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30’ - 32’ Express Cruisers: We Pick 4 of the Best
30’ - 32’ Express Cruisers: We Pick 4 of the Best
Published: 4/5/2017

Express cruisers in this size range give you room to play with and play in. You have some choices to make: The Formula 310 FX5 trades volume below decks (she sleeps 2, with just 5’4” of headroom) for a sportboat-style cockpit and low, sleek profile. You can order her with up to twin 430-hp engines. The other three boats sleep four. The Regal 30 and 32 have mid-cabins that sleep two: The 32 has twin berths that can zip together to form a double; the 30 can be upgraded with an innerspring mattress. The 32 has a double berth forward; so does the Chaparral 310 Signature. She has a mid-cabin, too -- it’s set up for seating, but converts to a berth. The 310 Signature comes with a hardtop as standard, and all four boats have plenty of options.

When looking at any boat, remember – all boats are a compromise. That’s why it’s important to know what specific attributes are most important to you and your family.

For those BoatTEST Members that have specific questions about any of the boats, we have provided a link to our Captains for you to ask a question.

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Regal 30 Express Cruiser

Regal 30 Express Cruiser Interior

  • LOA: 29' 5'' (8.97 m)
  • Beam: 9' 6’' (2.90 m)
  • Draft: 3’ 3” (0.99 m)
  • Displacement: 9,400 lbs. (4,264 kg.)
  • Deadrise at the Transom: N/A
  • Mid-Cabin? Yes

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Formula 310 FX5

Formula 310 FX5 Interior

  • LOA: 31' 0'' (9.45 m)
  • Beam: 9' 6'' (2.90 m)
  • Draft: 3’1” (0.94 m)
  • Displacement: 9,750 lbs. (4,423 kg.)
  • Deadrise at the Transom: 22-Degrees
  • Mid-Cabin? No

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Chaparral 310 Signature

Chaparral 310 Signature Interior

  • LOA: 31' 0’' (9.45 m)
  • Beam: 10' 0’' (3.05 m)
  • Draft: 3’ 3” (0.99 m)
  • Displacement: : 10,600 lbs. (4,808 kg.)
  • Deadrise at the Transom:19-Degrees
  • Mid-cabin? Yes

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Regal 32 Express

Regal 32 Express Interior

  • LOA: 32' (9.75 m)
  • Beam: 10' 4'' (3.15 m)
  • Draft: 2’ 11” (0.89 m)
  • Displacement: 13,600 lbs. (6,169 kg.)
  • Deadrise at the Transom: 21-Degrees
  • Mid-cabin? Yes

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