notably with a half-circle padded seating area near the helm. There’s even an outdoor galley complete with sink, refrigerator door, and more.

Down below there’s the master stateroom forward and two twin berths, in addition to two enclosed heads, more seating, and the full galley. Keeping these features belowdecks is a good way to keep the above-waterline deck space devoted entirely to fun in the sun.

The twin Volvo Penta D6s (370-horsepower apiece) reportedly provide 24 knots of cruising speed and 30 knots of maximum speed, making Sojourn not only as comfortable as a traditional trawler, but much faster. You might even be able to make it to the San Juans from Seattle after work before sundown with this boat.

Regals are getting bigger and that’s no bad thing. If Sojourn has caught your interest, you can reach out to broker Byron Shirley of Denison Yacht Sales. Listed at $210,000 at the time of this writing.

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Norris Comer is an award-winning writer and the former Managing Editor of Northwest Yachting magazine. He was raised in Portland, Oregon and got his BS in Marine Science at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL where he lived aboard a 1973 Catalina 27 before moving to Washington and an Albin Vega. He has worked as a commercial fisherman, wandered aimlessly around the world, studied oil spills, and was a contestant on the Norwegian reality TV show "Alt for Norge."

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